OpsRamp’s fall release of its cloud platform for hybrid IT operations management is now available. Amongst other things, it introduces a topology explorer to dynamically create topology maps of network elements, applications and their dependencies.
The mapping capabilities – network and application mapping – are meant to help users to automate infrastructure and application discovery, and visualise critical dependencies. Enhanced service maps are offered on top, so that admins have a visual option to single out availability impairing alerts.
Since multi-cloud scenarios seem to be something many companies are looking into at the moment – for availability reasons for example – the release also expands the features in that area adding multi-cloud database monitoring to the plattform. This should enable IT teams to “better maintain digital services and deliver more compelling user experiences” as OpsRamp’s VP of Product Management Mahesh Ramachandran puts it.
Alerting, the cost of clouds, and community
The company also improved its alert management, so that alerts can be paused during maintenance and ops are able to create policies that notify state changes. Alert filters now include text-based search, which can be combined with the company’s Machine Learning platform for faster incident response. To get a better idea about cost factors in public or hybrid multi-cloud setups, OpsRamp implemented functionality to generate analytics reports for cloud consumption.
A new channel featuring best practice articles was introduced along the release. The so-called OpsRamp Community should moreover serve as a place for feedback and feature request and can be accessed only after registering in the company’s support portal. After all, DevOps is mainly about communication, right?