GroundWork, Eucalyptus Team For Cloud Monitoring

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GroundWork Open Source and Eucalyptus Systems have paired up to offer integration between Eucalyptus' open source private cloud offering and GroundWork's monitoring software for cloud application management.

The GroundWork Monitor Enterprise Cloud solution will launch Wednesday and the two companies are recruiting participants into the beta program.

Through the partnership, the two companies will offer full monitoring and management of applications running in a Eucalyptus private cloud environment. GroundWork Monitor Enterprise Cloud can also monitor data center resources and public clouds such as Amazon Web Services (AWS).

Open source cloud software Eycalyptus is designed for implementing on-premise cloud computing using a company's own secure IT infrastructure, turning data center resources such as machines, networks and storage systems into a controllable and customizable cloud. Eycalyptus also works with AWS and comes in two flavors: Eucalyptus open source and Eycalyptus Enterprise Edition, which supports VMware technologies.

Meanwhile, GroundWork Open Source's Enterprise Cloud package provides automatic instance and application monitoring by understanding the topology of cloud infrastructures and aggregating results into a single screen for admins, operators and application engineers.

GroundWork CEO Pete Jackson said users will be able to use the GroundWork Monitor Enterprise Cloud to correlate and visualize application availability and performance information simultaneously across their cloud deployments.

"You need to know where everything is," Jackson said in a Webcast unveiling the partnership, adding that most cloud monitoring apps only go "skin deep."


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