Today, we’re excited to announce that Epsagon is expanding its support of multi-cloud and containerized environments with major platform enhancements aimed at helping companies that are struggling with observability and complexity within their microservice architectures on AWS, and now also on Azure.
“Businesses are entering a “Cloud 2.0” era where hyper-growth in data volume, more widespread adoption of hybrid container and serverless environments, and multi-cloud microservice architectures are driving complexity that makes application management ever more difficult,” said Nitzan Shapira, CEO at Epsagon.
Organizations today need to be able to make sense of the terabytes of valuable data collected and understand immediately how to use this data to make wise operational and business-level decisions. As part of our ongoing strategy, Epsagon is extending and applying our observability advantages—including automation of manual tasks, rapid and easy troubleshooting and issue resolution, greater developer velocity and faster time to business value—across serverless, container and Kubernetes environments and to Azure, as well as AWS, cloud infrastructures.
Today’s announcement includes:
- Azure Kubernetes Service (AKS) support, a Microsoft Azure Partnership, and solution availability in the Azure Marketplace.
- Azure Cloud from Microsoft is one of the fastest-growing cloud services with Gartner reporting Azure’s market share at 15.5% in 2019 up from 2017’s 12.7%. (Gartner, Jan 10, 2020)
- Expansion of our core platform with enhanced automation and correlation capabilities as well as deep container and Kubernetes monitoring, alerting, and troubleshooting for both Azure and AWS public clouds.
Also, explained Shapira, “Because Epsagon’s end-to-end observability platform provides a complete picture of the environment at full depth in an elegant, simple-to-use platform, teams now can confidently use this single platform instead of relying on their existing, loosely integrated mixture of APM, logging, monitoring, and troubleshooting tools.”
Automated Monitoring and Alerting for Containers and Infrastructure
In addition to supporting AWS Cloud and multiple AWS services, companies leveraging Azure for either part or all of their infrastructure can immediately and fully utilize Epsagon’s observability platform for automated monitoring and troubleshooting of Azure Kubernetes Service (AKS) environments. Customers can integrate Epsagon and their Kubernetes resources rapidly – with auto-discovery, instrumentation, and connection to Azure cloud – in less than 5 minutes. No code changes are required.
With the new AKS cluster monitoring view, users and teams can understand:
- Cluster-level metrics over time for a specific cluster
- Nodes, pods, containers, and deployments associated with the specific cluster
An AWS Advanced Technology Partner, Epsagon has made the same improvements for Azure to its dashboard for AWS ECS, Amazon’s containerized orchestration tool, and for Amazon Elastic Kubernetes Service (EKS).
Epsagon has also added to its platform:
- High-level infrastructure monitoring dashboards with compute service metrics
- Custom monitoring dashboards to understand the overall health of an application
- Expanded monitoring with auto alerting and alerting on more metrics (including trace, custom, and AWS resource metrics)
Users of Epsagon will now see scalability improvements with hundreds of trace views that aid root cause analysis, as well as user-defined, automated security with the ability to select and send specific payloads (white list) without manual intervention.
Troubleshooting—Observing, Tracing and Correlating
With the release of Epsagon’s hybrid cloud applied observability, users now can analyze trends or spikes for more accurate troubleshooting across both serverless and container environments in Azure or AWS. Users can see three sources of data: service performance metrics, service metrics from the cloud infrastructure provider, and custom business metrics. With metrics from the cloud provider, in particular, users can feel comfortable using Epsagon as their single platform for monitoring and troubleshooting microservices.
With Epsagon’s automated correlation of metrics, logs, traces, and payloads in a “single pane of glass,” users not only see immediately when something goes wrong in their environment, but they also gain a full and instant understanding of the root cause of the problem. Users can see high-level metrics, drill down to specific traces, and analyze correlated metrics, logs, and payloads for containers as well as serverless. They can correlate a trace to relevant logs, to compute metrics and to resource metrics, and they can jump seamlessly from a node to highly visual dashboards.
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