Announcement
March 16, 2017
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DC/OS and Instana – a Partnership for Modern Operations

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...
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Product
January 31, 2017
Service Mapper 1

Service Mapper: Our First Step Towards True Service Management

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...
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Conceptual
January 10, 2017
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Managing Quality of Service (Part I): Management, Service, Quality and Model

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...
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Conceptual
December 09, 2016
traces

Amazon Commoditizes Tracing with the new AWS X-Ray

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...
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Announcement
December 08, 2016
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Instana Announces Support for OpenTracing

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.
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Product
November 10, 2016
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Introducing the Instana Trace SDK

Extending Instana’s ability to follow distributed calls across custom protocols
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Product
May 19, 2016
Dynamic Graph 5

Monitoring Microservice Applications: Introducing the Dynamic Graph

Modern Microservice and Container based applications have attributes that introduce challenges for operating and monitoring these environments:
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Conceptual
September 22, 2016
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Monitoring Microservices (Part I) – Discovery: Putting the Puzzle Together

Microservices have been pioneered by companies like Netflix, Amazon and Google and are the successor of SOA.
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Conceptual
October 10, 2016
issues

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

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.
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Conceptual
October 24, 2016
traces

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

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