LogicMonitor Announces New Version of Hosted Monitoring with Comprehensive Virtualization Monitoring

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LogicMonitor, provider of Hosted Monitoring, which gives clients unmatched visibility into the heath and performance of their datacenters and includes 24/7 smart views of networks and servers, saving time, increasing efficiency, and reducing downtime, today announced a new release. With this new release, which offers comprehensive, fully automated virtualization monitoring for Citrix XenServer, VMware vSphere 4/ESX Server, and Amazon’s EC2, builds on existing support for database and web servers including MySQL and Apache, and combines with LogicMonitor’s trademark ease-of-use, LogicMonitor is now the go-to solution for monitoring any virtualized environment.

With so many companies moving parts of their operations to virtualized environments, it's critical that they have an effective, easy-to-use monitoring solution in order to head off problems before they start

LogicMonitor, provider of Hosted Monitoring, which gives clients unmatched visibility into the heath and performance of their datacenters and includes 24/7 smart views of networks and servers, saving time, increasing efficiency, and reducing downtime, today announced a new release. With this new release, which offers comprehensive, fully automated virtualization monitoring for Citrix XenServer, VMware vSphere 4/ESX Server, and Amazon’s EC2, builds on existing support for database and web servers including MySQL and Apache, and combines with LogicMonitor’s trademark ease-of-use, LogicMonitor is now the go-to solution for monitoring any virtualized environment.

In a report released this month, analyst firm Garner estimated that by the end of 2012, more than half of eligible workloads will have been virtualized. “With so many companies moving parts of their operations to virtualized environments, it’s critical that they have an effective, easy-to-use monitoring solution in order to head off problems before they start,” said LogicMonitor CEO Steve Francis. “With this new release, LogicMonitor Hosted Monitoring is the most easy-to-use and comprehensive solution out there.”

While virtualization vendors are improving the provisioning and management of VMs, that is only half the battle: every VM launched requires monitoring, and while the virtualization vendors may provide some monitoring of raw functionality, only LogicMonitor automatically:
+ Is aware when new VMs are spawned
+ Can figure out what those VMs do (eg: databases, web servers, virtual load balancers, etc.)
+ Can monitor them appropriately, at the application level, down to the OS and the underlying infrastructure
+ Ties in to all of the components of the system, offering unmatched visibility into the origins of any performance issue
+ Can set thresholds automatically, and route alerts appropriately.

LogicMonitor is currently offering a free, 14-day trial of its hosted monitoring service (http://www.logicmonitor.com). For more information about LogicMonitor’s new virtualization monitoring, go here: http://www.logicmonitor.com/monitoring/virtualization/.

About LogicMonitor
Founded by former datacenter managers with years of experience at such industry-leading companies as Citrix and FastClick, LogicMonitor Hosted Monitoring offers unmatched visibility into the health and performance of your datacenter. It is the only fully automated, fully hosted system that offers ongoing, active discovery and effectively monitors all load balancers, databases, server equipment, applications, and network and storage devices for organizations of any size. It makes it easy to monitor the multiple datacenters and large numbers of staging and production machines with different authentication and alerting requirements common to enterprise-level corporations. LogicMonitor Hosted Monitoring has automated the entire process, from set-up to alerts. Automated configuration saves hours of time in set-up, and, unlike other systems out there, LogicMonitor automatically detects—and monitors—any changes to the system. LogicMonitor mines more data than any other product, delivers more visibility, updates continuously in real-time, and allows simple dashboard customization. Powerful auto-alerting combines with this thorough monitoring to ensure that all problems are automatically identified—and resolved—early on, before they affect the business. LogicMonitor was founded in 2007 in Santa Barbara, CA. Visit LogicMonitor on the web at http://www.logicmonitor.com.

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