Rackspace Cloud Monitoring is an API-driven cloud service built for infrastructure monitoring. It offers a simple yet powerful feature set, allowing extreme flexibility in configuration and execution. Basically, we help answer the question, "Is my service up and running?" To do that, we have two objectives: to alert the resource owner before their customer knows, and to take measures against allowing the system to go down in the first place.
We will only notify you if there is a problem with our infrastructure that impacts your cloud resource, but we do not run monitoring checks on your individual Cloud Servers, Cloud Load Balancers, or websites to verify functionality. This leaves a lot of exposure in situations where the infrastructure is working fine, but a given application or resource in your cloud setup has stopped functioning correctly, leaving your site performance degraded, or totally inaccessible.
It can take a lot of administrative overhead in order to correctly configure and maintain a robust monitoring application. If there is no built-in redundancy for the monitoring application, you could lose all monitoring services if the server hosting your monitoring application runs into trouble. A simpler option, with built-in redundancy, is to use the Rackspace Cloud Monitoring service. It provides you with four key pieces of information that can help you manage your business as well as address and prevent infrastructure problems before they affect your customers:
Anything with a URL or an IP address that is not blocked by a firewall. Details can be found here.
Right now we support email and webhook. The most up-to-date information is here.
With Rackspace Cloud Monitoring your don't need to install any software as the service is provided through the cloud. No set up, no maintenance, and no upgrades for you to manage.
Rackspace Cloud Monitoring is an API-based system, and there are various was to access it. First is a CLI, the raxmon toolset. Second is by control panel, which gives you a quick way to configure the various primitives in the system. Those individuals desiring a concise walkthrough of the CLI system or a detailed list of check types and notification options can consult our Cloud Monitoring Getting Started Guide, and the more technically advanced Cloud Monitoring Developer Guide.
This is a global product which is supported in both the US and UK.
Yes, but you will need to sign up for a cloud account.