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Wow! 8 weeks in with Dynatrace and I’ve spent the last 3 weeks travelling around Australasia as part of our annual APAC #Perform event series. Like those who travel a fair bit for work, you’d know how tiring it can be, but nonetheless it has been an awesome trip and I’m back feel...
We are very proud to introduce our newest addition to the product that is an extension of highly acclaimed Log analytics functionality available today. It removes all limits of the free version and also allows storing log data in central storage in the cloud (SaaS) or NFS (managed). If...
We live in a fast-paced demand centric world, with access to anything 24/7.  With this being the new norm, businesses are quickly looking to adapt and this can be seen specifically in the retail industry.  As many retailers are closing their store fronts, they are making the business d...
We’re happy to announce the public beta release of Varnish cache monitoring for Dynatrace. Varnish Cache is an HTTP accelerator that’s designed for dynamic, content-heavy web sites as well as heavily-consumed APIs. During the public beta release period, you need to manually enabl...
We’re currently working on significant enhancements to our synthetic availability monitoring options. Clickpath web checks and availability web checks will soon be complemented by powerful new synthetic monitoring options that you can use to test the availability of your web appl...
Nobody in the app community will have missed that Google fired a major shot at poor performing apps last week. Those that don’t take performance seriously will now be down-ranked on the Google Play store – making them harder to find. Google hasn’t disclosed the specifics of how its alg...
Dynatrace recently introduced request attributes, a valuable new service-monitoring feature that enables fine-grain service filtering and performance analysis. By defining request attributes for your service’s requests, you can enable advanced filtering for service requests acros...
During the dawn of the web 2.0 era, back when web sites first began to evolve into the dynamic web applications that we know today, asynchronous web requests were sent via the XMLHttpRequest (XHR) API (commonly known as Ajax). Within the past two years, a new API type called Fetch API ...
We’ve simplified the process for defining and managing custom-service monitoring in your environment. Custom services are application services that can’t be detected by Dynatrace out-of-the-box because they’re built on non-standard frameworks or technologies. With Dynatrace...
One of the most important and basic features of any performance monitoring solution is the ability to track metric trends over time (i.e., charting of time-series data). Dynatrace uses sophisticated charting to visualize changes in metric trends over time, making it easy to see trends ...
Support for automated Dynatrace Cluster installations Currently, before a new Dynatrace Servier cluster installation can be used, your system administrator must go to the Dynatrace Managed web UI to set their password and email address. While this is fine for manual installations, it&#...
We’re sitting pretty alongside the world’s AI heavyweights This week Forbes published an eye-catching article that looked at the top 6 AI technologies that will help or destroy jobs in the future. #5 on that list was virtual assistants and how this technology is having a big impact wit...
This week we announced our capabilities for the new Google Cloud platform. What does this mean? No matter what cloud platform you choose, Dynatrace has got you covered. So, I thought it might be an opportune time to surface our core capabilities for each of the major cloud platforms: G...
Atlassian Connect brings together developers from around the world to build better connected tools in the Atlassian Ecosystem. Last week’s Atlassian Connect Week in Austin, Texas was Dynatrace’s first attendance of this 5 day Hackathon-style event. While we came prepared to build new a...
The latest Dynatrace release introduces an important change in the way that notifications are sent out for detected problems in your environment. To date, personalized watch settings have been used to define how alerts are sent out for detected problems. This approach has proven to be ...
Today AWS announced the IoT marketplace and Dynatrace is a proud launch partner. Modern IoT ecosystems are as complex as they are powerful. Delivery chains have been extended to smart devices, which require an end-to-end approach to manage everything from the device to the gateway, and...
OneAgent Node.js Support for Node 8 PHP Support for PHP 7.1 General improvements and fixes Detection of OpenStack Heat service Improved installation time for systems that have SELinux policies set Full-stack monitoring for IBM AIX 7.x – Early Access Program Unix domain sockets re...
Dynatrace offers powerful artificial intelligence that automatically detects performance anomalies in your environment. When such problems are detected, Dynatrace sends out real-time alerts with correlated root-cause analysis details that facilitate problem resolution. There can be sit...
Handling requests from Web Server (IIS) to Application Server (ASP.NET) can lead to performance and scalability issues. Often caused by misconfiguration — not scaling IIS and ASP.NET modules or custom code built without fully understanding what IIS & ASP.NET are executing beh...
Many cloud admins unwillingly sabotage their OpenStack monitoring processes. I collected a few common mistakes and what to do instead to make your OpenStack troubleshooting easier. Mistake #1: Investing a lot of time and effort into configuration Let’s get this straight: most commercia...
Today I shot my first Dynatrace video about digital performance. Yikes, not an easy task! But really, the point of this blog is to highlight “The Digital Performance and Transformation Audit”, a fresh piece of global research that shows some interesting insights around: The...
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...
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 ...
Trial licenses now support multi-node clusters Trial Dynatrace Managed licenses now support the monitoring of multi-node clusters. This enables more realistic evaluations of Dynatrace Managed for production environments that utilize server clusters. Now proof-of-concept trial users can...
I’m continually surprised as I pull together these weekly wraps just how much is done in a week. Here’s a quick video summary of the latest installment, and read on for more details: Visually Complete, the most accurate performance user experience metric, available in Dynat...
Traditional web performance metrics focus primarily on load times and resource sizes. These attributes typically aren’t, however, the best indicators of user experience. Resources that don’t have an impact on user experience can result in delays of the loadEventEndevent and...
In June I was invited to present my view on DevOps at the ATARC – Federal DevOps Summit in Washington, DC.  Little did I know that my assumption of government agencies lagging in the adoption of the latest technologies and practices was WRONG.  And this was proven so many times t...
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 a...
This post is the third and final installment in our OpenStack monitoring series. Part 1 explores the state of OpenStack and some of its key terms, Part 2 is about the OpenStack monitoring space and how open source tools like the Elastic Stack (ELK Stack) compare to Dynatrace. In this l...
Another stellar week. The AWS Summit in London had another 10,000 attendees, and most of them found their way to the Dynatrace stand. The iPhone turned 10, and we have a stack of upcoming webinars. Live chat on the Dynarace couch at AWS Summit London with Daniel Khan and Nick Ross Ease...
A long time ago, in a datacenter far, far away, application landscapes were easy to visualize, dependencies were simple and free of complexity, and management of these applications was straightforward. Operation teams had dashboards monitoring metrics like CPU, memory, disk, etc. Missi...
As a tech geek I was an early adopter of the iPhone. I joke around with my friends that I thought of it before anyone else. Way back in 2005, a few years before the release of the iPhone, I picked up an iPod, and said “One day this thing will be all glass and it will be colour, and we ...
Dynatrace monitors the performance of each transaction that occurs in your environment. Performance data, including response times for each service and service method, are tracked and stored for each transaction. By collecting such time series data for each transaction and categorizing...
The latest Dynatrace release introduces integration support for Atlassian JIRA. With Dynatrace JIRA integration, issue tickets are generated automatically for all new problems that are auto-detected in your Dynatrace environments. Atlassian JIRA Atlassian JIRA is the most popular issue...
Every day, we help our customers deliver the best experiences and success for their customers. That’s a big part of what digital performance is all about. But that’s not all we do. We take customer success very seriously for our own clients, too. We help them reach and exceed their goa...
For the train companies of the United Kingdom, today was a tough one. How’s this for a headline (which we all gazed at during our morning coffee break): If you haven’t heard, you can read all about how the poor train companies of the UK copped a battering by commuters on social a...
It was the best of load balancers, it was the worst of load balancers, it was the age of happy users, it was the age of frustrated users. I get to see a variety of interesting network problems; sometimes these are first-hand, but more frequently now these are through our partner organi...
Dynatrace OneAgent enables you to track each individual request from end to end. This enables Dynatrace artificial intelligence to automatically identify the root causes of detected problems and to analyze transactions using powerful analysis features like service flow and the service-...
We’ve been talking a lot about OpenStack over the past few months, and with good reason. Its explosive growth in popularity within the enterprise has enabled large, interoperable application architectures and, with this, a need for app-centric monitoring of the OpenStack cloud. There a...
One of the more rewarding parts of my job is working with our team on customer stories. I always feel like a great case study has so much external and internal value, that they should be shared as widely as possible. So, after just a few moments on our site and YouTube channel, I’...