DigitalOcean — known as “the cloud for developers” — has launched a new monitoring service that provides insight into the resource utilization and operational health of every Droplet (cloud server).
The benefit? App developers can collect and visualize metrics in graphs, monitor Droplet performance, and even get alerts in one intuitive interface. Best of all, no configuration is 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, the 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.”
Austin said the company plans to introduce new capabilities for high availability, data storage, security, and networking to manage larger production workloads.
“The Monitoring service measures each Droplet’s CPU, memory, disk utilization, disk reads and writes, network traffic, and top processes,” the company explained this week. “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.
The service is already getting kudos from clients.
According to Super Humane co-founder Josh West, a DigitalOcean customer, DigitalOcean’s Monitoring service is “easy to use, which was our biggest requirement. 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.”