Cloud Monitoring

Cloudability and Datadog Integrate Best of Breed Cost Optimization and Performance Efficiency

Cloudability today announced the integration of its cloud cost management platform with monitoring and analytics platform provider, Datadog. This integration helps customers achieve cloud excellence by delivering performance efficiency recommendations that are cost optimized, a key requirement of financial cloud management and cloud agility.  Cloudability will be demonstrating the integration at AWS re:Invent Nov. 26-29 in Las Vegas, Booth #1316.

"Seeing Cloudability and Datadog collaborate on this integration makes perfect sense and brings tremendous value to our savvy customer base," said Javier D'Ovidio, CEO of Edrans, an AWS Partner. "We've experienced the power each of their technologies brings to table, and can attest to the demand for an integrated cost optimization and performance solution for customers who are committed to achieving true cloud success."

 

SolarWinds Introduces Inside Out View into Cloud Environments

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SolarWinds, a leading provider of powerful and affordable IT management software, today announced that it is introducing an inside out view into cloud environments to help DevOps professionals gain unmatched visibility across the internal aspects of cloud environments-metrics, traces, and logs, plus an external view of the user experience. The enhanced functionality within SolarWinds' products PingdomAppOpticsPapertrail, and Loggly can be used individually to provide visibility into cloud-based infrastructure and application performance or used together as a DevOps toolkit to maintain 360-degree visibility into cloud monitoring.

"Today's recognized ‘pillars of observability' combine metrics, traces, and logs to enable DevOps teams to monitor system and application performance. But, these capabilities provide only limited insights into application performance because they ignore the user's experience-a critical measure of application performance," said Christoph Pfister, executive vice president of products, SolarWinds. "Understanding if a system is slow or unavailable from an end user's perspective is crucial in today's digital world even if the metrics are good and there are no alerts. Bringing user experience, metrics, traces, and logs together with an easy-to-use, complementary toolkit provides DevOps teams with unmatched visibility into their environment, so they can seamlessly follow an alert or issue from one product into another to resolve issues quickly and get back to focusing on the more proactive elements of their job."

For example, if support gets a call that a web application is not letting users log in, a DevOps team can open the Pingdom (user experience) dashboard to see the login page has turned red and when the outage began. Jumping over to the metrics views in AppOptics (metrics), the DevOps team sees it's not a problem with the website response time, therefore not a performance issue, but in the detail view they notice the HTTP status codes are red. Next, the DevOps team uses AppOptics (traces) to trace one of the failed requests and discovers the web application was trying to make a connection to a backend service, but there was an issue with the DNS entry. The DevOps team then jumps over to Papertrail (logs) or Loggly (logs) to see the log data. Here they can filter down to the application host and view when the outage started, discovering the service was stopped. With this insight, the DevOps team can quickly restart the service and get the web application up and running.

SignalFx Expands Award-winning Cloud Monitoring Service to Provide Data Locality in Europe

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SignalFx announced the immediate availability of a new EU Region, a new production deployment of its award-winning service hosted in Ireland. Hundreds of customers across all geographies already use SignalFx to monitor their cloud native environments; starting today, they can do so with the flexibility to store their data in the US or in Europe. With this expansion, SignalFx will be better able to address the acceleration of cloud adoption taking place in the EMEA market.

Operating in the cloud is increasingly becoming the model of choice to respond to the agility and speed of innovation that digital businesses require. Cloud systems and cloud-native applications open up new requirements for monitoring and observability that traditional solutions cannot address. SignalFx works with leading global companies to help mitigate the operational risk and cost of cloud adoption while providing the most advanced cloud monitoring service for modern cloud-native applications and environments.

Zenoss Cloud Intelligent IT Operations Management Platform Now Generally Available

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Zenoss Inc., a leader in software-defined IT operations, today announced the general availability of Zenoss Cloud, an intelligent IT operations management platform. The company's next-generation cloud-native offering enables businesses to prevent IT outages and optimize cloud and on-premises systems as they undergo digital transformation, a business requirement for the survival of companies across all industries.

Technology vendors have taken many different approaches over the years to help prevent IT service outages and improve overall IT performance. These approaches include infrastructure monitoring, artificial intelligence operations, log analytics and more. Some approaches collect performance data from systems directly, some rely on logs, some rely on events, while others rely on data sent from agents. Zenoss Cloud represents one of the first platforms that combines all of these approaches.

Uila Extends Monitoring and Analytics to Multi-Cloud

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Uila Inc., the Multi-Cloud Monitoring and Analytics company, today released support for seamless Multi-Cloud visibility across all Private and Public Cloud deployments including VMware, Microsoft Hyper-V, Amazon Web Services (AWS), Microsoft Azure and Google Cloud Platforms.  Uila's new Multi-Cloud version provides a single pane of glass to monitor performance, capacity and resource allotments simultaneously across Multiple Cloud technologies, both public and private. With this new release, IT Operations and Cloud IT teams are now armed with critical information that will help them proactively plan application deployment, monitor performance, prevent and solve service degradation issues for workloads that span multiple clouds.

Since the first release, Uila's Application Dependency Map has provided detailed, dynamic Application topology maps for multi-tier applications, allowing proactive troubleshooting of issues at lightning speeds with full visibility into the behavior, health and dependencies across applications and infrastructure. With the new release, this capability has been further expanded with full workload dependency visibility across multiple clouds and cloud providers. IT teams can now pinpoint performance bottlenecks for workloads spanning multiple clouds in a single view. This dynamic Multi-Cloud Dependency Mapping & performance analysis capability is not only important for solving application performance issues, but provides the needed visibility for organizations who may be switching cloud providers or rolling back to an on-premise datacenter.

 

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.