Tencent Cloud, the cloud business of global technology company Tencent, today announced the expansion of its successful collaboration with Grafana Labs, the company behind the world’s most ubiquitous open and composable operational dashboards. The two parties are now set to begin developing and validating a new first-party offering called Grafana Managed Services, which will combine open-source Grafana software with additional integrations from Tencent Cloud – designed for users to visualize and monitor their cloud monitoring data.
In April 2021, Grafana Labs and Tencent Cloud collaborated to add the Tencent Cloud Monitor Plugin to the Grafana catalog. The Grafana Tencent Cloud Monitor plugin provides Grafana users with load and performance monitoring metrics for multiple Tencent Cloud products, including Cloud Virtual Machine (CVM) and Cloud Databases (Tencent DB). With the introduction of Grafana Managed Services, more than five million Grafana users will be able to run Grafana on Tencent Cloud with the safety, security, and ease of a cloud managed service. Grafana Managed Services users will be able to connect to their existing data sources while leveraging native Tencent Cloud integrations such as Cloud SSO.
Poshu Yeung, Senior Vice President, Tencent Cloud International, said, “After receiving positive feedback regarding our collaboration earlier this year, we look forward to further serving Grafana users by elevating our joint efforts and introducing Grafana Managed Services. This new service now enables users to visualize their cloud monitoring data with Grafana’s leading time series data visualization capabilities, thus opening more avenues for users to maximize the usage of their cloud data and reduce the need for infrastructure management.”
Raj Dutt, Co-founder and CEO at Grafana Labs, said, “We’ve received an overwhelmingly positive response from our users since we first announced the beginning of our partnership with Tencent Cloud, and we’re eager to build on that strong foundation with the introduction of Grafana Managed Services. This new collaboration takes our partnership one step further by jointly developing and offering the first-party Grafana Managed Services, providing Tencent Cloud and Grafana users a native solution so they can focus their time on use cases rather than managing infrastructure.”