Monitoring and Dependency Mapping now Available for IBM SoftLayer

By CIOReview | Tuesday, March 29, 2016

RESTON, VA: Most of the organizations today prefer leveraging services from different cloud providers depending on specific requirements, rather than sticking to a single cloud provider. Enterprises can proactively detect performances and business-impacting issues with the integration of multi-cloud deployments. To address the need for same, ScienceLogic, a provider of hybrid IT monitoring software services, announced availability of complete monitoring and dependency mapping for IBM SoftLayer.

With this move, ScienceLogic grants its customer a single monitoring view across multiple cloud providers including Amazon Web Services (AWS), Microsoft Azure, VMware vCloud Air, in addition to all on-premises IT elements. The availability of ‘single pane of glass’ monitoring visibility across all cloud platforms helps customers discover, assess, and operate their IT resources. Organizations are boosted with the advantage of accelerating cloud adoption without having to worry about transparency of IT assets.

“Our customers have globally distributed infrastructures and we have seen their need to leverage multiple cloud providers grow over time,” says Dave Link, CEO, ScienceLogic. “They need a simple, consolidated way to evaluate the performance of these investments, control costs and address service delivery challenges common to globally distributed infrastructures. In addition to those other leading cloud platforms we support, it made perfect sense to add IBM SoftLayer to the list.”

Customers can access a complete view of the SoftLayer cloud, before, during, and after transition to the cloud. Elements placed in SoftLayer, including account, region, datacenter, virtual and bare metal servers, networks, load balancers, and storage can be conveniently discovered and users are allowed to visually map the relationships, automatically in real time. It becomes easier to monitor availability of compute and storage resources, combined with creation of real-time dashboards highlighting the availability and performance of resources in SoftLayer. Monitoring virtual server performance; gathering details on load balancer and bare metal server configuration and status; collection and management of events from all SoftLayer elements; and expense tracking are some additional features of the platform. Furthermore, customers can view interdependency of resources across multiple public and private clouds.

Norman Enriquez, Flagship Solutions remarks, “It is crucial to our business to have full visibility to the health and availability of our SoftLayer environment. ScienceLogic is by far the most complete solution with advanced IBM SoftLayer monitoring, as well as other public and private cloud services management.”