3Tera, Tap In Systems Partner for Cloud Computing Monitoring

3Tera is integrating Tap In Systems' Cloud Management Service into its own AppLogic cloud computing platform, a move both companies say will give enterprises the same level of monitoring for their cloud environments that they are used to in their data centers. Tap In Systems' CMS will be presented as a virtual appliance within 3Tera's AppLogic platform.

Cloud computing and utility computing vendor 3Tera is adding greater management capabilities to its AppLogic platform through a partnership with Tap In Systems.

3Tera is integrating Tap In Systems' CMS (Cloud Management Service) into the standard AppLogic catalog of virtual appliances, which will enable AppLogic users to enhance their monitoring capabilities for critical alerts, system utilization and notification on AppLogic-based applications.

The two companies announced the partnership May 5.

"This solution blends together the best of both worlds-a turnkey cloud computing platform and enterprise-class cloud monitoring-to create a powerful solution," Peter Loh, Tap In Systems' founder and CEO, said in a statement.

With the integration, 3Tera's AppLogic platform will feed metadata about applications into Tap In Systems' CMS to give users an up-to-date view of the applications. In addition, users will be able to get notifications and alerts for critical events, system utilization and performance issues for applications, and statistics and root-cause analyses simplify the process of setting up the alerts and notifications. Customers can also remotely monitor multiple applications and compute clouds, as well as on-premises systems, using the same interface.

Running on the AppLogic platform also increases the availability of Tap In Systems' CMS.

"Enterprise users adopting cloud computing expect the same level of monitoring capability they can achieve in their own data centers," Bert Armijo, senior vice president of sales, marketing and product management for 3Tera, said in a statement, adding that the partnership with Tap In Systems provides that.