Cloud-Native Evolution - How Companies Go Digital

Cloud-Native Migration Landscape Report from Dynatrace and O'Reilly Media

92% of companies anticipate going cloud-native in the next 5 years, according to a 2016 joint study by O'Reilly Media and Dynatrace. This shift from monolithic onsite architectures is imperative to be able to move quickly and remain competitive.

The critical question: What does it take for successful migration?

Dynatrace has identified 3 stages that businesses move through during their journey to the cloud. This new report details the stages and a winning strategy for each, including case studies that will show you how to tackle both technical and cultural challenges.

  • Stage one: Migrate existing applications to virtualized infrastructure with a lift-and-shift approach while maintaining continuous application delivery
  • Stage two: Shift your monolithic application toward microservice architectures, running services in containers on a PaaS service
  • Stage three: Implement rapidly scalable microservices and deploy across the cloud platform’s software-defined architecture

The report also includes the full summary of the study and the responses, so you can see where your organization fits in.


Alois Mayr is Technology Lead for Cloud and Containers with the Dynatrace Innovation Lab. He works on bringing full-stack monitoring to cloud and PaaS platforms such as Docker and Cloud Foundry.  In his role as technology lead, he works very closely with R&D and customers and supports them with their journeys to those platforms.  He is also a blogger and speaker at conferences and meetups, where he shares lessons learned and other user stories with cloud platforms. Before joining Dynatrace, he was a researcher focused on software quality measurements and evaluation.

Peter Putz is the Operations Lead of the Dynatrace Innovation Lab.  He and his team spearhead technology research and business development efforts for next generation Digital Performance Monitoring solutions. Peter holds a PhD in social and economic sciences from the Johannes Kepler University Linz, Austria. He has managed, developed, and operated intelligent enterprise systems for more than 15 years. Before joining Dynatrace, he was a computer and management scientist with the NASA Ames Research Center and the Xerox Palo Alto Research Center (PARC).

Dirk Wallerstorfer is Technology Lead for OpenStack and SDN at Dynatrace. He has 10+ years of deep, hands-on experience in networking, security, and software engineering. Dirk spends his days researching new and emerging technologies around virtualization of infrastructure and application environments. He is passionate about making things fast and easy and likes to share his experiences through blog posts, and during his speaking engagements at conferences and meetups. Before joining Dynatrace, he built up and led a quality management team and worked as a software engineer.

Anna Gerber is a full-stack developer with more than 15 years of experience in the university sector. A senior developer at the Institute for Social Science Research at The University of Queensland, Australia, and Leximancer Pty Ltd, Anna was formerly a technical project manager at UQ ITEE eResearch specializing in Digital Humanities, and research scientist at the Distributed System Technology Centre (DSTC). In her spare time, Anna enjoys tinkering with and teaching about soft circuits, 3D printing, and JavaScript robotics.