Centerity Announces OpenStack Monitoring Capabilities
March 26, 2014
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Centerity introduced monitoring support for OpenStack, the massively scalable cloud operating system.

OpenStack is a cloud-computing project focused on providing the "ubiquitous" open source cloud computing platform for public and private clouds what will predominantly act as an Infrastructure-as-a-Service (IaaS) platform.

Centerity provides out of the box support for a wide range of in-depth monitoring of all critical metrics and KPIs across the OpenStack environment. As part of Centerity’s holistic BSM view, Centerity provides a service pack that allows users to correlate Hadoop performance and availability KPIs with other resources such as infrastructure elements, SAP HANA, OS and more.

Centerity Monitor supports the integration with OpenStack APIs in order to monitor all available metrics of the OpenStack environment, resources and applications. OpenStack users can use it to collect and track metrics, gain insight and react immediately to keep its applications and businesses running smoothly. Through Centerity, OpenStack customers gain system-wide visibility into resource utilization, application performance and operational health.

What is missing from the OpenStack framework and critical for its users is the need for comprehensive monitoring capabilities with the ability to comply with Business Service Management (BSM) standards. BSM monitoring is the essential tool that allows IT and Business Units to create a holistic approach to complex enterprise services aligning expectations to delivery with required levels of service availability and performance (SLA/OLA) for both external and internal customers.

Now, Centerity brings holistic BSM monitoring capabilities to a customer’s entire hybrid environment whether those assets are cloud-based, virtual or physical and regardless if located internally or externally to an organization. Centerity gives critical, real-time visibility to the evolving complexity of the service topology involving multiple, hybrid components such as Hardware, OS, Networking, Systems, Applications and more.

CENTERITY'S ADDED VALUE TO OPENSTACK:

- Centerity delivers an enterprise-class and carrier-class BSM solution based on Multi-Level SLA/OLA monitoring of every component in the application environment (e.g., HW, OS, Network, Applications, User Experience, etc.) including applicable Public/Private Cloud and Virtual assets.

- Centerity provides "out of the box" integrate to existing OpenStack applications, scripts & open-source plugins.

- Centerity delivers clear, comprehensive views and control over processes.

- Centerity supports agent-based and agentless monitoring.

- Centerity's BSM solution is scalable and extensible.

- Centerity's BSM solution delivers broad performance metrics, alerts, reports and availability statuses over different timeframes.

- Centerity provides a "single pane of glass" for failure identification allowing for immediate failure identification in corresponding components and layers.

- Centerity provides Interactive, Executive Dashboards and Maps.

The integration between Centerity and OpenStack allows the monitoring of KPIs including:

- Nova (flavors, servers lists, security groups)

- Swift (storage service status, dispersion analysis, cluster queries)

- Keystone (identity and token monitoring)

- Glance (image numbers, image names)

- Rabbit MQ (message queuing/status, server resources, instance counts)

- Hypervisors (VMware, XenServer, Hyper-V, KVM)

- Databases (MySQL, PostgreSQL)

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