“On Tuesday, we announced some big news: LogicMonitor has acquired Airbrake — a developer-centric application error and performance monitoring platform. This acquisition represents the latest step in our company’s journey towards becoming an end-to-end infrastructure monitoring and observability platform. As part of the acquisition, I am thrilled to welcome the Airbrake team into the fold! We’ll be sharing more information in the coming weeks with our customers, partners and community around integration plans and more. In the meantime however, I wanted to share a blog post written by the Chief Technology Officer of Airbrake, Eric Anderson, featuring his take on why Airbrake and LogicMonitor coming together is so meaningful for customers. Enjoy!”— Christina Kosmowski, President, LogicMonitor
Eric Anderson, CTO of Airbrake:
While the walls between operations and development have been blurring for many years, the tools used by each function have remained siloed and tailored to the needs of distinct teams. Most of these solutions are exceptional at what they do; mainly helping operations teams manage resources, while helping developers consume resources. However,the blurring of engineering and operational roles and responsibilities is not a trend that’s going to reverse itself. In fact, this trend has given rise to a blended DevOps function. To that end, new tools and solutions must emerge that span the needs of both functions, while giving businesses powerful new insights into the customer experience and growth opportunities.
Airbrake’s application error and performance monitoring has long been a developer-centric service, built with passion by developers, to enable the visibility of applications from the inside-out. What’s been missing is additional visibility into the platform applications run on, and the environment they run within; both of which are critical to fully understanding the context and root cause of an issue. Knowing about an error, or performance problem within your application is just the first layer. There are many other components and moving parts that can (and do!) impact the experience of what we build and what our customers expect. This broader context has always been missing from developer-centric tools and services. Today, that changes as Airbrake joins LogicMonitor. And this is where I get truly excited!
To read the rest of Eric’s thoughts on Airbrake and LogicMonitor coming together, check out his blog on Airbrake.io