Moving toward cloud computing relieves from (most) hardware downtime worries, yet, cloud computing is no magic pill that garanties that every single of our apps is ready to serve users as expected.
You need a monitoring system to achieve this. In particular, OS uptime and simple HTTP responsiveness is only scratching the surface as far monitoring is concerned.
In order to go beyond plain uptime monitoring, Lokad has started a new Windows Azure open source project named Lokad.Monitoring. The project comes with several tenants:
- A monitoring philosophy,
- A XML format, the Really Simply Monitoring (shamelessly inspired by RSS),
- A web client for Windows Azure
Beta is version is already in production. Check project introduction page.