Instana Releases Customized Features Across Platform

Instana, a provider of application monitoring for containerized microservice applications, is releasing a set of customization features across their solution, creating a personalized APM experience for users.

The new capabilities, called Application Perspectives, go beyond traditional custom dashboarding to deliver an automated personal guided APM experience.

“Instana’s personalized APM experience makes performance data available to the whole devops organization, with each team getting the exact visualization and information they need to optimize the microservices they’re responsible for,” said Mirko Novakovic, Instana co-founder and CEO.

Instana’s new Application Perspectives includes the ability to define ad-hoc groupings of services for any reason.

Any newly created Application Perspective is immediately available to every member of the team. Actionable performance information is then presented automatically in a unique view for each Application Perspective upon definition.

Users can set custom filters as needed, pre-tag their respective services, or use pre-set dashboards for optimizing performance and quality. Personalized views then automatically stay aligned to the changing tech stack so teams never have to rebuild their dashboards.

“Embracing agile methodologies and the microservice architecture has led us to create smaller development teams aligned to specific services, managing the full life cycle of the service include operations and optimization,” said David Merryweather, VP of Infrastructure and Site Reliability at Macmillan Learning. “With Instana’s new Application Perspectives, every team member has seamless access to the specific information and visualizations they need to meet their responsibilities. In fact, Instana has now delivered an application monitoring tool that our whole organization can use.”

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