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February 10, 2021

New Relic’s Reimagined Full-stack Observability Offering Provides Visibility Across Entire Stack

SAN FRANCISCO, Feb. 10, 2021 — Today, New Relic, Inc. (NYSE: NEWR), a leader in Observability, introduced New Relic Explorer, its reimagined Full-Stack Observability experience that delivers innovative new visualizations and capabilities to give engineers unprecedented visibility into their complete estate. With zero configuration required, New Relic Explorer brings together an organization’s telemetry data from across applications and infrastructure to provide an essential live view of an entire software system’s health and performance. With this new single source of truth, engineers can quickly discover emerging performance issues and swiftly take action to get systems back to full health before customers or employees are impacted. All existing New Relic customers will be automatically upgraded to this new and powerful experience in the coming weeks.

“IT environments have become increasingly complex and engineering teams use a myriad of tools to see the performance of their entire tech stack, but there’s no way to see everything in one place and quickly take action. This leads to fragmented visibility, cumbersome and inefficient workflows, and out-of-control costs,” said Bill Staples, President and Chief Product Officer, New Relic. “With this launch, New Relic has delivered true Full-Stack Observability so engineers can finally get their arms around all of their telemetry data to quickly understand what’s happening and resolve issues faster before they become problems.”

“For digital organizations and their IT teams, real-time visibility into critical software infrastructures is crucial in keeping their business running smoothly,” said Stephen Elliot, Program Vice President, Management Software and DevOps, IDC. “Customers now demand real-time awareness and observability into IT environments via a single dashboard; providing them with simplicity and speed for identifying, solving and preventing problems before they impact the customer experience.”

“Being able to visualize and analyze data with just a few clicks of a button with New Relic Explorer is amazing — definitely a time saver for us,” said Paweł Przybyła, Director of Software Development at Metapack. “And I love having the ability to drill down into the ‘why’ behind changes taking place. Having quick accessibility to the data we need with New Relic Explorer has been empowering for my team.”

In today’s complex environments that rely on manual alert configuration, it’s become increasingly challenging for organizations to understand the overall health of their entire system at a glance. It’s become a challenge to discover where unintentional changes are occurring, what may be contributing to them, and how issues across their system are related. New Relic Explorer enables engineers to uncover blind spots and surface details needed to support a faster, deeper understanding of large distributed software systems.

“With end-to-end observability under the hood in New Relic, it’s been simple to instrument our applications as we move them to the cloud,” said Greg Gentling, Director of Enterprise Architecture at Viewpoint. “Being able to grab telemetry data and take action before issues arise or customers notice—that’s been huge.”

New Relic Explorer includes the following powerful visualizations and capabilities:

New Relic Lookout: This industry-first innovation provides an estate-wide, real-time view of any changes in telemetry data, including third party and open source data, automatically drawing attention to where it’s needed most. This is delivered through an intuitive user experience visualization with no configuration or reliance on static, pre-configured alert thresholds required. Zoom in capabilities allow teams to pinpoint correlations, abnormal history and traces immediately. This gives engineering teams the ability to leverage New Relic’s Profiles to quickly uncover blind spots and unknown relationships, and to understand all changes so that issues can be resolved well before they impact the end customer or employee.

New Relic Navigator: For the first time, customers can explore all entities at a glance in a highly intuitive visualization. The health of each application, service, container, function and host is displayed in red, yellow or green based on alert conditions, with the ability to group and filter based on attributes for a curated view of all the entities that a service (or set of services) encompasses. These traffic light colors display health so users can quickly and easily investigate large numbers of entities while simplifying cross-team collaboration.

In addition, relationships between specific applications, hosts, containers or integrations are shown in one view, making it quick and easy to understand which upstream or downstream services are related to an issue. This enables engineers to gain a broader view of the overall health of their systems and troubleshoot cascading failures faster.

In the coming weeks, all existing New Relic customers will be automatically upgraded to this new and powerful experience with New Relic Explorer, New Relic Lookout and New Relic Navigator available as part of the New Relic Full-Stack Observability offering.

For more information on Full-Stack Observability from New Relic, as well as the value New Relic Explorer, New Relic Lookout and New Relic Navigator are delivering to engineering teams, visit

About New Relic One

New Relic One is a powerful cloud-based observability platform built to help customers create more perfect software. Engineering teams around the world rely on New Relic One to improve uptime and performance, achieve greater scale and efficiency, and accelerate time to market. It includes everything organizations need to achieve observability. Telemetry Data Platform allows users to collect, visualize, and alert on all types of application and infrastructure data at petabyte scale. It is designed to be the single source of truth for all operational data. Full-Stack Observability enables users to easily analyze and troubleshoot the entire software stack across APM, infrastructure, logs, and digital customer experience in one connected experience. And, with Applied Intelligence, users can detect, understand, and resolve incidents faster.

About New Relic

The world’s best engineering teams rely on New Relic to visualize, analyze, and troubleshoot their software. New Relic One is one of the most powerful cloud-based observability platforms built to help organizations create more perfect software. Learn why developers trust New Relic for improved uptime and performance, greater scale and efficiency, and accelerated time to market at

Source: New Relic, Inc.