Friday, March 13, 2015

SignalFx Launches its Advanced Monitoring Platform

SignalFx, a start-up based in San Mateo, California, emerged from stealth-mode and launched its SaaS-based monitoring platform for modern applications.

The company's "SignalFlow" streaming and historical analytics technology is designed to scale to provide an interactive, system-wide view of applications and infrastructure. SignalFx aims to detect aggregate patterns and anomalies across their distributed applications in real-time.

SignalFx also announced $28.5 million in total funding from top tier Silicon Valley investors Andreessen Horowitz and Charles River Ventures.

“Today’s launch of SignalFx is just the beginning of our team’s work to reinvent monitoring for modern applications,” said Phillip Liu, Founder and CTO of SignalFx. “An analytics-based approach to monitoring is essential for modern applications—with SignalFx and SignalFlow technology, our customers can focus their efforts on interpreting operational metrics, discovering key patterns, and communicating insights with one another rather than building and supporting an undifferentiated metrics infrastructure. We plan to invest aggressively in our monitoring platform so that our customers can deliver well-built, reliably performing, rapidly improving applications time and time again.”

IBM Opens SoftLayer Cloud Center in Sydney

IBM inaugurated its newest SoftLayer cloud center in Sydney, Australia. The company launched its first Australian cloud center in Melbourne late last year.

The Sydney cloud center offers the full range of SoftLayer cloud infrastructure services, including bare metal servers, virtual servers, storage, security services, and networking. It was built using SoftLayer’s standardized pod design and has capacity for thousands of physical servers.  The expansion is part of IBM’s $1.2 billion investment in cloud services.


Anuta Supports OpenStack Virtual Infrastructure Manager for NFV

Anuta Networks, a start-up based in Milpitas, California that is developing network orchestration systems, announced support for OpenStack Virtual Infrastructure Manager (VIM) and compliance with ETSI NFV. The Anuta’s NCX support for OpenStack augments the existing support for VMware vCenter and ESXi hypervisors to enable true multi-vendor NFV.

Anuta said it sees OpenStack as a critical component for accelerating NFV adoption.  Its NCX delivers network service orchestration for physical network functions (PNF) as well as 30+ Virtual Network Functions (VNFs) from 20+ industry leading vendors.

“We are working with many service providers and we see significant momentum in Asia Pacific and EMEA regions to adopt NFV to improve operational efficiency and business agility,” said Chandu Guntakala, President and CEO, Anuta Networks. “The Cloud service providers are deploying OpenStack as a unified platform to manage their existing as well as next generation, multi-vendor hybrid infrastructures.”

“OpenStack has matured as a high-performance platform and supports many use-cases in production. With the support of OpenStack as VIM through northbound integration, we are expanding NCX coverage to multiple hypervisors,” said Srini Beereddy, CTO, Anuta Networks.