by Susan Eustis
IBM next generation cloud application monitoring solution is extremely lightweight, scalable, and able to be deployed within minutes. IBM SmartCloud Monitoring supports application insight. The growth of cloud computing has been phenomenal, IBM has 9000+ cloud deployments completed worldwide. This is in part due to the incremental value provided by IBM SmartCloud Monitoring that promotes ease of use beyond what anyone was even able to envision as recently as two years ago.
This new IBM offering is remarkable because the ease of use is achieved as whole systems can be implemented without installing anything in the infrastructure. Costs for systems are as low as $99 on the web. One importance of IBM SmartCloud Monitoring is that it helps support scalability. Virtualization to cloud solutions offerings are aimed at small to mid sized businesses. With limited IT budgets businesses are looking for Public cloud solutions.
The IBM product is designed based on the cloud solutions capabilities that IBM supplies for the largest globally integrated enterprises. IBM SmartCloud Monitoring aims to leverage all the existing capability developed for the enterprise and used by the enterprise to meet the needs of these business users in smaller organizations. The IBM cloud solutions offering is affordable, functional, and delivers value fast. It provides visibility into the end user experience, and ensures strong performance of cloud applications.
IBM SmartCloud Monitoring delivers application insight. It provides cloud consumers with a lightweight solution for monitoring the performance and availability of their web-delivered applications. Dynamic Monitoring supports just-in-time creation of self-provisioned, self-monitored mission critical application workloads. It supports proactive management of the customer experience.
Multi-tenant, customizable solutions scale, cloud application performance management is available at affordable prices. Key benefits are that it is fast and easy to get started, there is quick install with no configuration.
IBM SmartCloud® monitoring provides application insight. Application Insight tracks query volumes and user response time, and displays results in the context of system resource events. It helps users see how resource issues may be affecting the performance of applications. Application Insight allows users to drill through to detailed views of monitored applications, helping to highlight user experience data in the context of system resource data such as operating system, storage and network performance indicators.
Embedded monitoring technology is offered. These manage application VMs using a multipurpose “fabric” node that offers distributed database, event monitoring, configuration and other management functions. This node is delivered as a VM, and can be deployed by a cloud tenant in the same way as an application VM. Such a winning technology from IBM is a treasure indeed.