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Zenoss Takes Cloud Management To The Next Level

With clouds forecast for the foreseeable future of the IT world, growing from a $37.8 billion market in 2010 to $121.1 billion in 2015, managing this new environment is critical. According to IDC, the cloud systems management software market will reach $2.5 billion by 2015 (Worldwide Cloud Systems Management Software Forecast and Trends: 2010-2015).

Zenoss is advancing its Datacenter Insight as the first solution capable of analyzing cloud-based infrastructures and providing analytics and reporting of all physical, virtual and cloud-based IT resources. Leveraging the company's data warehouse and model-based management approach, the software provides visibility into the performance and availability of all the physical and virtual devices inside the data center, as well as their relationships and dependencies. Company executives say that they view themselves as making the cloud work.

Zenoss, which develops management software for physical, virtual and cloud-based environments, already has a community of more than 100,000 users. The company adds that its products monitor more than 1 million network and server devices daily and have been used in over 25,000 organizations globally. Zenoss currently has more than 350 commercial customers.

With out-of-the-box analysis capabilities, Web-based ad-hoc report building and executive dashboard creation, Datacenter Insight provides enterprise-grade analysis of the entire IT infrastructure, says Zenoss. It was already capturing detailed information on what was going on in users' IT environments and saw the opportunity to provide tools to offer predictive capabilities.

NETWORK COMPUTING contributor Michael Biddick, CTO, Fusion PPT, thinks Zenoss is a little late to the party. "Those would have been good claims maybe 18 to 24 months ago, but today there are a whole host of vendors that provide that level of visibility. Nimsoft [recently purchased by CA] and RightScale are just two examples of different types of management platforms that span physical, virtual and cloud environments."

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