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Instana Releases Automatic Application Monitoring Agent Operator for Red Hat OpenShift

Instana is making it easier for DevOps teams to manage orchestrated applications with its first release of agent technology as an Instana Agent Operator and has achieved Red Hat OpenShift Operator Certification. This new deployment option offers deployment flexibility to users, who can also run the agent as its own container, host process or microservice.

"The Instana Operator makes it easier and more efficient for companies to deploy and operate their microservice applications," said Pete Abrams, Instana co-founder and COO. "Instana's ability to deploy monitoring agents as Operators on Red Hat OpenShift allows DevOps teams to leverage Instana's ability to automate monitoring configuration and application root cause analysis on top of OpenShift, the industry's most comprehensive enterprise Kubernetes platform."

Instana's Automatic APM solution for microservices is the only automated application monitoring solution that provides full-stack visibility automatically and collects end-to-end traces of every user request. The solution not only recognizes the presence of containers and orchestration, it has automatically deployed monitoring sensors for those infrastructure components.

Unlike conventional monitoring solutions, Instana's automatic APM solution discovers application infrastructure and service components, deploys monitoring sensors for the application's technology stack and traces all application requests - without requiring any human configuration or even application restarts. The solution detects changes in the application environment in real-time, adjusting its own models and visualizing the changes and impacts to performance in seconds.

"Kubernetes Operators are appealing because they help encode the human operational logic normally required to manage services running on a Kubernetes-native application and aim to make day-to-day operations easier," said Julio Tapia, director, Cloud Platforms Partner Ecosystem, Red Hat. "We are thrilled that the Instana Agent Operator is Red Hat OpenShift Operator Certified. By providing Operators on Red Hat OpenShift users can begin experiencing the next level of benefits from a Kubernetes-native infrastructure, with services designed to ‘just work' across any cloud where Kubernetes runs."

Instana's microservice monitoring capabilities include deep visibility into almost a dozen different languages and over 100 different microservice application infrastructure technologies including Docker, Kubernetes, Spring Boot, NGINX, AWS and many more. Monitoring for each technology component includes correlated application level visibility, as well as information tied to each individual request in traces.

The correlated monitoring of applications and infrastructure extends to the OpenShift Kubernetes distribution, providing automated visibility into mission critical applications, their dependencies and their performance.

Published Wednesday, May 08, 2019 8:13 AM by David Marshall
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