Business users love the cloud because it allows rapid IT response to emerging business needs....
Business users love the cloud because it allows rapid IT response to emerging business needs. Need a new marketing campaign? With the public cloud, the campaign is launched before a traditional IT shop could even purchase and take delivery on the servers, let alone set up the software.
Manage "compute anywhere."
Integrate management and visibility of cloud and data center resources.
Manage dynamic resources in real-time for private, public, and hybrid clouds.
If you head the IT department, you're probably becoming fond of the cloud as well. Need a new application? With cloud computing, development efforts can begin with no long wait times. Need to distribute your backups for disaster recovery plan? The public cloud is becoming an increasingly attractive option. Running out of storage? Go to the cloud. Need a flexible content management system for your company's rapidly expanding information set? Let's look at the cloud.
And if you're a managed service provider, start loving the cloud as a potential new revenue source. Businesses moving to the public cloud don't necessarily want to manage cloud computing on their own.
But the move to the public cloud requires greater consideration to public cloud management resources. No need to worry. ScienceLogic gives you the visibility that you need into the performance of your Infrastructure-as-a-Service (IaaS) instances running in the Amazon, GoGrid, and RackSpace® public clouds, as well as your Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) applications.
Gain better public cloud monitoring tools, and lose the surprise factor.
For IaaS, the ScienceLogic platform uses the cloud provider’s native APIs, including Amazon’s Cloudwatch API and the Cloudkick™ service, to provide a real-time view of configuration and performance data through dashboards, along with reporting capabilities. The ScienceLogic platform also provides estimated cloud-computing costs at any given time, so you can avoid unpleasant surprises in your cloud provider statement at the end of the month.
AMAZON WEB SERVICES API AND CLOUDWATCH API
- Configuration, performance, and status data from Amazon Web Service API as well as CloudWatch API
- Complete list of Amazon Machine Image (AMI) instances, instance type, IP address (public/private), DNS name, and availability zone
- Operational status of each instance including launch time and running state
- Configuration data pertaining to instance volume (size, availability zone, state), snapshots (description, status, timestamp, size), and security group (name, protocol, start/end port)
- RSS feed for latest published status information, service locations and problem descriptions.
- Key performance metrics via Amazon’s CloudWatch service including CPU utilization, disk read/write operations and bytes, and network bytes in/out
- Configuration, performance, and status data from the Cloudkick data aggregation service API
- Complete list of cloud instances (and running state) from major IaaS providers such as Amazon Web Services, Rackspace, and GoGrid as well as other cloud service providers that are registered with the Cloudkick service
- Configuration data pertaining to instance name, ID, memory, DNS, launch date/time, and type
- Key performance metrics pertaining to CPU (idle time, utilization, system and user time, etc.), Disk activity (capacity, block size, blocks free), swap (size, used, and percentage utilized), and memory (size, used and percentage utilized)
- Configuration and status data from the Rackspace native API
- Complete list of Rackspace cloud server instances and their current running state, server flavor, and the image used to create the server
- Configuration data pertaining to IP address (public/private), RAM size, and disk size
- Detailed information about the server instance backup schedule (daily/weekly)
- Configuration and status data from the GoGrid native API
- Complete list of GoGrid cloud instances and their current running state
- Configuration data pertaining to instance IP address, name, physical memory, and instance type
- Comprehensive list of available GoGrid server images with descriptions
- Summary of your password list for each instance (if requested)
- Detailed information about your GoGrid loadbalancer including all virtual IDs, IP addresses, state, and loadbalancer type
In addition to integration with cloud provider APIs, a ScienceLogic virtual collector can be deployed within your cloud security zone for more detailed application metrics.
ScienceLogic allows you to monitor your SaaS applications as well. Perform web content checks and use monitoring policies to monitor the performance and availability of important web applications that you have hosted on the public cloud.
Manage your public cloud alongside your data center.
You or your customer may have outsourced resources, applications, and infrastructure in the public cloud. But it doesn't mean that you've handed off your responsibility for your IT operations' security, reliability, and performance. ScienceLogic gives you monitoring capabilities that span physical, virtual, and cloud-based infrastructure seamlessly.