Sensu, a leader in open source monitoring, announced the general availability of Sensu Go, a scalable, powerful and user-centric monitoring event pipeline, designed to improve visibility and streamline workflows for enterprises. Sensu empowers businesses to gain deep visibility into their infrastructure, from Kubernetes to bare metal, providing a single source of truth among application and infrastructure monitoring tools.
With a distributed architecture, updated dashboard, a newly designed API, direct support for automated and live deployment of monitoring plugins to traditional and cloud-native environments, and designed with Kubernetes in mind, Sensu Go brings an elevated level of flexibility and integration for enterprises. Sensu Go supports integration of industry standard formats, including Prometheus, StatsD and Nagios, as well as integration with enterprise products such as Splunk, Elastic, ServiceNow, Slack, InfluxDB and more.
“Sensu Go empowers businesses to automate their monitoring workflows, offering a comprehensive monitoring solution for their entire infrastructure,” said Caleb Hailey, CEO of Sensu. “This latest release features human-centered design, with an emphasis on ease of use and quick time to value.”
Sensu Go is built to scale, offering more flexibility when integrating Sensu into existing infrastructure. Notable new enterprise and open source features include:
- Updated Sensu dashboard – As a one-stop-shop interface, the new Sensu dashboard brings plug-and-play functionality for Sensu by adding the ability to include additional modules for extra visibility and data cohesion.
- New, versioned API – Redesigned to be future-forward and establish a stable API contract, the new API is powerful enough to configure the entire Sensu Go instance and built to enable users who want to extend Sensu capabilities.
- Server and agent assets – Sensu Go now provides direct support for downloading and installing server plugins and agent plugins with no additional tooling; i.e., no dependency on configuration management or custom Docker images.
- Namespaces and RBAC – Sensu Go introduces the ability to configure unique namespaces and their resources in a shared environment, with built-in role-based access controls (RBAC) for granular management of who gets access to what.
- Lightweight Directory Access Protocol (LDAP) (enterprise only) – A security requirement for most enterprises, LDAP offers organizations a security-team-approved way to interact with Sensu.
- ServiceNow integration (enterprise only) – ServiceNow is widely used by enterprises and heavily used by operators. The ServiceNow handler is a Sensu event handler that creates or updates ServiceNow configuration items, incidents and events.
- Jira integration (enterprise only) – Jira is Atlassian’s issue and project tracking software and another enterprise solution request by the Sensu community. The Jira handler, also a
- Sensu event handler, creates and updates Jira issues.
- Commercial support for Sensu Go – Sensu offers varying degrees of support depending on business size and needs.
“At NCR, it’s critical that we operate at the speed that restaurants require, so we needed a monitoring solution that would empower us to move as fast as needed,” said John Kerry, software developer with point-of-sale system provider NCR. “With Sensu Go, we have the power to build a pipeline that enables restaurants to quickly (and safely) gain intelligence into their systems. That, coupled with the fact that it’s designed with Kubernetes in mind, makes Sensu Go a perfect complement to our workflows.”