What is Synthetic Monitoring?
Synthetic monitoring software scripts interactions with a website or an application and then runs through those interactions at regular intervals to monitor availability and response times. The adoption of cloud native and microservices architectures has brought greater focus to end-user experiences delivered by web applications across different global locations. Synthetic monitoring can give ITOps teams a view into what the end user is experiencing around the world and how back-end changes impact the end user experience.
OpsRamp’s synthetic monitoring goes beyond simple uptime checks to modeling common user interactions and transaction flows to explicit business outcomes. While best-of-breed synthetic tools offer limited problem diagnostics, OpsRamp contextualizes impact across shared enterprise services, distributed infrastructure, and external third-party services. OpsRamp offers real-time health visibility by breaking down each transaction into individual steps and coordinating incident responses with relevant metrics, topology insights, and contextual notifications.