Alois Reitbauer

Alois is Chief Technology Strategist of Dynatrace. He is fanatic about monitoring, DevOps and application performance. He spent most of his professional career in building monitoring tools and speeding up applications. He is a regular conference speaker, blogger, book author and Sushi maniac.

Alois Reitbauer's articles

Don’t just move your servers to the cloud

The cloud has now been around for a while and has transitioned from being a place where the cool kids play to an integral part of any companies IT and application strategy. The first and most obvious step is to handle compute power not within the own data center but rather the cloud. Spinning up a server in the cloud is just quicker and especially for very large corporations adding… read more

The Rise of the Liquid Data Center – How the Cloud, Docker and Micro Services change the game

Our industry’s perception of what a data center is and how it is provisioned has significantly changed with the adoption of cloud and virtualization technologies. What started as pure infrastructure on-demand has evolved to a powerful technology stack which we refer to as the Liquid Datacenter. The Liquid Data Center So, what is the Liquid Data Center all about? In short the Liquid Data Center is the fully virtualized software-defined… read more

Dynatrace shows Cloud leadership becoming an AWS advanced technology partner

We’re excited to announce that Ruxit is now a technology partner in the AWS Partner Network. Since the launch of Ruxit last September, we’ve had the opportunity to work with a number of AWS customers, enabling them to more efficiently manage their applications in AWS. As Ruxit itself runs on Amazon Web Services, we know firsthand what’s needed to provide effective monitoring within . Everything we build is… read more

Materials for Fluent Talk about W3C Web Performance APIs

Thanks everybody who participated in the Fluent workshop today. You can find all the materials in this Github repository. If you are interested in seeing W3C Web Performance APIs in action. You can also sign up for ruxit for free and see how your application behaves for your users. read more

Forget freemium: You’re building a business!

tl;dr Selling your startup’s product using a freemium model can be an enticing option early on, seemingly offering you the best chance to get as many new customers on board using your product as possible. Be aware however that going with a freemium model may distract you from your real goals, and ultimately harm your business. So you’re new to the market and need to convince inven/estors that your product… read more

Why we built Ruxit

By now, you’re probably wondering why we built ruxit in the first place. After all, there are lots of monitoring products out there, from free to high-end enterprise. Why build a new one? We believe that application development and operations have changed a lot—continuous Deployment, DevOps … you know the drill—but monitoring still looks the same. Especially if you are a startup or leading-edge company using Cloud services, you might feel that application monitoring tools just don’t fit your requirements. There might be lot of reasons, but these are the ones we think are the most striking. Cloud Natives companies need different monitoring Cloud Natives? Who are they? These are companies that run their applications heavily relying on cloud services provided by Amazon and other vendors as well using Third Party Services wherever they seem them fit. They want the best tool for the job and they want it SaaS based. They favor fast value over the ability to customize to any possible scenarios. That’s why we focus on the 80 percent of functionality that people really need to get the job done, delivering it in a streamlined and easy-to-understand way. No unnecessary stuff here. Most tools assume you have time. Every monitoring tool claims it can be installed in minutes, it’s easy to configure and it’s extendable with plug-ins. But let’s face it: you’ll still have to modify some startup scripts and install plug-ins. With ruxit, you install one time and then you’re done forever. That’s right, forever. Just execute a single wget command and download the shell script and we’ll make the magic happen. You will never have to install any further plug-ins. read more

Introducing SpeedoftheWeb

I am excited about the launch of a new project in the Web Performance space. With SpeedoftheWeb we provide a free benchmarking and optimization service that provides key performance indicators (KPI) calculated for industry verticals like Retail, Health, Media or Travel. The idea behind the project is that Web performance also depends the on type of service your site provides. A simple static page is different from a… read more

Performance Book with new chapter on Performance Engineering Practices

Since we announced our free performance book about a month ago we already had over 6000 Visitors. We wanted to create a source for performance practitioners where the can find the information the need to improve the performance of their applications. We will keep publishing new chapters on a monthly basis to eventually create a complete reference for everyone interested in application performance. After our first two chapters on… read more

Specification Proposal for JavaScript Timing in Browsers

This proposal defines a potential future standard as an addition to those currently developed by the W3C Web Performance Working Group. It’s goal to gain visibility into JavaScript execution via a browser provided API accessible via JavaScript. Motivation Current specifications of the Web Performance Working cover page loading related metrics. They however lack insight the dynamic behavior of Web page implemented in JavaScript. With an increasing amount of Third… read more

Do you need to monitor your Mobile App?

The increasing adoption of mobile applications as part of a company’s online services leads to the question whether we need to monitor like other parts of our IT infrastructure. As they are part of our shipped application services we need to ensure they are working properly. However, not every application must be monitored the same way. Additionally, monitoring always comes at a certain cost. We need people to take care… read more