The best application and server monitoring tool I ever found
Eugene Bos | TrustRadius Reviewer
April 17, 2019

The best application and server monitoring tool I ever found

Score 9 out of 10
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New Relic for Web Apps

Overall Satisfaction with New Relic

We are using New Relic to monitor the performance of our applications. This is much better than just tracking CPU and memory usage or response time of a web-server as it really shows how quick it works for end users. Plus, I like the interface, on one screen you see the app score, web transaction time, requests per minute, as well I may quickly check for errors and many other small things.
  • Measuring Application performance score (instead of just CPU or memory usage)
  • All important information about an application's server on one screen
  • Has a free plan
  • Easy to set up
  • Price is too expensive for small virtual servers (like the ones for $10-20 a month)
  • Saving time when some problem with applications arises
  • Saving time on improving the performance of applications
  • Saving time as all data collected under "one roof"
It helps to save time when some problem with applications arises as well as saving time while trying to improve the performance of applications (as you can see weak points pretty easily). It is very useful to have all the data in the same place, especially if you are managing a lot of servers.
As New Relic's daemon is easy to install and it can be done automatically(for example on Amazon EB) it makes monitoring of applications much easier in the cloud.
New Relic's APM helps to save time when there is some problem with applications, as you may quickly see where the problem comes from. Also, improving the performance of applications became much easier, as you can see the parts of applications that work slow, therefore, should be prioritized.
If some issue happens with an application I go directly to New Relic's dashboard where I can see immediately what happened and therefore quickly fix the problem. You can see how different layers of your application perform there and immediately identify in some cases where the problem arises from.

New Relic Feature Ratings

Application monitoring
10
Database monitoring
10
Threshold alerts
9
Predictive capabilities
Not Rated
Application performance management console
10
Collaboration tools
Not Rated
Out-of-the box templates to monitor applications
Not Rated
Application dependency mapping and thresholding
Not Rated
Virtualization monitoring
10
Server availability and performance monitoring
10
Server usage monitoring and capacity forecasting
Not Rated
IT Asset Discovery
Not Rated