At the Cloud Expo 2010 conference in Santa Clara, Calif., Compuware officially released its CloudSleuth partner-driven cloud community.
the Cloud Expo 2010 conference, Compuware officially launched CloudSleuth
, a partner-driven cloud
community specifically built to spotlight the performance of the cloud's
are the backbone of the CloudSleuth community and play an integral role in
collaboration and thought leadership on the site, Compuware said in a press
release about the new community. Additionally, CloudSleuth gives partners the
opportunity to provide third-party verification of the reliability of their
services. Initial CloudSleuth partners include: OpSource
Initiative Japan (IIJ)
is a free community for both cloud service providers and consumers who are
considering, building or managing cloud applications. In addition to cloud
computing resources and information, CloudSleuth provides real-time insight into the performance and
availability of cloud-based applications
using measurements from around the
world. Compuware launched CloudSleuth on Nov. 1 at the 7th International Cloud Expo
in Santa Clara, Calif.
a CloudSleuth partner is an important part of our commitment to providing unmatched
cloud performance," said John Rowell, CTO and co-founder of OpSource, in a
statement. "We look forward to sharing best practices with CloudSleuth members
as a part of this rich, growing community."
commitment to cloud-based network performance and superior customer
us apart from all other CDNs [content delivery networks]," said Jeff
Kim, vice president of Product Management at CDNetworks, in a
statement. "We see the
CloudSleuth community as an important forum for bringing together
consumers for a constructive exchange of ideas. We are happy to be one
founding CloudSleuth partners and look forward to being an active part
a pioneer company that has played a major role in the creation of Japan's Internet
industry, we understand the importance of cloud performance monitoring and are
excited to be a CloudSleuth partner," said Kokichi Matsumoto, executive officer
and director of marketing at IIJ, also in a statement. "The Internet has become
an indispensible infrastructure and cloud computing only adds to that
complexity. CloudSleuth will help us stand strong on our commitment to ensure
high quality services to our customers as well as give us the opportunity drive
thought leadership and contribute to the CloudSleuth community."
quality of service (QoS) management requires visibility
across the entire application delivery chain
, including third-party providers.
The CloudSleuth community brings together these service providers, encouraging
the free exchange of information and best practices to solve common problems.
is a timely offering that will help boost market awareness of public cloud QoS
issues," wrote Laurent Lachal, research director at Ovum, an independent
research firm, in the research report titled: "Compuware
Boosts Cloud Performance Visibility."
"This [CloudSleuth] is
timely because enterprises are becoming increasingly hungry for actual data
about the quality of service that public clouds offer."
was created because
Compuware saw a need in the marketplace-and received interest from customers
and partners-for an independent, authoritative source for cloud
performance and availability
data. Customers and partners also sought a
community that encourages the free exchange of information to learn about cloud
offerings and to solve common problems around cloud performance.
establishes Compuware as the market's leading cloud performance thought
leader," claimed Mark Hillman, vice president of Strategy and Product Line
Management at Compuware, in a statement. "With our unique position in the
industry providing outside-in visibility across
the entire enterprise-Internet application delivery chain
, it makes sense
for us to start a community like CloudSleuth. We look forward to an open
exchange of ideas, information and resources that will benefit the market."
Compuware has made two applications available:
Global Provider View continuously monitors a sample application running in each
of the major cloud service providers. It allows users to see first-hand, in
real-time, how well the sample application performs over time from the
perspective of end users around the globe. Global Provider View leverages the
Gomez network, including both backbone nodes and Last
Mile peer collection points around the world.
Cloud Performance Analyzer is a new application that provides users the ability
to explore the impact of Cloud services on Web application response times.
Cloud Performance Analyzer continuously monitors a sample e-commerce web
application built with commercial third party services. It allows users to see
first-hand, in real-time, how third party services impact application
performance from the perspective of end users around the globe. Cloud
Performance Analyzer leverages the Gomez network, including both backbone nodes
and Last Mile peer collection points around the world.