The next generation of cloud management and monitoring (CMM) tools with Aternity

Cloud management and monitoring (CMM) presents new challenges in this world of distributed data, distributed compute nodes and abstract hypervisors. Aternity is helping to solve many of these problems with their latest offerings.

Cloud computing has taken IT industry and its users to yet another level of computing. Today, a large number of organizations, both domestic and international, are exploiting the powers of flexibility, scalability and mobility to their extremes that cloud computing services provides. Many third party cloud management and monitoring (CMM) tools providers are in market these days, all of which use variety of methods for providing their customers with warnings of impending problems and information about sudden technical issues. Additionally, CMM tools provide visibility of performance trends. All these facilities by large are focused on one thing:  making sure that users stay informed of about cloud computing systems.

Summarizing, traditional CMM tools:

  1. Support nearly all the different types of clouds i.e., private, public, hybrid etc.
  2. Provide detailed envisioning of resource status including response time, uptime etc. primarily with a sophisticated easy to use dashboard.
  3. Additionally support on the run creation, realization and destruction of resource objects like servers, storage units etc.

While most companies adroitly provide these facilities, there always have been a dark spot when it comes to end user experience management solutions; this is where Aternity steps in. With its frontline performance intelligence (FPI) platform, it takes traditional application performance management/monitoring to the next level. How do they do that? The answer to this is FPI. Aternity’s FPI platform monitors, accumulate, analyze and add up the components those interact, define and impact end user experience. It is engineered to minimize business disruptions to the point of extinction while increasing end user productivity with real time monitoring. Hence providing users alert on performance problems even before end users get a hint of these.

How FPI works

Started in 2004, Aternity in its first fiscal year bagged over $7.5 million before even launching its first product under Aternity Solutions. One of its trademark products was sophisticated software that can pinpoint to system administrators/managers that which application within a server is in problem, and can even grasp the point of trouble before the end users experiences any unusual stimulus.

Aternity Solution is an accumulation of server software and widely distributed software agents on remote clients. Sever software in itself is a composition of an intelligent analysis engine, a robust database and a torrent of tracking capabilities those allow network managers to distinguish abnormal trends from normal ones. The application designers say that the system itself is acumen enough to pick any abnormal behavioral patterns and alert administrators on the run. These abnormalities could be slow response time, resource overload, privacy breach, unnecessary/private system queries and many others.

Global 1000 enterprises today benefit from Aternitys’ proactive IT management and monitoring solutions. These solutions are focused on traits of self-learning, proactive problem detection and an igneous real time decision support system. Its FPI platform transforms users’ desktop (real or virtual) into a self-monitoring hub that is user-experience aware resulting in allowing executives with visual proofs that how their acquired services are effecting business growth.

Another distinguishing feature of Aternity is that it doesn’t discriminate any way between a web based and an internet based application when tracking its performance, making it ideal for users of multiple genres. It vigorously monitors user interaction, without heeding to programming complexity or host type. Its workforce APM works on the broad range of common industry technologies including JAVA, Android, .NET, client/web based and IOS applications.

Device monitoring for any business is highly critical, since device performance directly affects application performance. Aternity, knowing the face provides a comprehensive monitoring for physical, virtual and mobile devices ensuring correlation of these with application performance stays intact. The envisioning it provides has a wide range of reports, varying from Enterprise level view (application tracking, health events, business locations etc.) to user experience based tracking (including user details, user trends, device reports etc.). From SLA to departments, from devices health reports to boot timings, and a remote display that encapsulates graphically distinct client business locations, client devices, client trends and much more.

What type of cloud monitoring tools are you using? Let us know.

This was last published in May 2015

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