GroundWork Launches Cloud Performance Monitoring Solution for OpenStack

GroundWork, Inc., a provider of unified monitoring for IT operations management and cloud hosting environments, has launched its performance monitoring solution for the OpenStack cloud operating system, GroundWork Cloud Hub with OpenStack monitoring.

cloud-monitoringMonitoring for OpenStack is available through GroundWork Cloud Hub, enabling availability and performance visibility for Nova compute, Neutron networking and Cinder storage components, as well as the underlying physical hardware and other typical data center assets.

“Existing monitoring modules built into OpenStack are focused on metering and billing, which is an important, but very different set of capabilities than the availability and performance monitoring that GroundWork offers,” said David Dennis, vice president of marketing and business development for GroundWork. “OpenStack cloud operators concerned with total cloud capacity, performance tuning and scaling will gain insight into chokepoints at multiple layers of their OpenStack deployments.”

GroundWork Cloud Hub with OpenStack monitoring has the ability to monitor several components within the OpenStack framework, enabling users to:

  • Monitor performance and availability of Nova, Neutron, and Cinder OpenStack modules
  • Make sense of metrics across the entire system
  • Combine metrics for multi-level trouble shooting
  • Visualize specific data important for provisioning and capacity planning including: CPU Steal (Linux), ReadyState (VMWare); Storage from the VM down to the SAN; Network throughput across routers, switches and virtual networks.

“We see a steady rising interest in OpenStack and have been fielding many inquiries about how to better manage OpenStack installs,” said Michael Cote, research director at 451Resarch. “It’s clear that part of OpenStack becoming ‘enterprise grade’ is laying on mature monitoring and management, which is what you’d expect from a veteran of that space like GroundWork.”

GroundWork plans to submit a Blueprint through the OpenStack Foundation later in 2014.