SaltStack Partners with Zenoss
October 20, 2016
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Zenoss and SaltStack announced an integrated solution to enable the autonomic software-defined data center.

The strategic partnership was formed to combine hybrid IT monitoring and analytics with predictive orchestration and configuration management for virtualized and software-defined IT environments.

As leading organizations across all industries adopt digital transformation initiatives, the demands on IT teams and processes are growing exponentially. The extensible Zenoss and SaltStack platforms offer unprecedented automation capabilities, eliminating the delays, errors and downtime costs associated with manual response to ensure real-time health and performance for services that power digital transformation.

"We use event-driven automation from SaltStack integrated with advanced monitoring from Zenoss to efficiently orchestrate DevOps tasks and data center operations,” said Seth Miller, Nuance Communications DevOps architect. “With SaltStack consuming and reacting to Zenoss data and events, our teams are extremely efficient as we fully automate the on-demand deployment of new instances in AWS, control configuration drift on monitored instances, and orchestrate the deployment of complex application environments."

In addition to automating day-one monitoring for server deployment and configuration, the integration addresses other key use cases including:

- Autonomous scaling of data center capacity based on system events

- Intelligent system remediation triggered by event creation, consumption and diagnosis

- Monitoring configuration vulnerability alerts as system events for infrastructure security compliance

The Zenoss and SaltStack integration also automates response to infrastructure and application performance issues, providing intelligent remediation triggered by event creation, consumption and diagnosis. Through automatic deployment, configuration and monitoring of Zenoss service relationships, SaltStack enables auto-scaling of data center capacity. This is a unique and significant advancement in guaranteeing the health and security of IT services that drive modern businesses.

“The rapid shift towards automation in large enterprise IT environments is accelerating IT innovation,” said Greg Stock, president and CEO of Zenoss. “CIOs understand that their businesses increasingly rely on the health and performance of IT applications and services, and they’re demanding that the technologies they choose can keep pace.”

Marc Chenn, SaltStack CEO and co-founder, said, “We’re excited about what this solution is already doing for our customers. Together, SaltStack and Zenoss are making intelligent and autonomous IT systems possible for the first time. Our integrated, next-generation systems management solutions are driving substantial advancements for the digital enterprise as secure, service-centric IT environments become paramount.”

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