Today, we’re announcing that service levels are now generally available as part of New Relic One. Service level management provides cross-organizational teams a common definition of reliability and gives site reliability engineers, developers, IT admins, and business leaders a way to easily define, consume, and iterate on service level indicators (SLIs) and service level objectives (SLOs).
A single-click setup and our powerful recommendation engine can take the complexity and manual legwork away from establishing SLOs and SLIs. Now the entire organization can stay informed on SLO compliance, error budgets, and SLI attainment, with both operational day-to-day views for engineers and period-over-period reports for business leaders. Teams can take action around service level concerns by connecting to alert workflows and the additional system context provided in New Relic One.
Easily set up your service levels
Deciding where to start when setting up service levels from scratch is a large hurdle. But with New Relic One, you can automatically establish a baseline of service level performance and reliability for any service. With a one-click setup, you get recommendations and customizations in a simple, guided flow.
Define reliability across teams
New Relic's SLO and SLI recommendations can help you avoid difficult alignment processes. The recommendations help you define reliability in several ways:
- Determine service boundaries and critical application and infrastructure components.
- Set reliability benchmarks automatically based on recent performance metrics in any entity.
- Proactively organize your response to the most crucial problems.
Iterate and improve your service levels
With full-stack context and automation through Terraform, teams have insight into how specific nodes or services impact system reliability, and can quickly take control and improve their performance. Views tailored for both service owners and business leaders drive operational efficiency and lead to better reporting, alerting, and incident management processes.
Cross-organizational teams gain a unified, transparent view of service reliability, and can better comply with customer-facing service level agreements (SLAs). SLO compliance metrics and error budgets give organizations a cohesive way to report on reliability and implement changes across applications, infrastructure, and teams.
What customers are saying
More than 1,500 users tried service level management capabilities during our beta program and beyond, and we’ve already received some amazing feedback.
How to get started
Managing service level definitions and visualizations can be difficult if you’re starting from scratch. It’s like writing a long paper—it’s always harder to get started when the page is blank.
If you’re looking to quickly establish a baseline for SLIs and SLOs in New Relic One, just follow these steps:
- Log in to New Relic and select APM from the navigation menu at the top.
- Select the service entity where you’d like to establish SLIs.
- Then, on the left-hand menu, scroll down under Reports and select the Service Levels.
- You should see a screen similar to this:
From here, all you do is select the Add baseline service level objectives button. After a single click, you can sit back and relax and let New Relic do the work for you.
Here’s an example of the recommendations you’ll see:
Service level management is now available with a full platform user license in New Relic One. You can try it for free today at newrelic.com/signup. Your free account includes 100 GB/month of data ingest, one full platform user, and unlimited basic users.
Read the service level management documentation to learn more about how service levels work and how to customize your SLIs and SLOs.
For a quick demo, watch this video.
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