CA's Nimsoft buffs up for Vblock
CA subsidiary Nimsoft, a provider of application monitoring software, has hopped on the vCloud vTrain, adding support for Vblock infrastructure environments. Available as on-premise software or through Nimsoft On Demand, the new feature will "enable proactive monitoring and rapid root-cause analysis on Vblock Infrastructure Packages" that include a mix of real-world/cloud world components:
- Chassis, including rack temperature, access and physical security.
- Compute, including Cisco Unified Computing System (UCS) blades and elements.
- Storage, including EMC's CLARiiON, Symmetrix, and Celerra.
- Networking and interconnects, including Cisco routers, SAN switches and Nexus softswitches.
Nimsoft touts its portability and ability to manage vCloud environments as a unit, be they private, public (at a VMware vCloud hoster) or a mix of the two. Pricing was not disclosed, but when your hypervisor is a BMW, expect to pay the mechanic a little more.
RightScale sells cloud for test and dev
RightScale has announced the Development & Test Solution Pack. Since everyone is using cloud for test and dev anyway, it went ahead and made it a little easier. The new package supports PHP, Java, Ruby and .NET, and has two logins, one for code monkeys and another for administrators, thereby increasing the appeal of cloud computing to managers.
"It also comes with two pre-configured server environments tailored for different stages in the development and testing process: an 'All-in-One' configuration, which provides an easy way to do basic integration testing on a single server in the cloud; and a 'Multi-Tier'," said the company. The package also includes some tools from IBM and Zend for the PHP propeller heads.
Cloud Security Alliance picks up Sentrigo
The Cloud Security Alliance has gained another new member, this time database security company Sentrigo. The Sentrigo Hedgehog software monitors virtualized database applications for intrusion, unauthorized access and so forth, and the company feels that its future customer base lies in the cloud. Where, of course, it's incumbent on the user to protect himself; Amazon surely won't lift a finger to help if you are a dummy and allow SQL injection exploits or don't know what on earth you are doing with a database.