We have some powerful features lined up for the product for the
coming quarter. Many of these are in advanced stages of development.
Server Monitoring Product: IT Automation:
is the favorite one for our server monitoring developers. They have
been on it for more than a few months. The Admin > Actions is
getting a makeover, and we will be releasing what we call as our step
towards helping automate your routine production tasks when there is a
performance or uptime problem.
Administrators like to setup corrective actions proactively so that
production issues are not affecting applications. Likewise, their
playbook includes steps that an Operator can use to bring things back
to normal. With IT Automation, we hope this to be possible.
The trigger for an IT Automation to get triggered is a Site24x7
Alert for a downtime or a threshold violation. The corrective action
could be to execute a script on a server to correct the problem or
stop a service or start a service, create an AWS instance, etc. This
feature is in the advanced stages of release.
Server Monitoring Product: 1 Minute Poll Frequency for
Server Monitoring at no additional cost.
monitoring with 1-minute raw data is something that involved some
heavy-lifting for us. We are all set to get five times more data from
our agents once we release this feature. For you, this will give more
granularity into server performance for easy troubleshooting. That
said, we already have server heartbeat that is used for uptime checks
hitting us every minute.
Later this year we will also show server/process CPU and memory
metrics in real time from a server with a live chart widget. These
would update every few seconds.
Log Management: Site24x7
AppLogs will bring the ability to search and view
If you have difficulty in tracing
transactions and relevant logs across servers for troubleshooting a
performance or downtime problem, here is a log management solution
that is made just for you. The Log Management capability would upload
logs from your server using our server agent into Site24x7 Logs cloud.
It is then indexed and then made available in our console for viewing
Log Monitoring and Management could be our biggest feature for this
year. Hence no prizes for guessing why this section's title has a
larger font than the rest. It brings out a capability that is being
refined internally for years and is known to scale for massive volume
Website Monitoring: 100+ unique global
We would be increasing our monitoring to
reach closer to 100 unique global locations. Many vendors in the
industry talk about 100 servers. However here we are talking about
different cities that we would support for website monitoring.
Site24x7 Platform: Custom Dashboards
Dashboards is probably one of the most sought after features, and you
can see this actively
discussed. I include this here as this too is in an
advanced stage of release.
Site24x7 Platform: Tags to provide flexibility in organizing
We have seen tags or label's in email
services like Google's Gmail to organize email. While GMail does
not have a folder concept, Zoho Mail has both. Tags and folders for
email organization. Doing both gives some level of flexibility that is
unique. Currently, Site24x7 has a Monitor Group concept that is a bit
rigid. Monitor Groups are like folders in your email Inbox. We are now
working on Tags to help manage Monitors better. Tags would allow you
to organize and manage your monitors creatively.
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