Blue Medora Rolls Out Significant VMware vRealize Operations Enhancement at VMworld 2019

by bluemedora_admin on August 26, 2019

SAN FRANCISCO, CALIF. – August 26, 2019 – Booth #1862 – Blue Medora, the leading provider of enterprise-grade IT monitoring integration solutions, announced today that it will unveil new ServiceNow capabilities for VMware vRealize Operations at VMworld US in San Francisco, August 25 through 29.

“Our customers continue to look for simpler but more comprehensive insights into their organization’s IT environments from an application or business-centric context,” comments Greg Pattison, General Manager of Blue Medora’s True Visibility Group. “Our new ServiceNow Management Pack for VMware vRealize Operations links application and business owners to tailored views of overall system health and resource usage. These new views simplify the identification of orphaned assets and time to cost reduction within your IT infrastructure.”

For many customers, ServiceNow is a source of truth for IT support ticketing and configuration management (ITSM) and VMware vRealize Operations is a powerful tool for IT operations management (ITOM). The ServiceNow management pack superimposes the data in ServiceNow’s configuration management database (CMDB) onto VMware vRealize Operations view of infrastructure, heightening and broadening the value of both datasets. 

Blue Medora would also like to invite attendees to join David Kritschgau, IT Director at IHS Markit, and Scott Walsh, Blue Medora Senior Solution Architect as they discuss “Creating a Cohesive Monitoring Strategy with IHS Markit”. This informative session will be held on Monday, August 26th at 3:30. David and Scott will discuss how IHS Markit’s strategy to use  VMware vRealize Operations with Blue Medora enables them to run their business smarter and more efficiently. David will share how implementing a core monitoring strategy has helped him troubleshoot faster, gain visibility into infrastructure supporting critical applications, and easily share executive-level insights in a single tool. Session ID: HBO1649BU

Session attendees will receive the dashboard templates from the session for full stack application infrastructure performance, application troubleshooting and consumption, capacity planning and others to implement their own cohesive monitoring strategy.

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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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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 bluemedora_admin 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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