GroundWork Cloud Hub tackles unique problems of IT operations management in hybrid, multi-cloud and virtualized environments
SAN FRANCISCO – October 10, 2012 – GroundWork Inc., (www.gwos.com) the leading open platform for network, application and cloud monitoring, announced today GroundWork Monitor Enterprise 6.7. The latest version of GroundWork’s flagship product includes the new GroundWork Cloud Hub, providing enhanced monitoring for Red Hat Enterprise Virtualization and its integrated Kernel-based Virtual Machine (KVM) hypervisor and VMware vSphere.
Traditional approaches to IT monitoring and management often break in multiple ways in cloud and virtualized environments, and often from platform to platform,” said David Dennis, VP of Marketing & Business Development for GroundWork. “GroundWork Cloud Hub addresses the issues by acting as a universal translator and aggregator from multiple cloud and virtualization APIs. It can discover virtual instances and run multiple copies independently from the GroundWork Monitor server, to allow for greater scalability and topological flexibility.
GroundWork Cloud Hub offers the following:
- Runs as an independent application with the ability to operate on a separate machine from GroundWork Monitor for additional scalability or topological flexibility.
- Communicates with multiple cloud platforms. Red Hat Enterprise Virtualization, including the KVM hypervisor, and VMware vSphere will be the first platforms supported in GroundWork Monitor 6.7, with planned expansion to other cloud platforms.
- Queries virtualization and cloud management systems periodically to detect changes in the environment.
- Provides discovery and auto-registration of application servers running in the cloud.
- Provides both hypervisor and ‘below the hypervisor’ metrics to systems management platforms.
- Operates in an open standards-based, web services communications and open API.
- Included in all versions of GroundWork Monitor 6.7 and available now to both GroundWork Monitor Enterprise subscribers and users of the free GroundWork Monitor Core.
As Red Hat Enterprise Virtualization gains enterprise adoption, the increasingly dynamic nature of IT infrastructure requires smarter monitoring tools to keep up with the rapid pace of change,” said Geert Jansen, Senior Product Marketing Manager, Red Hat Enterprise Virtualization at Red Hat. “The new GroundWork Cloud Hub is a powerful solution for Red Hat Enterprise Virtualization. It monitors hybrid virtualization and cloud environments by providing the rapid performance and event management data needed for dynamic service monitoring. And its flexible, open architecture should allow it to scale to even the largest installations.
Additional enhancements to GroundWork Monitor Enterprise 6.7 include:
- NoMa notification manager for agent-agnostic event notification and filtration.
- IPMI has been added as a new method for probing hardware, giving users a way to monitor hardware when it is not responding to higher-level network protocols like TCP/IP. Additionally, sub-OS metrics can be monitored (i.e. fan speed, CPU temperature, etc.)
- Enhanced and updated Microsoft monitoring for Windows Server, Microsoft Exchange, Microsoft IIS, Microsoft SQL, Microsoft Active Directory and Microsoft SharePoint.
- Easier integration with configuration management tools like Puppet, Chef and CFengine.
- Improved visualization and reporting of complex, multi-component services.
For more information about GroundWork Monitor Enterprise 6.7 please visit: http://www.gwos.com/2012/groundwork-monitor-6-7-now-available/
GroundWork (http://www.gwos.com) is the leading open platform for IT operations management, delivering enterprise-class network, system, application, and cloud monitoring solutions at a fraction of the cost of proprietary solutions.
GroundWork’s approach gives customers the flexibility to use diverse open source and proprietary technologies together under a unified web services portal, allowing users to leverage the advantages of open source while simultaneously preserving existing investments in legacy management tools.