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Dynatrace Creates Keptn to Advance the Autonomous Cloud


Dynatrace announced the company has created Keptn, an open source pluggable control plane to advance the industry movement toward autonomous clouds.

Keptn provides the automation and orchestration of the processes and tools needed for continuous delivery and automated operations for cloud native environments.

“Keptn is an outcome of a belief and program we have been working on for years,” said John Van Siclen, CEO of Dynatrace. “In talking with CIOs and CTOs of our many enterprise customers, it’s become clear that advanced levels of automation and intelligence are required to bridge the growing gap between limited IT resources and the exponential increase in scale and complexity of dynamic enterprise clouds and the growing cloud native workloads now being deployed. Keptn provides an answer and we are thrilled to offer it to the industry as an open source project.”

Making Keptn available to the open source community allows the entire industry to simplify and accelerate the inevitable movement to autonomous cloud operations, beginning with continuous delivery and automated operations as the first phases of the process.

Keptn provides:

  • A simple, declarative way to specify multiple continuous delivery pipelines for hundreds of microservices and automatically generate all the plumbing that underlies them. A multi-stage pipeline can be set up in minutes.
  • An easily maintainable automation approach enabling customers to automate operational tasks like reacting to failed deployments based on performance and business feedback as well as automating remediation for production problems. Keptn’s control plane separates process definitions and actual tool integrations and orchestrates processes at runtime which increases manageability and adaptability.
  • A high level of transparency, following a GitOps model, with distributed transaction tracing capabilities embedded into Keptn enables the stitching together of individual actions into traces and provides a deep level of visibility into automation tasks.

Keptn is also being leveraged by Dynatrace’s newly announced Autonomous Cloud Enablement (ACE) Practice, to help customers further accelerate DevOps’ movement to autonomous cloud through proven best practices and expert services.

For more information about this news, visit www.dynatrace.com.


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