Monitoring

Monitor your infrastructure and apps in real time with Datadog

In rapidly evolving cloud environments, seeing across all your systems, apps, and services is more difficult than ever. When something goes wrong, do you know how to effectively troubleshoot and resolve issues?

That's where Datadog comes in.  Datadog's monitoring solution gives you full visibility into your infrastructure and applications in one platform, so you always know where to look first. Within minutes of setting up Datadog, you'll get:

  • Real-time interactive dashboards that deliver unified insights across dev and ops teams
  • Seamless navigation between correlated metrics, distributed request traces, and log data
  • Built-in support for more than 250 technologies, including AWS, Docker, and PagerDuty
  • Algorithmic alerting to auto-detect performance anomalies and prevent alert fatigue

Give it a try -- start a free trial here and put those features to work in your own environment today.

Free Copy of Gartner's Market Guide for IT Infrastructure Monitoring Tools



With the onset of more modular and cloud-centric architectures, many organizations with disparate monitoring tools are reassessing their monitoring landscape. According to Gartner, "With the onset of more modular and cloud-centric architectures, many organizations with disparate monitoring tools are reassessing their monitoring landscape. I&O leaders must adopt more holistic IT infrastructure monitoring tools to gain visibility into their IT landscape."

A Gartner Market Guide defines an emerging market and explains what clients can expect it to do in the short term, outlining the attributes of representative vendor offerings and how those offerings are likely to evolve.

This free guide provides insight into the IT infrastructure monitoring tool market and providers as well as key findings and recommendations.

Get your copy of the 2018 Gartner Market Guide for IT Infrastructure Monitoring Tools to see:
 
  • The ITIM market definition, direction and analysis
  • A list of representative ITIM vendors
  • Recommendations for adoption of ITIM platforms

Zenoss Recognized in Gartner Market Guide for IT Infrastructure Monitoring Tools

Zenoss Inc., a leader in software-defined IT operations, today announced it was named a representative vendor in Gartner's Market Guide for IT Infrastructure Monitoring Tools. According to the report, IT infrastructure monitoring tools capture the availability of IT infrastructure components that reside in a data center or are hosted in the cloud as infrastructure as a service.

A Gartner Market Guide defines an emerging market and explains what clients can expect it to do in the short term, outlining the attributes of representative vendor offerings and how those offerings are likely to evolve.

According to Gartner, "With the onset of more modular and cloud-centric architectures, many organizations with disparate monitoring tools are reassessing their monitoring landscape. I&O leaders must adopt more holistic IT infrastructure monitoring tools to gain visibility into their IT landscape."

Metrics, Traces & Logs in One Unified Platform



With so many services, systems, and containers to track, it's harder than ever to understand application performance and troubleshoot issues. Built by engineers, for engineers, Datadog's monitoring platform:
 
  • Helps dev and ops teams navigate between correlated metrics, logs, and distributed request traces for rapid troubleshooting.
  • Integrates seamlessly with more than 250 popular technologies, including AWS, VMware, Chef, and Docker.
  • Gives you real-time insights into app performance with algorithmic alerts, built-in dashboards, and distributed tracing and APM.

But don't take our word for it—see it in action with a free 14-day trial.

 

eG Innovations Certified as Partner Ready for VMware Cloud on AWS

eG Innovations, a leading provider of IT performance monitoring and digital intelligence solutions, today announced that eG Enterprise, its flagship monitoring platform has been certified as Partner Ready for VMware Cloud on AWS.

VMware Cloud on AWS is an on-demand service that enables organizations to run applications across vSphere-based cloud environments with access to a broad range of AWS services. Powered by VMware Cloud Foundation, this service allows organizations to take advantage of VMware technologies across compute (vSphere), storage (vSAN) and networking (NSX), which are optimized to run on next-generation, elastic, bare-metal AWS infrastructure, with optimized access to AWS services.

With eG Enterprise, organizations can monitor all aspects of VMware Cloud on AWS performance. Monitoring of the virtual infrastructure and cloud monitoring are done in an agentless manner. A patented inside-outside monitoring technology provides 360-degree visibility into virtual machine performance. Using eG Enterprise's built-in capabilities for application code-level visibility and digital experience monitoring, IT professionals can get total performance assurance for their applications running on VMware Cloud on AWS.

Key Capabilities of eG Enterprise for Monitoring VMware Cloud on AWS:

LogicMonitor Launches Google Cloud Platform Capabilities for Expanded Multi-Cloud Performance Monitoring

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Companies that have invested in multi-cloud deployments can now comprehensively view the health, performance, usage and spend of all public cloud investments, including Google Cloud Platform (GCP), in a single view using LogicMonitor's enhanced LM Cloud solution.

LogicMonitor, the leading SaaS-based performance monitoring platform for enterprise IT and Managed Service Providers, just launched expanded capabilities to LM Cloud to support Google Cloud Platform. GCP joins Amazon Web Services (AWS) and Microsoft Azure as cloud platform technologies supported by LogicMonitor's hybrid monitoring platform.

"Enterprise workloads are moving to the cloud, and more than half now use more than one type of public cloud service. Using multiple cloud providers can significantly decrease risk and costs while increasing security and autonomy," said Steve Francis, Founder and Chief Evangelist at LogicMonitor. "Evolving our multi-cloud monitoring to include GCP gives companies the single-pane-of-glass view that enables them to optimize technical performance and financial management of their cloud resources."

7 Tips for Hyper-V Monitoring that You’ll Wish You Read Sooner

Learn how to better manage your Hyper-V environment and improve performance. In this article, we'll walk through how to optimally configure your VMs and servers. Then, we'll provide a number of tips for monitoring your Hyper-V VMs. 

A key aspect of optimizing and monitoring performance is understanding the requirements for the workloads. You need to identify these requirements, along with the dependencies of the software that you'll run, and then categorize the various types of resource utilization parameters. These are the high-level considerations: 

  • Memory - What is the amount of RAM that is necessary for a specific VM? Is this amount adequate for all levels of application activity?
  • CPU - Learn if the applications are typically CPU-intensive. Is it possible the performance gains will be seen with multiple CPUs?
  • Storage Options - Account for all speed and capacity requirements for storage that supports the VMs. Will the applications run better using network storage?
  • Network - Does any VM need access to other systems-or to the Internet? Which of these VMs will generate heavy traffic?

Gather this information from historical statistics that your organization may be collecting, or think through how best to conduct the estimates. Either approach will be helpful in identifying potential performance bottlenecks.

AppDynamics Announces New European Software-as-a-Service Offering, Fuelling Application and Business Monitoring Adoption

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AppDynamics, a Cisco company and the leader in application intelligence, today announced its new European Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) offering, built on the Amazon Web Services (AWS) EU (Frankfurt) Region. Now, European enterprises can accelerate their digital transformations with AppDynamics and AWS with full confidence and control of their monitoring data.

European companies are developing applications that are more powerful and sophisticated than ever, enabling them to keep up with the new pace of digital business and ever-rising customer expectations. Modern CIOs recognise that real-time application and business monitoring provides the bridge between the performance of these new and improved applications and the resulting customer experience, and critically, underpins their wider digital transformation success.

"With AppDynamics' new European SaaS offering, customers can have the best of both worlds - access to world-class SaaS-based monitoring with the peace of mind that all monitoring data is stored locally in Europe," said Firaas Rashid, EMEA CTO, AppDynamics.

SolarWinds System Management Updates Sharpen Visibility into Physical and Virtual Infrastructure

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SolarWinds, a leading provider of powerful and affordable IT management software, today announced a pair of product updates that offer broader and deeper performance monitoring capabilities across physical and virtual infrastructure, particularly in hybrid environments. The newest version of Storage Resource Monitor (SRM) extends support to a wider range of leading all-flash arrays (AFAs), while the latest update to Server & Application Monitor (SAM) permits deeper visibility into interactions between a set of servers running critical business applications.

"Finding clarity through the haze of complexity is vital to successfully keep today's heterogeneous and distributed IT environments running smoothly," said Christoph Pfister, executive vice president of products, SolarWinds. "With support for more leading-edge storage vendor solutions and deeper visibility into the connection between critical infrastructure resources, our system management updates give IT professionals more powerful tools to overcome complexity and optimize performance in their diverse worlds."

Combined, the two updates arm IT professionals with the broad system management, monitoring, alerting and reporting functionality needed to optimize performance in hybrid environments, across an even broader mix of systems and vendors.

Blue Medora Launches Industry's First IT Monitoring Integration-as-a-Service

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Blue Medora today announces a new service, BindPlane - a major step in delivering IT monitoring integration as a service and a standardized approach to enterprise monitoring integration.

Blue Medora is an innovator in monitoring integration software for the most common application performance, cloud and database management platforms.

BindPlane is a first-of-its-kind monitoring integration service that connects the health and performance data on the top enterprise technologies with the world's best IT performance monitoring and analytics platforms. The new integration service is a departure from the traditional platform-to-plugin approach and instead provides a single monitoring integration service that connects any analytics platform to the health and performance data on the top enterprise technologies instantly.