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Monitor cloud applications with New Relic: now bundled, free with Stackato
by Diane Mueller

Diane Mueller, August 29, 2011
New Relic Stackato PaaS app monitoringWe are excited about our partnership with New Relic which enables us to bundle New Relic Standard Edition free of charge for all Stackato users. So you now have access to the application level performance management tools to monitor end-user experiences and performance in real-time, proactively diagnose performance bottlenecks at the code level, and ensure the successful deployment of applications. it's super easy to set-up and that's a $25/month value FREE for Stackato users!
 
This makes Stackato a true end-to-end platform: from deploying and testing on your desktop with Komodo IDE and Stackao micro cloud, to running your apps with Stackato and vsphere, and monitoring them with New Relic.
 
Here's How It Works
 
By deploying New Relic’s small, lightweight agent with your applications within the first minute of deployment, the New Relic agent will automatically send data about the app's activity to the New Relic secure data center. There, the analytics and reporting engines will process the data and make it available to you immediately. RPM is uniquely suited to managing the performance of applications in dynamic cloud environments by automatically recognizing new application instances as they are created, requiring no additional configuration. 
 
New Relic has provided the very tight integration of RPM agents for Ruby, Java (and Python coming soon) that they have provided for our Stackato cloud platform.
 
Then, you can see real-time performance analytics in an easy-to-use dashboard, drilling down into details behind response time and thoughput, errors and availability, and more.
 
New Relic cloud app monitoring
 
Get Started Today
 
Here's an example of  how to get started with a standard Rails app on Stackato:: 
 
1. login to newrelic, and grab your license key
 
installing the newrelic gem.
 
3. Once it's installed, you add one line to the Gemfile:
 
gem 'newrelic_rpm'
 
4. In the root of your Rails app (where you'll find the above Gemfile),
run the following command at the shell prompt:
 
builder update
 
5. stackato push/update your app.
 
Other Supported Frameworks
 
New Relic Agents are available for any Ruby app, including Rails & Sinatra, Java/Spring apps and Python is currently available as a private beta release supporting Django & wsgi-based web frameworks and is available by request.
 
New Relic RPM Standard  is available for free to all Stackato users. Future integrations will enable customers to upgrade to RPM at preferred prices. Customers wishing to upgrade may contact New Relic.
 
 
Try it out today! If you don't have a Stackato access code, go to www.activestate.com/cloud and complete the application today, and we'll get back to you.

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Diane Mueller is a Cloud Evangelist at ActiveState. She has been designing & implementing financial applications at Fortune 500 corporations for over 20 years. Diane has been actively involved in development efforts of XBRL Open Standard (http://www.xbrl.org) since 1999.

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2 comments for Monitor cloud applications with New Relic: now bundled, free with Stackato
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Not just yet. New Relic doesn't currently have any Perl hooks, but we're looking into it.