Managed services for Prometheus and Grafana: Scale without the overhead

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Amazon Web Services (AWS) announced the GA release of Amazon Managed Service for Grafana (AMG) to add to its Amazon Managed Service for Prometheus (AMP) (in Preview). Both services help you use Prometheus and Grafana for infrastructure monitoring and visualization without the operational burden of managing them. Today’s releases complement New Relic’s announcement last year, when we added support for Prometheus and Grafana within our Telemetry Data Platform.

With New Relic and AWS managed solutions, you can use pre-built, community-created Grafana dashboards and built-in metrics instrumentation with an extensible, cost-effective, fully-managed, elastic platform. When you use New Relic, you get all the dashboards and instrumentation combined with the rest of your observability data. In fact, you can use New Relic’s Telemetry Data Platform to consolidate your metric data from all of your Prometheus servers and combine it with your log, event, and distributed trace data, giving you long term storage without the need to manage it. Eliminate the blind spots so you can troubleshoot more effectively. You can even harness powerful AIOps capabilities that reduce mean time to detection and resolution.

If you’re looking to completely offload the task of managing and scaling your Prometheus servers and Grafana instances, then take a look at AMP and AMG. 

With AMP, your data collection automatically scales as your workloads grow (or shrink), and it’s integrated with AWS security services to enable fast and secure access to data. Just as you can when self-hosting Prometheus, you can set up New Relic’s Prometheus remote-write integration with AMP. To avoid creating data silos that hinder troubleshooting and analysis, combine the Prometheus data with your metric, event, log, and trace data stored in Telemetry Data Platform.

Similarly, with AMG, you can use Grafana’s powerful open source visualization capabilities and reduce the time to value by leveraging community-created dashboards without having to provision servers, configure and update software, or do the heavy lifting involved in securing and scaling Grafana in production. Configure New Relic as a Prometheus data source for AMG, and you can query your metric data stored in New Relic’s Telemetry Data Platform. By doing so, you can combine data from multiple sources for observability across your entire estate.

We think this is an exciting development for AWS and New Relic customers with existing investments in Prometheus and Grafana!