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Datadog Announces General Availability of Private Locations for Synthetic Monitoring

Datadog, Inc. announced the general availability of Private Locations for Synthetic Monitoring. This new capability enables DevOps teams to proactively monitor internal applications that are not accessible from the public internet, so they can understand the performance of these applications from any location that is mission critical to their business operations.

As modern businesses build and iterate their applications, they rely on Datadog Synthetic Monitoring to ensure their customers have consistent and positive digital experiences. While Datadog's existing managed locations are useful for simulating application behavior and discovering user experience issues, these are focused on public-facing websites and endpoints. When businesses need to test internal applications or simulate the behavior of applications that serve customers from discrete geographic regions, they require customized synthetic locations.

With the launch and general availability of Private Locations for Synthetic Monitoring, Datadog customers now can achieve testing coverage for both internal-only and public-facing applications. Customers can build code-free tests and reduce their manual overhead with self-maintaining tests from both managed and private locations, thus ensuring that their applications are performant and reliable around the world.

"Since the launch of Synthetic Monitoring in 2019 on top of our monitoring platform, our customers have been able to constantly check the performance of their websites and endpoints across the globe, alongside logs, metrics and traces," said Renaud Boutet, Vice President of Product at Datadog. "With private locations generally available, we are now adding coverage to include applications that are not available publicly."

"After just two weeks of usage, we had three instances where Datadog Synthetic Monitoring immediately notified us of a problem stemming from an internal private location," said Matt Farley, Production Support at a major regional development bank based in the Asia Pacific region. "We were able to restore functionality before any users were impacted."

Private Locations for Datadog Synthetic Monitoring will also allow customers to:

  • Deploy the private location as a container inside their internal environments through integrations with Docker, Kubernetes, ECS and other container integrations.
  • Easily scale private locations by adding Docker containers, for more nimble proactive testing.
  • Automatically correlate between Synthetic Monitoring and APM, logs, infrastructure metrics, and Datadog's 400+ integrations.

For more information, and to get started using Datadog Synthetic Monitoring, please visit:

Published Friday, July 17, 2020 9:47 AM by David Marshall
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