CopperEgg, a real-time server monitoring solutions provider, has just announced the availability of the CopperEgg RESTful API, offering the ability to enable software-defined monitoring and highly scalable monitoring deployments.
Using automation tools such as Chef or Puppet and the CopperEgg RESTful API, users can create, modify, delete, annotate, and perform other functions to monitored elements. The CopperEgg RESTful API makes it possible to automate monitoring of servers, websites, and web applications and perform functions via API access so that infrastructure monitoring can be used and consumed as a service.
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The idea of Software-Defined Monitoring is based on the core concepts of Software-Defined Networks (SDNs) and Software-Defined Data Centers (SDDC). All three take infrastructure and create a virtualized format (software-defined datacenter) so that it can be used as a service. The software-defined datacenter is then automatically controlled using software.
"Software-defined monitoring has become a de facto requirement for cloud-based businesses,” said Bob Quillin, CEO of CopperEgg. “These organizations have already embraced software-defined methodologies – to create, manage, and control their server instances and applications – and the new CopperEgg API enables them to integrate monitoring directly into their operations with an equivalent and granular level of control"
API documentation and sample code can be found on the CopperEgg Developer Site.
At the time of this writing, you can sign up for CopperEgg and monitor 2 servers for free.