Today’s businesses are undertaking digital transformations that profoundly alter how software applications are developed, deployed, and supported by underlying infrastructure. Organizations that implement digital transformations typically do so in pursuit of operational efficiencies and enhanced competitive standing. Digital transformation solutions are technologies that help organizations meet some of the challenges around these transformations and increase the likelihood of achieving the relevant business objectives. Dynatrace, the market leader in application performance management (APM) technologies, offers digital transformation solutions that enable businesses to monitor, analyze, and maximize the performance of applications before, during, and after a digital transformation.
One of the most pervasive digital transformation strategies is the migration of applications to the cloud. The Dynatrace integrated suite of digital transformation solutions supports cloud migrations by providing application managers with comprehensive application performance analytics prior to and after the migration. Dynatrace application mapping tools automatically discover and map all of an on-premise application’s components and dependencies. Leveraging its native machine learning capabilities, the Dynatrace digital transformation solutions suite then determines the baseline performance behavior of your application and its resource requirements per-user and per-transaction. These analytics help you accurately determine your cloud resource needs.
Once your application is migrated to the cloud, Dynatrace’s cloud performance management features provide you with the performance monitoring and diagnostic data you need to ensure that your transformed application is meeting the goals that your organization set in undertaking the transformation. In a single unified solution, Dynatrace provides IaaS, PaaS, and SaaS monitoring for any of the major public clouds (for example, AWS EC2 monitoring or Azure endpoint monitoring), as well as monitoring of popular private cloud technologies like OpenStack. Dynatrace SaaS monitoring tools trace 100% of the transactions conducted by a SaaS application, detect and alert you to any performance anomalies, and support automated root cause analysis for performance issues.
Just as Dynatrace’s integrated digital transformation solutions deliver before-and-after performance monitoring for cloud migrations, so too do they support performance analytics and optimizations for other types of infrastructure transformations such as virtualization and containerization. Dynatrace works with popular technologies such as VMware and Docker to give you clear visibility into the health of these layers and their impact on your overall application performance.
Today’s IT companies aren’t just transforming how and where applications are deployed—they’re also transforming how applications are developed. In particular, Agile and DevOps approaches to software development have strived to build better software faster by shortening release cycles, leveraging automation technologies, and boosting collaboration among developers, operations staff, and product managers.
Dynatrace’s digital transformation solutions support Agile and DevOps by integrating automated performance testing into all phases of the application life cycle—from code check-in and daily builds all the way through to production. Dynatrace integrates with IDEs, build servers, test automation suites, and configuration management tools to provide the whole DevOps team with a common set of performance-centric DevOps metrics so that performance issues can be detected early and remedied before they impact customers.