Goes along with a discussion we had on DDOG and ESTC amid the shift to remote work. There’s a massive amount of new traffic on multiple systems that are suddenly absolutely critical to how businesses are run. Those systems can’t go down and if they do IT needs to find out what went wrong and get it back up as quickly as possible.
Monitoring tools like Datadog, New Relic and Elastic are designed to help companies understand what’s happening inside their key systems and warn them when things may be going sideways. That’s absolutely essential as these services are being asked to handle unprecedented levels of activity.
At a time when performance is critical, application performance monitoring (APM) tools are helping companies stay up and running. They also help track root causes should the worst case happen and they go down, with the goal of getting going again as quickly as possible.