AppFirst Introduces New DevOps Dashboard
September 10, 2012
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AppFirst announced the immediate availability of its new DevOps Dashboard, an application performance monitoring solution providing all roles within an organization a clear, unified status view of infrastructure, applications and business metrics.

AppFirst captures detailed information from an entire application stack, and with the new DevOps Dashboard anyone within an organization can proactively and quickly troubleshoot problems, stay on top of what’s happening with systems and business metrics in real time, and quickly communicate with the rest of the organization.

The new DevOps Dashboard includes AppFirst’s ability to auto-detect application stacks and configure data collection from the relevant sources to deliver a customized dashboard specific to the user’s environment — all automatically, with no extra effort required.

A new smart threshold capability is also extremely intuitive and saves customers valuable time; AppFirst now learns over time what is “normal” for a user’s business metrics and delivers alerts when metrics shift one standard deviation from normal levels.

The new DevOps Dashboard is also easily customized to provide the specific data critical to any role, whether it’s executives, DevOps, or IT operations.

The DevOps Dashboard is SaaS-based so it is up and running quickly, and is viewable on a monitor or TV screen.

“AppFirst has its finger on the pulse of today’s IT organizations and the increasingly critical intersection of IT application services and business outcomes,” said Dennis Drogseth, Vice President of industry analyst and consulting firm EMA. “In today’s globally competitive market, application service development and production-level performance need to be cohesively compacted in response to changing business expectations and business demands. AppFirst is delivering an innovative and valuable approach to bridging the technology and cultural gaps between development, production and their most critical application customers.”

The new SaaS-based DevOps Dashboard is powered by AppFirst’s engine which collects, aggregates and correlates all of an organization’s data sources, from logs and StatsD to Nagios plug-ins and millions of process metrics. With this knowledge it provides unprecedented visibility into critical, top-line business metrics, all in a single repository, allowing everyone in an organization to see what’s happening real-time with the business and the underlying infrastructure that powers it.

AppFirst’s powerful and flexible big data platform delivers a whole new level of real-time visibility. Its unique, patent-pending collection technology continuously extracts deep data from within every application, component and running process on every server, virtual machine and cloud instance in a user’s environment. The real-time metrics are then correlated with other data sources to provide the most comprehensive and granular visibility into servers and apps, and can be seen side-by-side with business metrics for full visibility of the impact of system and application behavior on the business. AppFirst collectors work with any language or application component and can be configured to collect and upload data as often as a user desires. The collection activity minimally impacts performance by one percent or less.

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