Hyperglance’s new release, version 4.1, is now available in the AWS Marketplace where you can achieve an integrated topology view within minutes and use it as you need to by the hour.  Hyperglance version 4.1 is a big change from 4.0 with many new great features, one of the most important being ‘Service Views’.  This offers the ability to isolate a view of a certain application’s, or service’s, infrastructure, including all direct dependencies, utilizing tagging.  If instances are not tagged already such as done with container technologies that create microservices for apps, all you need to do is tag instances that are part of the service and Hyperglance does the rest.   Hyperglance includes all relevant subnets, route tables, security groups and internet gateways.  You then get an easy to read, easy to interpret, topology map of just the service infrastructure you are interested in with alarms, attributes and metrics overlaid.

One of the hardest things to do in IT is to keep documentation current.  Change is constant, and the pace of change is rapidly increasing.  API driven platforms means that changes are automatically recorded and dynamically accessible so platforms like Hyperglance can make use of this data and give a real-time, current, accurate view on the state of things.

Knowing all of a service or application’s component parts is something enterprises struggle with.  More and more often multiple applications share things like databases so single points of failure multiply.  Tagging and APIs to the rescue!  When new services are designed and implemented everything should be tagged so both operations and development have at least something to indicate what a thing does. 

Hyperglance uses API integration and the tags providing an easy to interact with resource and alert summary along with a topology map for each service’s infrastructure.  Powerful insight is obtained from the overlaid alarms, metrics and attributes on top of the service’s topology view.  No longer do you need to try and figure out what matters, what doesn’t, and what is affecting what.  Hyperglance shows you only what you need to see for that service and removes the rest.  With Hyperglance’s ability to also allow you to take menu driven actions and to directly connect via SSH, RDP, Telnet, or VNC straight from the Hyperglance browser view, you have an easy to use yet comprehensive monitoring and management platform encompassing all your AWS accounts, regions and VPCs , with the option to integrate additional platforms too such as Kubernetes, Docker, and your network.  

It’s amazing what visual simplicity can do to simplify managing IT complexity!