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NGINX Launches Public Beta of NGINX Amplify Monitoring Tool

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NGINX, Inc., the engine delivering sites and applications for the modern web, today announced the public beta release of NGINX Amplify, a new diagnostic tool created to give users visibility and control over NGINX instances and NGINX-delivered applications. As a platform designed specifically for NGINX and the applications it powers, NGINX Amplify complements and extends existing Application Performance Management (APM) and monitoring tools. Users can get started in minutes, and get access to powerful features such as recommended performance and security improvements, a customizable analytics dashboard, and a powerful alerting system, to ensure a more seamless customer experience.

"NGINX has become one of the most critical components in the infrastructure stack, with more than 160 million websites relying on NGINX to deliver their applications to the world with maximum performance, reliability, security, and scale," said Gus Roberson, CEO of NGINX. "By creating NGINX Amplify, we are providing users with more visibility for their NGINX-delivered applications, as well as deep diagnostics and actionable insights tailored specifically to their environment. This gives our users even more control -- enabling them to further optimize performance, resolve issues faster than ever before, and enhance the experience they provide to their customers."

NGINX Amplify helps organizations report on hundreds of metrics to help users quickly troubleshoot application health and performance issues -- all within a highly customizable interface. NGINX Amplify combines multiple approaches to extract as much data as possible about the running NGINX instances, including sophisticated real-time log file tracking to provide even more detailed information about the application. It works with a small open source agent installed on each NGINX or NGINX Plus endpoint, which collects the metrics needed for analysis and visualization.

NGINX Amplify is incredibly easy and intuitive to use, with key features including:

  • Performance and Security Recommendations -- NGINX Amplify performs static analysis of NGINX and NGINX Plus configurations, and recommends changes to enhance the performance and security of any NGINX deployment. It provides a report for each monitored instance about problems with the configuration, including for each problem the line number where it occurs, a detailed description, and recommendations for resolving it.

  • Analytics and Troubleshooting -- NGINX Amplify provides actionable insights into application performance. Hundreds of metrics are collected from NGINX, log files, and the operating system that provide information on performance and system health. Users can view all the metrics they need together in a highly customizable dashboard.

  • Custom Alerts -- With NGINX Amplify, users can define alerts to be notified when systems are not healthy. It also collects a wide range of metrics from monitored systems that can be used as criteria for generating an alert.

NGINX first launched the private beta of NGINX Amplify in November 2015, and has been collecting feedback and suggestions from its NGINX and NGINX Plus users, and incorporating them as improvements into the tool. The company is currently working on developing a number of exciting new features within NGINX Amplify. NGINX Amplify will be available as a general release by the end of this year.

NGINX users can sign up for free for NGINX Amplify and provide additional feedback to enhance and improve this service by visiting: https://amplify.nginx.com/signup

To learn more about the NGINX Amplify beta release please visit: https://www.nginx.com/blog/nginx-amplify-public-beta

Published Wednesday, June 22, 2016 9:35 PM by David Marshall
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