Cloud

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

Using Dynatrace AI based Monitoring to Ensure Blockchain Performance

The explosion of Bitcoin and cryptocurrency has been a proving ground for Blockchain transactions.  Blockchain is a constantly growing list of records called blocks, which are connected and secured using cryptography (1).  Blockchains provide permanent verifiable means of recording transactions between two parties.   Serious actors in Finance, eCommerce and IT are massively investing in and building out Blockchain frameworks.  Blockchain by its very nature requires tremendous processing power and… read more

Should the Twelve-Factor App now be Fifteen-Factor?

Dynatrace is proud to be sponsoring and offering a complimentary version of the O’Reilly eBook, ”Beyond the Twelve-Factor App”. The original Twelve-Factor App framework was created in 2012 by developers at early cloud pioneer Heroku as a set of rules and guidelines for organizations building modern web applications that run “as a service.” The framework was inspired by Martin Fowler’s work… 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

Dynatrace Europe Tour: APM Perspectives from London, Paris & Linz

Last week I made my way through Europe, touring our offices in the UK, France, Germany and Austria. It was a spectacular week encompassing media interviews, fresh technical unveilings, team lunches, and meet ups with some very significant brands. For me, it was a week that truly showed how far we’ve come, and how far ahead of our competition we really are. First stop, the UK! London… read more

OpenStack network mystery: How 2 bytes cost me two days of trouble

Once upon a time, I set up an OpenStack cluster and experienced some strange connectivity problems with all my OpenStack instances. It was the perfect opportunity to learn more about OpenStack, perform a head-long deep dive into Neutron, and update my network troubleshooting skills. The preliminaries I set up my OpenStack cluster on 6 Dell OptiPlex 7040 machines, 1 router, 1 managed switch, and 1 unmanaged switch. True, this is not the… read more

AWS re:Invent 2016

Amazon AWS re:Invent 2016 is quickly approaching and Dynatrace is proud to be participating for the third year in a row, this year as a platinum sponsor.  With an expected 24,000 attendees, this will be the largest gathering of the Amazon Web Services community. As the only fully-automated monitoring solution for private, hybrid and public clouds, Dynatrace will be showcasing the power of a full-stack, machine learning… read more

Monitoring Docker container environments

If you’re responsible for running and monitoring Docker environments, you likely have two main concerns: (1) are the applications and services deployed on your clusters performing well, and (2) are your clusters healthy and properly sized for running your apps with the required workload? Monitoring dockerized applications, not just containers The metrics you get from your orchestration tool (e.g., Kubernetes, Openshift, or Mesos/Marathon) or by Google’s cAdvisor can help you to… read more

Dynatrace monitoring for Azure Web Apps

 For the latest details regarding Azure monitoring with Dynatrace, please see Dynatrace Help. We’ve received many requests for monitoring support of Azure App Service. More specifically, customers have inquired about monitoring Azure Web Apps. Ruxit now provides support for Azure Web Apps. As Azure App Service is a Platform-as-a-Service environment that provides limited access, you can’t install the Ruxit Agent in the usual manner. For this reason we provide a Ruxit… read more