Blue Medora Partners with Google Cloud to improve enterprise observability

by bluemedora_admin on October 11, 2018

Partnership simplifies data collection for enterprise IT resources via Google Stackdriver

GRAND RAPIDS, MICH. + LONDON, UK – October 11, 2018 – Reflecting the increasing importance of hybrid and multi-cloud visibility among enterprises, IT monitoring integration innovator Blue Medora announces a new collaboration with Google Cloud to integrate Blue Medora’s Dimensional Data stream into Google Stackdriver.

This partnership, which includes certification of the BindPlane Monitoring-Integration-as-a-Service for Stackdriver, is planned to make it easier for customers to take full advantage of Stackdriver’s observability capabilities in large, complex enterprise environments.

Stackdriver brings together application performance tracing, logs, and infrastructure monitoring functions into a single tool. Unified visualization and alerting capabilities across these functions are part of an emerging superset of monitoring called observability. Observability aims to reduce IT outages by providing users and predictive analytics engines better visibility into IT systems health through increased data resolution/depth and context.

Unlike traditional or open-source integrations, which typically rely on flat metrics, BindPlane delivers context for observability by enhancing health and performance metrics with critical metadata about the relationships between all the key performance metrics in the IT stack.

“Google Stackdriver has become more popular across enterprise customers because of its front-end innovations that deliver unified observability,” explains Christian Fernando, chief product officer at Blue Medora. “By integrating BindPlane capabilities complex enterprises can utilize Stackdriver’s observability capabilities across their full-stack by unifying the back-end subsystems of metrics, logs and tracing data.”

BindPlane for Stackdriver is an alpha release and is planned to be available later this year via the Google Cloud Platform (GCP) Marketplace and will be offered as part of the existing Stackdriver solution.

Interested parties are invited to register to learn more about the solution when it becomes available at: www.bluemedora.com/using-stackdriver-observability  

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Blue Medora’s pioneering IT monitoring integration as a service addresses today’s IT challenges by easily connecting system health and performance data–no matter its source–with the world’s leading monitoring and analytics platforms. Blue Medora helps customers unlock dimensional data across their IT stack, otherwise hidden by traditional approaches to metrics collection.

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EMA includes Blue Medora’s BindPlane in its Top 3 Enterprise Decision Guide

by bluemedora_admin on October 2, 2018

Recognized as top software solution leveraging AI and ML to optimize DevOps, data center operations and business

 

GRAND RAPIDS, MICH. – October 2, 2018 – IT monitoring integration innovator Blue Medora’s BindPlane has been named one of Enterprise Management Associate’s (EMA) Top Three in its newly released Enterprise Decision Guide. BindPlane allows unified monitoring across the growing number of multi-cloud environments.

Authored by Torsten Volk, managing research director of containers, DevOps, machine learning and AI at EMA, the guide identifies top enterprise software products leveraging these technologies, based on end-user research, market analysis, technical product reviews and expert interviews.

“The EMA Top Three is not a ranking or feature-by-feature evaluation, but simply vendors who we think enterprises should look at when starting their evaluations,” explains Torsten Volk. For more details, visit https://www.ematop3.com/.

BindPlane is a category-defining approach to delivering IT monitoring integration as a service (MIaaS). It’s a first-of-its-kind integration service that streamlines metric collection for enterprise customers monitoring multi-cloud, multi-database or hybrid platform environments. With recent additions of integrations for Microsoft Azure, IBM Cloud and Alibaba Cloud to the existing integrations for Amazon Web Services, the catalog of technologies BindPlane connects now stands at more than 150.

Blue Medora’s BindPlane MIaaS offers a single, self-maintaining connection that collects the health and performance metrics from top enterprise technologies and delivers it to every monitoring platform an organization owns in real-time. Additionally, Blue Medora’s “Dimensional Data” stream supports customers seeking full-stack monitoring across hybrid/multi-cloud environments and organizations looking to increase productivity and collaboration between IT teams using multiple monitoring platforms.

“We are thrilled to be recognized by Torsten’s report, which confirms our thinking that it is just as important to consider what data your AI/ML engine uses as it is to consider the algorithm itself,” explains Christian Fernando, chief products officer at Blue Medora. “The EMA report supports our point of view that the monitoring industry must decouple metric collection from data analytics in order to make its next leap forward.”

EMA is a leading industry analyst firm that provides deep insights across the full spectrum of IT and data management technologies. EMA analysts leverage a unique combination of practical experience, insight into industry best practices and in-depth knowledge of current and planned vendor solutions to help clients achieve their goals. Learn more at www.enterprisemanagement.com.

The full report is available at www.bluemedora.com/EMA-Top-3-AI. Registration is required.

Blue Medora’s mission is to advance delivering IT monitoring integration as a service. Since its founding, Blue Medora has innovated deep performance inspection capabilities across disparate enterprise technologies, at tremendous scale and quality. BindPlane now supports 100 distinct technologies, enhancing the monitoring and analytics engines of VMware, New Relic, Oracle and others. Blue Medora’s unique “Dimensional Data” approach to the monitoring integration challenge is designed for customers seeking best of breed telemetry and management across multiple IT teams and operating across hybrid/heterogeneous environments.

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Blue Medora Announces Availability of New Monitoring Integrations for Microsoft Azure

by bluemedora_admin on September 25, 2018

Extends complete operational and performance insight to enterprise workloads in Azure, plus other cloud and data center resources

ORLANDO, FL – September 25, 2018 – IT monitoring integration innovator Blue Medora today announces the global availability of BindPlane™ for Microsoft. It’s the latest addition to the industry’s first purpose-built monitoring-integration-as-a-service (MIaaS), designed for Microsoft Azure Monitor customers monitoring multi-cloud, multi-database or hybrid platform environments.

Blue Medora is exhibiting at Microsoft Ignite 2018 – booth 236 – September 24-28 in Orlando, Florida.

Sixty percent of enterprises are already running three or more monitoring systems. Despite that, 75% of IT Ops teams still lack critical data to manage the health and performance of their systems, resulting in more downtime than peers using monitoring integrations that provide this critical capability. Blue Medora BindPlane is a software-as-a-service that streams health and behavior data from system resources and application technologies to any monitoring platform, providing unified access to this critical data.

Following its May preview announcement, this expanded offering extends Microsoft Azure Monitor to over 100 monitoring integrations for the most popular infrastructure and application technologies. These include key workloads running on Azure Virtual Machines like Oracle DB, SAP, and Microsoft Internet Information Services (IIS). Azure customers can also enjoy another option for expanded multi-cloud resource monitoring, with integrations for services from Google Cloud Platform, Alibaba Cloud and IBM Cloud.

BindPlane not only delivers Dimensional Data–beyond simple metrics–but also interactive Azure portal dashboards and alerts so customers can maximize productivity within Azure, and without additional monitoring tools. BindPlane for Microsoft provides Azure customers maximum observability in the same context as their Azure-based resources (including Virtual Machines) for unified visibility across heterogeneous environments.

This enables Microsoft’s enterprise IT customers to:

Improve resource utilization Full-stack dashboards enable more efficient performance and utilization tuning. Enterprise-grade data resolution enables richer visualization, trending and historics for better decision making.

Increase productivity Any-platform compatibility improves collaboration between teams using APM, infrastructure or log analytics monitoring tools by breaking-down metric silos between teams.

Reduce downtime, improve MTTR Find root-causes faster with relational visibility across the full IT stack.

“In the past extending Microsoft Azure monitoring capabilities required several third-party tools,” explains Christian Fernando, chief product officer at Blue Medora. “BindPlane is a first of its kind service that allows 150 technologies to be monitored in Azure through a single integration service.”

 

Scott Woodgate, senior director, Microsoft Corp. said, “Azure Monitor customers are looking to extend their monitoring to cover a broad set of endpoints. Blue Medora BindPlane integrates with Azure and allows customers to gain visibility into a broader set of endpoints.”

Key features include:

  •   Seamless integration: A single, self-maintaining connection delivers a Dimensional Data stream of health and performance on 100+ services/resources. Key workloads include:
    • Oracle DB
    • MS SQL Server
    • SAP ERP
    • SAP HANA
    • MS IIS
    • Apache Tomcat
  •   Dimensional data: a real-time metrics stream that includes highly granular behavioral detail — beyond what a single endpoint API connection might include — as well as rich relational context.
  •   Intelligent data collection: Agentless smart collector with resource auto-discovery and touchless management
  •   Full-stack dashboards: Built-in dashboards deliver dimensional data in operational context for relational visibility
  •   SaaS: Delivered as a service, simple and secure

BindPlane for Microsoft is available in the Azure Marketplace. For more details, visit the Blue Medora blog.

Blue Medora’s mission is to advance delivering IT monitoring integration as a service. Since its founding, Blue Medora has innovated deep performance inspection capabilities across disparate enterprise technologies, at tremendous scale and quality. BindPlane now supports 100 distinct technologies, enhancing the monitoring and analytics engines of VMware, New Relic, Oracle and others. Blue Medora’s unique “Dimensional Data” approach to the monitoring integration challenge is designed for customers seeking best of breed telemetry and management across multiple IT teams and operating across hybrid/heterogeneous environments.

About Blue Medora

Blue Medora’s pioneering IT monitoring integration as a service addresses today’s IT challenges by easily connecting system health and performance data–no matter its source–with the world’s leading monitoring and analytics platforms. Blue Medora helps customers unlock dimensional data across their IT stack, otherwise hidden by traditional approaches to metrics collection.

Blue Medora Secures $10 Million in Growth Investment from Edison Partners

by bluemedora_admin on September 6, 2018

Funding to accelerate development of leading IT monitoring integration service for enterprise market and next stage of growth

 

GRAND RAPIDS, MICH. – Sep. 6, 2018Blue Medora, the IT monitoring integration leader, announced today a $10 million investment from growth equity investor Edison Partners. Proceeds will be used to accelerate development and enterprise market adoption of the company’s innovations including the recently introduced BindPlane™ service.

 

The new investment comes on the heels of a year of dramatic growth for Blue Medora. The company grew bookings by nearly 80 percent and increased its customer base by over 60 percent. Blue Medora also launched BindPlane™ – a category-defining approach to delivering IT monitoring integration as a service (MIaaS). With recent additions of integrations for Dell EMC VxRail, IBM Cloud and Alibaba Cloud, the catalog of technologies BindPlane connects now stands at more than 150.

 

“There has been awe-striking advancement in monitoring in the past two years thanks to AI, but the industry is still relying on a hodgepodge of data collection strategies. It’s painful for end-users, who struggle to get clear insights when things go wrong,” explains Nathan Owen, CEO and co-founder of Blue Medora. “Edison’s partnership validates the value of decoupling data collection from data analytics and will help us to elevate monitoring to its fullest potential.”

 

Most large organizations now run six or more monitoring tools. Each of them relies on a mixture of data collection techniques – from technology providers, open-source communities or custom integrations. Maintaining dozens of individual integrations typically turns into a significant investment, one with the potential to rival monitoring platform costs.

 

“There is a massive amount of value in using untapped IT performance data to proactively prevent crippling system outages like we’ve seen in airlines, retailers and other technology-intensive industries,” said Lenard Marcus, General Partner at Edison Partners, who led the investment and will join the board of the company. “Blue Medora has a one-of-a-kind vantage point in this market, with significant differentiation and momentum. We are thrilled to partner with Nathan and team in reshaping the expectations for IT performance monitoring, management and data-analytics.”

 

Blue Medora’s BindPlane MIaaS offers a single, self-maintaining connection that collects the health and performance data from 150 enterprise technologies and delivers it to every monitoring platform an organization owns in real-time. Additionally, Blue Medora’s “Dimensional Data” stream supports customers seeking full-stack monitoring across hybrid/multi-cloud environments and organizations looking to increase productivity and collaboration between IT teams using multiple monitoring platforms.

 

To learn more information, please visit www.BlueMedora.com

 

About Blue Medora

Blue Medora’s pioneering IT monitoring integration as a service addresses today’s IT challenges by easily connecting system health and performance data–no matter its source–with the world’s leading monitoring and analytics platforms. Blue Medora helps customers unlock dimensional data across their IT stack, otherwise hidden by traditional approaches to metrics collection.

 

About Edison Partners

For more than 30 years, Edison Partners has been helping CEOs and their executive teams grow and scale successful companies. The firm’s investment team brings extensive investing and operating experience to each investment. Through a unique combination of growth capital and the Edison Edge platform, consisting of operating leverage, the Edison Director Network, and executive education programs, Edison employs a truly integrated approach to accelerating growth and creating value for businesses. A team of experts in financial technology, healthcare IT and enterprise solution sectors, Edison targets high-growth companies with $5 to $20 million in revenue; investments also include buyouts, recapitalizations, spinouts and secondary stock purchases.

 

Edison’s active portfolio has created aggregated market value exceeding $10 billion. Edison Partners is based in Princeton, NJ and manages more than $1.4 billion in assets throughout the eastern United States.

 

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Blue Medora Introduces Hybrid Platform Operations Solution to Simplify Monitoring, Increases Overall Reliability

by bluemedora_admin on August 28, 2018

Delivers operational visibility to enterprises running Pivotal and Kubernetes platforms on AWS and Hyper-converged infrastructure

LAS VEGAS, NV – August 28, 2018 Blue Medora today announces its Hybrid Platform Operations solution for a new level of operational visibility into Pivotal Cloud Foundry® (PCF) – including Pivotal Application Service®, Pivotal Container Service® built on Kubernetes and other Kubernetes distributions on AWS or Dell EMC VxRail hyper-converged infrastructures.

Blue Medora is exhibiting at this week’s VMworld at Mandalay Bay booth #1548.

Blue Medora’s Hybrid Platform Operations solution lets customers dramatically accelerate operations by surfacing key metrics on the health and behavior of their hybrid platform. The monitoring integration solution provides performance from infrastructure to virtualization to orchestration, in the context of dependencies inside and across the platform. This relationship-aware data drives powerful dashboarding and intelligent alerting not possible with a single monitoring tool. It is delivered as an IT metrics app solution for vRealize Operations. This solution can also be delivered as a Monitoring Integration as a service (MIaaS) to a range of monitoring and analytics tools, including New Relic and Microsoft Azure.

Developer-oriented infrastructure boosts agility and digital transformation. But the adoption of abstraction technologies supporting the fast-changing needs of developers presents challenges to the infrastructure and operations teams implementing them. Whether an enterprise chooses a platform approach like Pivotal Ready Architecture, PCF on AWS, or Kubernetes on a hybrid cloud, service level compliance and efficient troubleshooting demands relational visibility to the different levels of abstraction within the orchestration layer. It also demands relational visibility to the infrastructure hosting your development platform, either in the cloud or on-premises.

A recent study conducted with VMUG® found that nearly two-thirds of IT ops teams lack significant visibility to external resource relationships and three-quarters lack access component-level data resolution, resulting in more downtime than peers using monitoring integrations that provide this critical capability. Blue Medora’s Hybrid Platform Operations monitoring integration solution simplifies monitoring and increases overall reliability.

“Pivotal Ready Architecture is a great example of how Dell EMC, Pivotal and VMware have come together to transform application delivery with a turn-key experience that just works,” said Rob Smoot, Vice President, Cloud Management marketing, VMware. “We’re excited that partners like Blue Medora are helping customers use this innovation with operational assurance and performance insight—which complements our vRealize Operations management packs for cloud-native apps and services.”

“Our customers are rapidly adopting cloud-native approaches to delivering applications and tell us that maintaining visibility cannot be accomplished with cloud tooling alone,” comments Christian Fernando, chief product officer at Blue Medora. “We’ve built this solution to address the unique challenges presented by containers and orchestration, whether in AWS or their hyper-converged data centers.”

“Cloud-native platforms like Pivotal Cloud Foundry are distributed systems capable of running thousands of different applications at scale,” explains Nima Badley, head of Pivotal Technology Ecosystem. “Reliably operating these sophisticated platforms requires modern monitoring and recovery systems. Blue Medora helps cloud operators and application developers alike monitor and share a mutual understanding of their overall system health in order to detect and recover from failures.”

The Hybrid Platform Operations visibility solution includes:

  •   10 monitoring source integrations
    • Cloud infrastructure: AWS ELB, S3, VPC, Budget, EC2, EBS & Auto Scaling Groups
    • Hyper-converged infrastructure: Dell EMC VxRail – full cluster visibility, including VMware, ESXi, VMware vSAN, RAID group and storage node details.
    • Platform/orchestration: PCF, Pivotal Container Service (PKS), Kubernetes
  •   Dimensional Data: a real-time metrics stream that includes highly granular behavioral detail — beyond what a single endpoint API connection might include — as well as rich relational context.
  •   Intelligent data collection: Agentless IT metrics data integration, with resource auto-discovery and touchless management
  •   Operational dashboards: Pre-built custom dashboard templates deliver Dimensional Data in operational context for relational visibility

To learn more about these latest developments, visit bluemedora.com/hyopsblog.

Blue Medora’s mission is to advance delivering IT monitoring integration as a service. Since its founding, Blue Medora has innovated deep performance inspection capabilities across disparate enterprise technologies, at tremendous scale and quality. BindPlane now supports 146 distinct technologies, enhancing the monitoring and analytics engines of VMware, New Relic, Microsoft and others. Blue Medora’s unique “Dimensional Data” approach to the monitoring integration challenge is designed for customers seeking best of breed telemetry and management across multiple IT teams and operating across hybrid/heterogeneous environments.

About Blue Medora

Blue Medora’s pioneering IT monitoring integration as a service addresses today’s IT challenges by easily connecting system health and performance data–no matter its source–with the world’s leading monitoring and analytics platforms. Blue Medora helps customers unlock dimensional data across their IT stack, otherwise hidden by traditional approaches to metrics collection.

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Blue Medora

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