We were very happy to participate in a webinar with the Rackspace Cloud talking about managing Windows Servers in the Cloud.
Managing infrastructure on the Cloud, or anywhere for that matter, is a tough proposition. Windows infrastructure is no exception. Rackspace has focused on making the provisioning process straightforward so it was a natural step to help the management and monitoring. Getting alerts upon failures, spotting hot-spots with your data, graphing any metric you want and supporting Windows/Linux hardware side by side with cloud, dedicated and fully managed.
Key points covered:
The Cloudkick delivery model, briefly in the webinar, eliminates the need to update the agent software. We focused on creating a very flexible model for adding new checks in the Cloudkick system. When Cloudkick adds a new check, the code is signed, encrypted and sent to a 3rd party CDN for delivery to each agent.
Again, a special thanks to the Rackspace Cloud team for putting together such a successful event! Click below to watch the full webinar.