If you’re not already familiar with Zenoss, maybe you should be. They’re one of our UCS monitoring partners. As a relatively young management company (founded in 2005) with a service provider heritage, they’ve had the benefit of being able to incorporate virtualization management into their products from the get-go, with an eye to supporting *aaS environments.
Zenoss’ interest in being a “single pane of glass” for intelligently monitoring physical and virtual infrastructure together provides a natural point of alignment with UCS. The very flexible nature of the UCS platform, as well as the unified management construct and single API for Zenoss integration, make this a pretty straightforward combination, with clear applicability for cloud environments. Zenoss Enterprise reports help Cisco UCS administrators identify things like blade capacity and availability so administrators know which service profiles should be moved where.
You can read more about the Zenoss-Cisco UCS integration here. You can also attend an upcoming webinar featuring Zenoss’ Floyd Stirmling, Cisco’s Mark Balch, and industry analyst Michael Coté of RedMonk for more insights into our collaboration. Register here to attend “Building the Cloud” on Thursday, April 7th at 10:30 am Pacific time.