Librato is a tool that lets a business monitor valuable data about their application server. It's not an infrastructure itself, but rather a console that analyzes data from an infrastructure. Notable customers include AirBnB, Stitch Fix, Moz, Mashable, Heroku, Stripe, the Dollar Shave Club, Bleacher Report and Zumba Fitness. The software is run by Librato, Inc., based in San Francisco.
- Detailed analytics of all processes of and connections to a server
- Built-in integration with popular server and software choices, including Amazon Web Services, Apache, Campfire, CentOS, Debian, Docker, HipChat, Neptune.
- OpsGenie, Rails, Ubuntu, Zapier and many more
- Data is kept for a little over a year for review by clients to help improve their server performance
- Costs are broken down modular at many levels, allowing precise customization per client needs to meet any budget
- Fully featured free trial for 30 days
- Monthly or volume-based pricing plans are available
- The free trial shows the fully featured version of the product, meaning it would be very costly to keep those features after the trial period is up. It could be misleading to some customers
Servers are an important part of modern business, whether for a company's website, for data or even for an entire application's connectivity. Therefore, having complete control over a server is paramount. But sometimes there are server problems that are hard to track down, and many businesses are forced to turn to costly intervention from a third party. Librato hopes to change all that by putting the power of server monitoring in the hands of their clients. Their service allows businesses to view a real-time page of charts and analytics that detail every last bit of information about the running processes of a server. Librato has a demo of the service on their website that shows some of the impressive details that can be gleaned from a running server. The page shows the total number of connections to the server, the highest ping of those connections, data sizes, packets sent and received and a lot more. The data is kept on the site for about a year for review.