Application performance management

Application monitoring redefined – full stack application performance management for the customer-centric era

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20 Years of JavaOne: Highlights from a Developer Point of View

Its the 20th anniversary of JavaOne this year. Its the little brother to Oracle World this week but still attracting thousands of Java Developer that want to learn the latest on how Java can help them build all different types of apps (Internet of Things, Mobile, Cloud Apps, Enterprise Apps, …) I am in the lucky situation to present my Deep Dive into Top Java Performance Mistakes… read more

Building Your Digital Future – Conference Highlights from PERFORM 2015

Intel, Panera Bread, American Express, Verizon … just a small selection of the companies that we will share their stories at our annual Dynatrace Global User Conference – Perform 2015. Looking at the agenda it’s clear we will hear a lot about how these and other companies transformed or are about to transform the way their IT helps supporting their business. It’s about focusing on what really matters, what is really… read more

Network App Performance: Application Deceleration Controller & DC RUM

Not too long ago I had an opportunity to work with a customer who was experiencing performance problems with their web-based HR application. Users at the headquarters location – about 30 milliseconds away from the data center – would occasionally experience page load times of 10 or 15 seconds – instead of the normal 2 or 3 seconds. Dynatrace Data Center Real User Monitoring (DC RUM) reported both a pattern… read more

Software Test Professionals – Conference Highlights from STPCon 2015

This week the Software Testing World moved to the US East Coast – just outside of Boston, MA a group of testers is discussing the latest and greatest at STPCon 2015. I was lucky enough to get 3 speaking slots this time (1 workshop, 2 breakouts) to share my thoughts on Performance, DevOps & Agile Testing: Application Performance Clinic Workshop DevOps: Find Solutions, Not… read more

Network Virtualization and the Software Defined Data Center: Part 2

In last week’s post about Network Virtualization and the Software Defined Data Center, I pointed out that whatever approach you choose to take towards your modern data center network – SDN, NFV, a blend – an element of network virtualization will become fundamental to its architecture. I concluded by pointing out that the requirement to retain visibility will be paramount to its service-oriented success. But before I move to… read more

Born to Test – Conference Highlights from StarWest 2015

This week the Software Testing World is gathering at StarWest 2015 in Anaheim, CA (yeah – that’s where Disneyland is) to share the latest best practices when it comes to Software Quality, Testing, Continuous Testing, DevOps, … and all the other cool words floating around. I am a big fan of testers – that’s actually how I started my career: as a tester testing a testing tool 🙂… read more

Kick-Start Continuous Monitoring with Chef, Ansible and Puppet

It's been more than six months since I wrote about Top DevOps Tools We Love, and many great things have happened on the topic since then. Today, I am proud to announce the immediate availability of Chef, Ansible and Puppet scripts for automated deployments of our Dynatrace Application Monitoring solution into development, test and production environments. Here are the "whys" and "hows". read more

Network Virtualization and the Software Defined Data Center

I was recently having a discussion with one of my clients about the concept of network virtualization. During the conversation, in attempting to explain the business case, I referred to data center virtualization. This was met with some confusion, with the customer explaining that when he heard that term, his immediate thought was of server and desktop virtualization; that had already been done, hadn’t it? So this is a fair… read more

7 Reasons why APM is a No-Brainer for all Organizations

Why bother? That is the question many IT professionals face when trying to sell the value of application performance management internally to their organizations. As a working IT manager, for a Fortune 500 company, I like to save my company money, work more efficiently and ensure that my system users are happy. It sometimes feels easier to not bother, but then inevitably there is a system failure, a group of… read more

Ensure Availability & Performance in SAP's Digital Economy

SAP applications play a key role in fulfilling business processes in today’s digital enterprises. Availability problems, even those that impact single users, result in efficiency loss and in a worst case scenario may even stop the process. From an IT operation perspective it is a challenging task to isolate and identify the root-cause of intermittent availability problems for a single user, when the application seems to run fine for everyone else. read more