Instana Supports Pivotal Container Service
November 26, 2019
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Instana is adding more functionality in its industry leading Kubernetes monitoring solution, adding support for Pivotal Container Services (PKS) with the Instana Microservices Application Monitoring Tile for Pivotal Platform, available today.

With a single click, PKS users can get application performance management integrated with Kubernetes pods and container infrastructure monitoring for their container-based applications.

“The number of Kubernetes-based applications continues to grow, and Instana is leading the charge for complete performance management,” said Pete Abrams, Instana co-founder and COO. “With the ability to achieve full automated visibility with a single click, the Instana tile gives Operations and Development professionals the observability they need to ensure their applications perform at the highest levels.”

The support for monitoring PKS applications is provided via Instana Microservice Application Monitoring for Pivotal Platform tile, originally released for monitoring Pivotal Cloud Foundry applications. Like PCF users of Instana’s tile, PKS users merely need to click the Instana tile to import into their foundation and set the location of Instana. All other configuration, discovery and monitoring happens automatically with zero manual effort. The Instana tile also supports Pivotal Platform foundations that host both Pivotal Application Service and PKS, automatically supporting hybrid workloads and transition phases.

When monitoring containerized applications with Instana, PKS users get the most complete Kubernetes monitoring features, including:

- Automatic discovery and monitoring of all Kubernetes Nodes, Pods and Clusters and the running services

- Correlated monitoring and analysis from the microservices, the microservice frameworks, containers, and the kubernetes infrastructure

- End-to-end tracing of every request, coupled with the Instana Unbounded Analytics™ engine for detailed troubleshooting and optimization

All of these features are available out of the box with Instana.

While PKS provides a robust distribution of an open source Kubernetes container management system, it does not include application performance monitoring. Instana adds performance monitoring and troubleshooting for application services, as well as the Kubernetes infrastructure.

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