Zyrion Offers Traverse Automation Module for Monitoring of Distributed Cloud Infrastructures

 
 
By Nathan Eddy  |  Posted 2011-11-30
 
 
 

Cloud and IT monitoring software solutions specialist Zyrion announced the availability of the Traverse Automation Module that is designed to simplify monitoring the performance of distributed, heterogeneous cloud infrastructures. Following up on Zyrion's launch earlier this year of the "Data Capture and Processing" module for seamless monitoring of cloud technologies such as VMware, Xen and AWS, this next stage of Cloud management advancements from Zyrion focus on "Automation."

The third phase of Zyrion's platform evolution will be centered on "Intelligence and Predictive Analytics" capability and will be available by year end. The company's Traverse Automation Module is designed to help IT administrators keep up with growth in performance monitoring demands as the volume of discrete virtual servers, IT components and applications explodes. The platform provides automation features to help organizations address the significant challenge of detecting and resolving issues in a timely manner, given the increased virtual and cloud infrastructure sprawl.

Specific advancements in Zyrion's monitoring software platform include Dynamic Linked Templates, which allow administrators to create a master definition for monitoring a particular type of cloud component which includes alarm thresholds, event-driven actions, notifications, schedules and more. Any number of child components can then be linked to the master, and have their full definition based on whatever has been specified for the master. Whenever changes are made to the master, these changes are seamlessly propagated to all linked child components.

Other features include Centralized Configuration Management, which allows administrators to perform all monitoring configuration operations and changes for a heterogeneous IT environment - physical, virtual, cloud - from within a single UI, requiring no separate access to any remote applications, devices or locations, and Workload Management Integration, which includes API and plug-in framework extensions to enable automated resource provisioning or resource deletion based on performance metrics crossing defined thresholds. Service Container rules, Composite metrics and the escalation framework can be used to initiate resource change actions.

"These most recent automation enhancements in our monitoring platform are designed to help IT organizations deal with the increased administration burden of monitoring expanding virtual and cloud infrastructures," said Vikas Aggarwal, CEO of Zyrion. "One of our customers went from having to monitor 1,000 distinct physical servers before a virtualization project began, to now having to manage over 7,000 virtual servers after the first phase of the initiative. Our goal is to help our users automate and simplify many of the routine monitoring tasks, allowing their IT personnel to focus on the deeper and more complex administration activities."

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