Updated on May 24, 2024
Spotlight week - day 2: Infrastructure monitoring is now in general availability
May 22, 2024

Infrastructure monitoring is now in general availability

Welcome back to Spotlight Week day 2!

Yesterday, we kicked off Spotlight Week with a brand new look for Spectate. Today, we're excited to announce that our Infrastructure Monitoring feature is now in general availability!

Advanced, but easy infrastructure monitoring

After an extensive period of testing with users like you, we are very excited to announce that infrastructure monitoring is now in general availability!

Monitor your entire stack

Yesterday, you were only monitoring your website's performance and uptime. This is good, definitely better than nothing at all (and complaining users as a result). But we can do better, together.

By adding the server your application is running on to the monitoring stack, you can have a better picture of how your application is performing and proactively prevent downtime or performance issues. For example, high CPU usage can result in poor application performance. Or worse, a full disk, which can result in your database not being able to persist data to the disk anymore with downtime as a result. But this time, you know it before your users notice anything. You won't even receive an uptime alert, because you have freed up disk space (at least we hope).

Customizable host alerts

You are free to define your own alerts. From load average to disk usage or dropped packets, they are all available to be configured.

And of course - as always, we've tried our best to make this as easy as possible. Just click the Add Condition button and you're ready to go!

Metric conditions for load average and net drop in

Modal showing settings for creating a new metric condition

An open-source monitoring agent

We have opted to write our own custom monitoring agent from scratch. This allowed us to have greater flexibility, ensuring it is super lightweight and only collects data necessary for you.

It has been open-sourced on our GitHub and is available under the Apache license 2.0. The agent is written in Go and built and tested on the following operating systems:

  • Ubuntu (x86_64, arm64)
  • Debian (x86_64, arm64)
  • CentOS / Red Hat (x86_64, arm64)
  • Rocky Linux (x86_64, arm64)
  • AlmaLinux (x86_64, arm64)
  • Fedora (x86_64, arm64)
  • MacOS (x86_64, arm64)

The best part of our monitoring agent, besides being super lightweight? You can install it with a single command and configuration is optional. You are literally set up in seconds. Just click Add Host from the Hosts list and copy & paste.

Try it for free

You can try infrastructure monitoring for free for 10 days by signing up today. Are you an existing customer and are still on the hobby plan? No worries - just send us a message and we'll get you another trial extension, no catch!

Stay tuned for the rest of Spotlight Week, where we'll announce more exciting product updates that will take your monitoring and incident management to the next level!