Application Performance Management (or Monitoring) is the practice of watching applications for anomalies, increased latency and data exchanges that impact the user’s experience. This has normally been tracked in Network Operations Centers (NOCs). There are numerous tools on the market created to help organizations identify problems and send alerts to the people best suited to remediate the issues. Among the drawbacks of this approach is the number of “false positive” results returned.
Older APM systems have not been architected for today’s development methods of microservices, containers and cloud-native applications. More modern implementations consist of instrumenting applications with software that detects errors, targets the root cause, and suggests fixes — or in some cases automatically does remediation — to prevent or reduce downtime.
If you do a Google search for the phrase “observability tools,” it’ll return about 3.3 million results. As observability is the hot thing right now, every vendor is trying to get aboard the observability train. But observability is not as simple as buying a tool; it’s more of a process change — a way of … continue reading
xMatters has announced new capabilities designed to help teams respond faster to incidents. According to the company, its data-driven DevOps approach helps DevOps, SRE and operations teams collaborate through the xMatters Incident Console, Slack, Microsoft Teams and Zoom. Other updates include a new “Incidents by Severity” widget, and new capabilities in its messaging user interfaces … continue reading
New Relic is continuing to make its full-stack observability vision a reality with the release of New Relic Explorer. The new solution comes with new visualizations and capabilities that give engineers a complete view of their entire IT estate. The company announced its plans to reimagine full-stack observability last year by providing a unified platform … continue reading
A new report revealed those who have successfully implemented chaos engineering have 99.9% or higher availability and greatly improved their mean time to resolution (MTTR). Gremlin’s inaugural 2021 State of Chaos Engineering report found 23% of teams who frequently run chaos engineering projects had a MTTR of under 1 hour, and 60% under 12 hours. … continue reading
Rookout wants developers to have a bigger role when it comes to application performance monitoring (APM). The company announced server performance metrics will now be available in its debugging workflow. According to the company, while CPU spikes, memory leaks and disks filling up were previously IT operations responsibility, as DevOps shift’s left, developers need to … continue reading
IBM has announced that it will be acquiring monitoring company Instana. The company explained the acquisition will help bolster its hybrid cloud and AI strategy. According to IBM, it will now be able to better help companies manage the challenges and complexities of managing application performance across teams and clouds. “With the added responsibility of … continue reading
Grafana Labs has made a number of updates to its observability portfolio this week at its virtual ObservabilityCON conference. The updates include the release of Loki 2.0, Grafana Tempo, Grafana 7.3, new plugins, and Grafana Metrics Enterprise. Loki 2.0 includes improvements to the query language, allowing users to transform logs and extract additional labels, according to … continue reading
Splunk has revealed a new observability suite at its annual .conf20 user conference this week. The suite includes monitoring, investigation, and troubleshooting capabilities designed to accelerate users’ digital transformations. “At Splunk, we believe modern application environments and open, cloud-native technologies will help our customers unlock greater business insights,” said Karthik Rau, vice president of observability … continue reading
Distributed tracing company Lightstep has announced the release of OpenTelemetry Launchers, a new solution for understanding complex systems. The release is based on the open-source project OpenTelemetry, which provides APIs, libraries, agents and collector services to capture distributed traces and metrics. Launcher now connects that data with Lightstep to provide observability and actionable insights, the … continue reading
Instana announced that its APM solution will now automatically detect the root cause of process crashes with new abnormal termination detection built with eBPF. “Instana’s new automatic crash detection and root cause analysis allows anyone involved with applications to see when and how a crash occurred so that it can be fixed, even issues that … continue reading
Longtime application performance monitoring provider New Relic is shifting gears, announcing its product focus has shifted to observability with new updates to its New Relic One platform. According to the company, New Relic One has become an expanded observability platform comprised of three products: the Telemetry Data Platform, Full-Stack Observability and Applied Intelligence. The telemetry … continue reading