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  • Client-Side Monitoring Integrated With AppOptics - Learn More

    Starting today, you can achieve full server-side to client-side visibility with digital experience monitoring powered by SolarWinds® Pingdom® when integrated with your infrastructure and application monitoring. Today AppOptics, Loggly, and Pingdom are integrated on a single platform.

    What does this mean for you?

    Comprehensive observability. Add user experience to your metrics, traces, and log for full-stack application monitoring in a single pane of glass. Enhance your troubleshooting with the following new capabilities:

    • Synthetic Monitoring: Simulate visitor interactions with your web application to test, monitor, and optimize its performance and be the first to know if it’s down.
    • Real User Monitoring (RUM): Get scalable, real-time visibility into the client-side performance of your application.

  • We’ve just announced SolarWinds is partnering with DigitalOceana cloud infrastructure provider offering cloud services to help deploy modern apps, to offer application-level monitoring to applications running in droplets with SolarWindsRegistered application performance management (APM) solutions. DigitalOcean offers built-in monitoring capabilities to track infrastructure metrics like CPU usage, disk usage, disk I/O, bandwidth, and memory at no additional charge. But monitoring the DigitalOcean infrastructure only tells half the story; you also need to monitor the applications running on top of the infrastructure. The addition of SolarWinds APM solutions to the monitoring provided by DigitalOcean extends your visibility up to applications and services.  Learn More


  • The SolarWindsRegistered AppOpticsTm you know is now tightly integrated with SolarWinds SaaS log management and analytics functionality powered by SolarWinds LogglyRegistered into a single-user interface.  

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 Now you can quickly and easily gather insights into your metrics, traces, and logs within a single pane of glass. This new level of integration gives you and your team the information you need to quickly and accurately troubleshoot your applications and supporting infrastructure.  Learn More


  • SolarWindsRegistered AppOpticsTm now has expanded auto-instrumentation for JavaRegistered messaging queues and background jobs in addition to the existing auto-instrumentation for web applications. With this new capability, you can get code-level visibility so you can understand the bottlenecks in queue consumers, queue producers, and other background jobs. The newly added frameworks include the following:

    • KafkaRegistered clients
    • RabbitMQRegistered consumers and producers
    • JMS clients
    • Quartz job scheduler
    • Spring Batch

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  • SAML 2.0 integration now available in AppOptics. 

    The AppOptics team is excited to announce SolarWindsRegistered AppOptics now supports SAML v2.0 making it even easier for you to access your AppMan products. With SAML enabled, you can log into your Active Directory domain or intranet and have immediate access to the AppMan products, with no additional login required.   

    What is SAML and why did we integrate with it? Security Assertion Markup Language (SAML) is an industry-standard single sign-on (SSO) format. It's widely used in many enterprise systems and applications.  Once it is enabled, it allows you to automatically authenticate into an application without typing an additional username or password.   

    More and more organizations, especially larger enterprises, rely on robust federated identify providers, such as Active Directory, to authenticate users and enforce user identity verification policies.  Integrating with SAML, allows organizations to streamline access to SolarWinds AppMan products and centrally manage access privileges. SAML integration is an important step as we continue to bring the AppMan products together and integrate them with key enterprise systems.  If you have any questions or would like a demo of how to set up this powerful new integration, do not hesitate to reach out to 

  • AppOptics has passed an independent SOC 2 Type 1 audit. This audit involves investigating criteria such as availability, confidentiality, processing integrity, privacy, and security of customer data. For more information on how we’ve implemented security standards to protect customer data now and into the future please
  • SolarWindsRegistered AppOpticsTm recently announced application service maps. 
    • Quickly understand the most complex environments and fast-track triage with application service maps from AppOptics. As your environments grow, so does the difficulty in managing the relationships across your technology stacks from end to end. Is a slow database call affecting your services? 
    • Color-coded application service maps can help you connect the dots, showing you how a service's performance and resource utilization may affect other services, shared infrastructure, and applications. 
    • The maps auto-update in real-time whenever you add to your environment, making it easy to drill down into the location of an issue to troubleshoot efficiently.  Learn More
  • Troubleshooting just became easier with AppOptics and the newly announced service- and trace-level root cause summary views. Read More
    • The new service-level root cause view automatically evaluates service metrics and provides a simple explanation to pinpoint the highest latency. Roughly focused on the four golden signals of application performance, it includes average response time, request rate, error rate, and CPU utilization by hosts. The summary view message clearly shows you if your service(s) are behaving normal and if not, what the underlying issue(s) are.
    • ·The new trace-level root cause view automatically evaluates a transaction and highlights where the service is spending most of the time. If a transaction is mostly waiting on queries, it’ll be called out and you’ll even get a summary of which queries. If the transaction is slowed down by a downstream service or external API calls, that’s covered too. if the application is looping through custom code, the new trace summary page paired with live code profiling will tell you which function was slow.
  • AppOptics is compliant with SOC 2 Type 1 data encryption at rest. Read More
  • AppOptics Trigger Trace - One of the more powerful features of AppOptics is Tracing. Distributed transaction tracing can help you understand the performance and behavior of a request. Although the standard AppOptics implementation includes 100 traces per minute, it is still a sampling. While that works great most of the time, there are times you might want to trace a specific request, especially if you are using AppOptics to monitor performance or debug an application while it is in development. No worries, we recently announced a feature called Trigger Trace; working together with trace options, we've made it easy for you to identify specific requests that you want to make sure have a trace. Read More
  • We just released the SolarWindsRegistered AppOpticsTm Dev Edition, a new, free version of AppOptics aimed at helping developers gain visibility into an application's performance during the development cycle to ship code faster with fewer bugs. Read More
  • Announcing comprehensive, real-time Azure availability and performance monitoring. AppOptics now provides in-depth monitoring of Azure Services and applications running on Azure App Service.  Be the first to know about issues with end-to-end visibility across all your Azure environments. Quickly troubleshoot your Azure applications running on a virtual machine (VM) or an Azure App Service. Read More
  • It is now even easier to manage multiple environments in AppOptics. Technically we've always had environment support through the use of global tags and support for custom EC2 tags.  We recently announced some additional capabilities that further simplify managing multiple environments. Instead of needing to change a config file and specify a tag whenever a host or metric belongs in a different environment, simply use the correct token. Read More
  • Now with one click, you can go directly from a trace into the logs associated with that trace. This new feature provides the ability to correlate the log messages from a traced transaction. Connecting the dots between the distributed trace and the related logs makes your life easier when troubleshooting application issues. Read More

  • You can monitor AWS App Mesh with AppOpticsGaining insight and control over their service-to-service communication is a non-trivial problem. Conceptually operating at layer 5, service meshes offer a major advantage in providing a holistic framework to enhance observability, security, and control of your application flows without having to change any application code. They are also described as a decoupling of developers and operators from their interdependence in affecting service behavior. Read More

  • AppOptics has a triple threat for troubleshooting. The product team is always looking at ways to improve, and that has resulted in the triple threat of troubleshooting–three powerful ways AppOptics helps you get to the root cause of performance problems (distributed tracing, live code profiling, and exception tracking). When all three are combined, you’ve got what you need to quickly and accurately identifying what is causing your applications’ poor performance Read More


  • You can monitor Kubernetes with AppOptics. As an orchestration tool, Kubernetes already tracks the health and stability of each of its components including containers, services, nodes, and load balancers. If any of these components has a problem, Kubernetes is designed to respond to it to minimize downtime and increase operational efficiencies. By monitoring Kubernetes, DevOps team members can monitor the state of the cluster and help Kubernetes perform more effectively. You can monitor Kubernetes along with your entire infrastructure and application stack Read More