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This new feature of Server Density’s hosted website server monitoring service will let you check up on the real-time status of loads on Amazon(s amzn) Web Services, Rackspace(s rax) Cloud, Digital Ocean, Joyent, Google(s goog) Compute, Linode, IBM(s ibm) SoftLayer and Microsoft(s msft Azure. Or, if there’s another cloud they’re interested in, they can add their own feed to that data source, said David Mytton, CEO of the London-based company (pictured above speaking at Structure.)
Basically what this does is aggregate all those cloud status dashboards we frantically ping when something goes wrong to see if our performance issue is due to the cloud provider or something else.
And, for companies that already use the Geckoboard dashboard, new Server Density widgets will let the ops team pull in their Server Density metrics to their existing dashboard.
Mytton acknowledged that the bulk of Server Density’s customers are clustered on AWS, with a handful on Rackspace and SoftLayer. But, even if you are all-in on one cloud, it helps to see the performance data from all regions in one place.
Server Density has set its sights on RightScale, the incumbent cloud monitoring power, and is building a huge data base — it collects 25 TB of data per month — about cloud performance that it hopes to parlay into future products and services. It also competes with other vendors like DataDog and with Solar Winds, an on-premise server monitoring provider.