I don't have to tell you that modern IT infrastructures are typically very complex with a combination of physical, virtual and cloud components. A lot of IT organizations are using DevOps, Continuous Delivery and Agile approaches to enable continuous improvement, which likewise increase the complexity.
On top of that, enterprises invest in a variety of application monitoring tools (e.g. Dynatrace, AppDynamics and New Relic), data lakes (e.g. Splunk and Elastic) and infrastructure monitoring tools (e.g. Nagios and Zabbix) to manage and monitor their services across on-premise and cloud environments.
Utrecht, The Netherlands – January 17, 2018 - StackState, the market-leading Artificial Intelligence for IT Operations (AIOps) platform, today announced that it had raised $8 million in funding from Xebia Holding B.V., a leading Dutch IT consulting firm. StackState will use the financing to expand both its sales/marketing and technical teams to meet increasing demand and accelerate product development.
In my job, I meet a lot of customers who have invested heavily in a data lake. And for good reasons, of course. With the increasing complexity and growing number of tools used, there’s a tremendous need to have all the data in one place.
StackState has experienced tremendous growth as a company and as a technology. This development has come with recognition from leading publications such as Gartner, Enterprise Management Associates (EMA) and Cloud Native Landscape, which I find both exciting and extremely humbling.
As you might already know, StackState shines when it comes to providing a unified view of your Information Technology (IT) landscape. The last couple of years we have seen several businesses transition parts of their IT infrastructure to the cloud. However, only parts of the entire IT infrastructure are migrated to the cloud due to various reasons. Obtaining an overview of your entire infrastructure might be challenging when dealing with multiple tools, especially when introducing a whole new platform. Microsoft Azure is one cloud provider that is available today. This blog post focuses on leveraging Azure as a topology and telemetry source for StackState.
Recently a friend sent me a link to a blog post called “The myth of the Root Cause” (http://blog.scalyr.com/2016/10/the-myth-of-the-root-cause/). This post makes some valid points. Especially the point that as our systems become more sophisticated, so do our problems. Often it is hard to find a single root cause. In fact, there might not even be one!
The SplunkLive! events provide a great opportunity for Splunk Ninjas to test drive the latest Splunk products and solutions, while hearing about industry best practices and networking with Splunk technical experts partners and fellow Splunk gurus.
But there is one important thing that you’ve missed during SplunkLive! Utrecht 2017.
We make improvements to StackState every single day.
But, it would be kind of annoying if we told you every single day about all of the new stuff we’re doing at StackState, so that’s what this post is all about. A recap where we fill you in on everything that’s new inside of StackState from the last couple of months.
OK, let’s get to it - here’s what you need to know.
In today’s world, we see a growing need to modernize traditional applications from a monolith structure into a more microservices-oriented architecture. Containerization technologies bring a lot of advantages, such as auto-scaling, speeding up the frequency of deployments, etc. However, at the same time, managing the complete IT stack is even more critical. With more than 80 integrations with popular DevOps tools and technologies, StackState enables you to monitor NGINX in context with the rest of your IT stack.
Application availability and performance are key for business survival. IT is not “back office” anymore, but an essential part of gaining competitive advantage and a key instrument to neutralize aggressive disruptors in the marketplace. Where Shakespeare used to say: “To be or not to be,” it is now “disrupt, or be disrupted.”