Top Seven Cloud Monitoring Services

As there are more and more apps getting deployed on cloud, the need for a third party software that provides tools to monitor the performance of your hosted apps in the cloud, or keep a watch over public clouds becomes more important. These are needed to keep a watch for breaks in service-level agreements.


Earlier we had featured Seven Valuable Open Sources Resources For Cloud Computing. Here we have seven top cloud monitoring services that you could use to monitor the cloud. Most of them have free trial so you could evaluate the potential.

1. Cloudkick

Cloudkick ( acquired Rackspace)  is a leading infrastructure management tool for the web-based IT, built to help meet all the demands and needs of managing infrastructure. Cloudkick helps its customers manage and monitor their servers across multiple providers from a single dashboard. Cloudkick’s products include a centralized server monitoring tool for multiple cloud server providers, as well as dynamic server management tools. More info here.

2. Zenoss

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, storage, and cloud deployments and provides visibility and predictability into the performance of your IT environment

3. 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. More info here.

4. 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. More info here.

5. LogicMonitor

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

6. Monitis

Monitis is a spin-off from Web portal Lycos Europe/Bertelsmann. It provides monitoring of Amazon EC2 and S3 cloud storage. 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. More info here.

7. Nimsoft

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. More info here.

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  1. I’d love to see another pass at this, with newly updated information. Lots of action happening right now in this space. If you do – don’t forget to include CopperEgg’s RevealCloud product ( in the list! (Disclosure: I work for CopperEgg)


  2. Jeff says:

    What about CMDB Cloud? Integrated directly with Amazon AWS or simply download our monitoring client.

    Monitor processor, memory, disk space/activity, bandwidth, TCP connections along with standard checks such as HTTP response, Ping and FTP.

    Automatically link alerts to incidents and recieve notifications by SMS or email. – it’s more than just monitoring!

  3. Eric K. says:

    ACenterA offer a hosted monitoring solution. I believe they looks quite new to the market but seems to have a great offer. We have not chosen to go with them as we did prefer to host the solution on our own, but their offering/website was very interesting if you do not want to manage any monitoring software/servers.

    They have a low price compared to hiring few IT folks to install, backup, manage your monitoring solution…They do support Windows, Linux systems using their own application.

    More info available at

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