Las Vegas, Nevada – May 10, 2011 – ScienceLogic™ Inc. has released a new version of its IT operations and cloud management platform to help organizations centrally manage heterogeneous physical, virtual and cloud environments and easily incorporate new applications and the latest-generation technologies into their IT operations.
ScienceLogic™ version 7.1 introduces Dynamic Component Mapping to proactively manage constantly changing virtualized infrastructures and complex systems, such as VMware and Cisco Unified Computing System (UCS), being deployed in modern distributed data centers. ScienceLogic also now supports public cloud vendors and services including Amazon Web Services, GoGrid, RackSpace® Hosting, and Cloudkick™.
Dynamic Component Mapping
ScienceLogic’s Dynamic Component Mapping is a powerful mechanism that automatically discovers, maps and monitors all the components in integrated systems, including Cisco UCS and virtualized server infrastructures such as VMware vCenter/ESXi, and the dynamic relationships between them. This capability addresses the need to maintain visibility into complex systems to ensure uptime of end-user services and predict potential problems.
Dynamic Component Mapping discovers the entire range of component devices from a single interface, such as Cisco UCS Manager or VMware vCenter, and generates an easy-to-understand visual representation of the tree hierarchy. Furthermore, with ScienceLogic, context-sensitive performance and configuration policies may be nimbly applied to each component in the tree and events are correlated to the relevant components.
ScienceLogic also automatically updates the relationships between components and systems when changes occur. For example, the ScienceLogic platform will discover a newly provisioned VMware hypervisor running on a previously modelled Cisco UCS blade and automatically extend the map to show the hypervisor and virtual machines linked to UCS. Another example would be the discovery and re-mapping of a Linux virtual machine that is moved by VMware vMotion from one ESX server to another. With the ability to discover relationships from a single query, Dynamic Component Mapping’s impact on discovered systems is minimal.
In addition, the ScienceLogic unique template-based approach to Dynamic Component Mapping enables customers and partners to easily modify or extend any aspect of the management themselves to support new features in target systems as soon as they are available, without having to wait for the vendor to develop new code. The ScienceLogic platform further enriches the maps with additional analytics gathered from its myriad collection methods, such as application data captured via Windows Management Instrumentation (WMI) on a virtual machine running on a hypervisor.
Public Cloud Computing Support
ScienceLogic version 7.1 also adds support for customers to actively manage Amazon Web Services (AWS), GoGrid, and RackSpace cloud environments through their native APIs or via CloudKick’s monitoring service. This provides views into metrics that include instance inventory, CPU or network performance, operational status, security groups, and disk volumes as well as the estimated total operational cost for each AWS instance. In addition to helping customers monitor their public cloud vendor’s performance and watch costs, this information will help them ensure efficient utilization of the cloud resources, track and assess usage patterns to determine growth directions, and spot anomalous usage of the cloud infrastructure.
ScienceLogic version 7.1 is available immediately at no additional cost to existing customers who are using the latest generation of the product. Pricing starts at $32,500 for an all-in-one appliance and $57,500 for the distributed version. The ScienceLogic platform is also available via subscription.
John Keagy, CEO, GoGrid
“GoGrid supports an ecosystem where management of our infrastructure-as-a-service cloud offerings is easy for enterprise customers, using whatever management system they rely upon,” said John Keagy, CEO and founder of GoGrid. “By incorporating GoGrid cloud services metrics into its ScienceLogic platform, ScienceLogic is helping make management a seamless process for its customers that rely on a combination of public, private and hybrid clouds to run the business.”
David Link, CEO, ScienceLogic
“Management of IT resources and performance is more critical than ever, but with the ability for almost anyone to spin up a virtual machine or cloud instance at any time, IT operations groups are under the gun to create real-time holistic views of their distributed and converging resources,” said David Link, CEO of ScienceLogic. “The latest release of the ScienceLogic platform extends our ability to help customers centrally manage dynamic virtual and cloud environments and easily add new technologies and architectures for one view into service delivery across an organization.”
ScienceLogic is the global leader in hybrid IT service assurance. Over 47,000 global service providers, enterprises, and government organizations rely on ScienceLogic to significantly enhance IT efficiency, optimize operations, and ensure business continuity. ScienceLogic is the first monitoring solution to provide a comprehensive, real-time view of all IT components, whether they reside in a public cloud environment or on-premises. With hundreds of packaged management apps and custom dashboarding capabilities, we deliver the scale, resiliency, and automation needed to simplify the constantly evolving task of managing IT infrastructure, applications, and services.