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If you have been watching our announcements, you know we have recently released a major new version of GroundWork Monitor Enterprise, version 8. As I write this, that’s actually 8.0.1, which is a little more than the first release. The thing about version 8 though, is that it’s containerized. That’s right, all of the many processes that GroundWork uses to monitor, alert, log, and report on your infrastructure are all running in Docker containers.

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Cloud Computing Services

Cloud Computing Services like AWS, Google Cloud and Microsoft Azure are revolutionizing IT infrastructures at a rapid rate. However, businesses have not completely adopted Cloud services, and many of us are still running hybrid on-premise and cloud solutions. The GroundWork solution is to unify all monitoring, whether it be on-premise or in the cloud. This article introduces you to the GroundWork Cloud Hub connector architecture, demonstrating how easy it is to start gathering cloud metrics and inventory from the most popular cloud computing platforms today.

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Unified Monitoring provides real-time understanding of what is happening, every time and everywhere on the network, and everything connected to it. With Unified Monitoring, engineers are more able to support proactive identification of root causes and deploy the actions and resources needed to maintain the health and integrity of all connected IT assets.

As IT infrastructures rapidly evolve in scale and complexity, implementing an integrated and automated platform that monitors the entire IT infrastructure is a proven strategy for reducing service outages, increasing end-user and IT productivity, optimizing capital investment, and maintaining industry compliance—making IT easier than ever before.

To ensure the reliability that businesses expect, IT teams need unified visibility and actionable insight for diagnosing performance issues across the entire IT environment—both physical and virtual, both on-premises and in the cloud.

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Reporting on Monitoring Data

NEWS

GroundWork White Paper
by Thomas Stocking

White Paper: Reporting on Monitoring Data

This white paper describes the ideas we have used to assemble the reporting systems in GroundWork Monitor. This article focuses on the concepts that make great reports possible, and will hopefully give you some ideas of what’s important for you to report on, and how.

Highlights

  • What reports do you need from a monitoring system?
  • How are reports generated?
  • Distributing report
  • Managing data

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groundwork partnersGroundWork Partners

GroundWork Partners are in a unique position to offer their customers a single solution for all their IT monitoring needs. Competitive pricing means our software is the perfect tool for a range of customers, from SMB to the Fortune 500. Our short, predictable sales process makes it easy to grow your revenue with GroundWork Monitor.

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GroundWork System Administrator Training

EVENTS

2020, 8 AM - 2 PM PST

Hands-On Labs

The GroundWork System Administrator training is lab-intensive, so you’ll get plenty of hands-on experience. Labs are held in the Amazon Cloud with trainees assigned individual Windows and Linux instances.

Training Schedule

This is a 6-day inclusive course delivered over a 3 week period. All dates are Tuesdays and Wednesdays and run from 8am to 2pm PST.

2020

  • Jan 14, 15, 21, 22, 28, 29
  • Mar 10, 11, 17, 18, 24, 25
  • May 5, 6, 12, 13, 19, 20
  • Jul 7, 8, 14, 15, 21, 22
  • Sep 8, 9, 15, 16, 22, 23
  • Nov 3, 4, 10, 11, 17, 18

Registration

For more information or to register for GroundWork training or GWCSA certification please contact us at 1-415-992-4500 or training@gwos.com.


Announcing GroundWork Monitor 8

BLOG POST

GroundWork Monitor 8 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. Read More


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