network performance management

Because you can’t always blame network operations…or the network!

What’s your most memorable “blame the network” anecdote? If you’re in network operations, you will likely have many from which to to choose. After all, doesn’t the network always get blamed first? To be fair, other teams often feel the same. Citrix and VMware admins have alternately been touted as “the new network guy,” and as this Dilbert cartoon suggests, the stigma can impact almost anyone in IT. If you’re on the … read more

Network overview page & dashboard tile

According to our customers, Dynatrace infrastructure monitoring is best-of-breed. One of the reasons for this is our comprehensive network monitoring. We’ve enhanced our platform even further with two valuable and intuitive network monitoring features, a Network status dashboard tile and a powerful Network overview page. Network status tile The new Network status tile is included in the Infrastructure section of the basic dashboard layout by default. The Network status tile shows you the activity and health … read more

Dynatrace Perform 2017 Digital Performance Management conference date announced: February 7 – 9, Las Vegas

The fourth annual Perform 2017 conference takes place February 7 – 9 2017 at the Cosmopolitan Hotel in Las Vegas! Two-and a-half days, 60+ sessions, 75+ industry thought leaders, and over 100 hours of training. We are scheduling speakers and creating an agenda that you don’t want to miss! Last year’s presenters included executives from over 60 Dynatrace customers like Nordstrom, American Express, TUI, Verizon, Panera, Luxottica, and Sherwin Williams! Want to attend Perform 2017 or … read more

Top APM Acquisition Criteria and Behavior – and a Key Inhibitor

Lately I’ve been looking at some APM-related trends – specifically APM Acquisition Criteria and Behavior — to determine, to some degree, what motivates an organization to purchase. I’ve also been reading blogs, reading between the lines of vendor messaging, and of course relying on analyst research; it is this last bit of (relatively) unbiased insight that I’ll emphasize here, using it as a framework to highlight a few key features … read more

How Netflix, Mars Curiosity Rover, testing & automation can help us deploy better code, faster

YOW! 2015 Brisbane is a wrap! I have been to many developer conferences over the course of my career in IT, and the level of thought leadership and innovation at this event by speakers, sponsors, and developers won’t soon be matched. The best and the brightest from Netflix, Facebook, Microsoft, Expedia, NASA, and DARPA, (just to name a few) lead keynotes and sessions that inspired and shaped the minds of … read more

Web Performance Tuning & the Enterprise Frontend

We’re all aware of the impact that user experience and page speed have on business results for online shopping sites; much has been written about the correlation between web performance and business metrics such as conversions, revenue and brand image. Inside the enterprise, though, we don’t really talk about conversions or abandonment – we have a captive audience, right? Instead, conversations about performance turn towards productivity and user satisfaction. What … 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

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 this … read more

Top Five Broken AA NPM Promises

You may have noticed – through experience, product literature, website content, or marketing emails – that virtually all AA NPM solutions tout benefits from capabilities embedded in such themes as “User Experience,” “Application Performance,” or “Business Impact,” – with enticing dashboards and lots of metrics and graphs to grab (and perhaps distract) attention. (I’ll be the first to admit I’m a sucker for modern, fast and beautiful dashboards.) In fact, … read more

Transaction-Centric NPM: Enabling IT/Business Collaboration

IT Operations and Digital Disruption One of the consequences of digital disruption is that IT is propelled much closer to users, who expect applications and services to be available and to perform well anytime, anywhere, on any device. Communicating with the business now more than ever requires communicating with these users, and effective communication requires a clear understanding of their experience with the application services you deliver. But how well … read more