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Zenoss: Stabilizing Developers Inside The Disruptive Cloud

Texan virtualization player Zenoss has come to market with a new free-of-charge monitoring solution for developers working on applications built on Cloud Foundry, the open Platform as a Service.

The company is releasing its new monitoring solution as a means for developers to gain real-time inventory information, as well as supporting health and performance data of their cloud-based applications and underlying components.

The core ideology behind this product release is that in order to ensure a consistent end-user experience, automated monitoring and service assurance are essential for cloud-based applications.

"Cloud Foundry is a disruptive force in application development," said Bill Karpovich, CEO of Zenoss. "We're pleased to be the first to provide monitoring and real-time service assurance for what will be the next generation of cloud-based applications."

Zenoss offers an "automatic model-based monitoring approach" to produce a monitoring tool that "discovers" configuration changes and keeps monitoring in sync with what is deployed. Zenoss can also drive scaling and reconfiguration in real-time based on performance and other "state" information.

Availability, event, configuration, and performance information can be directly fed into Zenoss' operations data warehouse for advanced historical trending and analysis.

James Watters, group manager of ecosystem development for Cloud Foundry at VMware, added, "A key part of the success of Cloud Foundry is the ecosystem that is rapidly forming around it. Developers and operators will have everything they need to succeed along with choice and flexibility. We are happy that Zenoss has quickly innovated and delivered Cloud Foundry monitoring to the market less than a month after our launch."

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