Google Stackdriver Hits General Availability

Google Stackdriver Hits General Availability

The tool – a version of which is available for free – brings together metrics, logs and metadata from multiple cloud accounts into a single pane of glass. 

Google today made its new unified monitoring, logging and diagnostics tool for hybrid clouds generally available.

Google Stackdriver, which is native to a variety of well-known open source packages, Google Cloud Platform (GCP) and Amazon Web Services (AWS), has been in beta since this past spring.

The tool brings together metrics, logs and metadata from multiple cloud accounts into a single pane of glass.

“By integrating monitoring, logging and diagnostics, Google Stackdriver makes ops easier for the hybrid cloud, equipping customers with insight into the health, performance and availability of their applications,” product manager Dan Belcher said in a recent blog post. “We’re unifying these services into a single package, which makes Google Stackdriver affordable, easy-to-use, and flexible.”

Rideshare giant Uber, web hosting firm Wix and free online learning company Khan Academy are already using Stackdriver monitoring, Google said in today's announcement.

The tool had been free for beta users.

Going forward, users will be able to opt for one of two pricing tiers: free and premium.

Under the free plan, available only for GCP workloads, users get key metrics, traces, error reports and up to 5 gigabytes (GBs) a month of logs.

The premium plan runs $8 per monitored resource, per month – prorated hourly.

That includes 10 GBs of log storage, 30 days of log retention, alerting via text, Slack, Hipchat and other tools, and integration with Amazon Web Services.

Google is offering free 30-day trials of the premium option.


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