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OpenStack monitoring for enterprises

In today’s world, applications are the lifeblood of your business. When problems arise, reactive troubleshooting is no longer good enough. You can take control with 24/7 visibility into applications and cloud platform, even in the most…
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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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Choose an APM Tool for the Solution – not for the Problem!

Just last week a senior Hybris consultant told me the story of a customer engagement on which he was working. This customer had problems, serious problems! We are talking about response times far beyond the most liberal acceptable…
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Top APM Acquisition Criteria and Behavior – and a Key Inhibitor

Lately I’ve been looking at some APM-related trends – specifically APM Acquisition Criteria and Behavior — to determine, to some degree, motivates an organization to purchase. I’ve also been  reading blogs, reading…
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Application Performance Analytics: A Network Framework

So, why a discussion around Application Performance Analytics? Well, there’s a lot of buzz in this industry around the topic of performance analytics – an informal subset of IT operations analytics (ITOA) – as a solution to…
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How to Automate Enterprise Application Monitoring with Chef

In a previous article, I demonstrated how to effectively and efficiently install the Dynatrace Application Monitoring solution using Ansible. In this post, I am going to explain how to achieve the same results using Chef with our official…