OpenLogic CloudSwing PaaS Gets New Relic Cloud App Monitoring
CloudSwing’s value proposition is in its flexibility, according to the press release, offering an “entirely customizable array of infrastructure, languages and technology stacks” in addition to cost-tracking. The idea is to let developers choose how their PaaS behaves down to the last molecule. The solution is based on open source technologies, so CloudSwing is free from the dangers of cloud vendor lock-in.
Now New Relic is integrated with CloudSwing free-of-charge to help ISVs manage their cloud apps. But if users want to use other offerings for their cloud app management, CloudSwing will support that as well.
“Offering New Relic Standard free of charge for complete application monitoring allows CloudSwing to go beyond the server- or instance-level monitoring offered by most cloud providers. New Relic provides all of the key metrics that our CloudSwing customers need to monitor and manage their cloud applications,” said Rod Cope, OpenLogic CTO, in that press release.
This isn’t the first PaaS solution to integrate New Relic’s technology free-of-charge: ActiveState Stackato made a similar announcement back in early November 2011.
This announcement came alongside a milestone announcement from OpenLogic around CloudSwing: The company has doubled its customer base since coming out of beta (though no actual numbers were provided, of course).
You’ll have to pardon any skepticism. There are tons of PaaS players in the market right now, and I have a hunch that not all of them are going to survive 2012, whether that’s by acquisition or old-fashioned market shakeout.