Michelle Greer, Sr. Mgr. Corporate Development
At The Rackspace Cloud, we say the cloud can be for everyone but not for everything. We have customers who have all of their data in the cloud and it might distributed across multiple cloud providers. Some still need the stability of managed hosting for some of what they do. There is no cookie cutter optimal hosting solution.
As you can imagine, monitoring the performance of servers when you don’t host in one single environment can be difficult. That is why The Rackspace Cloud is proud to partner with Nimsoft, a company that offers a Unified Monitoring dashboard for your IT environment. The system administrators I’ve had the opportunity to speak with are very happy to have this tool. Being able to monitor across environments ensures that any enterprise will not sacrifice performance or uptime simply because they choose different environments for individual tasks.
Nimsoft’s CEO Gary Read created this holistic response to monitoring in response to the needs of the community already using their platform.
“As customers look for ways to improve their agility and lower costs by moving to more flexible and elastic infrastructures, it is incumbent on providers to offer excellent visibility and complete transparency in things such as performance and availability of the cloud resources.”
Nimsoft offers an example of what a Unified Dashboard looks like here (screen shot below). It is one of the many tools available to help you make the most of the cloud at The Rackspace Cloud Tools site.