Split Panels for dashboards, new Google Cloud integration, and more: What’s new in June 2024

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Here’s how Chronosphere’s latest updates help teams enhance how they manage, visualize, and secure data across our platform.

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Welcome to our June 2024 feature roundup at Chronosphere! This month, we’ve introduced several exciting updates to enhance how you manage, visualize, and secure your data across our platform.

From innovative dashboard functionalities to advanced integration options, these features are designed to streamline your operations and ensure robust data handling, regardless of your technical expertise or familiarity with Chronosphere. Join us as we dive into the details of what’s new and how these enhancements can elevate your observability strategy.

Chronosphere Observability Platform

Now Available: Split Panel Groups

Chronosphere has introduced a Split Panel Group feature for its dashboards, designed to enhance the creation and management of dynamic visualizations. This new functionality allows users to dynamically replicate a panel group based on dashboard variable values, streamlining the dashboard setup process. By automating the duplication of panel groups and maintaining clear visual distinctions among them, this feature significantly reduces the time and effort required to manage complex data visualizations, ensuring a smoother and more efficient user experience.

This update is especially beneficial for dashboard creators who need to quickly adapt visual displays to different datasets or metrics without manually configuring each panel. The ability to edit any instance within a split panel group and have changes reflect across all related panels simplifies ongoing maintenance and updates — this; makes dashboards more versatile and user-friendly for both seasoned users and newcomers to the platform.

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Now Available: Google Cloud Integration

Chronosphere has introduced a significant update with the launch of its Google Cloud Integration, offering first-class support for Google Cloud Metrics directly within the platform. This enhancement eliminates the need for external exporters, streamlining the workflow for users who require robust observability of their Google Cloud infrastructure. Now, users can manage their metrics integration autonomously through an API accessible via Terraform or Chronoctl, enhancing security with service account impersonation and enriching metric data with GCP system labels.

This integration is designed for efficiency and ease. The self-service capability ensures that users can quickly adapt to changes in their cloud environment, maintain security standards, and optimize their observability practices with minimal hassle. For anyone managing cloud workloads in Google Cloud, this update simplifies the process of monitoring and understanding cloud service metrics, making it a valuable addition to Chronosphere’s suite of tools.

Now Available: Static IPs for Outbound Webhook Traffic

Chronosphere now offers Static IP addresses for outbound webhook traffic, enhancing security and compliance for users who require stringent network controls. This update allows customers to restrict outbound traffic to a set of designated IP addresses, making it easier to manage security allowances and reduce the operational overhead associated with managing allowlists for webhook notifications.

This feature is particularly useful for security-conscious organizations needing to adhere to strict compliance regulations while maintaining high standards for data integrity and privacy. By integrating static IP addresses for outbound communications, Chronosphere users can streamline their security setups, ensuring that all webhook traffic is predictable and securely managed. This update not only boosts security but also strengthens trust in Chronosphere’s commitment to providing robust and reliable observability solutions.

Now Available: Flexible Connections for Services & Collections

Chronosphere is adding flexible Connections for Services & Collections, significantly enhancing how services and collections can be associated with dashboards and monitors within the platform. This update allows any service or collection to link to multiple dashboards and monitors, facilitating broader, more holistic views of related data and health metrics. Previously, the rigid association of monitors and dashboards with single entity owners often led to duplicated efforts and incomplete health summaries, which this flexible connection framework now resolves.

This improvement not only simplifies the management of observability assets, it also enriches the operational insights available to users. By enabling services and collections to connect with multiple relevant monitors and dashboards, Chronosphere users can capture those interests and gain a comprehensive understanding of service health and performance trends without the need to manipulate or replicate data visualization tools. This feature is geared toward enhancing user experience, promoting efficiency, and providing a more integrated view of system health across the platform.

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As we conclude this month’s roundup of new features at Chronosphere, we’re thrilled to introduce these latest enhancements aimed at optimizing how you interact with our Observability Platform. Whether through improved security measures or more flexible data management tools, each update is crafted to improve your operational efficiency and observability insights. We remain dedicated to pushing the limits of what our products can achieve. Stay tuned for more innovative features as we continue to enhance our platform to better meet your evolving needs.

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