Docker

DockerCon 2017 – A Tale of Three Demos

DockerCon 2017 was three days of jam-packed action. As each day closed, I took some time to reflect with my colleagues on the hottest elements of our demos and discussions. We ended up with three solid demo videos covering key aspects of our solution for Docker environments. Auto-discovery and the power of Smartscape At previous employers, I’ve demonstrated a number of products, but I’ve never focused on the deployment of the … read more

Docker container monitoring in a hypercomplex world: notes from DockerCon 2017

We’ve just wrapped up at DockerCon and I wanted to share some of the key highlights from such an electric and high-energy event. Our booth was absolutely jammed, as we showcased our unique approach to monitoring Docker environments, caused by a word-of-mouth surge. Here’s my take: #1. Nearly everyone at the event is moving to Docker in a big way for its flexibility and scalability. #2. Complexity of container environments and … 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

Optimize Mesos container management with Dynatrace

Application development and delivery methods have undergone radical changes in recent years to improve scalability and resiliency. Container images are the new build and deployment artifacts that are used to ship and run software. While startups have long been comfortable experimenting with and embracing new technologies, even large enterprises are now re-architecting their software systems so that they can benefit from container-enabled microservices architectures. With the launch of DC/OS, we … read more

Does your Liquid Infrastructure float? Or are you sinking in what you don’t know?

With so many new web technologies available, one might assume that things are getting easier for the average Operations-minded DevOps professional, but they aren’t. In fact, things are becoming more difficult. It used to be that a little background in shell scripting and some basic knowledge of infrastructure—whether it be networking or servers—could get you a long way. Then came virtualization and the Cloud and software-defined everything. Today you find … read more

Dynatrace newsletter: Enhanced PHP monitoring and liquid-infrastructure webinar!

Welcome to the March issue of the Dynatrace Ruxit newsletter! We have some exciting news to share with you, including an improved feature set of our PHP deep monitoring and an upcoming webinar that delves into the challenges of liquid-infrastructure monitoring! Introducing a new and improved feature set for PHP deep monitoring! Following a successful early-access program, Dynatrace Ruxit is proud to announce new enhanced PHP deep monitoring capabilities! Get … read more

Dynatrace newsletter: Enhanced Docker monitoring & upcoming webinar!

Welcome to the March Dynatrace Ruxit newsletter! To gear up for spring, we’ve released several new features and we’ll be hosting a liquid-infrastructure monitoring webinar at the end of the month! Enhanced Docker container monitoring is now available! Dynatrace Ruxit has been reliably monitoring Dockerized applications for a while now. To provide a more complete picture, we’ve added Docker container-centric perspectives for Docker images, services, and hosts. Read more about … read more

Dynatrace newsletter: Network monitoring for DevOps & database error analysis!

Welcome to the February Dynatrace Ruxit newsletter! Our team has been researching monitoring challenges for DevOps teams, and we’re excited to share the findings with you! 3 levels of network monitoring for DevOps Basic network interface statistics like received and sent traffic aren’t as useful as they once were because multiple microservices may share the same network interface. DevOps teams now need to dig deeper and correlate network-traffic metrics with … read more

Dynatrace newsletter: Awards and industry recognition; plus user-behavior webinar!

Welcome to the February Ruxit newsletter! Ruxit received awards from TechTarget and IT Central Station last week! We’re excited to share the details with you! TechTarget names Ruxit ‘Best DevOps Tool’ (honorable mention) Here’s a sampling of the accolades Ruxit received: “Very easy to use for DevOps projects”; “Deep visibility even in production, with low overhead”; “Key in providing full stack visibility.” Read more about TechTarget’s recognition of Ruxit! Ruxit … read more