New Relic has added the capability to monitor data across multiple applications and systems for deeper, more detailed views — another sign that the new era of Internet models is taking the enterprise by storm.
Currently, a customer would install New Relic’s native agent into its application and run it there to get data. With New Relic Connect customers may use the New Relic technology to monitor how their apps are performing with other services that are part of the partner program.
This is important for several reasons:
New Relic has launched the service with an initial group of partners that include Blitz, a load testing provider in the cloud; enterprise collaboration software provider JIRA/Atlassian; log management service provider Loggly; and web and mobile app testing provider SOASTA.
The service is available via API, RSS feed and other means such as webhooks. The partner program is open to any provider with complementary technology.
New Relic competes with the likes of AppDynamics. New Relic Connect is a strong offering but is still fairly limited to a relatively small number of applications. It should have far more value when it integrates with a larger partner ecosystem.
The shift to lightweight services shows how Internet-style apps are having an impact on companies of all sizes. What we will see going forward are new interfaces such as what we see today from New Relic.