August 7, 2018

Instana Personalizes the APM Experience With New Application Perspectives Capabilities

Flexible, Continuous, and Ad-hoc, Application Perspectives Personalizes Monitoring Viewpoints Tailored to Specific Needs of Any Devops Stakeholder

San Mateo, CA and Solingen, Germany – August 7, 2018 – Instana, a leading provider of application monitoring for containerized microservice applications, today announced a set of customization features across their solution, creating the first Personalized APM experience for users. The new capabilities, called Application Perspectives, go beyond traditional custom dashboarding to deliver the first automated personal guided APM experience.

“APM tools historically have been designed for experts and only used by a few highly skilled engineers on the ops team. Instana’s Application Perspectives isn’t just a new function or feature. It’s a set of capabilities across the Instana solution that allow any Ops user to create tailored personal views of services, service maps and trace analytics,” said Mirko Novakovic, Instana co-founder and CEO. “Instana’s personalized APM experience makes performance data available to the whole devops organization, with each team getting the exact visualization and information they need to optimize the microservices they’re responsible for.”

Instana’s new Application Perspectives includes the ability to define ad-hoc groupings of services for any reason. Any newly created Application Perspective is immediately available to every member of the team. Actionable performance information is then presented automatically in a unique view for each Application Perspective upon definition. Users can set custom filters as needed, pre-tag their respective services, or use pre-set dashboards for optimizing performance and quality. Personalized views then automatically stay aligned to the changing tech stack so teams never have to rebuild their dashboards.

“Embracing agile methodologies and the microservice architecture has led us to create smaller development teams aligned to specific services, managing the full life cycle of the service include operations and optimization,” said David Merryweather, VP of Infrastructure and Site Reliability at Macmillan Learning. “With Instana’s new Application Perspectives, every team member has seamless access to the specific information and visualizations they need to meet their responsibilities. In fact, Instana has now delivered an application monitoring tool that our whole organization can use.”

Application Perspectives is available today as part of Instana’s automatic APM solution for dynamic applications. Learn more at

About Instana:

As the leading provider of Application Performance Management solutions for containerized microservice applications, Instana applies automation and artificial intelligence to deliver the visibility needed to effectively manage the performance of today’s dynamic applications across the DevOps lifecycle. Founded by Application Monitoring veterans, Instana provides true AI-powered APM to help organizations deliver high performance applications today and in the future. Visit us at to learn more.

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