David Tattersall talks about “Into the CLOUD with FusionReactor (ColdFusion Application Performance Monitor)” in this episode of ColdFusion Alive Podcast, with host Michael Smith.
- What is FusionReactor CLOUD?
- CLOUD version of FusionReactor with extra features over the on-premises version
- What is FusionReactor
- FR is on premise tool
- Server Monitor and alert
- Crash protection
- Low overhead CF and Java application performance monitor
- Less than 1% overhead compared to 2-5% on other monitors
- Low overhead includes lots of tools such as debugging, JDBC, Database
- It can measure 100’s of different metrics + alert you to potential issues
- Why go to the CLOUD?
- Keep more data
- More AI in the app
- More analysis of the data
- See patterns in billions of transactions
- Is this secure?
- Yes, your data is kept separate from others
- Can obfuscate some data such as credit cards
- Can use Fusion Analytics if you prefer not to use the CLOUD
- When was FR CLOUD launched?
- August 2017
- Daily deployment and improvements (no version numbers) – it is a SaaS!
- FR CLOUD demo
- CLOUD license
- It includes a copy of FR regular
- CLOUD $99/mo/server Ent, $149/mo/server Ultimate
- Upto 5 instances per server
- Docker containers on demand licenses vs reservations for permanent servers
- On demand is 10% more cost but is only billed by the minute of use
- FR CLOUD works with Java too
- Data retention (not just memory) from a week to 30-90 days (depending on the CLOUD version Ent or Ultra)
- Capturing only interesting transactions (ITs) – not all of them
- Powerful alerting engine on any of the metrics in FusionReactor CLOUD, with integration to many common Alerting Channels – such as
- Why did you add FR to the CLOUD?
- Save server monitoring data to the CLOUD so it doesn’t clog up your server
- Combining metrics from multiple servers (instances), say across a cluster, to provide a combined application view
- FusionAnalytics for on premise, in-depth analysis
- Two way link from FR CLOUD to the local FR so can run a stack trace or GC from the CLOUD
- Webinar on this at https://www.fusion-reactor.com/webinar/fusionreactor-CLOUD/
- They use use FR to monitor FR CLOUD
- What versions of ACF and Lucee does FR work with?
- ACF 6.1, 7 MX (FusionReactor 4.5)
- ACF 8,9,10, 11, 2016 (latest version of FR)
- Railo 3.x, 4.x
- Lucee 4.5, 5.x
- Also supports Java containers e.g. Tomcat, JBoss, GLassfish, Websphere + many Java frameworks e.g. Spring and Struts
- How was CFCAMP this year?
- Next conference
- DevNexus Feb 23-25 2018
- Why are you proud to support CF?
- WWIT for CF to be more alive this year?
Mentioned in this episode
- Jetty – Eclipse Jetty provides a Web server and javax.servlet container, plus support for HTTP/2, WebSocket, OSGi, JMX, JNDI, JAAS and many other integrations.
- Using FR with Docker Swarm Brad Wood video
- ColdFusion on Docker
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David Tattersall has been in working in IT for over 30 years. Since co-founding Intergral in 1998, he focused on company management, business development and sales & marketing. Intergral has become a leader in server monitoring and application performance monitoring (APM) solutions in the ColdFusion / Java segment. His flagship product – FusionReactor – www.fusion-reactor.com is used on over 25,000 production servers and has been purchased by over 5,000 customers.