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Comprehensive Serverless Monitoring

Monitor, detect and resolve issues in your serverless architecture

Applications Manager serverless monitoring paves the way to navigate around practical issues that are inherent to any serverless ecosystem. With numerous organizations now migrating to serverless architectures, monitoring serverless technologies is essential for ensuring the performance, reliability, and security of applications. It also helps enhance performance and detect problems beforehand and prevent unnecessary outages.

Common issues faced in a serverless environment:

  • Serverless state uses on-demand delivery of services where a limit is imposed on resource consumption for efficiency. However, restraints such as concurrency limits on functions could make it harder to scale.
  • Cold start is one of the most common setbacks faced in a serverless environment which occurs whenever a new function is called up after being reclaimed by a service provider. This induces latency issues which directly reflects on the response time of applications being used by end-users.
  • As serverless applications are built to be run by a third party cloud service provider, this makes it difficult for administrators to have full ownership and visibility into the architectural components involved.
  • Since serverless applications use resources as and when they are required, tracking resource usage becomes difficult in itself.
  • Not keeping track of growing resource consumption might come at a great cost as expenses could become unmanageable, especially when functions with high utilization are involved.
By gaining a holistic view of the entire serverless architecture, these challenges become surmountable. The goal of serverless computing monitoring is to enable developers and operations teams to detect, diagnose, and resolve issues efficiently, ensuring a smooth and reliable operation of serverless applications.

Leverage Applications Manager's serverless monitoring capabilities:

Monitoring serverless application environments can ensure smooth running of all dependent business applications and can help avoid unnecessary bottlenecks, thereby preventing unplanned outages. With the aid of serverless monitoring tools like Applications Manager, you can gain the upper hand with access to a wide range of functionalities that include:

Gain visibility into your serverless functions

Collect data from all invocations to keep track of application activity and understand how your important user-facing functions are performing. Quickly isolate offending functions to reduce business disruption and improve responsiveness.

Detect cold starts

One of the common issues with serverless performance is cold start which usually results in a small delay in spinning up a new container. Cold starts happen every time a new function or version is deployed or if a function has been inactive for a period of time or when there is a sudden spike of invocations to a function. Applications Manager is a serverless monitoring software that helps you determine if a function invocation is a cold start and troubleshoot metrics like latency.

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Identify errors generated by serverless functions

Applications Manager's serverless monitoring console lets you set up alerts on the error rate of your serverless applications and get notified as soon as the error rate passes the threshold. This can save you hours searching through logs and prevent crucial downtime that affects end users.

Become aware of drop in invocations

Some functions are expected to run a certain number of times per time period. You can set up alerts in Applications Manager's serverless monitor to notify you when a specific function doesn't run.

Discover issues in the application data pipeline

For serverless applications that process a stream or batches of data, the volume is fairly predictable. You can configure Applications Manager to alert when both the upper and lower thresholds of invocation counts are breached to identify if there is an issue in the data pipeline of the application.

Know when functions exceed concurrency limits

When an application scales, it can result in functions exceeding concurrency limits set by the provider. This can result in longer execution times, server errors or other failures of execution that can impact the user experience. Applications Manager's serverless monitoring tool helps you monitor serverless applications to proactively identify throttled functions and ensure your functions have enough concurrent executions to handle incoming requests.

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Keep track of memory usage to reduce spending

It is important to keep track of the memory usage of your functions in order to fine tune the performance and cost efficiency of your serverless applications. With Applications Manager, you can understand if a function is close to reaching the memory limit. This helps you avoid over-allocating or under-allocating memory to functions and thereby optimize costs.

Quickly resolve serverless production errors

Applications Manager proactively identifies abnormal behavior in your serverless applications, such as error rate surge without any manual configuration changes, and alerts you through various mediums such as e-mail, SMS, Slack, and ServiceNow. Our serverless monitoring solution makes it easier for operations teams and developers to collaborate and resolve problems faster without having to dig through log files.

Use the machine-learning enabled reporting feature to view forecast reports about critical serverless metrics to get exhausting serverless monitoring features. Visualize data of crucial metrics through graphs and get an overall idea of how well your serverless applications are doing.

Supported serverless platforms

Applications Manager currently supports AWS Lambda and Azure Functions. The serverless monitoring capability lets you keep an eye on your AWS Lambda and Azure Functions environment with visual insights on crucial performance metrics. Become aware of abnormalities in these functions before they overwhelm your critical applications. Applications Manager enables you to monitor other AWS services that pair well with Lambda such as AWS SQS, and DynamoDB and Azure services such as Azure Virtual Networks, Azure Cosmos DB, Azure Service Bus, and Azure Storage. You can also monitor serverless implementations in the Oracle Cloud such as Oracle autonomous database.

Start monitoring serverless in just a few minutes!

Whether you are evaluating serverless architecture or already running billions of invocations, you will need performance tracking to overcome operational challenges. Applications Manager is easy to use and can be set up in just a few minutes.

See how Applications Manager can change your serverless monitoring game. Download a 30-day free trial now to experience it hands-on!

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