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Instana Extends Leading Kubernetes Monitoring Solution to Better Serve Developer Community
Instana, the first APM solution provider to monitor kubernetes at the application layer, today announced further enhancements to the company's automatic application monitoring solution for containerized applications. The new capabilities center around Instana's Application Perspectives, a unique way to group and analyze all performance metrics and traces from specific application components.

"While Kubernetes-based orchestration allows DevOps to keep applications operating properly most of the time, it's quite challenging to understand what is happening," said Pete Abrams, Instana co-founder and COO. "To help developers quickly and easily understand how their application code is behaving within a Kubernetes environment, Instana has connected Kubernetes and Kubernetes Service monitoring directly to application performance metrics and traces. This happens completely automatically."

Instana continues to make headlines at KubeCon conferences. Last December, in conjunction with KubeCon in Austin, Instana announced the expansion of their automatic application monitoring solution to include any applications running in Kubernetes or on Kubernetes services such as Oracle OKE and Google GKE. In May, at KubeCon in Copenhagen, the company announced the ability to correlate application performance metrics and traces with Kubernetes system metrics - becoming the first solution to monitoring Kubernetes, itself, from an application perspective.

Instana's Application Perspectives changes the way in which IT organizations, especially development teams, use APM solutions for monitoring and troubleshooting their distributed microservice applications. Using operational tags or allowing real-time ad hoc definitions, Instana's Application Perspectives gather all the metrics and traces that are related to specific applications, filtering out the noise from other distributed systems.

"DevOps and Site Reliability Engineers are important, but they aren't the only application performance stakeholders," Abrams continued. "Developers are also involved in performance tuning and troubleshooting containerized microservice applications. That's why Instana has created an entire User Experience specifically for the developer community."

Instana's automatic APM solution for dynamic applications is unique in its ability to automate every step of the application monitoring lifecycle, from monitoring deployment to application discovery and monitoring. The company continues to shake up the monitoring industry by automatically consuming any source of performance and tracing information, including popular open source solutions like Jaeger and Zipkin. Like other Instana APM capabilities, the new Kubernetes monitoring occurs automatically, making it the quickest and easiest way to monitor Kubernetes applications and assure their performance.

Published Tuesday, December 11, 2018 8:39 AM by David Marshall
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