The service lets developers set up alerts via email or work collaboration tools like Slack that signal when utilization crosses a certain threshold. Specifically, the service monitors things like memory, network traffic, and other operational processes.
“Developers that are beginning to build out their production workloads want to be able to monitor the operational health and performance [of apps], and if the app is slowing down, they want to be notified so they can go in and optimize the application,” said Mitch Wainer, co-founder of DigitalOcean.
This service can be used to monitor applications and services that are both in production or still in the early stages of development.
When DigitalOcean was founded in 2011, the idea was to create a cloud platform specifically for developers. The platform focuses on simplicity — minimizing the number of options on the platform and reducing the setup time compared to a typical public cloud deployment.
One of the more popular tools on its cloud platform is called Droplet, which allows developers to spin-up virtual servers in a single click within the platform. As they do that, they will be given an option to install the monitoring capabilities for that server, Wainer said.
The cloud platform and monitoring service is meant to be used by developers within startups or working within enterprise teams. Developer teams within companies like Atlassian, Salesforce, Docker, and HPE are current customers, Wainer said.