Sysdig Monitor 3.0 Announced
September 27, 2018
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Sysdig announced Sysdig Monitor 3.0.

Sysdig Monitor 3.0 delivers enterprise-grade Prometheus monitoring.

As enterprises move toward modern infrastructure to support digital transformation initiatives, visibility into the performance of dynamic, distributed microservices becomes a significant challenge. Successful monitoring of business-critical applications and infrastructure based on cloud-native solutions like Kubernetes and Docker requires a new approach. Enterprises in early-phase Kubernetes projects often use open source Prometheus to research the performance of their applications on this new platform. As these organizations transition to full-scale production, there are additional requirements for broader telemetry and event data, long-term data retention, high availability, and access control. Sysdig delivers these capabilities to help enterprises deliver efficient, secure applications at enterprise scale and accelerate time-to-value with Prometheus.

“We love Prometheus and the tremendous monitoring value it adds, which is why we have started to contribute to the open source project in addition to providing Prometheus capabilities for enterprise customers,” said Loris Degioanni, CTO and founder of Sysdig. “Sysdig has embraced Prometheus to provide users with another source of rich data alongside our existing kernel instrumentation. With Sysdig Monitor 3.0, enterprise customers see the whole picture and can resolve issues more quickly. ”

Enterprise-grade Prometheus with Sysdig Monitor 3.0 focuses on five key areas:

- Scale: Provides a horizontally scalable distributed system platform that handles tens of millions of metrics per second with cross-cluster aggregation to keep pace with large, complex environments.

- Scope: Collects, analyzes, and correlates Prometheus metrics with granular metrics and events for system processes, applications, cloud platforms, networks, orchestrators, and customer metrics like StatsD and Java TM Management Extensions (JMX), with advanced visualizations like topology maps.

- Simplicity: Reduces complexity with a turn-key solution that eliminates the headaches of managing multiple isolated monitoring systems and services.

- Security: Isolates services and data without resorting to isolated infrastructure, protecting and simplifying control with Lightweight Directory Access Protocol (LDAP) authentication, role-based access control (RBAC), single sign-on (SSO), and Sysdig Teams for fine-grained service-based access control.

- Support: Extends technical support and services to enterprise Prometheus users to resolve issues faster.

Key Features of Monitor 3.0:

PromQL: Sysdig Monitor is the only enterprise monitoring solution to offer PromQL for metric queries that extend beyond Prometheus metrics. DevOps can now calculate advanced metrics with Prometheus and any other collected application, system, and custom metric like JMX or StatsD using PromQL to meet the unique monitoring needs of their enterprise.

Grafana Plugin: The new Grafana plugin lets users choose to utilize the open source Grafana visualization and dashboarding solution popular with Prometheus users to view Sysdig-hosted time series metrics.

New Kubernetes Metrics and Dashboards: Support for StatefulSet metrics and default dashboards enhances Kubernetes performance monitoring for users that deploy stateful applications such as databases – streamlining problem identification and resolution. New cluster state, master health, and capacity management dashboards increase operational efficiency, helping cluster operators ensure the health of their orchestration system.

Universal Kubernetes Support: Sysdig extends the value of Sysdig Monitor to all popular Kubernetes packages, including Pivotal Kubernetes Service (PKS), Kubernetes with Mesosphere DC/OS, Kubernetes with Docker 2.0, IBM Cloud Kubernetes Service, Amazon Elastic Container Service for Kubernetes (Amazon EKS), and Azure Container Service (AKS).

Sysdig launched in 2013 with its open source monitoring technology, sysdig, and later with the Sysdig open source security project, Sysdig Falco. This release further reinforces the commitment to the open source movement by providing the Sysdig Cloud-Native Intelligence Platform to open source Prometheus users and extending its adoption to enterprise customers.

Sysdig Monitor 3.0 will be rolled out to all Sysdig customers in this coming quarter and it will be demoed for the first time at AWS re:INVENT in November.

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