Los Angeles-based dinCloud announced today that it is now providing analytics and monitoring services for its cloud orchestration platform customers.
With the newly announced dinManage, dinCloud customers can access a dashboard to view their entire cloud environment including desktops, servers, and applications, says Mark Gierke, dinCloud’s cloud solutions specialist.
Specifically, customers will be able to analyze metrics of memory utilization, CPU utilization, throughput speeds, local drive utilization, and network performance. “The analytics in general are very useful when it comes to money-making decisions,” Gierke says. “Customers can see when their network cost spikes and when it doesn’t, so they can effectively use their resources.”
DinCloud’s analytics collect data in one-minute intervals and show IT professionals when an application, website, database, or server’s traffic is spiking. This allows users to adjust the amount of memory or storage being used on a particular service. Users can also set up notifications telling them when traffic is spiking, or to warn them of times when it typically spikes.
Because dinCloud is not an analytics company, its main competition is mainly other cloud providers, the likes of Amazon Web Services (AWS) or Microsoft Azure. However, a lot of these cloud providers don’t come packaged with monitoring and analytics, says Walid Elemary, dinCloud’s VP of software development.
“If you look at dinCloud as a whole, we give you a virtual private data center in a box with analytics tools as a whole package,” Elemary says.
Although dinCloud’s analytics capabilities are exclusive to dinCloud customers, companies can still deploy third-party services on its platform as well.
DinCloud has about 100 employees and claims thousands of customers in the legal, finance, and healthcare industries with customers like National Asset Direct, Zebra Technologies, Medicalodges, and Sierra Group.