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Digital Performance Management: From Alarm to Resolution By  Nicolas Vailliet Application performance problems can be quite challenging to resolve and even more difficult to predict. In my role as Dynatrace Guardian Consultant - leading the implementation of APM best practices with our customers - I've experienced quite a few "head-scratcher" situations. In this blog, I'll relate a recent problem that had most of the IT department scrambling early one Monday morning. In the Guardian's shoes My customer is a global financial services company, providing hundreds of online services to world-wide consumers. One of them helps businesses research auto history records, representing 5% of the company's activities. Let's call this application CarFacts. (While the names have been changed, the story you are about to read is a reasonably accurate retelling.) Dealers in particul... (more)

Configuration with #Jenkins | @DevOpsSummit #DevOps #APM #Monitoring

When Configuration Settings from Development Wreak Havoc in Production By Asad Ali As applications are promoted from the development environment to the CI or the QA environment and then into the production environment, it is very common for the configuration settings to be changed as the code is promoted. For example, the settings for the database connection pools are typically lower in development environment than the QA/Load Testing environment. The primary reason for the existence of the configuration setting differences is to enhance application performance. However, occasiona... (more)

Have you been taking DNS monitoring for granted? Not today!

DNS Incident, Friday, October 21, 2016 Update: 11:00pm EST Reports of this issue impacting regions outside the US are coming in.  Dave Anderson, VP, EMEA and APAC Marketing for Dynatrace highlighted some issues being seen in Australia.  Here is some additional detail as to why Australia is being impacted by a US Issue.  In this example I […] The post Have you been taking DNS monitoring for granted? Not today! appeared first on about:performance. ... (more)

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 would be live streaming the debate. I monitored from nine locations across the US, every five minutes, using both a Chrome and […] The post 2016 Presidential Debate #1 Stream Report: The Digital Disruption of Politics appeared first on about:performance. ... (more)

Continuous Innovation with Dynatrace AppMon & UEM 6.5

Customer-centric innovation, more frequent deployments, the adoption of new stack and PaaS (Platform as a Service), as well as breaking up the monolith into micro-services, are several of the trends we can’t escape when following the hot topics at conferences or when talking with enterprise Innovation and Transformation Teams. What you typically don’t hear are the […] The post Continuous Innovation with Dynatrace AppMon & UEM 6.5 appeared first on about:performance. ... (more)