ScaleXtreme, a leading provider of cloud and server monitoring and management products, today announced that it has expanded its solution availability to the Rackspace open cloud. ScaleXtreme is available for purchase for Rackspace first generation Cloud Servers and Cloud Servers powered by OpenStack through the enhanced Cloud Tools Marketplace from Rackspace Hosting, the service leader in cloud computing. This marketplace will serve as a gateway to an open ecosystem of cloud solutions, which will give customers access to a broad range of tools that support Rackspace open cloud.
“Rackspace is redefining great service for the cloud computing era and the Cloud Tools Marketplace is going to be a big win for customers,” said ScaleXtreme CEO Nand Mulchandani. “We’re pleased to be featured in the Marketplace, which will make it easier for Rackspace customers to quickly scale up their deployments, monitor their Rackspace machines right next to their on-premise servers, run scripts across both environments, and automate patch management and other critical tasks with ScaleXtreme. It’s a great way to get even more from your Rackspace instances.”
The Rackspace Cloud Tools Marketplace is a comprehensive catalog of innovative, third-party developed applications available for the Rackspace open cloud. Additionally, through the marketplace, customers can browse, review and connect to cloud solutions focused on management, monitoring, application deployment, and a host of other areas. By leveraging Openstack technology and developing solutions specifically for Rackspace open cloud, ScaleXtreme provides increased flexibility for customers and helps them avoid vendor lock-in.
ScaleXtreme provides a single view, unifying the management of an organization’s server environment – spanning private and public cloud machines, different public cloud providers running on any virtualization platform, and even physical servers. It works with Windows Server and a variety of Linux-based operating systems, and helps users rapidly scale server deployments using templates. ScaleXtreme recently announced a number of additional features, including the industry’s only cloud cost-management tools, which enable IT professionals to gain visibility into cloud provider costs, establish role-based budgets and prevent the launch of unauthorized cloud machines.
“ScaleXtreme is at the vanguard of cloud monitoring and management,” said Ven Shanmugam, senior manager of corporate strategy at Rackspace. “Our customers get a tremendous value from being able to manage both their Rackspace Cloud Servers and on-premise machines side-by-side in a single interface. ScaleXtreme helps bridge the full environment between what’s inside the enterprise and what’s hosted at Rackspace.”
ScaleXtreme’s products also come equipped with cloud-based patch management automation, which provides customers the ability to schedule, deploy and automate patches for multiple machines, as well as the on-the-go iPhone application that gives system administrators a unified view of their cloud instances through a single, simple interface.