Hello, Does anyone know the real differences between Dynatrace Managed and Dynatrace Saas? My company is moving from Managed to SaaS and we want to know the implications and differences this procedure is going to take. I haven't found any real documentation on Internet.
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Thank you Arturo,
There is information but not enough. It lacks a lot of information, i.e bind values are not allowed in SaaS environment or the data retentions between each environment.
I guess there is no detailed documentation about this topic.
Thank you once again.
There are no much differences regarding the info collected. It's true bind values are not allowed on saas (mainly due to high network and storage demands) but for instance, data retention is the same.
Will try to do a deep search on this topic and let you know if i find any documentation that emphasizes on the differences.
@Arturo M. not true about the retention. With Managed you can define retention times for various data categories such as Service Level Data. This is not available with SaaS (fixed retention times for everyone).
The other very big topic is auditing. In SaaS you have almost no audit trail of what users are doing in your tenants.
There are also other implications such as user repository that have to be taken into consideration.
Just wondering - @Imad M. what are your reasons to migrate from Managed to SaaS?
Some things to keep in mind between the two deployment modes:
That's all that I can think of off the top of my head.
Most of these apply in case of large or very large companies, or companies operating in restrictive sectors with tighter policy enforcement or different operation models (where maybe you host Dynatrace environments for other end customers and they have restrictions/policies, etc.).
For most small to medium companies, SaaS just saves a lot of scoping/work/management and streamlines things, but Managed is there to put all of that in your hands.
- SaaS: You can use LDAP with SCIM. Read here.
- Managed: you do not need SMTP. Mission Control can send emails on behalf of cluster.
- Managed: Starting with 1.214 there's the same (as in SaaS) automatic and dynamic adjustment for rate limit of Environment and Configuration REST API. Cluster API is still unlimited. Rate limit can be turned off.
I don't know your license, but pricing is exactly the same for SaaS and Managed. You just don't need to provision the VMs for Dynatrace Managed infrastructure. Just check the differences mentioned here, there are many small differences that might be important in your case.