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Announcing GroundWork Monitor 8

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GroundWork Monitor 8.0.0 is a new version of a mature product, GroundWork Monitor Enterprise. As such, a lot of what is inside of this version will be familiar to users of prior versions. For example, we are still using the same bundled GPL Nagios™ and GroundWork Distributed Monitoring Agent (GDMA), and we are still including NeDi and Cloud Hub as data feeds.

Then again, much is very new. We have completely re-worked the status screens and made them much more responsive. There are lots of new ways to view the state of your monitored resources, and to drill into the history and performance of the metrics you collect.

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Capacity Planning in a Multi-Cloud Environment

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How to monitor resource consumption and availability to optimize capacity

Capacity planning in a multi-cloud environment is a complex challenge affecting most (if not all) organizations. Cloud based infrastructure has added to the complexity, both in cost and optimization. Organizations must optimize the performance of their hosted applications, but also plan for future growth while justifying cost. This paper focuses on the variables to consider for an effective capacity plan, and explains how monitoring removes the guesswork by providing quantitative data organizations can use to make better decisions about their infrastructure.

For more information see Capacity Planning: Monitoring for Success.

New GroundWork Partner

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GroundWork welcomes LLD Internacional as a new South American partner!

LLD Internacional, S.A.

2 Calle 2-48 C7 Villas de Picasso
Fraijanes, Guatemala
www.lldsa.com
info@lldsa.com
(502) 5715 5045

See our GroundWork Partners page.

What Is Unified Monitoring?

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Unified Monitoring—or using an integrated platform that monitors your entire IT infrastructure, including physical, virtual, and cloud—is a proven strategy for reducing service outages, increasing end user and IT productivity, optimizing capital investment, and maintaining industry compliance. The business community has long recognized that productivity and profitability depend upon the smooth functioning of their entire IT environment.  As IT infrastructures become more complex, the importance of integrating monitoring tools has as well.
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Who Can Benefit From Unified Monitoring

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Unified monitoring is for any organization that uses IT operations extensively in their business. Many times, the organizations who need unified monitoring have experienced outage and availability issues, have in-house solutions that struggle to scale or don’t meet regulatory requirements, lack of visibility into their infrastructure, or don’t have the ability to do reporting (for example: SLA compliance reports).
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4 Tips To Monitor Modern Cloud-based Applications & Infrastructure

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Modern cloud-based application and infrastructure monitoring is a moving target. And it is one that very much depends on how “native” your cloud application is.

Here is a list of monitoring metrics capabilities you should look for that pertain to time series and events:

1. Some way to track throughput
It can be as simple as counts of requests or transactions processed. This will vary a lot depending upon your use case—do you log requests, transactions, use queues, etc? At a minimum, you should be able to get that data on a fairly frequent basis and then graph it for context. 

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Why Open Source Is Mainstream

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This is a short piece highlighting how open source and enhanced open source software like GroundWork and others (we can use big examples like Atlassian and Cloudera) are now taken as mainstream components for many company toolsets.

There is a concept in selling products that are “sticky,” or that are not easily or cost-effectively changed out. Product categories like monitoring tend to be sticky, in that there is a significant investment in planning and implementation, in technology such as client-side agents to deploy, and significant license cost. All of these make switching to a competing product less likely.

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Upcoming Events – Velocity Conference

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GroundWork, Booth 625

June 19–20, 2017: Training
June 20–22, 2017: Tutorials & Conference
San Jose, CA

Velocity

Cut through the hype. Find out what you need to know to manage, grow, and evolve your systems. If you’re building and managing complex distributed systems and want to learn how to bake in resiliency, you need to be at Velocity.

View the show schedule