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Nov 18, 2020   |  By Mirko Novakovic
Today IBM announced the definitive agreement to acquire Instana. The acquisition will help businesses better manage the complexity of modern applications that span the hybrid cloud landscape and infuse AI in all areas of IT Management. You’ll also find a blog post from Pratik Gupta, CTO Hybrid Cloud Management and IBM Distinguished Engineer, AI and Automation Platform, here.
Nov 17, 2020   |  By Chris Farrell
Streamlines deployment, updates and on-demand scalability to match how other software is deployed.
Nov 17, 2020   |  By Chris Engelbert
To be successful in Observability, you must have the ability to observe the behavior of a system and derive its health state from it. But deriving the health state of any given application entity requires the observability system to understand the context of every piece of information given, to automatically correlate all the data, and deliver hard evidence – quickly – on what is going on.
Nov 17, 2020   |  By Evgeni Wachnowezki
At Instana, we recently improved the installation process for our self-hosted customers. Instana’s self-hosted platform now utilizes a fully Docker based installation process. In a previous blog post, Lessons Learned From Dockerizing Our Application, we discussed how containerizing our product led to an enterprise ready self-hosted platform that is scalable and continuously upgradable, with as little effort as possible..
Nov 17, 2020   |  By Chris Engelbert
An ever-increasing number of System architectures and deployment strategies depend on Kubernetes-based environments. Kubernetes (also known as k8s) is an orchestration platform and abstract layer for containerized applications and services. As such, k8s manages and limits container available resources on the physical machine, as well as takes care of deployment, (re)start, stop, and scaling of service instances.
Nov 17, 2020   |  By Curtis Hrischuk
In a previous blog, Increasing Agility with Pipeline Feedback Scoping, we discussed the different types of pipeline feedback scope. In this follow up post, we’ll look at how to best apply pipeline feedback scope. To keep things simple and consistent, the same monitoring example from the first blog is used for illustration.
Nov 16, 2020   |  By Michele Mancioppi
Instana recently introduced Crash Detector, which automatically detects and reports abnormal process terminations on all Linux machines running Linux kernel 4.8 and above. Instana utilizes the Extended Berkeley Packet Filter (eBPF) functionalities of the Linux kernel to hook into the kernel itself and start listening for process terminations.
Nov 16, 2020   |  By Michele Mancioppi
Kubernetes has taken the world of containers by storm. More and more companies, small and large, are deploying their containers in Kubernetes clusters they run, or on automated, batteries-included clusters run by Cloud Providers. There is so much power built into the Kubernetes API! What if I were to tell you that a Kubernetes primitive, called the MutatingAdmissionWebhook Admission Controller, can be used to supercharge observability automation?
Nov 12, 2020   |  By Chris Farrell
Solution is first to have automated support for application monitoring on multiple serverless infrastructure platforms.
Nov 12, 2020   |  By Rodoljub Radivojević
Google Cloud Storage is a cloud service used as durable, reliable, and secure object storage built to store and retrieve data from anywhere. According to the Google Cloud site ”Cloud Storage is a service for storing your objects in Google Cloud. An object is an immutable piece of data consisting of a file of any format. You store objects in containers called buckets. All buckets are associated with a project, and you can group your projects under an organization.”
Oct 12, 2020   |  By Instana
Instana has made it easy to create a set of predefined dashboards that require zero maintenance. These predefined dashboards are automatically created whenever a user defines an Application Perspective (AP). By definition, Application Perspectives do not require any maintenance. They are based on regular expressions that automatically and continuously update the contents of an AP. Create the definition once and Instana will keep your curated AP dashboards updated forever.
Sep 10, 2020   |  By Instana
After transitioning to containerized workloads, Leaf Group decided to adopt automated observability to match the speed of their new CI/CD workflows. By integrating Instana into their deployment pipeline, their Development teams are able to ensure performance in all stages of build and deployment, optimize their tech stack, and focus on innovating for their audiences.
Aug 14, 2020   |  By Instana
When you're troubleshooting application issues you need immediate access to all dependent components including their health and KPIs. Context Guide automatically adjusts itself to whatever entity is currently in focus. When you open the Context Guide it shows ONLY the correlated entities of the stack or the upstream/downstream services. This data, combined with KPIs and health status allow the operator to immediately orient themselves within the application architecture, understand what is impacted or causing impact, and drill down to any related entity for further examination.
Jul 1, 2020   |  By Instana
This is a 6 minute, fast paced, entertaining demo of the massive capability set provided by Instana's Application Performance Monitoring and automated observability platform. You'll learn a bit about what Instana does, how Instana works, and how much it all costs (hint: it's probably not nearly as much as you are thinking).
Jun 29, 2020   |  By Instana
Jun 26, 2020   |  By Instana
Observability is a highly visible topic in DevOps and Cloud Native discussions. But does observability need a bigger vision or broader applicability to break through to the next level? Can past precedents point a way to accommodate current and future technical trends? Metrics and logs are well understood, and distributed tracing has surfaced on the global developer consciousness. OpenTelemetry is a very good starting point for the next iteration, but it only addresses a subset of the problem space.
Jun 16, 2020   |  By Instana
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.