Cloud monitoring category gets busier
Server monitoring gets hot
SolarWinds, which monitors multi-vendor technologies running in house, last week bought Librato to extend its reach into the cloud. Librato is noted for its ability to watch workloads running in Heroku and Amazon Web Services as well is in internally-run Rails, Node.js, Ruby, Rails and Java applications.
Austin, Texas-based SolarWinds is betting that, despite the hype, most companies will not move everything to a public cloud or SaaS vendor but will want ways to monitor workloads whether they’re running in the server room down the hall or in AWS US-East or wherever.
For the $40 million purchase price SolarWinds “gets a way to bridge on-prem and cloud worlds and provide visibility across both,” Kevin Thompson, Solarwinds president, (pictured above) said in an interview.
The goal is to give “IT and devops pros a way to manage everything from on-prem to cloud and everything in between or we…
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