Zenoss Extends Free Cloud Monitoring for Amazon AWS

Zenoss Extends Free Cloud Monitoring for Amazon AWS 
Open Source Solution Unifies Management Across Cloud and On Premise
AUSTIN, TX -- (Marketwired) -- 04/17/13 --   Zenoss, the leading
provider of unified IT monitoring and management software for
physical, virtual, and cloud-based IT, today announced the release of
an updated version of its free Amazon Web Services (AWS) ZenPack.
Combined with either the commercial or free open-source Zenoss IT
operations platforms, organizations large and small can now get
unified visibility into the performance and availability of both AWS
and on premise based applications and services.  
With the new AWS ZenPack, cloud systems staff can take real-time
status of infrastructure attributes -- such as the geographic
location (region and availability zone) of leased resources, the
subnets applied, and how instances depend on volumes -- into logical
account when managing AWS resources via direct commands, scripts, or
API calls. Such insights make it easier to design applications for
improved resiliency, as well as making any necessary fixes more
precise -- even with the increasing use of automated remediation. 
"If you don't think AWS resources are being added to your IT
infrastructure, check again," said Alan Conley, CTO at Zenoss. "Cloud
services such as Amazon Web Services(TM) are becoming the BYOD of
corporate IT infrastructure. Large and small companies alike are
leveraging AWS for rapid deployment of new capabilities and long-term
capacity augmentation. Our customers can see the full hybrid IT
picture, set the right priorities, respond to incidents with more
precise answers, and -- optimally -- design for resiliency."  
Key Additions to the Open Source Amazon Web Services ZenPack include: 

--  Consumption of custom CloudWatch metrics via real-time APIs (so Zenoss
    monitoring graphs, event management, and notifications can encompass
    unique DevOps-style metrics from custom applications)
--  Monitoring of Virtual Private Cloud (VPC) resources over a secure VPN
--  Monitoring of multiple AWS accounts
--  Automated discovery of regions, zones, VPCs, subnets, volumes, and

Supporting Resources: 

--  Read more and see a gallery of screenshots for the Amazon Web Services
    ZenPack on our wiki page
--  Download open source Zenoss Core
--  Get a free trial of commercial Zenoss Service Dynamics
--  Grab from blog.zenoss.com a 3-step instruction set for using Zenoss
    Core to trigger the creation (and monitoring) of new AWS instances for
    load balancing and multi-zone redundancy
--  Read our blog
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About Zenoss, Inc.
 Zenoss is a leading provider of unified IT
monitoring and management software for physical, virtual, and
cloud-based IT infrastructures. Over 35,000 organizations worldwide
have deployed Zenoss to manage their networks, servers, virtual
devices, storage, and cloud infrastructure, gaining complete
visibility into their IT operations. 
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