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Partner Press Release: Maximizing Server Utilization with Librato’s Silverline in the GoGrid Cloud

August 12th, 2010 by - 5,003 views

GoGrid Partner, Librato, who provides a service called Silverline which enables customers to control and maximize the utilization of resources within their cloud servers and datacenter servers, today announced the availability of the Silverline service within the GoGrid cloud.

With a GoGrid server running Silverline, customers can control the amount of resources each workload can consume meaning that you can process your workloads on a smaller number of servers but still ensuring that SLAs with your customers are met. More information about Librato Silverline can be found within the GoGrid Exchange.

There are currently 10 GoGrid Partner Server Images (PGSIs) available with Librato’s Silverline installed:

  • CentOS 5.2 (32-bit)
  • CentOS 5.2 (64-bit)
  • CentOS 5.3 (32-bit)
  • CentOS 5.3 (64-bit)
  • RHEL 5.4 (32-bit)
  • RHEL 5.4 (64-bit)
  • Windows Server 2003 (32-bit)
  • Windows Server 2003 (64-bit)
  • Windows Server 2008 (32-bit)
  • Windows Server 2008 (64-bit)

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The following Press Release was delivered today about this new offering:

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Maximizing Server Utilization with Librato’s Silverline in the GoGrid Cloud

Instantly Deploy Servers with GoGrid Partner Images Preconfigured for Spare Cycle Harvesting, Application Monitoring and Event Triggers

SANTA CLARA, Calif.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Librato®, Inc., a leading provider of software solutions that maximize the utilization of cloud and data center resources, today announced the availability of Silverline service on GoGrid’s cloud hosting infrastructure. Silverline is preconfigured for the GoGrid cloud in the form of a Partner GoGrid Server Image (PGSI) in the GoGrid Exchange and delivers spare capacity harvesting, monitoring of application resource consumption, and event handling on GoGrid servers.

Silverline encapsulates applications in virtual “containers” that precisely monitor resource consumption, up to 100 times per second. Use cases for Silverline include:

  • spare cycle harvesting – where a background application uses only resources not consumed by primary applications,
  • application monitoring and capacity planning – which provides detailed statistics on resource usage and demand, and
  • event triggers – where thresholds are set with corresponding user-defined actions configured to occur when an application crosses a threshold.

Silverline supports Linux and Windows running on virtual or physical servers. Silverline is always available for free on Windows Desktop systems and is available for a 30-day free trial on Linux and Windows servers.

blockquote_2 GoGrid makes it easy to build and manage cloud servers with an award-winning, web-based GUI or programmatically through an API,” said Fred van den Bosch, CEO of Librato. “Silverline is available for a free 30-day trial and provides a powerful mechanism to monitor resource usage for complex workloads that can span multiple GoGrid servers or hybrid clouds.”

Librato Silverline, when coupled with the GoGrid Cloud, allows customers to get even more out of their existing “cloudcenter” by giving them precise control over the amount of resources that each application workload on their GoGrid server consumes. This enables customers’ workloads to be dispersed among different GoGrid servers in the most efficient manner possible, which means they will now easily be able to maximize utilization, productivity, and moreover, the value they obtain from all of the servers they have running in their “cloudcenter”.

blockquote_2 Silverline gives GoGrid users the ability to control their infrastructure utilization on GoGrid down to a level never before seen,” said GoGrid CEO, John Keagy. “While Cloud Computing gives you better control over your infrastructure, by adding the Silverline service to the mix, GoGrid users can fully benefit from increased server resource management.”

About GoGrid

GoGrid is a Global Leader in Cloud & Hybrid Infrastructure hosting. GoGrid enables sysadmins, developers, and IT professionals to create, deploy, and control free f5 load balanced cloud infrastructures and complex hosted virtual server networks with full root access/administrative server control. GoGrid physical and virtual server instances maintain industry standard specifications with no requirement to learn proprietary standards. Deploying GoGrid infrastructure takes minutes via a web control panel or GoGrid’s API. GoGrid gives users the control of a familiar datacenter environment with the flexibility and immediate scalability of the cloud. For more information, please visit: http://www.GoGrid.com.

About Librato, Inc.

Librato, Inc., is a leading provider of software for maximizing the utilization of resources in clouds and data centers. Librato’s products are based on a unique, application-centric virtualization layer that is transparently interposed between application and Operating System. This allows its products to be easily deployed in existing cloud and data center environments and generate a rapid return on investment. The company is headquartered in Santa Clara, California. For more information visit http://www.librato.com or follow Librato on Twitter at http://twitter.com/librato.

Librato, the Librato logo, and Librato Silverline are trademarks or registered trademarks of Librato, Inc. All other trademarks and registered trademarks are property of their respective owners.

Please be sure to explore other Partner Solutions within the GoGrid Exchange which include offerings for Software & Applications, Development & Testing, Disaster Recovery & Backup, Cloud Management, and Security, Monitoring & Reporting.

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Michael Sheehan

Michael Sheehan, formerly the Technology Evangelist for GoGrid, is a recognized technology, social media, and cloud computing pundit and blogger who writes regularly about technology news and trends.

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