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Dynatrace launches new Kubernetes experience for Platform Engineering teams

Dynatrace, the leader in unified observability and security, announced its new Kubernetes Experience for platform engineering teams.

Steve Tack, SVP of Product Management, Dynatrace

Powered by the Dynatrace® platform’s observability, security, AI, and automation capabilities, the experience enables platform engineers to do the following:

  • Provide tailored experiences for Kubernetes teams spanning all maturity levels, from experts to beginners, and ecosystems of all sizes, from a few to hundreds of clusters—including comprehensive visualizations and precise answers to track and optimize the health, performance, and security of clusters, nodes, namespaces, and workloads.
  • Enable predictive maintenance with automated workflows that leverage the Dynatrace platform’s causal and predictive AI capabilities to detect and forecast anomalies in Kubernetes clusters and automatically determine their root cause, empowering engineers to address issues proactively and prevent negative impacts on the end-user experience.
  • Create a reliable, secure, and scalable Kubernetes environment for developers using self-service capabilities that support key DevSecOps processes, including automated quality gates and automated validation of builds, deployments, and releases based on company-specific service-level objectives (SLOs).

Adopting Kubernetes has been instrumental in enabling us to manage, scale, and automate cloud-native application development, but it has also introduced complexity,” said Alex Hibbitt, Engineering Director, SRE and Fulfillment, albelli-Photobox Group. “The Dynatrace platform works seamlessly with our Kubernetes environment and reduces its complexity by automating processes and providing real-time, AI-powered answers. These capabilities have enabled our teams to shift focus from code maintenance and troubleshooting to delivering innovation. With the new Dynatrace Kubernetes Experience, our platform engineering team will now be able to provide a secure and resilient internal development platform that optimizes our developers’ experiences so they can deliver more value for our customers, faster.”

According to Gartner®, “By 2026, 80% of large software engineering organizations will establish platform engineering teams as internal providers of reusable services, components, and tools for application delivery, up from 45% in 2022.”[1] The Dynatrace platform, including its new Kubernetes Experience, enables platform engineering teams to improve developers’ productivity and empower them to deliver high-quality software quickly and securely without the burden of managing complicated cloud-native architectures.

“With the new Dynatrace Kubernetes Experience, platform engineers can now visualize and manage their entire Kubernetes environment in one location, leveraging AI-powered answers and automation to proactively identify and address issues before they impact customers,” said Steve Tack, SVP of Product Management at Dynatrace. “This provides platform engineers with powerful capabilities to manage the complexity inherent in cloud-native software development, enabling them to accelerate release cycles and help organizations innovate faster and more securely.”

The new Dynatrace Kubernetes Experience is expected to be generally available within 90 days of this announcement. Additional details about the new Dynatrace Kubernetes Experience are available on the Dynatrace blog.

[1] Gartner, Top Strategic Technology Trends for 2024, Bart Willemsen, Gary Olliffe, Arun Chandrasekaran, 16 October 2023.  GARTNER is a registered trademark and service mark of Gartner, Inc. and/or its affiliates in the U.S. and internationally and is used herein with permission. All rights reserved.

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