New Relic Launches AWS Systems Manager Distributor Integration
May 17, 2023
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New Relic announced an integration with AWS Systems Manager Distributor to provide a native experience to automatically deploy the New Relic monitoring infrastructure agent via the AWS Command Line Interface (CLI) and any AWS infrastructure-as-code (IaC) tooling to streamline observability across Amazon Web Services (AWS) environments.

This streamlined experience allows engineers to perform a one-time setup that automatically instruments and updates their entire fleet with the latest New Relic infrastructure agent, even as resources spin up or down. This removes the overhead associated with setting up observability, because engineers no longer need to manually deploy and update their instrumentation. The New Relic infrastructure agent provides engineers with the metrics they need to troubleshoot infrastructure performance issues and scale their Amazon EC2 instances to deliver performant services. The AWS Systems Manager Distributor integration builds upon New Relic’s deep relationship with AWS and adds to its more than 75 existing AWS integrations.

The New Relic infrastructure agent can be easily distributed across thousands of Amazon EC2 instances and on-premise servers using AWS Systems Manager Distributor, simplifying the process of deploying and maintaining the agent lifecycle. This integration provides AWS customers with a more streamlined approach to monitoring their AWS environments, allowing them to easily and securely install and configure the New Relic agent across their instances. Additionally, customers can use AWS Systems Manager Distributor to manage the agent, ensuring it is always up-to-date.

Key features include:

- Native experience: Configure directly in the AWS Command Line Interface (CLI) or any AWS Infrastructure as Code (IaC) tooling.

- Automated: Automatically installed on both existing and new instances during scaling.

- Stay up-to-date: Ensure the latest version of New Relic’s infrastructure agent is deployed.

"Observability is a critical part of infrastructure management. We're excited to announce our integration with AWS Systems Manager Distributor, which will provide an even easier way for our customers to instrument and monitor their environments," said New Relic VP of Cloud and Product Partnerships Gal Tunik. "This integration allows AWS customers to quickly and easily deploy our agent across their instances including across region and account boundaries, providing enhanced visibility into their applications and infrastructure as well as centralized and automated deployment and maintenance."

The integration is available now for all New Relic customers using AWS at no additional cost.

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