Introducing enhanced Amazon EC2 monitoring – Combine your CloudWatch and system metrics now!

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In a multi-tenant cloud environment like AWS, resources of the underlying hardware are virtualized and shared. CloudWatch, Amazon’s native monitoring solution does a great job by providing basic infrastructure level metrics. However there lies a small hitch; CloudWatch reports metrics only from a hypervisor level perspective, it can’t detail on things that are going on inside, at the OS level. To gather these system level metrics, you’ll either need to log into your instance or write custom scripts to collect and push data to your monitoring tool. Our integration with CloudWatch API and agent-based server monitoring capabilities already offered the user necessary insi…

Introducing better viewability for network interfaces​

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Has jumping over dashboards or tabs and searching for a key piece of data ever bothered you? Don’t worry, you are no anomaly. The new interface view of Site24x7’s network monitoring enables network administrators to keep a close tab on the performance of all their interfaces. Thus, the protracted process of searching interfaces under devices is eliminated. Site24x7 now offers its users the ease to view all their interfaces under one view as an independent tab. This simplification gives a bird’s-eye view on the status of all interfaces, viz., “up“, “down” or “trouble”. You can keep track of incoming and outgoing traffic too. There is a status ico

Introducing milestone marker – A hassle free way to track your product updates

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Peter is sweating profusely in his office.  Their e-commerce application is suddenly slow, and he is unable to identify the root cause of it.  He remembers discussing a few changes with his UI team for better aesthetics – well, could it be the reason for the slowness?  Also, a few weeks back, John’s team had made some code changes in the back end for making transactions easy for the end user. Would it have contributed to this slowness? He also remembered that there were a few build updates by the server team too. Well, how is he supposed to find the black sheep out of this? Call everyone for a meeting, you may say. But these meetings generally wobble up your energy and you are left with nothing but to d…

Dependency configuration now gives you better hold over your alert credits ​

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It would be of little use if you email your boss about your planned leave when your boss has limited access to his inbox. Its just like having butter and jam with no bread to supplement. Consider 100 network devices are mapped to a single switch or router. It would be taxing to get false alerts for all the 100 if the main switch/router goes down. This is where Site24x7 goes up an extra mile and gives you the flexibility to configure dependent monitors both at the monitor level and the monitor group level. To explain alert suppression further, consider Switch A has about 100 servers connected. If switch A fails, the first question that would come up is – ‘Can I set up suppression so that I don’t get an al

50+ integrations with Site24x7 Plugins

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Site24x7, the all-in-one cloud based monitoring solution now provides support for more than 50 different integrations. Use our plugins and monitor a wide variety of applications and platforms such as MySQL, PostGres, Apache, Tomcat, WebLogic, Memcached etc. 

An ever expanding list

Some of the verticals our integrations cover are:
  • Database servers
  • Application servers
  • Web servers
  • Caches
  • Message brokers
  • Custom plugins & many more

Database servers

Database servers are the bare essentials in any system, and no matter what type of database you use we have got you covered. If you are a traditionalist who prefers using RDBMS servers, or you prefer an in-memory operational database that provides yo…

Introducing DynamoDB and Application Elastic Load Balancer (ELB) monitoring

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When you are running a complex business application on a dynamically changing cloud environment like AWS, things can get a little tricky. With multiple interconnected components powering your application, failure in any one can cascade and result in poor application performance – leading to user frustration. Moreover, with the sheer number of services running, poor app performance can be attributed to any number of factors. From traffic spikes, instance resource constraints, to uneven ELB distribution and database bottlenecks, you have to keep your eye on a lot of things. At Site24x7, we recognize this very well. To provide the user with more visibility into the AWS ecosystem, we have expanded our in…

[New Feature] 5 Reasons to compare your APM Metrics

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” If statistics are boring, you have got the wrong numbers.” – Edward Tufte
We all secretly dread that one day in our office – where we mull over mundane data, curse the crunching numbers, figure out the graphical charts and present our reports. Though we console ourselves by saying ” Let the numbers do the talking,” in reality, we don’t infer much from our reports. Reports play a vital role in enhancing your application’s performance over time. But how do we get valuable insights from those tricky numbers by removing their layer of obscurity? Well, the key is to compare reports in context instead of merely reading them. By analyzing key metrics of your appli…

Three key metrics for monitoring AWS SNS performance and usage.

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Well if you have already read our blog on Key ELB metrics, you will know that, along with ELB another AWS service – Simple Notification Service (SNS) was also added to our monitoring capabilities. This post will talk about the importance of your SNS environment and metrics you should consider monitoring. Communication is necessary to maintain operational efficiency in your AWS cloud infrastructure. Your application’s ability to interact with and transmit data to other aspects of AWS and users makes your job much simpler. This capability is provided by the AWS Simple Notification Service (SNS), a message broker following the publisher-subscriber paradigm. With this service, you can creat…

Key AWS Elastic Load Balancer metrics you need to monitor

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A month back we announced public Beta monitoring for two new AWS Services – Classic type Elastic Load Balancer (ELB) and Simple Notifications Service (SNS), this included dashboards. alerting and performance reports for some of the most important metrics. This post is here to help you understand why continuous monitoring of Elastic load balancer is required. Our blog on SNS metrics can be found here. Monitoring your dynamic AWS cloud infrastructure and is quite complex. With AWS expanding its portfolio of services, it has become imperative to not only monitor cloud server instances but also other dependency services that help power your applications in the cloud. One such service is the Elastic Lo…

[Infographic] 2016 – Propelling to new heights.

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2016 had it all. From a series of new feature releases supporting monitoring of FreeBSD, OS X servers and Microsoft apps like BizTalk, SharePoint, Active Directory, and Failover Cluster to releasing APM Insight PHP app monitoring capabilities and numerous enhancements to the Java and .NET agents, it was the year of launches. 2016 also saw the introduction of Site24x7 Plugins with 50+ integrations to monitor the entire app stack, and third-party integrations with ManageEngine ServiceDesk Plus On-Demand, Slack, and HipChat. All this wouldn’t have been possible without your support. We thank all our customers for helping us propel to new heights in the space of monitoring, and gifting us a great 201…