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Instana Announces Automated Monitoring and Tracing for Google Cloud Run, Cloud Storage and Cloud PubSub

Instana, a leading provider of APM and Observability Solutions for Cloud-Native and microservice applications, today announced the ability to monitor and trace applications using Google Cloud Run, Pub/Sub and Storage technologies. Like other technologies supported by Instana, automated monitoring and tracing occur with zero configuration and no sampling. This is true for all three new pieces, including Google Cloud Run, the Container and Function as a Service platform.

While Instana has always managed applications running on Google Cloud Platform, this is the first time that platform specific details for Google Cloud technologies is available through Instana's automated monitoring and tracing. It's also the first application monitoring tool to have complete automated support for application and infrastructure performance monitoring for Google Cloud Run applications.

"As organizations push their applications to run faster and operate more efficiently, they're taking advantage of cloud-based software infrastructure platforms such as Google Cloud Storage, PubSub and Cloud Run," said Chris Farrell, Observability Strategist at Instana. "With the ability to automatically monitor performance and trace requests through complicated messaging and serverless systems and all the way to the back end, Instana provides the actionable information needed by Dev and Ops teams to ensure their applications running on Google Cloud Platform run at the desired service levels."

Another important platform Instana is debuting monitoring for in this announcement is Google Pub/Sub messaging middleware. It's critical to Ops and Development teams to see how applications perform across messaging systems, including the performance of message queues. Having PubSub support will make an already quick troubleshooting process with Instana even faster and easier.

The last piece of today's announcement includes the ability to monitor and trace requests into the Google Cloud Storage platform. As microservice applications grow more complex and functionality is split among different services, storage technologies have grown in popularity, but can be overlooked by traditional monitoring tools. Having visibility all the way to back-end storage allows Instana to provide the most complete picture of applications and transactions to its users.

Instana's Enterprise Observability Platform, powered by automated Application Performance Monitoring, discovers and maps all services, infrastructure and their inter-dependencies automatically. Instana ingests all observability metrics, traces each request, profiles every process and updates application dependency maps in real time to deliver the context and actionable feedback needed by Dev+Ops to optimize application performance, enable innovation and mitigate risk to help them add value and efficiency to the pipeline.

The Google Cloud Platform technology monitoring and tracing capabilities are available today in Instana's SaaS and self-hosted products. Learn more at

Published Thursday, November 12, 2020 10:09 AM by David Marshall
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