Topic: instana

Monitoring applications in modern software architectures

In today’s modern software world, applications and infrastructure are melding together in different ways. Nowhere is that more apparent than with microservices, delivered in containers that also hold infrastructure configuration code. That, combined with more complex application architectures (APIs, multiple data sources, multicloud distributions and more), and the ephemeral nature of software as temporary and … continue reading

Leveraging automated APM to accelerate CI/CD

Continuous Integration and Continuous Delivery together (CI/CD) have become the goal for a majority of organizations. Meanwhile, modern technologies like Docker and Kubernetes have become widespread in production application environments. The result of these trends is that applications and their infrastructure are becoming increasingly dynamic: constantly changing to meet higher scalability requirements and fast-changing application … continue reading

Why manual performance management fails

Historically, manually setting up a monitoring system didn’t present a problem because neither the application code, nor the application infrastructure (middleware, app servers, etc.) changed very often. IT would provision a box, set its IP address, load some software, set up the monitoring and then never touch it again for years.  Nor was an application … continue reading

Drawbacks to building your own performance monitoring

Since traditional APM and monitoring tools were not designed for dynamic applications, a new set of open-source technologies emerged to help development teams manually setup their own monitoring through manual coding. Whether providing performance metrics, tracing paths of an application, or exposing other details of code, these open-source monitoring tool create their own sets of … continue reading

Instana brings automated alert system to APM

Application performance provider Instana has announced a new way for DevOps and IT Ops teams to manage and execute alerts. Instana SmartAlerts is an automated IT alert management system based on environmental and situational use cases.  According to the company, performance monitoring can become confusing when trying to figure out what you want to get … continue reading

Instana acquires three companies with an eye toward the future of APM

Instana today announced the acquisition of three companies that it says adds up to its vision to create an observability tool for modern cloud applications. The three companies Instana acquired are StackImpact, a production-grade profiler; Signify, a tool for understanding the health of microservices; and BeeInstant, a scalable and performant real-time back end for customized … continue reading

SD Times news digest: Instana adds deep inspection of GraphQL queries, Applitools adds functional and visual testing capabilities, and CodeSignal launches Certify

Application performance management (APM) provider Instana announced the extension of monitoring and tracing capabilities for microservice applications that use GraphQL. Instana captures the GraphQL HTTP traffic and displays the executing query as plain text and then parses the actual GraphQL queries. “Since application and microservice platform technology continues to evolve, it’s critical for application management … continue reading

Instana releases .Net Core APM solution

APM provider Instana released its code-level monitoring and tracing tool for .Net Core and expanded the number of programming languages that can be automatically instrumented to 12. Whether it’s for Java, C#, .Net, Ruby, Node, Go or other, developers can use automatic tracing with the .Net Core agent, the company explained.   “It’s critical for any … continue reading

Instana Monitoring at DevOps Speed

There is no one-size-fits-all approach when it comes to successfully implementing DevOps, but there are some concrete methods you need in place to help get you there. The “2019 Accelerate State of DevOps” report found that efforts like automation and monitoring can help organizations improve the speed of software delivery and create value.  “For example, … continue reading

SD Times news digest: Instana’s pipeline feedback integration, Pivotal in discussions with VMware on business combination, and WebKit tracking prevention policy

Instana, provider of automated Application Performance Management (APM), announced the release of Instana Pipeline Feedback designed to enable users to track and analyze applications.  “Instana Pipeline Feedback tracks and isolates application release performance, notifying developers and DevOps of issues within seconds,” said Pete Abrams, co-founder and COO of Instana.  The APM solution discovers application service … continue reading

SD Times news digest: Instana announces Jenkins monitoring solution, New Virtru developer hub, and Tricentis acquires TestProject

Instana is providing Jenkins monitoring for builds and the Jenkins Stack in the company’s application performance management (APM) solution. “A common theme amongst Instana customers is the need to deliver and deploy quality applications faster, and Jenkins is a critical component of that delivery process,” said Peter Abrams, Instana co-founder and COO. “The latest monitoring … continue reading

Instana APM enables total traceability

Today’s developers build complex applications designed to run in complex environments. Since the mix of proprietary, third-party and open source software is constantly changing, they need an APM solution that can adapt with their technology while providing full, end-to-end traceability. Using traditional APM solutions, configurations must be done manually if they’re possible to do at … continue reading

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