New Relic strengthens its Kubernetes observability
At the end of 2020, New Relic acquired Pixie, from which it now integrates the telemetry tools for monitoring Kubernetes clusters. On the FutureStack 21 conference, the publisher also announced New Relic Errors Inbox to track errors from a single location, as well as an extension to observe networks.
Observability tool providers complete their offerings. Among them, New Relic recently organized its annual FutureStack 21 conference. In December, the Californian publisher bought Pixie Labs, which specializes in monitoring Kubernetes clusters. It has since integrated the Auto-telemetry with Pixie data collection solution into its New Relic One telemetry platform. This has the advantage of providing instant visibility into Kubernetes clusters and workloads without having to make code changes or sample data. Pixie allows IT teams to view application metrics, events, logs and traces from a command line interface (CLI). Its eBPF-based technology eliminates the need to add code instrumentation, create dashboards or output data from clusters. Auto-telemetry with Pixie is available as an open source beta.
Earlier this month, New Relic announced that it is in the process of contributing to the Pixie Project at the Cloud Native Computing Foundation (CNCF), licensed under the Apache 2.0 license. The publisher has joined the foundation’s governance board as a platinum member. The latter welcomed Zain Asgar, co-founder of Pixie Labs and CEO of Pixie and New Relic Open Source. In this context, New Relic will standardize its observability offers around the CNCF OpenTelemetry protocol. The native protocol support will be used to understand the functioning of the systems and intervene on the problems. In the field of open source, New Relic has also opened, through the New Relic One catalog, the fruit of ten years of R&D: agents, integrations, SDK, CLI, specific visualizations.
One-place error tracking and network observability
On FutureStack 21, other product announcements were made including New Relic Errors Inbox, to track errors across the entire application stack in one place, and proactively resolve them, before they impact. user experience. This includes APM, RUM, mobile and serverless data. The details provided go down to the traces without leaving the New Relic One platform. This solution is currently only available in the United States.
Another announcement concerns network observability. In this area, New Relic has partnered with an area specialist, Kentik, to provide an extension identifying network layer issues. This is available in preview. In addition, devOps teams will be able to create personalized visualizations using external libraries and New Relic has partnered with Formidable to integrate their library of ready-to-use visualization models.
A free package for students
Finally, the annual conference was an opportunity to announce discounted offers for start-ups and a free package for students, New Relic Student Edition. The latter offers up to 500 GB of telemetry data per month for 3 users of the full-stack observability tools.
Last month, New Relic also announced that Pixie would be available on AWS, the latter highlighting the platform’s support for Linux eBPF instrumentation capabilities.