Capabilities

Full stack observability, root cause and impact analysis, time travelling, continuous delivery monitoring, cloud and container monitoring or business impact analysis are just a few of our key capabilities. Read on to discover all of them.

Full stack observability

We consolidate all of your cloud, monitoring, service management, automation and deployment data across your entire DevOps toolchain into a single point of truth without any blind spots.

 
  • StackState automatically merges, in real-time, a variety of topological data sources, such as cloud, automation, service registries, CMDB, virtualization, networking and deployment tooling.
  • See with one click what all monitoring, APM, log and service management tooling has to say about the state of an IT component. Telemetry data may be pushed or pulled, streaming or on-demand (copy-free).
  • Supplement or replace tooling for automatic real-time discovery and monitoring through the StackState agent.
  • Explore every part of your stack through a consistent and powerful UI that is easy to understand, use and manage. Have actionable insights always at your finger tips.
 
  • StackState automatically merges, in real-time, a variety of topological data sources, such as cloud, automation, service registries, CMDB, virtualization, networking and deployment tooling.
  • See with one click what all monitoring, APM, log and service management tooling has to say about the state of an IT component. Telemetry data may be pushed or pulled, streaming or on-demand (copy-free).
  • Supplement or replace tooling for automatic real-time discovery and monitoring through the StackState agent.
  • Explore every part of your stack through a consistent and powerful UI that is easy to understand, use and manage. Have actionable insights always at your finger tips.
 

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Root cause and impact analysis

StackState helps your business prevent outages and avoid finger pointing situations by constantly analyzing the entire IT stack for suspicious behaviour. We automatically determine the root cause and impact of any potential problem and inform you and/or your automation systems about our findings.

 
  • StackState’s Automatic Root Cause Analysis is constantly looking for the root causes and impact of potential problems. Problems are reported with their impact on the chain and root cause(s) in real-time.
  • StackState knows about all changes to your IT stack, whether they are infrastructural or application releases, and quickly helps you trace problems back to their temporal root cause.
  • Alert storms are automatically reduced to a single event through intelligent topological analysis.
  • Subscribe notifications and event handlers to the impact of problems instead of to the occurrence of a problem.
 

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Time travelling

StackState keeps a record of all the changes in your stack, no matter whether they are infrastructural changes, configuration changes or deployments. We trace problems back to changes, track performance between releases, do interactive post-mortems, analyze the effects of automation and we use the past to predict the future.

 
  • Easy time navigation through topology and telemetry using the interactive timeline.
  • A full audit log is available of all changes to any part of the stack.
  • Topology is not snapshotted; you get milisecond-level precision.
  • Everything is versioned; every configuration change results in a new version
  • Execute any query at any point in time.
 

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Continuous delivery monitoring

StackState integrates with Continuous Delivery tooling to keep tabs on changes that may cause problems for your business. We constantly analyze the impact your releases have on the stability and performance of any part of your IT landscape. By placing StackState in the center of your continuous delivery pipeline, you will achieve both stability and speed.

 
  • StackState records each release so you are always aware of what is running where at any point in time.
  • Disallow a release to continue when one of the dependencies are showing signs of trouble with StackState quality gates.
  • Trace problems back to the release that was the actual root cause.
  • Optimize your workflow by analyzing what is going on between releases or over the span of multiple releases.
 

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Cloud and container monitoring

Keep track of what is going on, across multiple cloud vendors, accounts and subscriptions, on-premise data centers, monoliths and microservices. StackState integrates all major cloud and container technology in one unified view.

 
  • Make informed cloud transformation / migration decisions with a single overview of the entire IT stack and its evolution up to this point.
  • Unify monitoring across the entire IT stack to trace problems back to their on-premise root cause.
  • Analyze the impact of auto-scaling and remediation rules. Are they improving performance and availability? Are they saving your or costing you money?
 

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Business impact analysis

The average organization’s IT environment easily depends on thousands of components that work together in complex ways to keep your business running. StackState is the first platform to make it possible for you to know exactly what the relation is between any part of your IT landscape and your business processes at any point in time.

 
  • Monitor your business instead of your IT. StackState will automatically relate business related events to IT events.
  • Hook up real-time business related telemetry to business components, like revenue streams, conversion rates or page traffic.
  • Determine the possible impact of a change on the business using impact analysis.
  • Integrate your CMDB, Service Management System or model business layers and their integration with the dynamic IT landscape in StackState.
 

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Decentralized team views

StackState helps you decentralize knowledge without creating another data silo. With the flexible user interface you can create specific views for any cross-section of your stack. Instead of monitoring and reporting on specific components or services you use these views for all your insights.

 
  • Get the right data to the right people with customized team or individual views. Impact of other parts of the stack on your view is automatically reported, as well as impact of your view on the rest of the stack.
  • Capture the overall health of your view with custom rules.
  • Get push notifications and hook them up to your favorite collaboration and automation tooling for critical state changes within your views.
  • Save valuable time by not having to switch between tools anymore. StackState acts as a single pane of glass to guide your actions.
 

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Compliance monitoring

How do you know that your IT environment is configured the way you want it to be? How many violations of the overall architecture are currently present and how do you manage these violations? In StackState you can define rules that check the actual IT environment against your specifications. We are able to report on such violations in real-time.

 
  • Compliancy checks are defined per (IT) component and run automatically when the environment changes. Components in the same cluster must for example have the same version number.
  • Compliancy failures are reported in real-time and/or can be exported for any part of the IT environment.
  • Compliancy checks may use both topological as well as telemetry information and may even be placed on relations. A network connection for example must be on a specific port.
 

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Analytics

StackState is based on a powerful data model that that forms an abstraction layer on top of your existing data sources. Ask any question you can think of about your entire IT environment with a single query language. StackState will translate your question where necessary to the underlying data sources.

 
  • Graph based query language (Gremlin) lets you ask questions about the inter-relatedness of components.
  • Analyze the evolution of your stack by executing any query at any point in time.
  • Query any telemetry source through a unified query language. StackState can defer such queries to existing data sources.
 

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Open platform

No two IT environments are ever the same. StackState is a platform for you to unify all your IT data, no matter where it is coming from. Use an existing integration or hook up your own custom sources of topology and / or telemetry. Spend more time working on your business requirements and less on the particulars of data sources.

 
  • StackState’s scripting capabilities make it easy for you to build and maintain custom data ingest pipelines.
  • Use the StackState REST API or SDK to build your own integrations.
  • Automatically correlate any custom topological data with any custom telemetric data through scripting.
 

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