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APM tools vs. APM platform: What’s the difference?

The concept of APM has evolved in recent years, and it’s important to understand the differences between APM tools and APM platforms when evaluating your options. Here’s what APM is, how organizations use APM to manage application performance,…
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What is Azure Functions?

What is Azure Functions? It's a great way to compute on the edge using serverless code. But how do you get the benefits without sacrificing observability? What is Azure Functions? Similar to AWS Lambda, Azure…
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What is synthetic monitoring?

What is synthetic monitoring and how can it help your business proactively address customer experience issues? Here's what you need to know. To give your customers a top-quality digital experience, it’s…
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5 myths about observability

Observability is the new standard for visibility. Here are five myths around observability and some key points on how it can benefit your business. IT, DevOps, and SRE teams seeking to know the health of their…
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Partner Viewpoint: 2020 Gartner Magic Quadrant for APM & 2020 Critical Capabilities for APM

Following the release of Gartner’s 2020 Magic Quadrant for Application Performance Monitoring (APM), and 2020 Gartner Critical Capabilities for APM report, I wanted to share my perspective on what these reports mean for our partners. But…
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The impact of intellectual debt on IT operations

In part one, we introduced the concept of intellectual debt, defining it as the gap between what works and our knowledge of why it works. As is often the case with technical debt, some amount of intellectual debt is acceptable, even necessary. You…
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Intellectual debt: The hidden costs of machine learning

Many of us are already familiar with technical debt. And while the concept is not new, the disruptions of cloud transformation and increasing time-to-market pressures shine a bright light on its many downsides. Summarized: technical debt is…
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Handshake matters: TLS performance and user experience

At Dynatrace, we live and breathe application performance. This includes our development process; the dev teams routinely use our own software to test application code for performance at every development cycle. But it doesn’t mean we…
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App in a Box – Part 3 – Logs are for burning, not APM

Log Monitoring In this series, we are reviewing the various approaches to enterprise application monitoring and their cost-benefit analysis.  If you haven’t read the previous post, please do so here or start at the beginning. Failure…
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App in a Box – Part 2 – The Customer Perspective

The Customer Perspective In this series, we are reviewing the various approaches to enterprise application monitoring and their performance cost-benefit analysis.  If you haven’t read the first post, please start at the beginning.…