AppDynamics, a company that helps software-defined businesses proactively monitor, manage, analyze and optimize the most complex software environments, has announced the availability of comprehensive monitoring for Docker containers and the applications running in them.
“Dockerized” applications could benefit from the deep visibility, rapid issue resolution, and analytics capabilities of the AppDynamics Application Intelligence Platform, which is able to visualize complex, distributed applications and follow transactional data across software application environments and IT infrastructure.
With application architectures increasingly incorporating micro-services and Docker containerization, the deep visibility that the AppDynamics platform provides across application environments would be increasingly critical, enabling quick issue resolution both in the application and the container itself.
Docker is an open platform for developers and operations teams to build, ship, and run distributed applications. A “Dockerized” application is portable and can be run anywhere, locally or in the cloud. It addresses the complications of large, distributed applications running across complex environments. Docker is finding favor as a solution for supporting and incorporating micro-services into application architectures.
Tagging, Tracing and Monitoring
The AppDynamics Docker monitoring solution provides an “application-centric” view inside and across Docker containers, so performance of business transactions can be tagged, traced and monitored even as they transverse multiple containers, while also providing data and insights into the performance of the Docker container itself.
The monitoring solution automatically generates a customizable dashboard that displays key metrics such as total containers versus running containers, CPU and memory utilization, and network activity. All of the functionality of the AppDynamics Application Intelligence Platform – including automatic dynamic baselining, alerting, analytics, and more – is available for Docker containers and applications.
“Docker and AppDynamics are a nearly perfect match for optimizing continuous application delivery,” said Bhaskar Sunkara, AppDynamics’ CTO and senior vice president of product management. “Docker containers bring new levels of flexibility, agility and portability to the integration process, and the AppDynamics platform enables teams to accelerate their troubleshooting and maintain the highest levels of application performance at every step, from daily integrations through delivery and deployment.”