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Handshake matters: TLS performance and user experience

At Dynatrace, we live and breathe application performance. This includes our development process; the dev teams routinely use our own software to test application code for performance at every development cycle. But it doesn’t mean we…
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App in a Box – Part 2 – The Customer Perspective

The Customer Perspective In this series, we are reviewing the various approaches to enterprise application monitoring and their performance cost-benefit analysis.  If you haven’t read the first post, please start at the beginning.…
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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…
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Why “Try another browser” is no longer acceptable

Users can be demanding, and you won’t find a more demanding group than social savvy millennials. This generation has grown up believing they pretty much know everything, are never wrong, and demand immediate, accurate responses…
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Why WAN optimization requires performance management

WAN optimization can only be as efficient as you let it be. Recently I’ve seen a good example that illustrates how without diligent application performance management, multi-million WAN optimization investments can quickly turn into a…
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Black Friday and Cyber Monday/Cyber Week Digital Performance Coverage

With the holiday shopping season kicking off later this week, the big question is: Will IT Complexity Jeopardize Retailers’ Digital Performance this Black Friday/Cyber Monday?According to recent data, this Cyber Monday is expected to be…
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Microservices: When Micro becomes Nano

We have all experienced the excitement of bringing a new technology or architectural pattern — like microservices — on the design table: “It is really powerful and exactly what we need to meet our challenges, so let’s…
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Mobile wins the digital stakes on Melbourne Cup day

It’s the race that stops Australia. TAB claims they handle 3000 transactions per second at the peak of the betting splurge – across desktop and mobiles in all parts of the country. You can imagine, preparing for peak digital performance…
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Have you been taking DNS monitoring for granted? Not today!

What’s happening? Numerous reports today indicated a localized east coast performance event was occurring.  Reports pointed to an attack on DYN.  DYN provides DNS services.  DNS (Domain Name Service) can be thought of as…
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2016 Presidential Debate #1 Stream Report: The Digital Disruption of Politics

Last night was reportedly the most watched presidential debate ever. Some are estimating over 100- million viewers watched Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump go at it. I set up some Dynatrace Synthetics tests to compare the sites that…