Monitis Launches On-Demand Cloud Storage Monitoring Service.

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San Jose 26 Aug, 2009 Monitis Inc., a leading provider of hosted enterprise-class systems management software, launched a new cloud monitoring service. Monitis provides user-friendly, cost-effective systems monitoring through a software-as-service approach. Monitis’ on-demand cloud monitoring service is now enhanced through Amazon S3 monitoring. This new ability, Monitis S3 Monitoring, lets the customers independently monitor their S3 usage and storage, and notifies customers when they reach prescribed thresholds. Monitis thus provides its customers with greater access and control over the cloud infrastructure.

The Simple Storage Service, or S3, is an online storage service, offered by Amazon’s Web Services division. Amazon S3 uses a simple web interface to provide unlimited data storage. This was the first web service that Amazon offered to the public, first in the United States in March 2006 and then in Europe in November 2007. Amazon has charged users monthly by the gigabyte, with additional charge for each get or put request and for bandwidth used to send and receive stored data. There are an estimated 52 billion objects stored on Amazon S3 as of March 2009. S3 also includes image and web hosting and a back-up for its storage.

Monitis already provides EC2 monitoring, and now adds S3 storage service monitoring as well. This gives Monitis the ability to show its users graphical displays illustrating the number of objects in each virtual folder (known as buckets), their total size, the number of virtual folders, and the number of objects in each bucket etc. Users can set notification rules for each metric that Monitis monitors. They can choose to be notified by Twitter, instant messaging, SMS, and/or email when any threshold is reached.

Monitis is an independent service that can be used by business administrators and IT managers to monitor and exercise control over their Amazon cloud usage. Cloud computing customers do not typically own the physical assets that store their software. Instead, cloud computing customers usually pay for only what they use, and enjoy the cloud resource as a service. Cloud customers need more visibility into the cloud than other service users, to make sure that their software is running properly. The Monitis cloud monitoring system allows customers this transparency, giving users management and monitoring capabilities comparable to those enjoyed with in-house systems.

According to Hovhannes Avoyan, CEO of Monitis, “On-demand cloud computing is at high demand now and needs for cloud monitoring is explicit. We cannot ignore the request and we provide fast, easy, affordable tool to address these needs”. Users who sign up for Monitis receive access to Monitis Cloud, which is a web-centric on-demand software that does not require any downloads. This is a service beneficial to those who provide IT services, and businesses ranging from small to enterprise-level.

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