GroundWork provides open source systems management for private clouds


GroundWork provides open source systems management for private clouds

Cliff Saran

Commercial open source network management software provider GroundWork Open Source (GWOS) has developed application management for private clouds. Through a partnership with Eucalyptus Systems, an open source infrastructure for cloud computing, GWOS has launched a beta program for GroundWork Monitor Enterprise Cloud (MEC).

The enterprise cloud package includes server, middleware and application-level availability and performance monitoring across datacentres and public and private clouds. The package can also automatically monitor configuration and provide capacity monitoring for Eucalyptus and Ubuntu Enterprise Cloud infrastructure.

GroundWork said it is looking for users to test the service.

Groundwork provides open source systems management tool alternatives to Tivoli, Unicenter and BMC Patrol. Users in the UK include Cancer Research UK, which is using the product to monitor 60 Mac servers, 260 Windows servers and bespoke scientific applications running on Mac/Linux clients.

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