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21 August 2008, 14:20

CloudStatus now monitors Google App Engine

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CloudStatus, a cloud monitoring web site, now monitors the status of Google App Engine. Launched in June, CloudStatus started off monitoring just the Amazon Web Services. The site is a product from Hyperic, makers of the open source web infrastructure management suite, Hyperic HQ.

The content on CloudStatus is generated by Hyperic HQ using a Cloud Service Plugin which gathers statistics on Google App Engine's data store, memcache and time to fetch URLs. The existing Amazon Web Services support monitors the EC2 compute cloud, S3 storage service and the Simple Queue Service (SQS). Hyperic plan to add more cloud services to their monitoring system over time.

While CloudStatus is a useful site on it's own, the integration of the ability to monitor the cloud from within Hyperic HQ is an acknowledgement that many businesses will be moving applications into the cloud, but will need to check on how well the cloud is performing, as part of their network and systems management.

Hyperic HQ is available as a commercial enterprise edition or GPL open source edition.


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