Google Stackdriver Logging Expanded to 38 New Sources via Blue Medora BindPlane

by bluemedora_admin on July 17, 2019

Update: Google Stackdriver is now Google Cloud Logging and Google Cloud Monitoring. BindPlane will continue to integrate and support both of these products.

Extending observability for Stackdriver customers across on-prem and multi-cloud Kubernetes, databases and applications

GRAND RAPIDS, MICH. – July 17, 2019 – IT monitoring integration innovator Blue Medora today announced open access availability of an initial 38 log source integrations through its BindPlane log streaming platform, for all Stackdriver customers.

This follows the April announcement with Google Cloud to bring to market its Monitoring- Integration-as-a-Service at no additional licensing cost to Stackdriver customers. The managed log streaming capability simplifies extending Stackdriver’s observability to enterprise customer data centers and other public clouds. The addition of log source ingestion complements BindPlane’s existing metrics data pipelining capabilities.

The new log source integrations include Kubernetes, Amazon EKS and Azure AKS, along with support for key workloads including Windows applications, Microsoft SQL Server, Oracle, Elasticsearch, Kafka, NGINX and more.

They allow Stackdriver customers to unify event analysis, even when running multiple Kubernetes orchestrated services across Google Cloud, Amazon Web Services, Microsoft Azure and private data centers. These capabilities also enable diagnosing production issues for application stacks running on Google Cloud VMs.

BindPlane automates the collection and enhancement of diverse IT operations data, and the metadata that exposes IT relationships. Designed in response to the complexity of managing operations data in hybrid and multi-cloud environments, this real time data stream improves upon the analytics of popular monitoring platforms including Google Stackdriver, Azure Monitor, New Relic, VMware, Datadog and others.

“The Blue Medora and Stackdriver solution has allowed me to gather signals from a really diverse environment and see them in a single pane of glass,” said Timothy Wright, founder at Eastbound Technology. “This has saved us significant money and effort otherwise spent on managing additional tools and open source solutions.”

“The key to BindPlane’s greatest value is having it offer the widest range of integrations possible to customers, for their preferred monitoring tools,” said Mike Kelly, chief technology officer at Blue Medora. “We’ll continue to build on these integrations to make sure we offer the most inclusive monitoring and observability capabilities available.”

Stackdriver brings together application performance tracing, logs, and infrastructure monitoring functions into a single tool. The addition of BindPlane unlocks a real-time, dimensional data stream to as many as 150 operations data sources that support monitoring:

  • Non-GCP public cloud resources including Amazon AWS, Microsoft Azure, Alibaba Cloud, and IBM Cloud.
  • Critical workloads and databases on GCP (or data center) virtual machines and on-premises infrastructure.

Details on how to deploy Stackdriver with BindPlane can be found on Google’s website.

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 Expands Google Stackdriver Enterprise Monitoring Coverage

by Maowee Lee on April 9, 2019
New logs and metrics integrations now available to customers, improving observability and reducing data management

GRAND RAPIDS, MICH. + SAN FRANCISCO, CALIF. – April 9, 2019 – In response to the complexity of managing operations data in hybrid and multi-cloud environments, IT monitoring integration innovator Blue Medora today announced general availability of its BindPlane for Google Stackdriver service and new log monitoring capabilities. Blue Medora is at Google Cloud Next ‘19 in San Francisco at booth #S1661.

The partnership between Blue Medora and Google Cloud now brings to market an embedded Monitoring-Integration-as-a-Service, at no additional licensing cost to Stackdriver customers. Blue Medora BindPlane also now includes preview access to a new log streaming capability, that simplifies extending Stackdriver’s observability to enterprise customer data centers and other public clouds.

“In our most recent Voice of the Enterprise Digital Pulse: Budgets and Outlook survey, 62% of respondents said their organizations operate in a hybrid IT environment, with integrated on-premises and off-premises deployments,” said Nancy Gohring, senior analyst, infrastructure and application performance for 451 Research. “Such businesses typically tell us that they prefer an observability tool that delivers insight into both cloud and on-premises workloads because such tools can help operations professionals more quickly pinpoint the root cause when problems occur.”

“As observability emerges as a critical capability in the enterprise, operations data can no longer be thought of as a second-class citizen if we want performance answers quickly,” said Mike Kelly, chief technology officer at Blue Medora. “BindPlane’s log stream takes an innovative approach to logs, one that makes more sense for observability platforms like Stackdriver supporting use cases like performance optimization or security.”

Stackdriver brings together application performance tracing, logs, and infrastructure monitoring functions into a single tool. The addition of BindPlane unlocks a real-time, dimensional data stream to as many as 150 operations data sources that support monitoring:
  • on-premises infrastructure.
  • non-GCP public cloud resources including Amazon AWS, Microsoft Azure, Alibaba Cloud, and IBM Cloud.
  • critical workloads and databases on GCP (or data center) virtual machines.
Blue Medora will co-present a session with Google Cloud at Next ‘19:
Thursday, April 11, 11:40-12:30 – Third-Party Data Visibility in Google Stackdriver with Google Cloud product manager Marie Cosgrove-Davies and Blue Medora CTO Mike Kelly.

Details on how to deploy BindPlane for Stackdriver can be found on our website.

About Blue Medora
Blue Medora’s pioneering IIT 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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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  

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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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.

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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Ann O’Leary
Blue Medora
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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.

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