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GroundWork Monitor 6.0 offers new view into virtual data center

GroundWork is a leading open source systems and network provider and recently enhanced its platform with JBoss and Microsoft System Center support.That's not all.
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GroundWork is a leading open source systems and network provider and recently enhanced its platform with JBoss and Microsoft System Center support.

That's not all.  GroundWork Monitor 6.0, which shipped on September 2, offers a new "Seurat" view designed to allow administrators to access the status and performance of hundreds of hosts and services.  Version 6.0 also offers a redesigned status view that provides performance data in a single view.

The company quotes Cameron Haight, a Gartner Vice President, who comments that the Seurat View is a break from traditional topology and tree-style views, which may not be sufficient for dynamic, virtual data centers and cloud computing infrastructures.

Monitor 6.0 also features a revamped user interface based on the JBoss Portal and a new dashboard builder for both the community edition and enterprise editions.

The new user interface purports to offer finer grained, roles based access controls and a higher level of customization. The software's new tailor made monitoring allows admins to to create and customize personal and roles based dashboards for any purpose.

Earlier this month, GroundWork announced the availability of a connector to integrate its software with Microsoft System Center. The GroundWork Connector, which is available standalone and separate from GW Monitor 6.0, pulls data from Microsoft System Center and displays it within GroundWork Enterprise Edition.

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