SignalFx Partners with Red Hat to Accelerate Adoption of Cloud-Native Applications
May 09, 2019
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SignalFx announced that the SignalFx Smart Agent is now available as a Red Hat certified container for use across Red Hat’s hybrid cloud technology portfolio, including Red Hat OpenShift and Red Hat Enterprise Linux.

The Red Hat certified container of the SignalFx Smart Agent is now available in the Red Hat Container Catalog, Red Hat’s catalog service for discovery and distribution of certified and curated container images. Red Hat’s certification enables joint customers to pursue a microservices application strategy with greater confidence knowing that the SignalFx Smart Agent has been fully validated to run on Red Hat platforms.

SignalFx Smart Agent is an open source metrics collection agent for a broad set of cloud infrastructure and application services. With the ability to automatically discover containers and the services they run, the SignalFx Smart Agent eliminates the operational overhead of metric collection and enables Ops Teams to gain immediate visibility through pre-built dashboards without complex configurations.

“Joint customers of SignalFx and Red Hat want an enterprise-grade observability solution for a full cloud-native stack,” said Arijit Mukherji, CTO, SignalFx. “Customers also want application containers deployed in their environment to be fully vetted and completely free of known vulnerabilities. Our collaboration with Red Hat helps provide confidence to our customers that SignalFx Smart Agent has gone through a rigorous testing process by Red Hat and is ready for production deployment at scale.”

Organizations are adopting microservices and containers to more rapidly deliver innovation. While traditional monitoring solutions fall short in these ephemeral and dynamic container environments, SignalFx has been designed from the ground up to handle the short-lived nature of containers in Kubernetes environments. SignalFx implements a massively scalable streaming analytics architecture that lowers the latency to detect, visualize and alert on anomalous conditions to just seconds.

“The Red Hat Partner Connect program aims to deliver broad choice to customers for their hybrid cloud deployments with complementary solutions. Red Hat certification validates that the SignalFx Smart Agent meets our standards for consistent performance and compatibility,” said Mike Werner, senior director, Global Technology Partner Ecosystems, Red Hat. “We are excited to collaborate with SignalFx so customers can have even more choice for real-time monitoring of their hybrid cloud deployments.”

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