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The cloud is becoming our present and the future of IT for many businesses.  As more and more apps are deployed on cloud, the need for a third party monitoring software that provides tools to monitor the performance of hosted apps on the cloud or keep watch over public clouds becomes more and more important.  Below is a list of a few reputable cloud monitoring services.


Zenoss is a single, integrated product that monitors your entire IT infrastructure, wherever it is deployed – physical, virtual, or in the cloud. Zenoss manages your networks, servers, virtual devices, raid storage, and cloud deployments and provides visibility and predictability into the performance of your IT environment

Amazon CloudWatch

Amazon CloudWatch is a web service that provides monitoring for AWS cloud resources, starting with Amazon EC2. It provides customers with visibility into resource utilization, operational performance, and overall demand patterns—including metrics such as CPU utilization, disk reads and writes, and network traffic.

Hyperic/Cloud Status

Hyperic’s CloudStatus BETA is the first service to provide an independent view into the health and performance of the most popular cloud services, including Amazon Web Services and Google App Engine. CloudStatus gives users real-time reports and weekly trends on infrastructure metrics-including service availability, response time, latency, and throughput-that affect the availability and performance of cloud-hosted applications.


LogicMonitor gives you everything you need to monitor your physical and virtual infrastructure — dashboards, trending, alerting.


Monitis is a spin-off from Web portal Lycos Europe/Bertelsmann. It provides monitoring of Amazon EC2 and S3 cloud data storage systems. Monitis agents can be automatically installed on new servers to monitor performance metrics. It can generate notifications when resources are low or if a server is lost in the Amazon cloud, or if thresholds are being broken. Monitis also provides system monitoring, performance testing, and configuration management from the cloud.


The complete monitoring solution for critical public cloud infrastructure, cloud service providers, Vblock and other private clouds, as well as data centers. Nimsoft is not only the best solution for monitoring a complete cloud environment, but also provides the tools to integrate monitoring of cloud-based resources with local data center, Vblocks and private cloud monitoring.

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Akamai is a pioneer in the CDN and cloud services. Akamai’s CEO, Tom Leighton, talks about the evolution of content delivery services and how Akamai’s CDN blocks web security threats and optimizes the web experience for users on any device, anywhere.


Tools for deploying Java Spring and Grails applications in the Cloud. Cloud Tools is a set of tools for deploying, managing and testing Java EE applications on Amazon’s Elastic Computing Cloud (EC2) and VMware environments.


Load testing allows web developers to know how their applications respond under heavy volumes of HTTP traffic. LoadStorm puts massive cloud resources in the hands of web developers to enable them to improve the performance of their web applications. Create your own test plans, and generate up to 50,000 concurrent users in realistic scenarios.


Amazon Web Services (AWS) delivers your business-critical services and InterMapper makes sure your services are continually operational and therefore cost-effective. Amazon Web Services’ (AWS) CloudWatch technology collects performance metrics for the virtual servers running in its cloud. InterMapper queries these metrics to monitor the status of an Amazon ec2 Instance.


Top Seven Cloud Monitoring Services

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  3. Cloud Manager is smartphone solution focussed on managing and monitoring hybrid cloud environments. It supports public and private cloud types and also a range of different cloud providers like GoGrid, Amazon or Rackspace. You find it at

  4. server’s alive also does a good job if you don’t mind hosting it yourself

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