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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 embracing Cloud, … read more

What do Velocity San Jose, UFOs and hackathons have in common?

I recently attended Velocity, in San Jose, and live blogged my reactions, highlights and takeaways from the show here. However, one conversation I had while on “booth babe” duty was worth separating out from the rest. It was a conversation I had with Greg Stark, Sr. Software Engineer at Study.com. Greg tracked me down at Velocity, as he wanted to share their own Dynatrace Pipeline State UFO story from Study.com. … read more

OpenStack monitoring beyond the Elastic 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 with OpenStack, we … read more

Weekly Wrap – AWS Summit London, the iPhone turns 10, Verizon shares their story, upcoming webinars and voice dashboards

Another stellar week. The AWS Summit in London had another 10,000 attendees, and most of them found their way to the Dynatrace stand. The iPhone turned 10, and we have a stack of upcoming webinars. Live chat on the Dynatrace couch at AWS Summit London with Daniel Khan and Nick Ross Ease of install, auto discovery, docker monitoring and more. Dave Anderson, VP Marketing has a chat with solutions experts … read more

Delivering Voice-Enabled Dashboards in a Monitoring-Redefined World

A long time ago, in a datacenter far, far away, application landscapes were easy to visualize, dependencies were simple and free of complexity, and management of these applications was straightforward. Operation teams had dashboards monitoring metrics like CPU, memory, disk, etc. Mission control rooms were staffed with operators that relied on these dashboards to tell them the overall health of their applications. Since most application landscapes were simple (i.e. load … read more

Happy 10th Birthday iPhone – We’ve come so far, but have so far to go.

As a tech geek I was an early adopter of the iPhone. I joke around with my friends that I thought of it before anyone else. Way back in 2005, a few years before the release of the iPhone, I picked up an iPod, and said “One day this thing will be all glass and it will be colour, and we will do email, music and we’ll take photos with … read more

Custom percentiles for dashboard charts & Dynatrace API calls

Dynatrace monitors the performance of each transaction that occurs in your environment. Performance data, including response times for each service and service method, are tracked and stored for each transaction. By collecting such time series data for each transaction and categorizing the results based on percentiles, Dynatrace can show the distribution of response times of each service and service method over time. All of the response time distribution charts presented … read more

Integrate JIRA issue tracking with your Dynatrace environment

The latest Dynatrace release introduces integration support for Atlassian JIRA. With Dynatrace JIRA integration, issue tickets are generated automatically for all new problems that are auto-detected in your Dynatrace environments. Atlassian JIRA Atlassian JIRA is the most popular issue tracking system available today. A high percentage of development and operations departments worldwide use JIRA for issue management. The ability of JIRA to manage issues, trigger workflows, and track code and production … read more

OpenStack monitoring beyond the Elastic 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 Monasca is the … read more

Weekly Wrap – Red Hat Summit, Velocity highlights, Trainmageddon, AI Webinar and more

Round 2 of the weekly summary and we’ve just as much digital performance news as last week. In this week’s summary we cover (click to jump to the post): Red Hat Partner Summit EMEA Daniel Kaar’s AI Webinar Series breaks records – get viewing Andi Grabner takes us onto the showfloor at Velocity The UK train ticket machines go down and I ponder what AI could do Nordstrom, Citrix, Red … read more