Microservices is a growing trend in IT—driven by DevOps and container technologies. One of the challenges organizations face as they adopt microservices architectures is monitoring and managing the increasingly complex environment. Ruxit recently announced Deep Docker Monitoring to address this issue with an integrated view across infrastructure and applications to enable faster and more effective problem resolution.
Ruxit is an application performance monitoring-as-a-service provider for startups, mid-size companies, and large organizations. Its artificial intelligence technology enables companies to manage thousands of servers with very small IT monitoring teams.
In general microservices streamline application development and IT infrastructure. All of the automation involved simplifies IT overall, but it also involves a vast array of granular, modular moving parts that need to be monitored and managed. Ruxit Deep Docker Monitoring addresses the challenges organizations face when moving containerized, microservices applications into production. Ruxit claims that its approach is more comprehensive than partial or piecemeal solutions offered by rivals.
According to a press release from Ruxit the Docker visibility is a new element of its Liquid Datacenter initiative. It builds on Ruxit’s existing experience with VMware and AWS environments to address complex and dynamic IT environments. The Docker-specific extension adds features to the Ruxit platform, including:
• Real-time visualization of multi-datacenter environments.
• Management for the dynamics of Kubernetes, Apache Mesos and AWS Elastic Beanstalk.
• Deep network monitoring for Software Defined Networks.
• Capacity planning for Docker-based micro service architecture.
Bernd Greifeneder, founder of Ruxit, states that this product meets the rising demand for Docker environments. “A new study we will be releasing next month reveals that about 40 percent of Docker users are already or about to move into production. As they take this step, close to 50 percent see proper monitoring as a key challenge they have to master.”
Ruxit also shared comments from Sweazer co-founder Christian Beikov. “Keeping track of our real-time scalable Docker environment running on AWS Elastic Beanstalk was a real challenge before we deployed Ruxit’s Deep Docker Monitoring solution. Ruxit enables us to run our systems at ideal performance levels and helps us to resolve problems quickly.”
What makes the Ruxit Docker support different from competitors like New Relic, Datadog, or AppDynamics? According to Greifender, “We have built a full-stack solution, not a partial, limited one. Ruxit not only allows organizations to monitor Docker stats data, but also automatically detects all running processes and hosted micro services. All this information gets visualized with Ruxit’s smartscape technology.”
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