Why The Weather Company's DevOps Team Uses Instana for Observability

Why The Weather Company's DevOps Team Uses Instana for Observability

Nov 23, 2021

“When we set up New Relic, we had to configure some agents to get the telemetry that we wanted, and it became a little painful.” - Todd Eaton, Head of QA and DevOps for The Weather Company

Learn why The Weather Company said goodbye to New Relic and hello to Instana for complete visibility into their applications.

The Challenge: During extreme weather, such as hurricane season, or winter storms, The Weather Company’s applications see a 50-75% increase in users looking for weather information.

The Solution: The Weather Company’s DevOps and QA teams got Instana’s Enterprise Observability Platform up and running quickly and smoothly.

“With Instana, it pretty much came out-of-the-box. It’s not like we had to do anything special. We had the application side and infrastructure up within one sprint. We were able to visualize a lot of our systems right away.” - Todd Eaton, Head of QA and DevOps for The Weather Company.

The Weather Company found Instana’s platform incredibly easy to use, with data that could be dissected and displayed in different ways so that each DevOps or QA team member could make use of it.

“The visualization of where the traffic is, and what type of traffic it is has been beneficial for my QA group to determine if we have to beef up more testing in a different area, or if we have certain traffic that’s coming from a region in the world that we need to put more emphasis on.” - Todd Eaton, Head of QA and DevOps for The Weather Company.

The Results: After a seamless setup, The Weather Company is using Instana to focus on reducing downtime and keeping the highest quality user experience.

Read the entire story here: https://www.instana.com/customers/the-weather-company-is-always-on