07 June 2017
SUSE has unveiled OpenStack Cloud Monitoring, an open source software solution designed to make it simple to monitor and manage the health and performance of enterprise OpenStack cloud environments and workloads.
Based on the OpenStack Monasca project, SUSE says its software makes it easy for operators and users to monitor and analyse the health and performance of complex private clouds. It claims Cloud Monitoring delivers reliability, performance and high service levels for OpenStack clouds, and reduces costs by simplifying, automating and pre-configuring cloud monitoring and management.
“OpenStack deployments produce a lot of complex and useful monitoring and log data,” says Michael Miller, SUSE president of strategy, alliances and marketing. “As customers move to large-scale production they need operational tools to maintain their private cloud.”
Miller says the Monasca open source project makes these data manageable and valuable for enterprise users. Monasca is an open-source multi-tenant, highly scalable, performant, fault-tolerant monitoring-as-a-service solution that integrates with OpenStack. It is said to use a REST API for high-speed metrics processing and querying, and has a streaming alarm engine and notification engine.
SUSE says it worked closely with Fujitsu and other contributors to bring Monasca’s capabilities to its Cloud Monitoring platform. It is said toinclude a single “powerful” dashboard to manage, track, monitor and optimise complex distributed OpenStack private cloud environments.
The platform is also said to feature the ability to identify problems early with complex processing of OpenStack events, logs and metrics, advanced graphical search, and analysis of historical data using the powerful dashboard.
SUSE adds that the fully open source solution reduces costs and increases flexibility by avoiding the risk of vendor lock-in often associated with proprietary solutions.