Keeping An Eye on the OS
Server management startup Intoka Inc. will go after the 20- to 2,000-server set with its new Cruiser management tool.Server management startup Intoka Inc. will go after the 20- to 2,000-server set with its new Cruiser management tool. The Cruiser top-line monitoring software watches servers on multiple operating systems at a fraction of the cost of established, best-of-breed server management tools, such as those from NetIQ Corp., according to company officials.
The San Francisco companys tool costs $500 per server box, no matter how many different server software components it is running. Competitors charge for each copy of server software running on the hardware. Cruiser is made up of thin agents installed on each managed server device and a centralized management server that pools all gathered management data from each server.