DigitalOcean Launches Free Cloud Server Monitoring

DigitalOcean has launched a new free server monitoring service to provide its developer customers with insight into the resource utilization and operational health of their “Droplet” cloud servers.

The service allows developers to collect and graph metrics, monitor Droplet performance and receive alerts with one intuitive interface, the company says. The CPU, memory, disk utilization, disk reads and writes, network traffic and top processes of each Droplet are collected at one-minute intervals and retained to provide current and historical data. Developers can also create alert policies to receive email or Slack notifications.

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“Our goal is to simplify the complexities of infrastructure by offering a simple and robust platform for developers to easily launch and scale their applications,” Julia Austin, CTO of DigitalOcean. “A Monitoring service is an important feature for developers, and we’re thrilled to be able to offer it for free regardless of the number of Droplets. In the coming year, we’ll continue to move our Monitoring service forward and introduce new capabilities for high availability, data storage, security and networking to manage larger production workloads.”

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DigitalOcean also plans to expand the server monitoring service with API support for alert policies, enhanced visualization, block storage monitoring, and Webhooks for alerting external services, according to a company blog post.

Monitoring is just one in a series of launches expected this year from DigitalOcean, which began with Load Balancers in February, and is slated to include additional high availability, data storage, and security capabilities, as well as making Block Storage available from additional data centers around the world.

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