Learn about Rackspace cloud monitoring.
- Let's talk about Rackspace Cloud Monitoring. First I should mention that Rackspace is not a public cloud. By their own admission, they're a managed service provider, which is basically doing things more customized and more related into leveraging public clouds than it is being a public cloud into itself. So it provides basic monitoring services focused on their stuff, of course the selfish factor as we mentioned with Microsoft and InView S. They're going to focus on what they sell and providing monitoring services for their particular product and services.
The focus with Rackspace, however, is on application monitoring. The ability to look at application and what they're doing and how they affect the resources, so it's more application focused than resource focused, such as the Microsoft and the Amazon web services cloud monitoring tools. What do they do? Well, alerts and notifications. The ability to let you know if something's out of whack and the ability to notify you via email, text message, you know, whatever mechanism you're looking for to let you know that something's out of whack and you need to be corrected, and so this is around their particular Rackspace MSP.
So the good thing about this is they do provide a systemic monitoring capability, which many MSPs do not, and the ability to keep those things healthy allows you to take your on-premise systems and migrate them into the MSP without having to refactor them into the cloud or changing the code and then we can monitor those systems along with the cloud based systems and it becomes a much more healthier pairing of the managed service provider, in this case, Rackspace, and of the cloud provider, whether it could be Amazon or Microsoft or whatever you're picking.
Provides event processing. The ability to take events and deal with them and monitor how they occur. Visibility of the system, so it is able to externalize data to you so you can see what's going on within the particular environment, so you can understand what CP utilization is doing, what storage utilization is doing, all these things are going to be basically germane to what you're monitoring within Rackspace. Looking at this, this not necessarily being a cloud monitoring tool, but it certainly does perform as an L, so it's probably in the same category as CloudWatch and Librato and the Microsoft monitoring suite as well, so we're able to look at the health of the system, the performance of the system, and again, this technology is going to be more application related, doesn't necessarily focus on the databases, it focuses on the core processes and the CPU and how those affected by the application and how the application is affected by the CPU and the underlying resources on the MSP, in this case, Rackspace.
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