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SaltStack and Zenoss Deliver Intelligent Automation for Software-Defined Data Centers

Zenoss, the leader in hybrid IT monitoring and analytics software, and SaltStack, the creator of intelligent orchestration software for management of any infrastructure or application stack at scale, announced the industry’s first integrated solution to enable the autonomic software-defined data center. The strategic partnership was formed to combine hybrid IT monitoring and analytics with predictive orchestration and configuration management for virtualized and software-defined IT environments.

As leading organizations across all industries adopt digital transformation initiatives, the demands on IT teams and processes are growing exponentially. The extensible Zenoss and SaltStack platforms offer unprecedented automation capabilities, eliminating the delays, errors and downtime costs associated with manual response to ensure real-time health and performance for services that power digital transformation.

"We use event-driven automation from SaltStack integrated with advanced monitoring from Zenoss to efficiently orchestrate DevOps tasks and data center operations,” said Seth Miller, Nuance Communications DevOps architect. “With SaltStack consuming and reacting to Zenoss data and events, our teams are extremely efficient as we fully automate the on-demand deployment of new instances in AWS, control configuration drift on monitored instances, and orchestrate the deployment of complex application environments."

In addition to automating day-one monitoring for server deployment and configuration, the integration addresses other key use cases including:

  • Autonomous scaling of data center capacity based on system events
  • Intelligent system remediation triggered by event creation, consumption and diagnosis
  • Monitoring configuration vulnerability alerts as system events for infrastructure security compliance

The Zenoss and SaltStack integration also automates response to infrastructure and application performance issues, providing intelligent remediation triggered by event creation, consumption and diagnosis. Through automatic deployment, configuration and monitoring of Zenoss service relationships, SaltStack enables auto-scaling of data center capacity. This is a unique and significant advancement in guaranteeing the health and security of IT services that drive modern businesses.

“The rapid shift towards automation in large enterprise IT environments is accelerating IT innovation,” said Greg Stock, president and CEO of Zenoss. “CIOs understand that their businesses increasingly rely on the health and performance of IT applications and services, and they’re demanding that the technologies they choose can keep pace.”

Marc Chenn, SaltStack CEO and co-founder, said, “We’re excited about what this solution is already doing for our customers. Together, SaltStack and Zenoss are making intelligent and autonomous IT systems possible for the first time. Our integrated, next-generation systems management solutions are driving substantial advancements for the digital enterprise as secure, service-centric IT environments become paramount.”

For more information, visit zenoss.com or saltstack.com.

About Zenoss

Zenoss is the global leader in hybrid IT monitoring and analytics software, providing complete visibility for cloud, virtual and physical IT environments for more than 40,000 global organizations. Zenoss customers gain IT performance and risk insights into their unique IT ecosystems through real-time analytics that adapt to the ever-evolving data center and cloud, enabling them to eliminate disruptions and accelerate business. www.zenoss.com

About SaltStack

SaltStack develops the only systems management solution built on an event-driven remote execution platform. SaltStack is used by IT operators and DevOps engineers for intelligent configuration of complex data center infrastructure and applications, cloud management, container orchestration, and automated system security compliance. The SaltStack Enterprise product line is built on Salt open source and makes the power of Salt even more consumable and secure via the SaltStack Enterprise API. SaltStack won the 2014 Best of VMworld Gold Award, won an InfoWorld 2014 Technology of the Year Award, was named a Gartner 2013 Cool Vendor in DevOps, and was included on the GitHub Octoverse list for 2012 and 2013 as one of the largest, most-active open source projects in the world. For more information, please visit www.saltstack.com.

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