The company said its Infrastructure platform can now tap into 20 AWS products and provide visibility into operations running in those cloud environments. New AWS targets include the cloud provider’s Kinesis Firehose, Elasticsearch Service, Route 53, EC2 Container Service, and EC2 Container Registry.
Todd Etchieson, VP of product management at New Relic, said the platform can monitor on-premise and cloud applications. The company decided to focus on AWS because a large percentage of its enterprise customers are using the cloud platform.
Cost concerns are also being addressed, with New Relic adding a billing and cost management feature to the platform. The feature is designed to allow for real-time tracking of costs associated with cloud usage.
New Relic also released a software development kit (SDK) targeted at system administrators and enterprise DevOps teams. The company said the kit allows for the development of standardized monitoring tools for deployment across an organization.
The cloud monitoring tools feed into New Relic’s broader Health Map, which was part of its new product launch. The platform takes in data from the Infrastructure and application performance monitoring tool to provide a single-page view of application performance across an enterprise.
“Infrastructure is changing with a greater focus on microservices and the use of containers, and we saw an opportunity to tie these products together to provide a single place to see the health of all applications,” Etchieson said. “The idea was to really bring together the different perspectives in a way that is easy to understand and provide actionable insight.”
Cloud Adoption Driving Change
In announcing its latest updates, New Relic cited customer trends of enterprises moving operations to various cloud models, a growing use of digital platforms to handle customer relationships, and a desire to adopt DevOps models in order to speed up innovation and align operations on a common platform.
As an example, AWS posted 43 percent year-over-year revenue growth during its latest fiscal quarter, hitting $3.66 billion.
Etchieson said New Relic differentiates itself in the market through a cloud-native focus as opposed to other offerings that look to port processes from legacy operations into a cloud environment.
“We do monitor on-premise, hybrid, and cloud for enterprises, but we are built from the cloud and are more aligned with being build from modern software,” Etchieson said.