Google’s Cloud Platform Gets New Tools For Monitoring And Debugging Apps


A few months ago, Google acquired the up-and-coming cloud monitoring service Stackdriver with the intent to integrate it into its own cloud tools. It didn’t take the company all that long to make use of Stackdriver’s expertise, because it launched its first product based on the company’s technology at its I/O developer conference today.

Google Cloud Monitoring, as the new service is called, provides developers with metrics, dashboards and alerts for apps that run on Google’s cloud, as well as information about popular open source services like Apache, Nginx, MongoDB, MySQL and Redis.


In many ways, this is similar to the kind of functionality that other cloud-monitoring services like New Relic offer. But unlike these other companies, Google is clearly focused on its own services, though it’s good to see that it will continue to support some other applications. While Stackdriver had a strong focus on Amazon Web Services, though, I wouldn’t…

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