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Tap In Systems Announces Support for Amazon CloudWatch

June 24, 2009 by  

Web Hosting ToolsSan Francisco, California – Tap In Systems, a leading provider of systems management services for cloud-based applications, announces support for Amazon’s CloudWatch, monitoring APIs as part of its Cloud Management Service (CMS). Tap In Systems’ CMS is an on-demand service that manages cloud or datacenter resources from the cloud and will provide immediate benefits for CloudWatch customers by enabling users to create alerts and other reports without additional development on the part of the customer.

“CloudWatch does a great job of giving users more monitoring data on their Amazon cloud resources, but does not include the ability to create alerts, performance graphs or reports. These higher level functions are required to maintain optimal availability and performance of their Amazon based systems and applications,” said Peter Loh, Founder and CEO, Tap In Systems. “With the integration of our Cloud Management Service, users will be provided alerting, notification and reports so they will be able to immediately benefit from CloudWatch without spending the programming resources to build this capability on their own.”

The integration of Tap In Systems’ CMS creates multiple benefits for CloudWatch customers. Some of the enhanced features provided include:

• Ability to generate alerts whenever a CloudWatch metric threshold is exceeded – email or Twitter notifications can optionally be sent when alerts occur
• Creation of graphical reports showing metric values from the CloudWatch API based on user-defined CloudWatch parameters
• Creation of long-term trend reports that span weeks, months or even years – CloudWatch metric data can be stored in CMS enabling you to see metric trends for longer than the 14 days of historical data kept by CloudWatch
• Active scanning of user-defined ports with accompanying alert generation
• Simple start-up and configuration – options and thresholds that control monitoring and alerting are entered on Web forms
• Enhanced monitoring beyond the metrics available with CloudWatch which can be viewed alongside the CloudWatch alerts
• Real-time CloudWatch updates and alerts can be shown using Tap In’s QuickView client console application or Web reports

Tap In System’s Cloud Management Service (CMS) with CloudWatch will be generally available the third quarter of 2009. A beta program is currently underway and will be offered to current Amazon Web Services (AWS) customers. There is no fee for Tap In Systems for participation in the beta program; however the CMS CloudWatch feature enables Amazon’s CloudWatch option which is an additional charge to users’ AWS bill.

About Tap In Systems, Inc.
Tap In Systems, Inc. is a leading provider of systems management services for cloud-based applications. Awarded the 2009 Under the Radar Conference Judges Choice Award as the top cloud management company, Tap In Systems has developed a cloud-based systems management service to respond to the unique needs of today’s increasingly heterogeneous and virtual IT infrastructures. Tap In Systems’ Cloud Management Service (CMS) is a cloud-based, scalable monitoring service which manages both cloud and on-premises systems, providing status and performance data, alerts and reporting to keep applications running smoothly. CMS is an affordable, on-demand solution that requires no hardware or proprietary expertise, and can scale up and down as a user’s needs change. For more information, visit www.tapinsystems.com.

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