Cloud Computing is defined as the on-demand delivery of IT resources and applications via the Internet with pay-as-you-go pricing. Many organizations are relying on cloud providers like Amazon to deliver complex environments that include large scale computing efforts, storage, content delivery, and databases, along with the day-to-day administration of these environments.
Organizations and their capacity managers need to monitor the usage and performance of their AWS investment.
Metron’s Amazon Web Services (AWS) Capture Pack provides a way to import performance and capacity statistics from the EC2 Cloud Computing environment into Metron’s athene® Capacity Management Information System (CMIS).
The AWS Capture Pack is ideally suited to capture those vital statistics provided by Amazon’s Cloudwatch service and the security of data is guaranteed using standard Amazon controls.
Rich Fronheiser, Chief Marketing Office for Metron commented “Our Amazon Web Services (AWS) Capture Pack means that the Capacity Manager can view all of the EC2 instances together or select various subsets production vs. test, instances used by various departments and more. Browser-based reports are available at the Capacity Manager’s fingertips and the data can be stored in our athene® CMIS for as long as the organization needs it, even after a subscription to AWS is no longer in place.”
Besides monitoring the performance of the Amazon Cloud environment, the data can be used in many other ways:
• Use captured data as a basis for chargeback if you’re delivering Software as a Service (SaaS);
• Use captured data to confirm Amazon’s billing;
• Use captured data to ensure departments aren’t wasting money by firing up unnecessary instances.
Details of Metron’s Amazon Web Services (AWS) Capture Pack can be found on their website, along with other Capture Packs, under the Products section.
Metron (Metron-Athene.com) has been an industry leader in 360º Capacity Management since 1986 and is justifiably proud of its history as an independent software, services, and education company. Metron delivers Capacity Management solutions around the world and has an impressive client list of Fortune 500 and FTSE 100 Companies including Xerox, Internal Revenue Service, LA County, Deloitte, Marriott, US Customs, EE, Sainsbury’s, Telefonica O2, Nestle and LloydsTSB.
Metron believes its expertise in this area is second-to-none, having advised on the original Capacity Management process definition and guidelines contained within the ITIL framework. The software, services, and training Metron delivers are closely aligned to ITIL and other good practice methodologies.
The company’s extensive Capacity Management experience, amassed helping organizations implement successful processes and solutions, is available to help meet the challenges of managing an organization’s physical and virtual environments. This expertise has been built into the athene® Capacity Management solution that Metron develops and sells directly in North America and Europe, and via partners around the world.
Metron works in partnership with leading IT suppliers such as Hewlett Packard, Microsoft, VMware, Computer Associates, IBM, Capgemini, and Oracle and alongside the world’s leading outsourcing companies, assisting with expert ITIL® consultancy and training services.
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