SolarWinds Enables Deeper Visibility into Application Stack with New AppOptics Solution

SolarWinds, a provider of IT management software, has announced beta availability of AppOptics, a next-generation application performance management (APM) solution designed to provide comprehensive monitoring for distributed application performance and critical infrastructure metrics.

AppOptics combines the distributed tracing function of TraceView with the infrastructure monitoring and real-time analytics capabilities of Librato, delivering a unified monitoring platform for complex modern applications.

The new release is part of the larger SolarWinds Cloud software as a service (SaaS) portfolio, which helps developers, operations engineers, DevOps practitioners, and IT professionals to better manage, optimize, and troubleshoot the full stack at every layer, from the infrastructure and application layers through the end-user experience. Also included in this portfolio are Pingdom, Pingdom Server Monitor, and Papertrail.

Applications are now the prime medium by which customers experience a brand, making uptime and a high level end-user experience more critical than ever, said Christoph Pfister, executive vice president, products, SolarWinds.   However, he noted, application and infrastructure monitoring often take place in separate silos making remediation more difficult. To alleviate the challenges of siloed monitoring, AppOptics provides the comprehensive visibility needed for faster application-centric troubleshooting,  he noted.

Key features of the new AppOptics (beta) include real-time views into traditional and distributed applications enabling easy traversal from visualizing trends to deep root cause analysis; monitoring for a broad set of languages and frameworks for immediate visibility leveraging simple auto instrumentation; numerous built-in integrations, as well as the ability to extend the solution to meet infrastructure monitoring needs; converged dashboards, alerting, and management for APM and infrastructure monitoring.

The new SolarWinds AppOptics is currently available in beta for select customers. Any interested user can sign up to participate in the beta release here.