Katalin Varga

Katalin is a huge Dynatrace fan who does content marketing. She is enthusiastic about fostering new relationships and strengthening the Dynatrace brand in the marketplace. She has a strong affinity for yoga, guitar music, and Dynatrace's OpenStack monitoring.

Katalin Varga's articles

Managed Kubernetes on Azure? Check.

It is difficult to go a day without hearing about container technology. And the most impressive announcements are still the ones about the growing adoption of Kubernetes. It was just two weeks ago that Docker announced native support for Kubernetes, and the multi-cloud story continues: last week, Microsoft launched AKS, a managed Kubernetes service on Azure. It’s not a typo: ACS is now AKS If you are familiar… read more

What are containers, how they relate to Kubernetes, and why this matters to OpenStack

Containers and Kubernetes are hotter than hot because they let developers focus on their applications, without worrying about the underlying infrastructure that delivers them. And while OpenStack didn’t replace AWS, it clearly is a success story in the open infrastructure space. Here’s what you need to know about them, and why they matter to each other. What’s up with containers? If you’ve been in IT for a long time, you… read more

Cloud infrastructure monitoring checklist: Are you covered?

Recently I got a glimpse into one of our latest customer’s cloud migration story, and how they got their cloud infrastructure monitoring needs covered. They happen to be one of the biggest industrial companies worldwide, actually. The company recently implemented a cloud-first initiative. Accordingly, they migrated their previously outsourced enterprise business critical applications into an internally managed AWS environment with a “lift-and-shift” approach. Their new environment, made up of… read more

Six mistakes in your OpenStack monitoring process…and how to fix them

Many cloud admins unwittingly sabotage their OpenStack monitoring processes. I collected a few common mistakes and what to do instead to make your OpenStack troubleshooting easier. Mistake #1: Investing a lot of time and effort into configuration Let’s get this straight: most commercial and open source monitoring tools avoid talking about how much effort you must invest in their configuration, let alone in their maintenance. So first try to… read more

OpenStack monitoring beyond the Elastic (ELK) Stack – Part 3: Monitoring with Dynatrace

This post is the third and final installment in our OpenStack monitoring series. Part 1 explores the state of OpenStack and some of its key terms, Part 2 is about the OpenStack monitoring space and how open source tools like the Elastic Stack (ELK Stack) compare to Dynatrace. In this last part let’s take a closer look at how Dynatrace monitors OpenStack. Since we started our journey… read more

OpenStack monitoring beyond the Elastic (ELK) Stack – Part 2: Monitoring tool options

This article is the second part of our OpenStack monitoring series. Part 1 explores the state of OpenStack, and some of its key terms. In this post we will take a closer look at what your options are in case you want to set up a monitoring tool for OpenStack. The OpenStack monitoring space: Monasca, Ceilometer, Zabbix, Elastic Stack (ELK Stack) – and what they lack Monasca… read more

OpenStack monitoring beyond the Elastic (ELK) Stack – Part 1: What is OpenStack?

We’ve been talking a lot about OpenStack over the past few months, and with good reason. Its explosive growth in popularity within the enterprise has enabled large, interoperable application architectures and, with this, a need for app-centric monitoring of the OpenStack cloud. There are several open source monitoring tools for OpenStack out there – like the Elastic Stack (ELK Stack) – but are they mature enough for the challenges… read more