IBM Instana: Enterprise Observability Platform

Instana is a perfectly automated APM solution for cloud applications, multi-cloud, and hybrid cloud applications. It helps you automatically detect application building blocks, track each request, and create a dynamic graph of all dependencies.

What is Instana used for?

Instana is used in monitoring and managing the software performance used in microservice architectures. It enables 3D visualization of performance through graphs generated with the help of machine learning algorithms, with automatic generation of performance notifications.

It brings you automated Application Monitoring (APM) to help your DevOps teams come up with quality applications. You can combine APM with automation capabilities and deploy on-premise or as a SaaS solution. Instana’s APM is specifically designed to monitor the software used in “container orchestration” – a modular method of providing software services.

Benefits of IBM Observability by Instana APM

Instana’s Enterprise Observability Platform helps you improve application performance management and speed up CI/CD pipelines no matter where your applications are located – in the public cloud, private cloud, hybrid cloud, local location, IBM Z, and more.

With Instana, you can:

  • Automate observability. Gain full observability in dynamic environments.
  • Get data in context. See a real-time understanding of component impact.
  • Utilize artificial intelligence. Understand all factors to resolve issues faster.
  • Access ease of use. Give all your teams the benefits of using APM and observability.

Why Instana?

Instana’s Enterprise Observability Platform automatically ingests observability metrics, traces, and events and contextualizes all application, service, and infrastructure inter-dependencies so you can immediately take intelligent action on any issue.

Why Now?

As companies transform to modern software development (Microservices, Cloud-Native, Ci/CD, DevOps, etc) they are finding their legacy APM solutions inadequate to handle the new complexities of a digital world.

Key-Value Drivers

The value drivers behind Instana are efficiency, innovation, and risk reduction. They enable you to perform:

  • Immediate root cause analysis & incident resolution
  • Automated discovery, configuration & workflows
  • Machine Learning uncovers anomalies for alerting
  • Full trace dataset identifies code-level bottlenecks
  • Prioritize reliability investments with full context
  • Optimize performance with contextual insights

In summary

True Enterprise Observability must deliver on complete visibility: automatedin context, and actionable.

Instana exceeds traditional APM, bringing enterprise observability that provides automated visibility, actionable information, and understanding to DevOps – helping users ensure the performance of cloud-based applications.

Automation is the only way to make sure that you can maintain the appropriate level of observability needed for proper application operation and performance. Without artificial intelligence and automation, you are unable to gain the insight needed to manage risk and impact by automating efforts that cannot be manually managed on a large scale.

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