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Out With the Old: Your Monitoring Tools Don’t Cut It Anymore

By Sumeet Singh on June 21, 2016


Until now, microservice application developers and infrastructure operators have been stuck with old monitoring tools designed for monolithic technologies, where it is common for schedulers to take several minutes to do their work.

But applications built with containers and microservices run in environments where many thousands of containers are created, used and discarded in only a few minutes. That means the actual lifetime of processes being scheduled is less than the amount of time legacy tools need to schedule and monitor performance.

In other words, conventional monitoring tools take longer to do their jobs than the lifespan of the services they’re scheduling and monitoring! So, if you are using conventional monitoring tools to monitor containers, the data you are seeing is old and therefore irrelevant by the time you see it.

Traditional monitoring tools just don’t cut it with containers.

To monitor containers effectively, REAL-TIME visibility into the infrastructure at the processor level is essential.

That’s why we created ContainerFlow, which we are announcing today at DockerCon.

***Visit AppFormix at DockerCon Booth #S8***

ContainerFlow is the first scheduling and monitoring tool built specifically to address the unique needs of cloud-native applications and DevOps environments. ContainerFlow works out of the box for microservices built using Docker containers, using Kubernetes as an open source system for managing containerized applications.

ContainerFlow utilizes Intel® Resource Director Technology.

ContainerFlow integrates Intel® Resource Director Technology (Intel® RDT) to monitor and control the resource usage of containers and VMs, providing major improvements in application performance, especially with container-based applications.

In a DevOps world, the ability to deliver the low‐latency user experience that end users demand requires infrastructure transparency—down to the processor level—and real‐time monitoring and analytics. Only ContainerFlow, using Intel’s game-changing RDT technology, offers operators and developers this unprecedented visibility into and control over how applications run at the processor level.

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Latency and jitter fall 70 percent with ContainerFlow; response times improve 51 percent.

As described in the solution brief “Realize The Performance Of Your Cloud Infrastructure,” testing shows ContainerFlow with Intel RDT reduced average web server response times up to 51 percent. The testing also shows an average 27 percent improvement in throughput. By actively managing cache allocation in real time, ContainerFlow reduces latency and jitter by 70 percent.

ContainerFlow is the monitoring tool you need for the DevOps era.

So if you are a developer writing applications with microservices tools like Docker containers and the Kubernetes container cluster management system, you just gained a new tool built for the DevOps era. Put ContainerFlow to the test: sign up for a free trial here:

And if you’re at Dockercon in Seattle this week, come see us at Booth #S8; we’ll be happy to walk you through a personal demo and share the buzz with a free cup of coffee!


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