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Auto-Mitigation with Dynatrace AI – or shall we call it Self-Healing?

After our AI-Driven DevOps webinar with Anil from Verizon Enterprise I got into a debate with my colleague Dave Anderson on how to call the auto mitigation approach we discussed during the webinar: Is it “auto mitigation”, “auto remediation” or shall we be bold and call it “self-healing”? Instead of getting caught up on terminology I thought to write this blog post and explain our thoughts and let… read more

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

Load Testing Redefined: A Guide from KPI Reporting to AI Supported Performance Engineering

The primary goal of Performance and Load Testing hasn’t changed a lot since I started working in this industry in 2001. What has changed are the application frameworks (from plain HTML via jQuery to Angular) and a shift from page-based to single page apps consuming backend REST APIs using JSON via HTTP(S). Having these services accessible via well-defined service contracts is a blessing for load testers, as we can easily… read more

DIY Events API

Please do try this at home! In case you watched the recent Dynatrace Coffee Break about the Events API and you are tempted to follow along, well, feel free to follow along: Get a REST client, I have used Postman Create yourself an API token Get the Postman Collection and import it in Postman Set your tenant (see screenshot below) Set your token you created… read more

BizDevOps Done Right!

I was recently moderating a webinar called “BizDevOps Done Right!”.  In the session, two of my colleagues, Andi and Klaus, were discussing BizDevOps and how the concept can help organizations quickly address demanding innovation cycles, and dramatically reduce time-to-market for new features and better end-user experiences. The 2016 State of DevOps Report cites that high performers are 2X more likely to exceed profitability, market share and productivity goals. … read more

DevOps in the Real World with Atlassian and Dynatrace

Atlassian is trying to redefine work, collaboration, and flow of work. One word that seems to sum it up nicely is DevOps as it embraces a different way of how we think about how we create value for our customers and our employer and how the work we create flows through our processes. As the DevOps activist that I am, I was very interested in hearing the stories from Stephan… read more

Google Play takes aim at poor performing apps

Nobody in the app community will have missed that Google fired a major shot at poor performing apps last week. Those that don’t take performance seriously will now be down-ranked on the Google Play store – making them harder to find. Google hasn’t disclosed the specifics of how its algorithm will rank app performance, but it’s believed to be based on: Application outages Battery usage Number of uninstalls… read more

Atlassian Connect(-ing) DevOps Tools JIRA, xMatters and Dynatrace

Atlassian Connect brings together developers from around the world to build better connected tools in the Atlassian Ecosystem. Last week’s Atlassian Connect Week in Austin, Texas was Dynatrace’s first attendance of this 5 day Hackathon-style event. While we came prepared to build new and tighter integrations between Dynatrace, JIRA Cloud, JIRA Service Desk and HipChat we left this event with additional integrations we built with our friends… read more

DevOps: Adoption Challenges from Around the World

DevOps is now a mandatory CIO initiative, and would be hard to dismiss it as a short-term trend. It is a proven competitive differentiator to help increase speed to market, increase operational efficiency, and lower costs, and a large majority of companies and industries are getting on board. To confirm my statements let’s look at the latest State of the DevOps Report which Puppet and DORA announced at… read more

Federal DevOps: Learning from Government

In June I was invited to present my view on DevOps at the ATARC – Federal DevOps Summit in Washington, DC.  Little did I know that my assumption of government agencies lagging in the adoption of the latest technologies and practices was WRONG.  And this was proven so many times throughout the day as representatives from government agencies took the stage and explained how their teams are fully… read more