BENEFITS

Built-in anomaly detection and alerting.

Complex environments require adaptive tools. Flowtune triggers alerts when behavior deviates from the per-service baseline profile, avoiding false alarms from misconfigured fixed thresholds. Webhook integration enables automatic mitigation.

anomaly detector finds deviations from baseline

Powerful drill-down.

Failure can be localized to one region, cluster/availability zone or IP/instance. Understand what part of your service and your upstream and downstream providers is affected for the most effective mitigation. Gather the required evidence to initiate inter-region failover with confidence.

drill down dashboard

One second resolution.

Get faster, lower-noise alerts by using high-resolution, one-second metrics. Even short blips of 10-30 seconds are extremely visible to users, and are surprisingly common with some large providers.

one second resolution measurements

No app code changes, 100% visibility.

(see "HOW IT WORKS" below)

HOW IT WORKS

Flowtune employs an agent: a self-contained binary that is executed on each instance/VM/bare-metal machine. The agent collects a detailed “flight recording” of all service communication directly from the operating system with very low overhead (< 0.1% CPU and network), requiring no modification to applications. The agent performs partial aggregation and sends one-second digests to the processing backend, which performs further aggregation, anomaly detection, alerting, and visualization.

SUPPORTED OPERATING SYSTEMS

RHEL, CentOS, Amazon Linux, Debian, Ubuntu

Linux kernel versions 4.4 - 4.14

THE COMPANY

Flowtune was founded in 2016 and is based in Sunnyvale, CA. The technology is based on 6+ years of research at MIT. The Flowtune Service Monitor is deployed in production in a large unified communications company ($2B+ market cap).

USE CASES

PINPOINT DEGRADED SERVICE

Immediately discover communication failure, overload, and imbalance to upstream and downstream services. Quickly pinpoint the degraded service so the right people can be contacted.

VERIFY DEPLOYMENT SANITY

See how a new service or version update performs in real-time (1 second latency), and get a quick indication when version roll-back is required.

CONFIRM REGION / AZ FAILURE

Get a strong indication when degradation is localized to a specific data-center/region/az. This indication gives operators confidence that re-routing load to undamaged infrastructure will solve the problem rather than aggravate it -- speeding up mitigation.

MONITOR EXTERNAL VENDORS

Reduce MTTR and ops effort when working with external vendors to resolve API performance issues by communicating detailed evidence of when service is degraded and what subset of DNS/IPs/AZ are affected.

250+ INSTANCES IN YOUR DEPLOYMENT?

Contact us to try it out!

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