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Jan 25, 2023   |  By Ajuma Bella Salifu
Service Level Indicators (SLI) and Service Level Objectives (SLO) are two important concepts in the field of observability. Both are used to measure the performance and availability of a service, but they have distinct purposes and are used in different ways.
Jan 22, 2023   |  By Tom Fisher
Real-time Observability is a critical monitoring and tracing capability that leads to improved software health. Why? Because it provides the fastest notification of software and infrastructure issues possible. It enables preventative or remedial triage to begin as rapidly in order to avoid downtime or performance degradation and the escalated costs associated with those conditions. This is especially true for hyperscale and rapidly changing cloud applications.
Jan 20, 2023   |  By Ajuma Bella Salifu
Gartner has mentioned Observability is a key trend in the IT market, as it enables businesses to gain real-time visibility into the performance and behaviour of their systems and applications. As the demand for digital services and applications continues to grow, the need for effective observability solutions is becoming increasingly important.
Jan 19, 2023   |  By Shannon Early
In 1992, American computer programmer and co-author of the Manifesto of Agile Software Development, Ward Cunningham, coined the metaphor “technical debt” during a Smalltalk meeting with his managing advisor. According to Cunningham, technical debt is similar to financial debt as it can grow, incur interest, and have a costly impact on organizations if it is not remedied in a timely manner. But what is technical debt? And how can organizations best manage it?
Jan 18, 2023   |  By Angela Yang
IBM Instana is a leader in the Winter 2023 Application Performance Monitoring Grid Report by G2. IBM Instana was featured in more than 94 G2 reports, earning a leadership status across 28 reports, ranging from APM, AIOps, Container Monitoring, and Log Analysis categories. Our recognition is a testament to our strong customer satisfaction, focusing on our strengths, and likeliness to recommend ratings on G2 with our continuous innovation.
Jan 17, 2023   |  By Ally Hadfield
Distributed tracing is a technique used to track and observe application requests as they move through distributed systems or microservice environments. It tracks these by collecting data on a user’s interactions throughout the transaction process. This gives you insight into your application’s health and overall user experience. Developers can then use this collection of traces to troubleshoot areas where there are bugs, errors, or high latency.
Jan 16, 2023   |  By Borut Jegrisnik
With the latest release, Instana is introducing.NET Framework support for Azure App Service Instrumentation to further increase our customer’s observability in serverless environments.
Jan 10, 2023   |  By Josh Lee
Instana and Instabug are closing the end-to-end visibility gap for mobile app teams and the operations teams that support them. By enabling developers and SREs to seamlessly connect on-device and backend network flows, teams can – for the first time – resolve app quality incidents quickly and definitively.
Dec 15, 2022   |  By Tiago Dias Generoso
In this piece, we would cover some new practices and interesting trends that are going to change and augment IT infrastructure. A common question asked in the developer community is why should I use observability? and yes the most frequent reply is to monitor the infrastructure of your system that way your team can see the visibility and stay ahead of changes that occur.
Dec 15, 2022   |  By Tom Fisher
At AWS:reinvent 2022, we had many excellent conversations with attendees and discovered what enterprises are presently doing with cloud-native technology. Some were using cloud-native exclusively, while the vast majority stated that they were using cloud-native microservices for front-end applications that connect to mainframe infrastructure as the systems of record in a hybrid cloud configuration.
Nov 4, 2022   |  By Instana
In this Webinar highlight video, Josh Lee, Edwin Onnatu, and Henning Treu from Instana talk about why having correlated metrics, traces, and logs from our services and infrastructure is a vital component of observability. They’ll discuss what’s possible with OpenTelemetry and where the gaps are with today’s open-source tools.
Nov 4, 2022   |  By Instana
In this Webinar highlight video, Martin Hickey, Edwin Onattu, Henning Treu, and Yinchi Luo discuss the evolution of Open Telemetry including serverless tracing with OpenTelemetry.
Nov 4, 2022   |  By Instana
In this Webinar highlight video, Tom Granot and Josh Lee discuss how Instana and Lightrun have joined forces to create a streamlined, developer-first observability process geared towards helping IDE natives to better create, consume and understand the way their applications behave in development, staging, QA, CI and production.
Jan 5, 2022   |  By Instana
Founded in 2005, YourSurprise is an online gift shop with over a 1000 personal gift options. The company provides the ability to make unique gifts and add custom text, logos, and photos. YourSurprise distinguishes itself with original gifts, fast delivery, affordable top-quality, a user friendly website, and outstanding customer service.
Dec 7, 2021   |  By Instana
LiquidShare made a shift from Amazon Web Services (AWS) to Google Cloud Platform (GCP), due to the added simplicity GCP provided. As a builder of cloud-native microservice software, the move to GCP helped the company recognize a need for more efficient and simpler observability into its software.
Nov 23, 2021   |  By Instana
“When we set up New Relic, we had to configure some agents to get the telemetry that we wanted, and it became a little painful.” - Todd Eaton, Head of QA and DevOps for The Weather Company Learn why The Weather Company said goodbye to New Relic and hello to Instana for complete visibility into their applications. The Challenge: During extreme weather, such as hurricane season, or winter storms, The Weather Company’s applications see a 50-75% increase in users looking for weather information.
Nov 16, 2021   |  By Instana
Interview with Chris Miller, Senior Production Engineer at Saatva Learn why Saatva's DevOps team left New Relic for Instana to acquire observability. Headquartered in New York and Austin, Saatva, the Smarter Luxury Sleep company, is the largest online retailer of luxury mattresses and bedding in the United States. Saatva designs and manufactures nine mattress styles of unparalleled quality through 19 factories and over 150 delivery partners nationwide.
Sep 27, 2021   |  By Instana
Instana helps Liquidshare obtain complete observability of applications and underlying systems, resulting in immediate remediation of incidents, reduced downtime, and helping developers focus on building and deploying without worry.
Sep 22, 2021   |  By Instana
With Instana in place, Treasury Intelligence Solutions automates their application and infrastructure monitoring, saving them development time while increasing productivity.
Jun 17, 2021   |  By Instana
A quick five-minute observability demo showing the debugging of a service using logs messages collected by Instana and Humio.
Jan 14, 2020   |  By Instana
Read this eBook to learn why adoption of Kubernetes is accelerating in the Enterprise and why Kubernetes is such a perfect fit for Microservice applications and DevOps continuous delivery.
Jan 14, 2020   |  By Instana
This Application Management eBook examines how microservices-based applications differ from traditional app architectures, the unique management challenges microservices create, and how DevOps and IT Ops teams can effectively address those challenges by adopting a new approach to Application Performance Management, tailored for the brave new world of microservices.
Jan 1, 2020   |  By Instana
Your Application Monitoring strategy is a critical factor that makes or breaks your ability to keep software delivery up to pace with user expectations. Manual monitoring puts all that at risk. In fact, the more your applications change, the more you must automate your monitoring processes.
Jan 1, 2020   |  By Instana
This Application Performance Management eBook explores the world of containers, and how they impact application performance and monitoring. The analysis includes a breakdown of container visibility challenges, the kinds of tools available for container monitoring and functional recommendations for an effective Application Monitoring strategy.

Instana is Dynamic APM for Microservice Management. Specifically built for agile devops teams, we monitor and correlate every aspect of your application tech-stack. As your teams integrate and deploy new code Instana continuously discovers, and continuously aligns with the changes. Customers using Instana benefit from real-time impact analysis, improved quality of service, and optimized workflows that keep their applications healthy.

Automatic Visualization and Performance Analysis of Your Full Application Stack:

  • Application Performance Monitoring: Instana has re-imagined what APM means for Cloud-Native Applications, delivering the first Application Performance Management solution specifically built to monitor cloud-native, microservice, containerized, and orchestrated applications. Don’t worry, Instana can also manage classic applications (SOA, Hybrid Cloud, On-prem, etc.) too – that’s the easy stuff.
  • End User Monitoring: Understand the performance of EVERY request, from front end to backend so you can quickly detect problems and optimize performance. Instana enables users to confidently increase velocity and deliver more services without needing to worry about negatively impacting customer experiences. Instana allows you to quickly drill into every path and every browser request in chronological order for any user.
  • Application & Microservice Infrastructure Monitoring: Instana automates continuous discovery and monitoring of all application infrastructure components (with zero human configuration). Instana automatically correlates the application infrastructure performance data with top-line application performance, making it easy to see if the application infrastructure is contributing to the latency of application services.

Simply the Best APM Solution for Microservice Applications.