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A guide to Autonomous Performance Optimization

In my recent Performance Clinic with Stefano Doni, CTO & Co-Founder of  Akamas, I made the statement, “Application development and release cycles today are measured in days, instead of months. Configuration options of the tech stack continue…
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Mastering chaos engineering experiments with Gremlin and Dynatrace

Very often, I heard that chaos engineering is only a technique used by larger companies (like Netflix) or in cloud native environments. Last week, I watched the Mastering Chaos Engineering Performance Clinic from my colleague Andi Grabner and…
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A guide to event-driven SRE-inspired DevOps

“This is a mouthful of buzzwords” is how I started my recent presentations at the Online Kubernetes Meetup as well as the DevOps Fusion 2020 Online Conference when explaining the three big challenges we are trying to solve with Keptn –…
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End-to-end request monitoring for popular Python frameworks with OneAgent SDK

As part of the Platform Extensions team, I’m one of those responsible for services that include the Dynatrace OneAgent SDKs, which are libraries that allow us to extend end-to-end visibility for technologies and frameworks for which there…
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A CTOs view on the cultural benefit of Hackathons

Is your company running Hackathons, Hackdays, Hackfests, Codefests or Innovation Days? If not, you should consider including that into your “DevOps Cultural Change” agenda as hackathons result in the following benefits: Improved Cross Team…
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What is OpenTelemetry? Everything you wanted to know

Observability, OpenTracing, and OpenTelemetry. These are just a fraction of the technology buzzwords you’ll find as you Google your way around the internet. In fact, most (if not all) of those terms are present on any technology website…
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Easily monitor your entire infrastructure with Dynatrace Synthetic monitors

Dynatrace OneAgent is great for monitoring the full stack. However, you can’t install OneAgents on every single type of device. There are certain situations when an agent based approach isn’t possible, such as with network or storage…
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Managing the Dynatrace API across multiple thousand environments

In part one of this series I’ve covered the automatic roll-out of the OneAgent to thousands of hosts and the autonomous setup of Dynatrace environments in a large global Dynatrace Managed installation. A quick recap: I’ve managed…
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Managing Dynatrace Managed at scale

The complexity of cloud-based or hybrid IT environments and application landscapes continues to grow. With Dynatrace being able to handle thousands of connected agents, services, containers, servers, and individual user tracking, synthetic monitoring…
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AWS Solutions Constructs – A Library of Architecture Patterns for the AWS CDK

Cloud applications are built using multiple components, such as virtual servers, containers, serverless functions, storage buckets, and databases. Being able to provision and configure these resources in a safe, repeatable way is incredibly…