Note: Detector Templates were officially deprecated as of December 9, 2017. Use SignalFlow in the V2 Detector API to programmatically manage detectors and alerts.
At SignalFx, we pride ourselves on our ability to let you create smarter, more timely alerts as efficiently as possible. Many of our customers take advantage of our analytics-backed detectors to alert on aggregate metrics (like service-level performance) instead of individual node failures. Others use dimensions to create a single detector across an entire fleet of VMs to alert on important conditions on a per-VM basis. Still other customers use dynamic thresholds instead of static ones, which allow them to keep the same detector in place through changes in load or through code pushes that change resource utilization profiles.