SANTA CLARA, Calif. - July 22, 2010 - Librato®, Inc., a leading provider of software solutions that maximize the utilization of cloud and data center resources, today announced general availability of its Silverline service, which is designed to improve the utilization of cloud and data center servers. Silverline now provides users with three distinct use cases to improve server utilization: spare capacity harvesting, monitoring of application resource consumption, and event handling. The company also announced availability of Silverline Private for organizations seeking to have the Silverline capabilities available behind their firewalls.
'We launched the Silverline Beta Program in March with the spare capacity harvesting service, and since that time have added hundreds of user accounts. We are pleased to now make this service available for general use and introduce monitoring of application resource consumption and event handling for beta use.' said Fred van den Bosch, CEO of Librato. 'With these capabilities our customers will be able to increase server utilization, and diagnose and resolve performance problems, resulting in reduced costs and improved Quality of Service.'
Silverline's Spare Capacity Harvesting is the simplest way to improve the utilization of server resources. It enables resources not needed by the primary workload on a server to be used by background workloads, such as media conversion, data analysis and search indexing, without interfering with the primary workload. This eliminates the need to provision dedicated servers for these workloads and allows background utilities, such as virus checkers, file conversions, bulk encryption processes, etc. to run in parallel with production workloads.
Workload monitoring provides detailed statistics on resource usage and demand by all workloads running on a server, which can be used for diagnosing performance problems and capacity planning. It is also possible to set triggers on events, such as memory usage of a workload exceeding a certain limit, and initiate an action when a trigger goes off. This can -for example- be used to deal proactively with unexpected application behavior.
'We have been a pilot user of Silverline for six months and have found it easy to use and extremely valuable,' said Tom Preston-Werner, co-founder and CTO of GitHub. 'In several instances it has helped us detect, diagnose, and stabilize anomalous application behavior that otherwise would have lead to a significant loss of service for our customers.'
A previously-announced user, Heroku, the industry's leading Ruby cloud Platform-as-a-Service (PaaS) provider, also uses Librato's workload monitoring capabilities in their multi-tenant cloud platform.
Silverline can be used for free for a 30 day period and after that is priced according to a simple pay-per-use model.
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