Network Instruments Now Assures Cloud Application Delivery
September 02, 2011
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Network Instruments' infrastructure monitoring solution Observer Infrastructure (OI) now provides visibility into public and private cloud components and in-depth tracking of cloud provider performance.

The newest version of OI provides insight into Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS) performance for major providers, including Amazon Web Services (AWS), Google App Engine, Rackspace, GoGrid, and Hosting.com, by utilizing cloud vendor APIs and CloudKick. Critical cloud service performance metrics including CPU, disk activity, user experience, and memory can be viewed within the context of overall IT operations to validate performance of cloud investments. Using the Observer platform, teams can seamlessly view cloud health alongside internal network, application, and infrastructure performance to quickly isolate and resolve the source of performance problems.

OI now provides the ability to monitor many essential components associated with multi-tiered application environments. For example, network teams can now proactively monitor database response times and behavior through SQL scripts on Microsoft SQL, Oracle, MySQL, Sybase, and DB2 databases. In addition, monitors have been added for critical servers, including GlassFish, Java Runtime Environment, Lotus Domino Server, Microsoft .NET and Sharepoint, and IBM WebSphere Application Server. Teams can also regularly track performance of SAN environments such as: Dell EqualLogic; EMC CLARiiON, Celerra, and Symmetrix; InforTrend EonStor Series; NetApp and IBM N Series; and SAN fabric switches. Additional support has been added for communication systems, including Cisco UC Manager, Microsoft Lync Server and Blackberry servers.

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