Enterprise Linux Log

Jun 13 2007   1:21PM GMT

Software as a Service headlines updated Red Hat Command Center


Today, Red Hat announced the immediate availability of an updated Red Hat Command Center service. The service, available since 2003, is marketed at small and medium-sized business that want makes enterprise-class monitoring technology at a reduced cost.

According to a release from Red Hat, the Command Center update extends Red Hat’s portfolio of systems management capabilities offered under both on-premises and software as a service (SaaS) delivery models.

Red Hat Command Center delivers monitoring for a wide range of IT infrastructure components spanning from servers and network devices to business applications and web sites. Customers can monitor both Red Hat Enterprise Linux and JBoss instances; as well as web servers like Apache and Tomcat; databases like Oracle and MySQL; and network services (DNS, FTP, SNMP). With the update, Command Center will now provide unlimited basic up/down monitoring for all systems in a customer’s network, with one paid Command Center subscription.

Red Hat executives said in a statement that Command Center can complement Red Hat’s other SaaS management services, delivered using Red Hat Network Hosted or Red Hat Network Satellite and the JBoss Operations Network.

The primary system management SaaS solution is Red Hat Network Hosted, providing software updates, management and provisioning without the need for additional customer-deployed infrastructure. Customers can keep machines current with the latest security fixes and patches for Red Hat Enterprise Linux, Directory Server, Application Stack and now any ISV application delivered through Red Hat Exchange (RHX). Red Hat Network Hosted is included with every Red Hat Enterprise Linux subscription. Red Hat Command Center extends these capabilities to include extensive online monitoring, alerting and escalation capabilities.

The primary system management on-premises applications are Red Hat Network Satellite and JBoss Operations Network. These are designed for larger environments. Red Hat Network Satellite provides software updates, configuration management, bare-metal provisioning, system monitoring and virtualization management for Red Hat Enterprise Linux. It is ideal for larger configurations, scaling from a few dozen to thousands of servers. JBoss Operations Network provides a cross-operating systems management platform for the JBoss Application Platform. Deployed in a server-agent architecture it provides inventory, administration, configuration, deployment and advanced monitoring for components which comprise middleware applications.

Red Hat Command Center is available in North America today, with worldwide availability expected later this year.

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