Monitoring as Code and Checkly Listed in the Gartner Hype Cycle for the Second Consecutive Year

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I'm excited to share that Gartner has included Monitoring as Code (MaC) as an emerging practice to their Hype Cycles for SREs again, the second year in a row.

Since we founded Checkly, our vision has been that monitoring should sit in your repository, be codified, and scale with your software development. There is no alternative to MaC as it allows your engineering team(s) to work together, create and maintain checks, and ultimately own their monitoring.

In 2024, over 1000 customers, Gartner, partners, and many more continue to recognize the need for code-based monitoring. This validation encourages us to execute our mission further as we enable engineers to detect and resolve issues 10x faster.

Gartner's Hype Cycles: A Crucial Guide for Technology Leaders

The Gartner Hype Cycle visually depicts the maturity and adoption of various technologies and applications, highlighting their relevance in addressing real-world business challenges. Specifically, the Hype Cycle for Site Reliability Engineering showcases the most pertinent innovations for technology leaders. 

A quote by Ohad Noam from Consensys, recognizing his team's boosted efficiency with MaC

Checkly’s Monitoring as Code Flow

MaC allows you to describe your desired monitoring as code in your existing code base. It applies software principles to monitoring processes and enables monitoring setups to be managed like software code. 

With MaC, monitoring is codified, version-controlled, tested, and ultimately automated. This approach allows developers to shift left and address the limitations of manual and legacy monitoring setups. Version controlled, Monitoring as Code reduces the risk of misconfigurations and inconsistencies that may lead to longer mean time to detect (MTTD) failures.

You can use our Terraform provider, Pulumi provider, or our CLI to manage your API and browser checks for synthetic monitoring. To provision new checks, define them in HCL, Typescript, or JavaScript, commit them, and deploy them with your application code.

Your monitoring infrastructure is now part of your code base!

Resolve Issues Faster With Checkly’s New MaC Updates

As previously mentioned, we are just beginning to further develop MaC. In recent weeks, we have introduced exciting new features that provide deeper insights into your frontend telemetry when checks fail. 

These updates ensure you have all the necessary telemetry at your fingertips, enabling you to identify root causes and resolve issues more quickly and resulting in a significant MTTR reduction.

Check out our OTel integrations that are in public beta here:

If you’re curious, have a look at our roadmap to see what's coming next with MaC. 

In 2024, the continued recognition from Gartner and our growing customer base underscores the critical importance of code-based monitoring. This validation propels us forward in our mission to enable engineers to detect and resolve issues faster than ever.

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