SolarWinds Provides New Toolset for DevOps Teams

SolarWinds, a provider of IT management software, is introducing a new view into cloud environments to help DevOps professionals gain unmatched visibility across the internal aspects of cloud environments.

The enhanced functionality within SolarWinds’ products Pingdom, AppOptics, Papertrail, and Loggly can be used individually to provide visibility into cloud-based infrastructure and application performance or used together as a DevOps toolkit to maintain 360-degree visibility into cloud monitoring.

 “Understanding if a system is slow or unavailable from an end user’s perspective is crucial in today’s digital world even if the metrics are good and there are no alerts,” said Christoph Pfister, executive vice president of products, SolarWinds. “Bringing user experience, metrics, traces, and logs together with an easy-to-use, complementary toolkit provides DevOps teams with unmatched visibility into their environment, so they can seamlessly follow an alert or issue from one product into another to resolve issues quickly and get back to focusing on the more proactive elements of their job.”

Altogether, the combined functionality of Pingdom, AppOptics, Papertrail, and Loggly brings together real user monitoring, synthetic user monitoring, web and application performance metrics, distributed tracing, event aggregation, and log management to help proactively identify bottlenecks and accelerate troubleshooting.

The updates provide the following benefits:

  • User experience – The Pingdom solution provides Real User Monitoring (RUM), which collects performance data from actual users, and uptime and synthetic monitoring, which proactively monitors critical user flows to help ensure optimal user experience.
  • Metrics – The AppOptics solution provides monitoring for customer metrics as well as metrics associated with infrastructure monitoring, and an analytics platform, connecting infrastructure and applications to business metrics designed to quickly visualize and predict system behavior and trigger alerts.
  • Traces – AppOptics delivers distributed transaction tracing of today’s cloud native applications, which follows the end-to-end path of a request to help identify bottlenecks and to better understand upstream and downstream implications.
  • Logs – The Loggly solution provides log analysis and monitoring designed to understand system behavior and help identify unusual activity. Papertrail offers cloud-based log aggregation and management designed to streamline troubleshooting and debugging of applications in development and in production.

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