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Unified view to performance and availability now availabile

December 12, 2019 by Ivo Mägi Filed under: Product Updates

As of today, Plumbr offers a different and better view to the assets under monitoring. Whenever you open up an application or API monitored by Plumbr via https://app.plumbr.io, you will notice a different UI. Let me walk you through what and why has changed.

Why the change?

Believe it or not, but we do listen to what our customers tell us. Especially when the customers are not entirely happy with some aspects of the product. This change is not different, as it has its root embedded in essentially two underlying shortcomings on how the information was exposed prior to this change:

  • The information about performance and availability is not accessible from one single screen.
  • The metrics about performance and availability we exposed were limited and not configurable

We are happy to confirm that both of those shortcomings are now removed. Every asset under monitoring now exposes its key availability and performance metrics over a single view. The very same view allows you to change the metrics displayed according to your preferences.

More details about the changes in UI follow:

Unified view to performance and availability.

For every API and application, the key performance and availability metrics are now all gathered on the same screen. No more swapping between „performance“ and „availability“ views to make sure you are focusing on the right problem.

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Linkage with dashboard

Whenever you navigate from the dashboard to a specific application or API, the click on a specific metric in dashboard now visualizes this specific metric on a time-series view on the application/API detail view.

Picking metrics to be visualized

You can pick which metrics to highlight on the detail view. The dashboard cards are still limited with five metrics, but on detail view you can view up to 13 different metrics with more to come over the next months:

Alerts now get the focus they deserve

Setting up, configuring and viewing the triggered alerts is now getting the focus they deserve. Being the means to stay on top of the (potentially) bad things happening, the alerts are no longer semi-hidden in UI but propagated to the second-most important location in the updated navigation structure.

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All the different alert types (availability, performance, new errors) can be set up, configured and viewed from this location.

Updated navigation

We also moved the navigation to where it most likely should have been kept the entire time. The navigation between the overview, alerts, errors, bottlenecks and other aspects of your application or API is now located on the left pane for each screen.