Are you ready to see a real-time view of your entire infrastructure? Are you itching to use custom dashboards and alerts that scale with your constantly changing infrastructure? Have you been looking for the ability to quickly correlate health metrics with the config changes that may impact them? New Relic Infrastructure is designed to help.

In August, at New Relic’s FutureStack16 Tour: New York event, we announced the beta release of our newest product: New Relic Infrastructure. The Infrastructure engineering team built this product from the ground up to help modern operations teams monitor today’s dynamic infrastructure systems so they can

  • Move fast and deploy with confidence
  • Scale and adapt to diverse environments
  • Gain full-stack visibility

Today we’re excited to announce that process has come to fruition: New Relic Infrastructure is now generally available, and we are offering a free 30-day trial for New Relic Infrastructure Professional!


Real-time infrastructure health monitoring correlated to change events for faster detection and resolution

Within a few minutes of starting your free trial you’ll be able to take advantage of New Relic Infrastructure’s advanced monitoring capabilities to track your dynamic infrastructure no matter where it lives: on-premise, in a hosted data center, or on a cloud infrastructure platform like Amazon Web Services. Getting started takes less than a minute, and you’ll immediately be able to see key infrastructure health metrics matched with the configuration events that impact them.

New! Monitoring tools for AWS services

In the past, many ops teams got by using server monitoring tools that simply displayed health metrics. These days, it’s critical to have complete visibility into all of your constantly changing infrastructure, along with the configuration changes that impact every aspect of your hosts. New Relic Infrastructure was built to be AWS EC2 native, giving ops teams the ability to see a real-time, accurate view of how their EC2 instances are performing within the context of their complete host. Teams can view their hosts through the lens of any AWS attribute, including role, tier, Availability Zone (AZ), and data center, or even custom EC2 tags. This makes it easy to narrow your view to focus on the hosts you care about.


But EC2 isn’t the only AWS service that ops teams count on. In conjunction with today’s Infrastructure general availability announcement, we’re excited to also announce a new set of powerful tools specifically built to monitor the health of—and track inventory and changes for—key AWS services such as EC2, S3, ELB, RDS, EBS, CloudFront, DynamoDB, ElastiCache, and many more. These features are all part of Infrastructure Professional (which as mentioned above, you can try for free for 30 days). Find out more about New Relic Infrastructure’s key features here.

New Relic Infrastructure supplies critical context

At the end of the day, of course, it’s the health of your applications that matters most. New Relic APM is designed to give you a code-level view of your app health, but that’s only part of the story. Ultimately, application monitoring without infrastructure context is a fail.


New Relic Infrastructure helps you understand and correlate application performance with changes to your infrastructure

If there’s an issue with your app performance, for example, you need to know whether the problem is with the app or the underpinning infrastructure. New Relic Infrastructure is integrated with APM to show you full-stack performance all the way down to the host level. No matter how you deploy your apps—in containers, in the cloud, on virtual machines, or bare metal—Infrastructure gives you a more complete, more accurate view of the health of your systems. The custom dashboards and alerts you depend on, powered by both New Relic APM and New Relic Infrastructure data, scale dynamically as your applications scale and your infrastructure changes. This is about as DevOps as it gets: true shared context for your application dev and ops teams.

Beyond visibility, though, teams need to be able to sort through these changes quickly. New Relic Infrastructure lets you search through your hosts for things like vulnerable packages (or anything else), so you’re not wasting time digging through log files. Modern ops teams depend on alerts and custom dashboards to effectively monitor their ever-changing infrastructure. New Relic Infrastructure alerts and dashboards scale with your infrastructure, giving you confidence in the current state and health of your infrastructure. Finally, tracking infrastructure metrics just for the sake of having them isn’t very useful. New Relic Infrastructure lets you store these metrics in NRDB, so you can analyze them in detail with New Relic Insights.

Choose between Pro and Essentials

New Relic Infrastructure is available in two different product levels, allowing ops teams to choose the level of functionality they need. New Relic Infrastructure Essentials provides the core set of dynamic infrastructure monitoring functionality—configuration changes, searchable inventory, dynamic alerts and dashboards, etc.—plus one month of data retention.

New Relic Infrastructure Professional adds the ability to integrate other popular technologies with your infrastructure monitoring. Today, Professional includes integrations for more than a dozen AWS-provided services, including S3, ELB, RDS, EBS, CloudFront, DynamoDB, and ElastiCache—with more planned soon. The Infrastructure team will continue to add integrations to help ops complete their dynamic picture of the health and status of their ecosystem.


New Relic Infrastructure Integrations with popular AWS services help you monitor your entire stack.

In addition to these integrations, Infrastructure Professional also gives users a full 13 months of data retention. The data (metrics and events) collected by New Relic Infrastructure are made available to users via New Relic Insights, giving you the ability to access raw data, write granular queries using NRQL, and create dashboards as needed. New Relic Infrastructure Professional users can begin to leverage this powerful set of data from day one.

Get started, for free, today

Now that New Relic Infrastructure is publicly available, we have created flexible pricing options to make it cost-effective for all kinds of organizations to get these benefits. We think our pricing model is a great match for the dynamic infrastructure world ops teams live in. Your price is based on the size of your instance, the number of instances, and the total time running. You will pay less per hour for smaller-sized instances and you pay only for the hours those instances are actively running. Makes sense, right? You can find complete pricing details here, but we think you’ll like our flexible pricing options for your whole infrastructure.

Even better, you can start monitoring your infrastructure in minutes with a free 30-day trial of New Relic Infrastructure Professional. Don’t wait, get started today!

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Andrew Marshall a senior product marketing manager for the Servers and Plugins products at New Relic. He is passionate about the convergence of technology and business, and how data can be used to make increasingly complex business decisions. Also cat videos. View posts by .

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