PaaS gets some monitoring and management tools finally

I’m really excited about Appsecute.com and their cloud management tools offering (Disclosure: I was so excited that I invested in them). The clever guys have been building out a set of tools to allow businesses to monitor and manage their PaaS applications. These have just announced their public beta offering today.

“In order to effectively adopt PaaS, however, organizations need tools which allow them to easily monitor and manage their PaaS applications – regardless of where they sit. Appsecute seeks to address this need for users of the popular Cloud Foundry
platform.”

This is a great step forward for the cloud foundry ecosystem, and shows the direction for PaaS in general. For some it will be seen as a catch up step for cloud, for others it will be a way for the IT department to regain some control of the cloud applications and more importantly have some long overdue visibility of the performance of their cloud application.

Like Enstratus has done for IaaS, the Appsecute offer fills a capability gap in the cloud ecosystem.  Interesting space this one…

“Who watches the watchmen?”

Its not new that power corrupts, I don’t understand why we are surprised by it.  What is important is how we respond.

 

It seems pretty obvious that the global financial system is broken.  The SEC appears to be covering for Wall Street, not protecting the investors, foundations of  the financial world like LIBOR were being played, apparently with the endorsement of the Bank of England. Senior political officials look to have a clear conflict of interest in the private sector… in fact  Politictians are the least trusted people in the UK, New Zealand, the USA… you get the idea. The Euro Crisis has had 18 ’emergency meetings’ to address it, clearly vested interest is over whelming the logical response…. (see the previous post)

So who watches them? Given the prevalence of technology that can provide real time information to anyone, this is solvable right…. but Turkey’s don’t vote for Christmas…so looking for the people with the most to gain, or WHO HAVE GAINED THE MOST to control themselves is a fools errand… this is up to us I think