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Dynatrace @ AWS Re:Invent announcements recap

As I sat down to write up this recap I thought, “I just posted an update of all the things Dynatrace is doing with AWS right before Re:Invent.” With so many key announcements that happened right around the event, I really wanted…
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Breaking up the Monolith while Migrating to the Cloud in 6 Steps

When migrating applications to the cloud, we apply one of the 6-R Migration Patterns for each app: Retain, Retire, Re-host, Re-platform, Re-purchase or Re-architecture. Monoliths that get migrated often end up in the Re-Architecture bucket which…
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Announcing support for AWS CloudTrail logs

We’re continuously working to extend the reach of Dynatrace Log Analytics beyond OneAgent-instrumented data sources (for details, see our recent syslog and API import log-streaming announcement). Another source of valuable log files that’s…
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Additional AWS service metrics now monitored by Dynatrace (EAP)

Amazon Web Services (AWS) provides over 100 cloud products to help IT organizations improve their efficiency. Most of these services use AWS CloudWatch to report basic performance metrics. While the most crucial application monitoring data comes…
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Shift-Left with Dynatrace: Automating Performance Feedback with AWS, Mesos and Containers

I don’t think there is a correct or one-size-fits-all definition of Shift-Left, neither is there one for DevOps, Cloud-Native or any of these other heavily used terms. What I do know is that there are experts in our industry trying to…
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Optimizing DynamoDB Access Patterns to avoid Performance Impact

Our Dynatrace DevOps team is not only using Dynatrace to monitor the Dynatrace Clusters we run for our customers in the public cloud, but they have also developed a set of tools that help them in their day-to-day work. In my quest to share more…
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The State of Enterprise Cloud Adoption in Australia, Singapore and Malaysia

The Dynatrace Perform 2018 APAC Series kicked-off in Sydney on July 3rd, followed by stops in Melbourne, Singapore and Kuala Lumpur. In each city, I was invited to present our own DevOps to NoOps Transformation Story, give my views…
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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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Monitoring AWS Fargate with Dynatrace: Testing it in the Field

AWS Fargate is one of the newer offerings from Amazon Web Services, allowing you to run containers without managing servers or clusters. AWS Fargate is offered as a launch type for ECS and EKS (planned for 2018). When choosing the previously…