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AIOps done right: introducing the next generation of software intelligence

In the ever increasingly competitive software market, it’s important to stay ahead of the competition – always looking five, ten years ahead of your current position. To do this, and do this well, you need to innovate. And that’s…
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Level-Up with the “Mean Time to Instrumentation Challenge”, Part 2

In Part 1 of this blog, I demonstrated a way to automate the launch an EC2 instance, with a dockerized version of the EasyTravel demo application, completely instrumented with the Dynatrace OneAgent. I took this on as a challenge to level-up…
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Level-Up with the “Mean Time to Instrumentation Challenge”, Part 1

As co-host of the PurePerformance Podcast, I spend a lot of time with Andi Grabner. Naturally, I follow his blog posts carefully. Two of them caught my attention recently. The first is a post where he outlined ideas on how…
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Gen 3 monitoring – why does it matter?

When we refer to Dynatrace as a gen 3 monitoring solution, compared to traditional gen 2 APM solutions like AppDynamics and New Relic, it may sound like marketing hyperbole. But the distinction is real, and it makes a big difference to customers…
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Automation is a must-have for monitoring complex environments

As you know, applications are becoming exponentially more complex and dynamic thanks to cloud, containers and microservices. This has some serious implications for those responsible for ensuring application performance and availability: Humans…
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The Cure for CIO Performance Anxiety?

Performance monitoring is making CIOs anxious.  According to IDG Research, 80% of CIOs rank application and network performance as a top priority, but only 16% believe they are doing it well. What is holding them back?  A lack of visibility,…
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Using Dynatrace to Monitor RPA (Robotic Process Automation) Robots and BotFarms.

“What are you doing Dave?”  I’m writing a blog article on using Dynatrace to monitor RPA bots Hal.  Automation is a hot topic these days in most IT departments. There has been an industry rush to automate the enterprise…
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3 years of AI at Dynatrace. What it takes to succeed.

In the three years the Dynatrace artificial intelligence (AI) engine has been in production, we’ve seen what it takes to solve real problems. While our competitors are finally entering the world of AI, I’m skeptical whether their…
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The top 5 reasons you can’t compare AppDynamics to Dynatrace for APM

When customers are selecting an APM solution we at Dynatrace are often shortlisted alongside Cisco AppDynamics. I’ve heard all sorts of stories as to the claims, half-truths, and false statements that are shared to try and sway the customer. The…
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Six mistakes in your OpenStack monitoring process…and how to fix them

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…