GroundWork, Eucalyptus Partner for Cloud App Management
April 7, 2010
GroundWork Open Source (GWOS) and Eucalyptus Systems have partnered to offer users a way to build and monitor private and hybrid clouds within an existing environment or other public cloud. According to the article on OStatic, GWOS has launched a beta program for GroundWork Monitor Enterprise Cloud (MEC), and is currently looking for users to test out the service. The new enterprise cloud package provides Server, middleware and application-level availability and performance monitoring across data-centers, public clouds and private clouds and other features.
"The partnership is a smart idea that brings together useful components of both companies. Eucalyptus is best known for turning data center resources like networks and storage systems into a locally-controlled cloud. By contrast, GWOS is popular for its flagship product GroundWork Monitor, an application designed to provide real-time system performance information and management tools for environments with up to 100 devices.
"The combination of both GWOS and Eucalyptus offers users a way to build and monitor private and hybrid clouds within your existing environments or other public clouds. Users are also able to run Amazon Machine Image instances on VMware-based hypervisors, as well as environments with multiple hypervisors like Xen, KVM, vShpere, and ESX)."