Today we’re happy to announce the newest member of the New Relic family: New Relic Synthetics.
Ever since New Relic was founded back in 2007, it’s been our goal to provide in-depth analytics about your software’s performance. We started with Ruby performance and over the years we’ve continued to enhance our backend monitoring capabilities (New Relic APM and New Relic Servers) and expanded our visibility in to the frontend (New Relic Browser and New Relic Mobile). Along the way we learned from our customers that successful, growing online businesses stand upon three operational pillars:
To create New Relic Synthetics, we took a fresh look at the problem and created a new solution that generated synthetic traffic, rather than passive real user data, against your website. This can give you added confidence that your business is operating smoothly and help prevent surprises by outages, bugs, or bad deployments for your actual customers.
The result is a beautiful, brand new product that lets you run scripted business transactions at regular intervals from multiple locations around the world. We’ve embraced open standards, like Selenium, to make it even easier to quickly get started and automate your tests. And we’ve taken the time to embed it deeply into our product suite, with rich integration with New Relic Insights, Browser, and APM.
Look for New Relic Synthetics to hit general availability later this year. We will have lots more details to share as we get closer to the release. In the meanwhile, check out the New Relic Synthetics page on our website, sign up to be notified of general availability, read the Synthetics documentation, and watch the short video below: