Grouping things up into easily deployable artifacts isn't a new concept. Most monitoring tools mature to the stage where you can import pre-baked configuration that helps speed up monitoring of services. We recently added a Packs Library to Dataloop that uses our unique plugin deployment technology to single click install monitoring for common services. On top of this we added auto-discovery to automate the installation of packs. So now you can get from no monitoring to a base coverage for your common services across thousands of hosts in a matter of minutes.
At Dataloop.IO, one of the key trends we're seeing in the monitoring space, is Micro-Services. Although Micro-Services tends to be adopted when an online service gets to scale, we've also seen smaller services and start-ups (including us) designing their architectures around this concept so they can scale up easily as they grow.