Dynatrace architecture

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Both Dynatrace SaaS and Dynatrace Managed deployment models share the same underlying cloud-native web-scale architecture. While SaaS operates entirely in the cloud, with Managed you set up a self-contained cluster node on your own infrastructure to host your monitoring environment.

Dynatrace SaaS architecture

Dynatrace SaaS

Dynatrace Managed architecture

Dynatrace Managed

Built cloud-native to monitor at hyperscale

Dynatrace is the only solution on the market architected with dynamic, web-scale cloud-native technologies.

Running on Amazon Web Services (AWS), Dynatrace is built on an elastic grid architecture that scales to 100,000+ hosts easily. We use the most robust enterprise-proven cloud technologies to provide a monitoring solution as resilient and available as the systems it monitors.

  • Amazon EC2
  • AWS Elastic Load Balancing (ELB)
  • Cassandra-based Hypercube storage
  • Elasticsearch-based search engine
  • Amazon EBS Amazon Elastic Block Store (EBS)
  • Amazon EC2 Amazon Elastic Compute Cloud (EC2)
  • Amazon RDS Amazon RDS
  • Amazon S3 Amazon S3
  • AWS monitoring Amazon Web Services (AWS)
  • AWS Elastic Beanstalk AWS Elastic Beanstalk
  • AWS ELB AWS Elastic Load Balancing (ELB)
  • Cassandra Cassandra
  • CloudTrail CloudTrail
  • Cloudwatch Cloudwatch
  • Elastic Elasticsearch Elasticsearch

Designed for "always-on" availability

Dynatrace runs across six AWS regions covering eight locations - US East (Virginia), US West (Oregon), Europe (Ireland, London*, Frankfurt*), Asia Pacific (Sydney), Canada (Toronto*), and South America (Sao Paulo*) - operating in at least three availability zones for each region.
* tenant creation provided by support

AWS Auto Scaling and Elastic Load Balancing capabilities ensure that new Amazon EC2 instances spin up automatically to meet spikes in demand and/or traffic.

Secure by design

Dynatrace has been designed on industry best practices such as encrypted transmissions, cross-site scripting prevention, firewalls, regular security updates, security scans, and vulnerability assessments to ensure the security of your data. Auditing, access restrictions, and secure decommissioning of data storage complement the design.

Because Dynatrace is hosted in the AWS cloud, it benefits from Amazon’s secure, world-class data centers, which are certified for ISO 27001, PCI-DSS Level 1, and SOC 1 / SSAE 16.

Dynatrace has received SOC 2 Type II certification for security and availability.

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Anatomy of Dynatrace Managed architecture

  • Cluster

Dynatrace Managed Cluster

Your Managed Cluster is the monitoring environment where the single OneAgent sends the data and where the AI-powered root cause analysis and fault domain isolation takes place. It includes all your dashboards, charts, and reports.

Just 1 installer, 1 command, sets up the specialized components that comprise your Managed Cluster.

  • Pre-configured Java Runtime Environment—no operating system settings are affected
  • Cassandra-based Hypercube storage
  • Elasticsearch-based search engine
  • Dynatrace Server
  • ActiveGate
  • Mission control

Mission Control

Dynatrace Mission Control is dedicated 24x7 support team that automatically and proactively takes care of all the operational management:

  • Health checks
  • Scaling verification
  • Upgrades
  • Any troubleshooting when you run into problems.

Communication with Mission Control is outbound-only: Dynatrace doesn't push anything into your system.

Management console

This is your "command central" where you can set up permissions and access rights, authenticate users, manage multiple cluster nodes, import user groups or accounts that need access to Dynatrace Managed, etc. Dynatrace integrates seamlessly into any enterprise ecosystem, with full multi-tenant support for:

  • User management systems like Active Directory
  • Authentication protocols: LDAP, SAML for single sign-on (SSO), OpenID Connect
  • Certificate management

Relevant information

  • See all environments, technologies, and versions that can be monitored with Dynatrace here.
  • Check out the hardware and software requirements for Dynatrace Managed here
  • Learn more about Mission Control here

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