The demands and pressures around IT infrastructure monitoring are growing. On the one hand, applications and underlying infrastructures have become more complex and heterogeneous, and prone to rapid change. On the other hand, businesses are more dependent than ever on the performance of applications, and with that has come pressure to understand precisely how infrastructure relates to application performance and to key business metrics. Traditional infrastructure monitoring tools such as the utilities native to particular server and application technologies fall well short of meeting these modern infrastructure monitoring challenges.
Why Dynatrace infrastructure monitoring is different
Dynatrace is a unified user experience, application, and infrastructure monitoring toolset used by thousands of businesses including many leading e-commerce, financial services, and technology companies. Dynatrace infrastructure monitoring stands out for its:
Ease of use. Install a single agent and Dynatrace application mapping tools auto-detect and create an interactive visualization of your entire application topology and supporting infrastructure stacks. The mapping updates automatically whenever you make an infrastructure change such as deploying new VMs or adding network interfaces.
Breadth of technology coverage. Out of the box, Dynatrace infrastructure monitoring supports all major programming and runtime platforms, all major physical and virtual server technologies and containerization technologies, all major SQL and NoSQL database systems, and mainframe systems as well.
Tracing every transaction. Unlike conventional transaction monitoring tools that take a sampling approach, Dynatrace records every single transaction in its full path from user device all the way to back-end database system. When there’s a problematic transaction there’s no need to reproduce it – you have it recorded, along with complete contextual data.
AI-powered root cause analysis. Dynatrace leverages artificial intelligence to instantly identify the root cause of application performance anomalies, down to the offending line of code or database call.
Correlating infrastructure performance with business metrics. As an integrated solution for infrastructure monitoring, application monitoring, and user experience monitoring, Dynatrace empowers IT teams and business stakeholders to see how infrastructure performance correlates to application transaction performance and ultimately to key business metrics like conversions and revenues.
DevOps support. Many Agile and DevOps teams count Dynatrace among their most valued DevOps automation tools, as it provides a common framework for measuring and troubleshooting application performance issues throughout the application lifecycle from code check-in and daily builds and integration testing, through to live operation.
Infrastructure monitoring for cloud and hybrid environments
Dynatrace application and infrastructure monitoring supports all leading IaaS and PaaS clouds such as AWS, Azure, and OpenShift, and also includes tools for monitoring private cloud infrastructures (such as OpenStack monitoring tools). Dynatrace delivers automated mapping, monitoring, and troubleshooting of private, hybrid, or public cloud environments, to optimize application performance and maximize your return on your cloud investment. For initiatives that migrate on-premise applications to the cloud, Dynatrace cloud migration tools make it easy to compare before-and-after performance of applications and key business transactions.
Dynatrace itself is available as a self-service, pay-for-use SaaS cloud, or as a managed on-premise system.