Cloud Monitoring

Ipswitch Now Offers Cloud Performance, Usage and Billing Monitoring in WhatsUp Gold

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Ipswitch today announced WhatsUp Gold 2018 with major enhancements, including performance monitoring of Amazon Web Services (AWS) and Microsoft Azure cloud deployments, Meraki cloud managed wireless systems, Dell Compellent storage devices and Outlook 365. Ipswitch's customers now have an at-a-glance dashboard and an interactive map for visibility into the status and performance of networks, servers, storage devices and applications across on-premises and cloud with a single network interface.

"IT professionals wear multiple hats and can't afford to invest large amounts of time trying to extract the information they need from disparate management tools," said Austin O'Malley, Chief Product Officer at Ipswitch. "The latest version of WhatsUp Gold meets the growing needs of our customers with even smarter discovery, a new overview dashboard to view key metrics and overall health quickly, and greatly expanded out-of-the-box support to monitor all facets of their on-premises and cloud IT environments."

WhatsUp Gold 2018 delivers automatic discovery of your networked environment and displays your entire physical, virtual and cloud environment in a unique interactive map to enable truly proactive end-to-end performance monitoring and troubleshooting. Unlike competitor products, there is no need to learn different tools to gain insights into the various components of your environment.

 

Datadog's New "Forecasts" Feature Predicts When Problems Will Arise in the Cloud

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Datadog, the essential monitoring service for modern cloud environments, today announced Forecasts, a new feature that predicts when performance and stability issues will occur within cloud applications. While traditional monitoring solutions alert IT operations and engineering teams after a problem has already impacted user-experience and revenue-generating operations, Forecasts leverages artificial intelligence to alert teams days, weeks, or months in advance.  

In highly distributed and dynamic cloud environments, planning for future performance issues and avoiding downtime can be difficult and labor-intensive. By applying machine-learning algorithms to massive amounts of data, Datadog can generate predictive analytics on everything from application performance to custom business metrics. This will reduce uncertainty and increase efficiency for businesses, putting the focus on actionable insights instead of troubleshooting problems after customers have already been impacted.

"Today, DevOps teams often receive critical alerts after their customers have been negatively impacted," said Brad Menezes, Datadog's Product Manager for artificial intelligence and machine learning. "Our forecasting algorithms have been fine-tuned based on trillions of data points across hundreds of thousands of servers daily. We can predict where a metric will be in the future, taking into account historical patterns, and notify users with plenty of time to prevent any negative impact. This directly translates into dollars saved and better user experiences - something every organization needs."

IDERA Introduces Mobile App in Uptime Cloud Monitor Release

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IDERA, a provider of powerful database productivity tools, today announced an update to its Uptime Cloud Monitor product that improves mobile monitoring capabilities, adds support for more versions of SQL Server and Windows Server, and extends support of a variety of Microsoft Azure virtual machines, servers, and databases.

IDERA Uptime Cloud Monitor provides essential monitoring tools and capabilities that help IT professionals identify and address cloud infrastructure and application issues. This latest update allows users to monitor servers and websites in real-time and receive push alert notifications any time, any place with Uptime Cloud Monitor's mobile applications for Apple iOS and Android.

"As organizations migrate more infrastructure to the cloud, Uptime Cloud Monitor gives IT administrators an end-to-end view of all their systems, eliminating blind spots between on-premises data and the cloud," said Robert Anderson, vice president of product management at IDERA. "Our new mobile capabilities extend these monitoring capabilities to iOS and Android devices so IT can identify and react to potential issues before they become serious problems -- anywhere they go."

AHEAD Launches CoPilot, A New Managed Service for the Public Cloud

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AHEAD, a leading provider of enterprise cloud solutions, announced today the release of its new managed service, CoPilot, which will monitor and optimize public cloud environments. The company officially unveiled CoPilot at AWS re:Invent 2017, as AWS will be the initial focus of the service (AHEAD is exhibiting at Booth #2122).

While there is incredible momentum around public cloud adoption, enterprises often find that the combination of enthusiasm and lack of qualified staff lead to unintended negative consequences. These include spikes in billings from new resources being deployed across their businesses and configuration missteps that can leave companies exposed to potential data breaches.

The CoPilot service delivers reports, dashboards, alerts and benchmarks, and integrates them with guidance from AHEAD cloud experts to provide actionable insights in three areas:

Kaseya Traverse 9.4 Improves the Reliability of Hybrid Cloud Performance with Automated Monitoring

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Kaseya, the leading provider of complete IT management solutions for Managed Service Providers (MSPs) and small to midsized businesses (SMBs), today announced the upcoming new release of its Traverse Hybrid Cloud and Data Center monitoring solution. Version 9.4 introduces advanced automation to provision monitoring of new cloud infrastructure, network devices or applications for full network lifecycle management.

Kaseya Traverse allows IT to instantly align infrastructure technology with business performance through innovations in its discovery and fingerprinting technology. By scanning for infrastructure changes, Traverse 9.4 can automatically detect updates and provision optimal monitoring based on its extensive library of best-practice signatures. This process eliminates manual configurations and speeds onboarding of new customers for MSPs, while providing enterprise users with an up-to-date topology of their applications or network infrastructure changes.

New Relic Continues to Advance Cloud Adoption With New Offering on AWS Marketplace

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Digital intelligence leader New Relic, Inc. announced today that its New Relic Infrastructure offering is now available on AWS Marketplace. Starting today, Amazon Web Services (AWS) customers will be able to purchase New Relic Infrastructure directly through AWS Marketplace, making it even easier for operations teams to adopt and monitor the cloud. With more than 100,000 active AWS customers using software from AWS Marketplace, these customers can obtain consolidated billing for all of their AWS services, software and now SaaS subscriptions such as New Relic.

According to a September 2016 report by Forrester, cloud platform revenues are projected to reach $64 billion by 2020, which is 45 percent higher than projected two years ago, as companies of all sizes continue to rapidly adopt and migrate to the cloud. As more of these workloads are in the cloud, businesses need greater visibility into their dynamic infrastructures. New Relic Infrastructure is a new monitoring product designed to provide deep, real-time visibility into a company’s dynamic cloud and hybrid infrastructure, enabling modern operations teams to move faster, scale and deploy with confidence.

CloudHealth Optimizes Cloud Infrastructure Through Integrated Performance Metrics

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CloudHealth Technologies, the leader in cloud service management, today announced expanded capabilities that enable customers to optimize their infrastructure through integrated performance data and rightsizing recommendations for increased levels of efficiency.

Organizations must have a clear view into cloud usage and performance if they wish to maximize resources and ensure optimal spend. However, the proliferation of multi-cloud and hybrid environments is making the process more complex. A report from Dimensional Research found that 77 percent of companies are planning to implement a multi-cloud strategy in the near term. Adding more instances across platforms, and factoring in the inherently dynamic nature of the cloud, has made it more challenging for organizations to track, manage and optimize their cloud environments.

Metalogix Launches Content.ly - A Single Platform to Monitor and Manage Disparate Cloud Collaboration Platforms

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Live from Microsoft Ignite (Booth #645), Metalogix, the market leading provider of solutions to move, manage and protect content within enterprise collaboration platforms, today announced Content.ly, a Software as a Service (SaaS) offering that allows businesses to control their content across collaboration platforms including Microsoft Office 365, Slack, Salesforce, Box, Dropbox and Google for Work.  

Content.ly fills a simple, but critical need that every large organization faces - a growing number of dispersed collaboration, storage and file synchronization platforms embedded in business processes with no unified way to manage them all.  

Zenoss Expands Monitoring Capabilities for OpenStack Clouds

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Zenoss Inc., the leader in hybrid IT monitoring and analytics software, today announced it has released new extensions that provide granular level monitoring capabilities for popular OpenStack components, such as Ceph and Cinder Storage, Nova Compute services, and Neutron networking connectivity. These components represent some of the most highly utilized projects in the OpenStack Community according to an OpenStack User Survey released in April 2016, which showed an incredible 97% adoption rate for Nova and equally impressive 90% adoption rate for Neutron.

Zenoss Service Dynamics is an Open Source monitoring platform that can be extended through plug-ins, called ZenPacks, that allow you to monitor a vast array of devices, applications, and systems under a single unified dashboard. The OpenStack ZenPack provides insight into the overall status and health of an OpenStack deployment, and provides actionable data for dozens of the most highly utilized elements of an OpenStack cloud including:

Prometheus unbound: Open source cloud monitoring

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Prometheus, an open source system for monitoring and alerting a wide spectrum of enterprise IT events, including containers, released its 1.0 revision this week. It's also the second product in what amounts to a portfolio assembled by the CNCF (Cloud Native Computing Foundation) for realizing the promise of a container-powered cloud built entirely on open source and open standards.

Originally developed at music hosting site SoundCloud, Prometheus has been a work in progress over the past four years, but during that time it's enjoyed attention and uptake from major names. CoreOS, for instance, found Prometheus useful for improving the performance of Google's container scheduling system Kubernetes, and Kubernetes now integrates natively with Prometheus without needing a plugin...