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StackState Product Update: Here's What's New

Posted by Joey Compeer on Oct 12, 2017 3:23:04 PM

 

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.

 

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Topics: Product, Dev/Ops, Monitoring, Algorithmic IT Operations

How to monitor NGINX with StackState

Posted by Mark Bakker on Jul 6, 2017 5:14:00 PM

 

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.”

 

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Topics: Product, Dev/Ops, Integrations, Monitoring, Technologies, Algorithmic IT Operations

StackState Top-Ranked by EMA in Full Stack Monitoring Category

Posted by Erik Driehuis on Jul 4, 2017 9:19:10 PM

 

UTRECHT - Jun 27, 2017 - StackState, the world's first Algorithmic IT Operations (AIOps) platform, has been selected by Enterprise Management Associates (EMA) as an "EMA Top Three" vendor in the category for Full Stack Monitoring.

 

StackState earned this industry recognition as part of EMA's new research report on "Ten Priorities for Hybrid Cloud, Containers and DevOps in 2017," authored by Torsten Volk, EMA Managing Research Director. “Enterprise Management Associates research shows that operational complexity, the lack of a unified monitoring solution, and insufficient staff skills are the key bottlenecks of container adoption in 2017. The magic behind StackState is its ability to attack all three bottlenecks by keeping track of every aspect of an application, from the Rack-level all the way up to the application, server and business process layer, even for external services," said Torsten.

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Topics: Product, News, Algorithmic IT Operations

Capture your entire IT stack in one data model

Posted by Lodewijk Bogaards on May 24, 2017 6:16:40 PM

On October 16th of 1843 a mathematician called William Rowan Hamilton crossed a bridge in Dublin when all of a sudden he was struck with the solution to a problem he had been working on for many years.
He became so enthusiastic that he cut his famous equation for a new type of number he called a quaternion into the stone of the bridge: "i^2=j^2=k^2=ijk=-1." Quaternions, among other things, make rotating objects through arbitrary orientations in a 3D space possible. We have Hamilton to thank for making it possible to safely land on the moon. In fact we have Hamilton to thank for making our WebGL powered 3D engine work at StackState.
 
At times, the ability to get an insight of such complexity seems to me to require a superhuman amount of genius. Yet I recognize that Hamilton, that day on the bridge, had simply arrived at a critical point after a long and arduous journey. The end of one stage of the journey and the beginning of another. Once given enough background information on what Hamilton was exploring mentally, the equation that marks the completion of that stage of the journey, though still highly impressive, is not beyond human capability.
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Topics: Product, Algorithmic IT Operations

Product update: here's what's new from January

Posted by Joey Compeer on Feb 21, 2017 3:16:42 PM

 

We make big improvements to StackState every single day. Keeping you updated about these results on a day-to-day basis could become somewhat annoying, so that's where this monthly post fits in: a summary to share all our latest improvements and newest features.


During the last few weeks StackState has seen some huge improvements, so it’s time to catch you up on all the cool stuff we made last month. Let get right to it…

 

Mesos integration

Monitoring your containerized infrastructure can be challenging. Containers move and change so frequently, that it’s more difficult to get an overview of your container landscape – especially at scale.

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Topics: Product, Dev/Ops, ITSM, Integrations, Monitoring, Collaboration, Service Management, Provisioning, Virtualization, Technologies

From monitoring Elasticsearch to team view alerts, here's what's new with StackState in July

Posted by Joey Compeer on Aug 16, 2016 3:21:34 PM

 

We hacked away like crazy in July to bring you a lot of new stuff in StackState and we’re excited to share them with you. Let’s get right to it…

 

 

The StackState Agent

Many organizations lack the ability to provide deep insights into the health of their ever changing infrastructure. We're pleased to announce the new StackState agent, which job is to collect events and metrics and provide StackState users with full visibility into their infrastructure.

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Topics: Product

An answer to the alert storm: introducing Team View Alerts

Posted by Joey Compeer on Jul 18, 2016 3:42:28 PM

 

As a Dev or Ops it’s hard to focus on the things that really matter. Applications, systems, tools and other environments are generating notifications at a frequency and amount greater than you are able to deal with. It's a problem for every Dev and Ops professional.

 

Alerts are used to identify trends, spikes or dips in your metrics and events – for example to detect low free memory, high page-fault errors or unavailable database servers. With the right alerts in place you can get notifications or signals of problems before they escalate or respond quickly before it takes a business service down which could affect your customers.

 

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Topics: Product, Dev/Ops, ITSM

The basics of Deep Learning - How to apply it to predict failures

Posted by Tamis Achilles van der Laan on Jul 12, 2016 5:00:33 PM

 

Deep Learning is a hot topic. Big players like Google, Microsoft and IBM invest heavily in new projects around Deep Learning. Their goal? Developing neural networks which learn more and more complex tasks. But how does it work?

 

Spam filters already filter out our unwanted email with extreme high precision. Not many people understand how these unwanted messages are separated from wanted messages. You can’t simply filter based on sender address, as new spam addresses can easily be created. The second reason is that spam is often send from legitimate email accounts hijacked by third parties. The best way to separate spam is to look at the content of the email messages. The most effective techniques to do this are based on machine learning.

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Topics: Product, Artificial Intelligence

The model behind a dynamic real time IT blueprint

Posted by Mark Bakker on Jun 23, 2016 2:55:17 PM

 

StackState captures topology info, telemetry info and log info and combines that into a real time model of your IT stack.

 

The StackState real time model

StackState is designed to manage complex IT stacks with millions of constantly changing components to handle today’s complex environments. In modern enterprises DevOps practices, micro services architectures and containers are common. The StackState platform is designed to handle millions of concurrent data streams, which are automatically correlated with the corresponding components and business services.

 

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Topics: Product, Dev/Ops, ITSM

Global Launch of StackState

Posted by Joey Compeer on Apr 25, 2016 3:34:48 PM

 

The global launch of StackState on Thursday 21 April was a great success. Attendees of the webinar said they liked the StackState approach and user interface. The global launch webinar is now publicly available. 

 

StackState consolidates multiple Dev/Ops tools in a full stack overview, provides insights into the health of the stack, automates problem finding and helps Dev/Ops engineers fix and prevent failures to create the Zero Downtime Enterprise. During the webinar we showed how StackState:

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Topics: Product, News, ITSM

Our Mission

Creating an Error Free IT Environment

To accomplish this, we created the world’s first Algorithmic IT Operations platform that analyzes large volumes of IT topology, telemetry and time from disparate sources and applies various forms of algorithmics to the data in real-time. StackState is able to capture your entire IT stack. In one data model.


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