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Breaking the Monolith: An 8 Step Recipe

In my “Fearless from Monolith to Serverless” blog and presentation I gave at AWS Summit and other events, I focus on how to go about “virtually” breaking the monolith into smaller components / services. The following…
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Air Canada: Digital Performance Insight at Perform 2018

Performance engineering and service excellence is a major initiative at Air Canada, the country’s main airline carrier, which is creating a transformation not only in their technology, but overall culture as well. At Perform 2018, Dynatrace’s…
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2 years of PurePerformance Podcasting: And we keep PERFORMING!

“Get your stop watches ready – it’s time for PurePerformance with Andi Grabner and Brian Wilson!” This is what blares out of your phone or computer when you tune into our PurePerformance podcast. Hard to believe that…
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Mean Time to Instrumentation: A Key Metric for your next Monitoring Tool Evaluation

When evaluating the next best-fit monitoring tool for your environment make sure to add MTTI (=Mean Time to Instrumentation) to your list. I don’t think MTTI is an official metric, YET, but MTTI is top of mind of Dustin Hassemer, who is…
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Enterprise Cloud: ECS, Microservices and Dynatrace at Neiman Marcus

In my recent weeks of travelling I got to speak with many organizations that have done or are about to leverage what I call “Enterprise Cloud Technology.” Why Enterprise Cloud and not just Cloud? For me,  Enterprise Cloud best…
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Got monitoring tool sprawl?

In recent months, more and more organizations have told me that their monitoring tool sprawl has gotten out of control. This is forcing them to re-think their whole monitoring strategy with tool rationalization leading the way. Case in point,…
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Humana: Digitally Transforming Health and Well-being with Pivotal Cloud Foundry and Dynatrace

Digital disruption is making established players in every industry rethink and change their business models. Digital has quickly become the primary channel of customer interaction for even the most conservative industries, requiring them to…
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Dynatrace sponsors SpartaHack

Dynatrace was proud to be a sponsor of SpartaHack IV this past weekend at Michigan State University. This included mentoring students as they built their projects, providing a Dynatrace Managed instance for use by attendees, and sponsoring a…
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Using AI-Powered Monitoring to Quantify the Impact of Spectre & Meltdown Fixes/Patches

Last week, news began to leak out of some major flaws in common CPU architectures which could be used by the Spectre and Meltdown exploits.  There are plenty of articles describing the why and how these exploits work, what is not known…
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Applying Dynatrace AI into our Digital Performance Life: Best of December 2017

Share Your PurePath was my personal program to help Dynatrace AppMon users make sense of their captured application performance data. I analyzed their exported PurePaths and sent my findings back in a PowerPoint. Thanks to several hundred users…