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How IT in the Age of Digital Transformation Is Like the Space Race By Susan Cole Next month will mark the 47th anniversary of Apollo 13. The film that recounts the story is a favorite of mine, probably because it so masterfully captures the incredible suspense, fear, and hope felt by people everywhere, that I personally recall very well. I also know how an organization’s digital transformation can generate similar reactions! Apollo 13 was likely a casualty of the space program’s incredibly aggressive schedule. NASA, with U.S. political and military leaders, was motivated by competition from the U.S.S.R. and fear of the potential consequences of not being first. Urgency often overruled caution. A good plan today is better than a perfect plan tomorrow. “First” is a competitive imperative in business, too, creating an urgency around digital innovation. But unlike the sp... (more)

Dynatrace partners, HCL Technologies & CSC stand tall in new Gartner report

Here at Dynatrace, we were pretty excited (but not completely surprised) to see a number of our partners making the A-list in Gartner’s newly launched Magic Quadrant report, which identifies the top 20 Public Cloud Infrastructure Managed Service Providers Worldwide. There stood HCL Technologies and CSC among the likes of Capgemini, Melbourne IT, Bulletproof, Rackspace, Wipro and Infosys. I specifically called out these two valuable partners because it just so happens that we’ve been active in our joint marketing efforts recently. HCL Technologies CTO – Kalyan Kumar I recently cau... (more)

Automating Shared Infrastructure Impact Analysis: Why Monitoring Backend Jobs is as important as monitoring applications

This posting illustrates how to effectively automate shared infrastructure analysis to support both your back-end jobs and your applications. Last week Gerald, one of our Dynatrace AppMon super users, sent me a PurePath as part of my Share Your PurePath program. He wanted to get my opinion on high I/O time they sporadically see in some of their key transactions on their Adobe based documentation management system. The hotspot he tried to understand was easy to spot in the PurePath for one of the slow transactions: Creating a local file took very long! createFileExclusively takes ... (more)

Out of This World Digital Experience | @CloudExpo #AI #Cloud #DigitalTransformation

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 Ex... (more)

Using the Dynatrace DevOps Pipeline State UFO

The Dynatrace DevOps Pipeline State UFO was built out of the necessity to visualize alerts, problems, health and CI/CD pipeline state within the Dynatrace R&D organization. It sparked a cultural transformation as it made code quality that we pushed more frequently through our Delivery Pipeline more visible. You should read the background story from our Chief Software Architect Helmut Spiegl who invented the first versions of the UFO. We officially announced the Dynatrace DevOps UFO at PERFORM 2017 as an open source project. If you want to DIY (Do It Yourself) follow the 3D printi... (more)