News & Updates

March 16, 2017

DC/OS and Instana – a Partnership for Modern Operations

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Deployment and monitoring of modern applications and infrastructure has evolved. Gone are the days of writing code for a year, deploying to production (having a release party), and hoping that the operations team has the tools to handle what comes at them. DevOps culture and CI/CD practices no longer prioritize deployment timelines over solving customer... Read on...
January 31, 2017

Service Mapper: Our First Step Towards True Service Management

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Applications are IT’s reflection of the business processes a company is automating. Applications are collections of Services which essentially model and deliver specific business processes. A management tool would presumably do quite well then to be able to specifically identify, connect to and model a “Service”. This blog introduces a new capability which is our... Read on...
January 10, 2017

Managing Quality of Service (Part I): Management, Service, Quality and Model

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Monitoring is a tool. It is one of many tools in the hands of the IT department used to deliver the best service to their customers, be they company-internal or external. “The Art of Monitoring” book nails the term: Read on...
December 09, 2016

Amazon Commoditizes Tracing with the new AWS X-Ray

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Last week at re:invent, Amazon announced the preview of AWS X-Ray – a new service to analyze and debug distributed systems. You could feel the shock of established APM vendors in their booths at the re:invent conference and also see the feedback on social media: Read on...
December 08, 2016

Instana Announces Support for OpenTracing

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One of Instana’s core features is the ability to automatically trace and analyze every request in a complex system without any configuration or measurable impact. Read on...
November 10, 2016

Introducing the Instana Trace SDK

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Extending Instana’s ability to follow distributed calls across custom protocols Read on...
October 24, 2016

Monitoring Microservices (Part III) – Investigate: Troubleshooting with Machine Intelligence

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Performance incident response processes are still manual creation of dashboards on the fly and visual correlation of data. Instana automates the incident response process. Read on...
October 10, 2016

Monitoring Microservices (Part II) – Understand: Analyze and Derive Application Health

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In Part 1 of this blog series about monitoring microservices, we looked at the building blocks of microservice-based applications and the necessity of automatically discovering all components and their changes. Read on...
September 22, 2016

Monitoring Microservices (Part I) – Discovery: Putting the Puzzle Together

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Microservices have been pioneered by companies like Netflix, Amazon and Google and are the successor of SOA. Read on...
August 30, 2016

Application Performance Management 3.0 – It’s Time for New Approach to APM

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Application Performance Management (APM) first came to market around 2000 when the Java language and the “3-tier architecture” was becoming dominant. Around 2006 a new generation of APM tools (APM 2.0) were introduced. Built for service-oriented architectures (SOA), AppDynamics, Dynatrace and New Relic came to market Read on...
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