Author: Instrumental Team

New Features: Alert Management Upgrades

Over the past few months, we’ve been steadily upgrading Instrumental’s alert management features! We’ve improved the overall user interface to make working with alerts faster and easier and added new features, such as:

Real-Time Alert Badges

Throughout the application, in both the menus and on the alert pages, alerts and the red open-alerts badges will update in real-time. Read More

Monitoring AWS Lambda with Instrumental

We recently launched our CloudWatch integration, which brings your CloudWatch data into the same monitoring environment as your application metrics, service metrics, and uptime monitoring. Most of our infrastructure is in AWS, so this is a great feature for us; hopefully you’ll like it too!

While developing the CloudWatch integration, we found that AWS Lambda was a great fit for a specific engineering challenge.¹ To quote an earlier post on the Expected Behavior blog about adding Lambda to an existing application:

What we really needed was a system to work many thousands of jobs concurrently, but one that only costs us money when we’re actually using it.

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New Feature: Super-Fast CloudWatch Integration

While Instrumental offers broad support and integrations for application, server, service, and custom monitoring, certain AWS data is only available within the AWS CloudWatch service. Over the past few months, we’ve been testing a deep integration with CloudWatch and are excited to release it to all users.

Like the rest of Instrumental, our CloudWatch integration is designed to be simple, configurable, and lightning-fast. Read More

How we used Pressable to host our WordPress Blog in a Subdirectory

We’re firm believers that developers at product companies should focus on core business problems. We try to off-load the development, and maintenance, of most non-product related technology to a cloud provider. For example, just as we’d suggest you let Instrumental handle your application monitoring, we would rather let someone else host and maintain our WordPress blog. Read More

Regarding Friday’s Data

Instrumental customers,

Unfortunately this past Friday (April 19th), Instrumental ceased displaying up to the minute data for a period approaching 15 hours. Astute observers of the app and our Twitter account (@instrumentalapp) have likely noticed that this is the worst of a series of graph delays that have been occurring for the past month. Read More

Measurement Monday

What a week! We’ve been improving the service, fixing bugs and talking to awesome new customers. New customers and existing customers alike may find our new help site useful, which you can use to send us feature requests, make suggestions about the service, and get ahold of us if you’ve been having problems. Read More