Datadog - Monitoring and Security for Kubernetes…

While orchestrated container environments are growing in overall adoption, they are also becoming increasingly time consuming and difficult to manage. To address this complexity and help companies more effectively monitor and secure their Kubernetes environments, Datadog has launched new platform enhancements specifically for Kubernetes users:

Container Monitoring: Datadog Operator for Kubernetes, Amazon EKS Blueprints Add-On, Helm integration and OpenTelemetry Span Ingestion support greatly simplify setting up monitoring in Kubernetes environments. With these enhancements, Kubernetes users can easily deploy and update the Datadog Agent without downtime, get deeper visibility into the health and performance of their dynamic infrastructure, and monitor their entire set of resources using Datadog monitors, dashboards and SLOs.

Application Performance Monitoring: APM Service Pages now include detailed pod information. This allows customers to quickly identify issues impacting their containerized applications.

Security: Using Cloud Security Posture Management and Cloud Workload Security, Datadog customers can now continuously monitor their Kubernetes clusters for critical misconfigurations, report on CIS benchmarks and detect attacks against Kubernetes infrastructure in real time.


Seems like Sentinal One is competing with a similar announcement. I am not a techie but the offering sounds similar.

SentinelOne (NYSE: S), an autonomous cybersecurity platform company, today announced the latest addition to DataSet technology: Kubernetes Explorer. The offering provides DevOps and engineering teams with newfound management and performance observability for modern Kubernetes environments.Visit to learn more.

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This is a good and somewhat expected expansion for DataDog, as they are already leaders in APM according to Gartner.

Container management will be a big fight though (similar to Zero Trust today). The hyperscalers have an advantage here as they own the infrastructure and have decent native tools (for example, Google invented the concept), but big players like VMware are acting in the hybrid cloud management, hyperconverged infrastructure, and container management for a few years now.…