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dynaTrace Launches Community Portal

dynaTrace software, the leader in continuous application performance management across the lifecycle for business critical Java and .NET applications, today announced the launch of the dynaTrace Community Portal. This portal will provide the expanding dynaTrace ecosystem with a dynamic resource for sharing knowledge, best practices, product tips and techniques, training materials and re-useable software modules. With the community portal, customers will have access to the information and software they need to accelerate their deployment of dynaTrace-enabled application performance management solutions across the full lifecycle – development, test and production.

“The dynaTrace ecosystem of customers and partners is rapidly growing as companies realize that application performance across the lifecycle is the only way to manage performance for complex Java, .Net and SOA applications,” said dynaTrace CEO John Van Siclen. “With the community portal, dynaTrace is partnering with our users to provide them with the resources they need to achieve faster time to value with performance management while also reducing the costs of enterprise integration with existing systems.”

The dynaTrace Community Portal offers an array of resources to help members move to the next level of application performance:

  • Documentation and Best Practices – one location for dynaTrace knowledge and a collaborative system for customers to share their experiences, tips and techniques
  • Knowledge Base – quickly find information and solutions for anything in the universe of knowledge related to dynaTrace, performance, and advanced application technologies
  • Technology Samples and Tutorials – self-directed learning with interactive samples and video tutorials to advance user know-how with dynaTrace and application performance
  • Training – a wide variety of online and on-site training for advanced dynaTrace use
  • OSGi/open source-based plug-ins – so community members can extend dynaTrace to fully leverage existing investments across the application lifecycle

“We’re excited about the dynaTrace Community Portal,” said Brian Gill, Manager of Operations Technology at AutoTrader.com. “Having just expanded our dynaTrace deployment across the lifecycle, we have a number of technicians who will benefit from all the new resources found in the portal to advance their knowledge of dynaTrace, so we can get even more from our investment.”

dynaTrace 3 introduced the industry’s only OSGi/open source-based plug-in management and deployment infrastructure that allows customers to extend dynaTrace with their own or 3rd-party developed software plug-ins. The Community Portal will be where customers can download and exchange plug-ins.

To seed the community, dynaTrace has contributed open source, pre-built, pre-tested plug-ins for technology from commercial and open source providers, such as:

  • Load testing and EMS plug-ins that provide automated integration into customers existing application development and management environments
    • JMeter, Visual Studio Team System to automate integration into load tests
    • HP OpenView, IBM Tivoli, MS SCOM to automatically propagate alerts to operations consoles
  • Monitoring plug-ins that enable customers to integrate performance management with a variety of enterprise monitoring systems
    • Unix systems, SNMP data sources to monitor system resource usage
    • VMware infrastructure data to see how performance on virtualized environments maps to physical systems
    • Web Transaction Monitor to provide simple end-user monitoring based on synthetic transactions

The dynaTrace community portal not only facilitates the sharing of plug-ins, but also additional software modules such as custom sensors for popular frameworks and technologies such as Hibernate, Spring, and SharePoint, as well as software for integration with popular IDE’s such as Eclipse and MS Visual Studio.

The community portal builds on the successful launch of dynaTrace 3, which is designed to meet the new demands of application performance management. The portal will include information for the new innovative features in dynaTrace 3 including:

  • Global transaction tracing with deep diagnostics for Java and .Net applications – trace business transactions across geographically distributed applications to find and prevent performance issues before they happen
  • 24x7 performance management for the most demanding environments dynaTrace scales across large server clusters and virtualized environments, easily meeting the growing demands of changing production environments
  • Advanced automation out of the box integration into popular build systems and automated problem documentation to eliminate manual, labor intensive costs

Availability

The community portal is available now and can be accessed at www.dynatrace.com/community.

About dynaTrace software, Inc.

dynaTrace is the leader in continuous application performance management across the lifecycle for business critical Java and .NET applications. dynaTrace is the only solution that provides a common, integrated performance management platform for all key stakeholders - development, test and production. Industry leaders such as UBS, LinkedIn, EnerNOC, Fidelity, and Thomson Reuters use dynaTrace’s patent pending technology to gain full visibility into application performance, identify problems sooner and dramatically reduce the mean time to repair by as much as 90%. These and other leading companies rely on dynaTrace to proactively prevent performance problems from happening and quickly resolve those that do occur – saving time, money and resources.

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