Global provider of cloud servers for developers, DigitalOcean, has launched a free monitoring service that provides insight into the cloud resource utilization and operational health of every DigitalOcean Droplet (cloud server). Developers can collect and visualize metrics in graphs, monitor cloud server performance and receive alerts in one intuitive interface, with no configuration required.
“Our goal is to simplify the complexities of infrastructure by offering a simple and robust platform for developers to easily launch and scale their applications,” said Julia Austin, CTO of DigitalOcean. “A Monitoring service is an important feature for developers, and we’re thrilled to be able to offer it for free regardless of the number of Droplets. In the coming year, we’ll continue to move our Monitoring service forward and introduce new capabilities for high availability, data storage, security and networking to manage larger production workloads.”
“DigitalOcean’s cloud monitoring service is easy to use, which was our biggest requirement,” said Josh West, co-founder of Super Humane – a DigitalOcean customer. “Having the ability to monitor my infrastructure and create alerts right in my dashboard saves me a lot of time so I can focus on building better applications that improve the lives of people-which ties directly into our company mission. We’ve built and run every app for our clients on DigitalOcean and we get stellar service for an amazing price.”
The Monitoring service measures each Droplet’s CPU, memory, disk utilization, disk reads and writes, network traffic and top processes. Cloud metrics are collected at one-minute intervals and the data is retained to enable users to view both up-to-the-minute and historical data. Developers can create alert policies and receive notifications by email or Slack when usage crosses a specified threshold.
“Many people start monitoring too late in the game, and it’s important to start the process in pre-production and continue it as workloads scale,” said Daniel Conde, Enterprise Strategy Group Analyst. “Identifying potential trouble spots early on will help sift out performance problems before they become critical, and it’s a good move for DigitalOcean to include a monitoring service at no extra cost within its developer-oriented cloud.”