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Server Density vs New Relic

We appear to compete with each other and whilst there is some overlap, we are both at our best when used together.

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infrastructure monitoring

Server Density focuses more on the infrastructure with integration into cloud provider APIs and deep monitoring of servers and endpoint availability. It’s designed for ops teams with features like the flexible alerting and ops dashboards.
Agent only posts data one way.

application monitoring

New Relic is more about application performance, examining code calls and database queries to help you optimise your own code. It has real user monitoring but is limited in the availability checks it performs.
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infrastructure monitoring or application monitoring?

Server Density focuses more on the infrastructure with integration into cloud provider APIs and deep monitoring of servers and endpoint availability. It’s designed for ops teams with features like the flexible alerting and ops dashboards.

New Relic is more about application performance, examining code calls and database queries to help you optimise your own code. It has real user monitoring but is limited in the availability checks it performs.

How we differ from New Relic:

Works accross multiple platforms.

Cross platform

Server Density has an open source, lightweight daemon available for Linux, Windows, FreeBSD and Mac. More about Server Monitoring.

Wordwide website monitoring.

Flexible, worldwide availability monitoring

Server Density performs availability monitoring from many different countries, which you can choose to fit your visitor demographic - e.g. why monitor from the US when your customers are in Japan? Monitor HTTP and TCP endpoints, checking for response body content, error codes and response times. More about Website monitoring.

Complete cloud server management interface.

Cloud management

Integrate into your cloud provider API to see real time instance status and perform management actions from within Server Density. More about Cloud Management.

Custom metrics API

Custom metrics API

Send custom metrics via plugins or using our API e.g. plotting order numbers alongside website response time.

Graphing annd visualisation of infrastructure.

Advanced graphing and visualisation

Server Density has more advanced graphing of system and custom metrics, designed specifically for ops teams to help with troubleshooting issues. Learn about our Monitoring Graphs.

DevOps Dashboard.

Ops dashboard

The Server Density dashboard allows you to view real time graphs, uptime, response times, RSS feeds and cloud provider statuses. Learn about our Ops Dashboards.

Advanced monitoring alert management.

Alert management

The Server Density notification center lets you aggregate alerts and triage problems as they happen. Both from the browser and on mobile with our Android and iPhone apps.

Why choose
Server Density?

If you want to monitor and manage your infrastructure and the servers behind it, from public endpoint availability down to server cluster troubleshooting.

Why choose
New Relic?

If you want to monitor the performance of your code, mobile apps or database queries to see where the code level bottlenecks are.

Why combine the two?

If you want complete visibility from public endpoints, insight into what’s happening on the cloud provider, down to the servers and then through to the code running on them.

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