ManageEngine Supports Windows Azure Cloud Management
ManageEngine has issued another update for its server and application performance monitoring software Applications Manager this week, this time adding support for key Microsoft platforms Windows Azure and .NET. The company is also making it easier for newcomers to try its solution with a Cloud Starter Edition version as well as a free trial download of either the starter edition or the Enterprise edition. Here are the details.
The new Windows Azure support lets IT managers view the performance of web, worker and VM roles, troubleshoot performance issues proactively and optimize resource usage, the company said. Applications Manager can also now perform the following tasks:
- Discover Windows Azure applications and all role instances
- Monitor the different states of Windows Azure role instances, receive alerts for critical states and troubleshoot before end users are affected
- Monitor CPU usage, memory and network traffic of VMs
- Monitor request execution time, requests rejected and TCP connections of web apps
ManageEngine also added Applications Manager support for .NET transaction monitoring and troubleshooting by helping to identify slow spots in transactions through method level traces and database queries. Applications Manager is also extending its Apdex user experience scores to .NET components, a feature that let IT to better explain application performance achievements to line-of-business managers.
The new Azure and .NET support is only the most recent extension of support for ManageEngine Applications Manager. The company added Ruby on Rails support in July.
Applications Manager 10.8 is available now with prices starting at $795 for up to 25 servers or applications. Applications Manager Cloud Starter Edition is also available immediately with prices starting at $495 for up to 50 servers or applications.