Docker Popularity Spawns Need for Container Monitoring

By Sean Michael Kerner

The open-source Docker application container virtualization technology is becoming increasingly popular, spawning a need for distributed monitoring capabilities. To help organizations understand what tools are available for container monitoring, Docker last week announced a new Ecosystem Technology Partner (ETP) program that is starting off with six vendors that have integrated with Docker for monitoring. Those vendors include AppDynamics, Datadog, New Relic, Scout, SignalFx and Sysdig.The vendors did not need to pay Docker Inc., the lead commercial vendor behind the container virtualization technology with the same name, to become part of the ETP either.The reason the monitoring vendors decided to integrate with Docker? It all has to do with demand.”We’re users of Docker, and so are many of our customers,” Karthik Rau, CEO of SignalFx told eWEEK. “It was natural to provide a way for everyone to use SignalFx to monitor, run streaming analytics with, and alert against metrics from the Docker Stats API.”

The vendors did not need to pay Docker Inc., the lead commercial vendor behind the container virtualization technology with the same name, to become part of the ETP either.The reason the monitoring vendors decided to integrate with Docker? It all has to do with demand.”We’re users of Docker, and so are many of our customers,” Karthik Rau, CEO of SignalFx told eWEEK. “It was natural to provide a way for everyone to use SignalFx to monitor, run streaming analytics with, and alert against metrics from the Docker Stats API.”

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