GroundWork Adds GroundWork Cloud Connector to GroundWork Monitor Enterprise 6.4

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Cloud Connector monitors Amazon EC2 and Eucalyptus-based private clouds


“As cloud computing slowly matures, it is essential to manage the transition of your infrastructures and data, and monitor it from a vendor neutral point of view.”

GroundWork Inc., ( the leading open platform for network, application and cloud monitoring, announced today that it has released GroundWork Cloud Connector for GroundWork Monitor Enterprise 6.4. An automatic, monitoring provisioning system, GroundWork Cloud Connector gives users the ability to monitor Amazon EC2 and Eucalyptus cloud instances right along side traditional data center infrastructures.

Short video introduction and how download of GroundWork Cloud Connector:

“As cloud computing slowly matures, it is essential to manage the transition of your infrastructures and data, and monitor it from a vendor neutral point of view,” said Thomas Stocking, CTO and co-founder of GroundWork. “GroundWork gives you the tools to set up monitoring the cloud just like you would with your internal infrastructure.”

GroundWork Cloud Connector features auto-configuration and profile assignment, so as cloud-based machines appear and vanish in your virtual infrastructure, the Cloud Connector updates your monitoring system to cover them. It is available at no additional cost to existing GroundWork Monitor Enterprise Flex subscribers at:

GroundWork Cloud Connector features include:

  • Host Profiles: Create host profiles to monitor each type of instance you deploy. Cloud Connector periodically checks the cloud for new instances and applies the right host profiles automatically.
  • Alerting: If a host profile becomes unavailable, Cloud Connector will alert your staff when the instances become unavailable or performance falls below the set thresholds.
  • Availability Reports: Keeps track of the cloud providers availability and performance, helping you manage relationships with vendors and verify compliance with published SLA’s.
  • Synchronization of all monitored clouds: Runs a synchronization script periodically that updates your monitoring system with the current status and configuration of all monitored clouds -- this includes monitoring multiple Eucalyptus and Amazon EC2 clouds. In addition to automatically updating host and host groups.

For more information about additional features in GroundWork Monitor Enterprise 6.4 visit:

About GroundWork
GroundWork ( is the leading open platform for systems and network management software, delivering enterprise-class network, system, application, and cloud monitoring solutions at a fraction of the cost of proprietary solutions.

GroundWork’s approach gives customers the flexibility to use diverse open source and proprietary technologies together under a unified web services portal, allowing users to leverage the advantages of open source while simultaneously preserving existing investments in legacy management tools.

GroundWork Monitor Enterprise Edition powers organizations in more than 50 countries, like Alexza Pharmaceuticals, Crocs, National Australia Bank, Siemens, Travel Click and World Bank. GroundWork Monitor Enterprise is available to monitor any environment starting at $49 USD per year.


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