Monitoring

eG Innovations Certified as Partner Ready for VMware Cloud on AWS

eG Innovations, a leading provider of IT performance monitoring and digital intelligence solutions, today announced that eG Enterprise, its flagship monitoring platform has been certified as Partner Ready for VMware Cloud on AWS.

VMware Cloud on AWS is an on-demand service that enables organizations to run applications across vSphere-based cloud environments with access to a broad range of AWS services. Powered by VMware Cloud Foundation, this service allows organizations to take advantage of VMware technologies across compute (vSphere), storage (vSAN) and networking (NSX), which are optimized to run on next-generation, elastic, bare-metal AWS infrastructure, with optimized access to AWS services.

With eG Enterprise, organizations can monitor all aspects of VMware Cloud on AWS performance. Monitoring of the virtual infrastructure and cloud monitoring are done in an agentless manner. A patented inside-outside monitoring technology provides 360-degree visibility into virtual machine performance. Using eG Enterprise's built-in capabilities for application code-level visibility and digital experience monitoring, IT professionals can get total performance assurance for their applications running on VMware Cloud on AWS.

Key Capabilities of eG Enterprise for Monitoring VMware Cloud on AWS:

LogicMonitor Launches Google Cloud Platform Capabilities for Expanded Multi-Cloud Performance Monitoring

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Companies that have invested in multi-cloud deployments can now comprehensively view the health, performance, usage and spend of all public cloud investments, including Google Cloud Platform (GCP), in a single view using LogicMonitor's enhanced LM Cloud solution.

LogicMonitor, the leading SaaS-based performance monitoring platform for enterprise IT and Managed Service Providers, just launched expanded capabilities to LM Cloud to support Google Cloud Platform. GCP joins Amazon Web Services (AWS) and Microsoft Azure as cloud platform technologies supported by LogicMonitor's hybrid monitoring platform.

"Enterprise workloads are moving to the cloud, and more than half now use more than one type of public cloud service. Using multiple cloud providers can significantly decrease risk and costs while increasing security and autonomy," said Steve Francis, Founder and Chief Evangelist at LogicMonitor. "Evolving our multi-cloud monitoring to include GCP gives companies the single-pane-of-glass view that enables them to optimize technical performance and financial management of their cloud resources."

7 Tips for Hyper-V Monitoring that You’ll Wish You Read Sooner

Learn how to better manage your Hyper-V environment and improve performance. In this article, we'll walk through how to optimally configure your VMs and servers. Then, we'll provide a number of tips for monitoring your Hyper-V VMs. 

A key aspect of optimizing and monitoring performance is understanding the requirements for the workloads. You need to identify these requirements, along with the dependencies of the software that you'll run, and then categorize the various types of resource utilization parameters. These are the high-level considerations: 

  • Memory - What is the amount of RAM that is necessary for a specific VM? Is this amount adequate for all levels of application activity?
  • CPU - Learn if the applications are typically CPU-intensive. Is it possible the performance gains will be seen with multiple CPUs?
  • Storage Options - Account for all speed and capacity requirements for storage that supports the VMs. Will the applications run better using network storage?
  • Network - Does any VM need access to other systems-or to the Internet? Which of these VMs will generate heavy traffic?

Gather this information from historical statistics that your organization may be collecting, or think through how best to conduct the estimates. Either approach will be helpful in identifying potential performance bottlenecks.

AppDynamics Announces New European Software-as-a-Service Offering, Fuelling Application and Business Monitoring Adoption

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AppDynamics, a Cisco company and the leader in application intelligence, today announced its new European Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) offering, built on the Amazon Web Services (AWS) EU (Frankfurt) Region. Now, European enterprises can accelerate their digital transformations with AppDynamics and AWS with full confidence and control of their monitoring data.

European companies are developing applications that are more powerful and sophisticated than ever, enabling them to keep up with the new pace of digital business and ever-rising customer expectations. Modern CIOs recognise that real-time application and business monitoring provides the bridge between the performance of these new and improved applications and the resulting customer experience, and critically, underpins their wider digital transformation success.

"With AppDynamics' new European SaaS offering, customers can have the best of both worlds - access to world-class SaaS-based monitoring with the peace of mind that all monitoring data is stored locally in Europe," said Firaas Rashid, EMEA CTO, AppDynamics.

SolarWinds System Management Updates Sharpen Visibility into Physical and Virtual Infrastructure

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SolarWinds, a leading provider of powerful and affordable IT management software, today announced a pair of product updates that offer broader and deeper performance monitoring capabilities across physical and virtual infrastructure, particularly in hybrid environments. The newest version of Storage Resource Monitor (SRM) extends support to a wider range of leading all-flash arrays (AFAs), while the latest update to Server & Application Monitor (SAM) permits deeper visibility into interactions between a set of servers running critical business applications.

"Finding clarity through the haze of complexity is vital to successfully keep today's heterogeneous and distributed IT environments running smoothly," said Christoph Pfister, executive vice president of products, SolarWinds. "With support for more leading-edge storage vendor solutions and deeper visibility into the connection between critical infrastructure resources, our system management updates give IT professionals more powerful tools to overcome complexity and optimize performance in their diverse worlds."

Combined, the two updates arm IT professionals with the broad system management, monitoring, alerting and reporting functionality needed to optimize performance in hybrid environments, across an even broader mix of systems and vendors.

Blue Medora Launches Industry's First IT Monitoring Integration-as-a-Service

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Blue Medora today announces a new service, BindPlane - a major step in delivering IT monitoring integration as a service and a standardized approach to enterprise monitoring integration.

Blue Medora is an innovator in monitoring integration software for the most common application performance, cloud and database management platforms.

BindPlane is a first-of-its-kind monitoring integration service that connects the health and performance data on the top enterprise technologies with the world's best IT performance monitoring and analytics platforms. The new integration service is a departure from the traditional platform-to-plugin approach and instead provides a single monitoring integration service that connects any analytics platform to the health and performance data on the top enterprise technologies instantly.

Dynatrace Brings Its Full Stack Monitoring to the Microsoft Azure Marketplace; Strengthens Commitment to Azure

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Digital performance management company, Dynatrace, today announced the availability of Dynatrace within the Microsoft Azure marketplace. This brings its seamless full stack monitoring to Azure's web apps, cloud services and virtual machines, to meet the complex cloud computing needs of today's businesses. Microsoft customers will now be able to deploy Dynatrace from the Azure Marketplace, to monitor across all environments and gain granular insight into the performance of modern applications.

"The availability of our solution in the Microsoft Azure Marketplace has prepared us for the new buying patterns and flexible pricing, and provides another mechanism for our customers to deploy with ease. Without any instrumentation at all, our out of box integration now brings AI-driven application monitoring and management capabilities to these Azure environments and .NET Core Apps," explains Steve Tack, SVP, Product Management, Dynatrace.

SignalFx Announces Comprehensive Global Monitoring for Google Cloud Platform

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SignalFx, a leader in real-time operational intelligence for data-driven DevOps, today announced an integration for comprehensive global monitoring for Google Cloud Platform. This integration allows enterprise-class Google Cloud customers to leverage the real-time, end-to-end operational intelligence of the SignalFx solution. Global organizations can get alerts in real-time from SignalFx's streaming analytics platform across their entire technology stack. From infrastructure to applications critical information will be uncovered every second of every day so unwanted issues can be instantly fixed. The integration currently is live across many Google Cloud Platform services.

Blue Medora Expands SelectStar Monitoring to Big Data Analytics Clusters

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Blue Medora, a leading innovator in IT operational analytics (ITOA) for enterprise cloud, database and infrastructure management, today expanded its SelectStar SaaS monitoring platform to support Apache Hadoop and Cassandra clusters.

SelectStar helps data operations and DevOps teams cope with the rapid changes in data platforms and analytics, including the costs, complexity and availability risks created by massive data processing demands from increasingly popular business-critical applications that leverage distributed architectures like Hadoop and Cassandra.

SelectStar presents a comprehensive view of thousands of health, performance and availability metrics for Hadoop and Cassandra clusters and nodes, as well as historical details for in-depth troubleshooting. With SelectStar, data operations professionals pinpoint and resolve issues faster using a dashboard of an organization's overall data health.

Zenoss Launches ZenPack SDK to Extend Hybrid IT Monitoring Reach

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Zenoss Inc., the leader in hybrid IT monitoring and analytics software, today announced the launch of its ZenPack SDK, a new portal that enables anyone to create ZenPacks, or plug-ins, that extend the capabilities of the Zenoss platform. ZenPacks can be created to extend functionality in monitoring serversnetworking systemsstorage systemsvirtual environmentscontainersconverged infrastructureapplications and more.

"The extensibility of our platform is a key difference between Zenoss and other solutions," said Marcus MacNeill, vice president of product management at Zenoss. "The new ZenPack SDK portal now makes it easier than ever for IT Ops and DevOps teams to customize and extend monitoring and analytics capabilities to cover just about any technology they can imagine."

The Zenoss IT monitoring and analytics platform was architected with extensibility as a key tenet, to meet unique requirements for the largest enterprise and service provider deployments. ZenPacks represent one pillar of this extensibility and enable Zenoss customers to extend their capabilities to monitor new types of systems and applications and to add advanced monitoring functionality for systems and applications that are already covered.