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Using Pivotal’s Concourse? Add the Dynatrace UFO to track pipeline success

My colleague, Mike Villiger, recently announced his creation of a Dynatrace UFO resource for Pivotal’s CI/CD system Concourse that is available on GitHub. Have a @Dynatrace #UFO? Have @concourseci ? Maybe give my dynatrace-ufo-resource…
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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…
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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…