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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 IT

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
    connection
--  Monitoring of multiple AWS accounts
--  Automated discovery of regions, zones, VPCs, subnets, volumes, and
    instances

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
--  Follow us on Twitter

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.

Zenoss and Zenoss.com are trademarks of Zenoss. All other company and product names mentioned are used only for identification purposes and may be trademarks or registered trademarks of their respective companies.

Media Contact Susan Torrey LEWIS PR susan.torrey@lewispr.com 650-492-1921

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