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Close Encounters with Out of This World Digital Experience By Aaron Rudger As technologists, we find ourselves in the middle of tumultuous times and radical change: cloud, containers, automation, artificial intelligence, mobility, the Internet of Things, cyberwarfare, digital transformation, and more! When the $&#! hits the fan, military strategists reference a mental framework called the OODA loop, to sort chaos into clarity. At Perform 2017, we were reminded of how customers continue to find clarity amidst today’s complexity by focusing on their customers. This year’s Digital Experience track at Perform reminded us all of how to successfully orient performance management around the customer. Adobe’s Operations Monitoring Transformation Story Think you’ve got a lot of change to deal with? Try transforming an entire multi-BILLION dollar business from selling license... (more)

Causation and Correlation in #Monitoring | @DevOpsSummit #DevOps #APM

Causation and Correlation: What Difference Does It Make? By Joseph Hoffman Causation and Correlation: What’s the difference? Why does it matter? Does it matter? Some vendors use time-based correlation to connect events across multiple observed data sets, and claim there’s a connection between two observed data sets. This type of approach is flawed and can lead to wildly inaccurate conclusions, which itself leads to wasted time by technical teams and high cost to the business. In the chart below we observe the Number of Requests and the Memory Utilization. Wow, the increase in the... (more)

DevOps: Adoption Challenges from Around the World

DevOps is now a mandatory CIO initiative, and would be hard to dismiss it as a short-term trend. It is a proven competitive differentiator to help increase speed to market, increase operational efficiency, and lower costs, and a large majority of companies and industries are getting on board. To confirm my statements let’s look at the latest State of the DevOps Report which Puppet and DORA announced at DevOps Enterprise Summit 2017 in London. The report reveals that the number of organizations investing in DevOps increased by 68% (from 16% to 27%) in the past three years. This is... (more)

Enhanced global Time frame selector functionality

It’s been about a year since we first introduced the Time frame selector feature in Dynatrace (available in the menu bar of most Dynatrace pages). The Time frame selector enables you to select a specific analysis time frame that remains persistent across all product pages and views as you navigate through your analysis. This is an extremely helpful feature for analyzing issues that affect multiple aspects of your environment. Thanks to the invaluable feedback that we’ve received from our customers, we’ve redesigned the Time frame selector to make it more useful than ever. Easily... (more)

What do Velocity San Jose, UFOs and hackathons have in common?

I recently attended Velocity, in San Jose, and live blogged my reactions, highlights and takeaways from the show here. However, one conversation I had while on “booth babe” duty was worth separating out from the rest. It was a conversation I had with Greg Stark, Sr. Software Engineer at Study.com. Greg tracked me down at Velocity, as he wanted to share their own Dynatrace Pipeline State UFO story from Study.com. A Threesome: Greg, UFO and Andi ... (more)