Intel Open Sources Cloud Performance Monitoring Tool

Snap reveals automated information about cloud performance and resources

Christopher Tozzi, Technology Analyst

December 4, 2015

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The Intel logo is displayed outside of the Intel headquarters in Santa Clara, California, in 2014.
The Intel logo is displayed outside of the Intel headquarters in Santa Clara, California, in 2014.Justin Sullivan/Getty Images



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Intel's latest move in its "Cloud for All" initiative -- which it says will accelerate enterprise adoption of public, private, and hybrid clouds -- is an open source tool called snap, which helps organizations understand the telemetry of their clouds.

In other words, snap reveals automated information about cloud performance and resources. It works across clouds large and small, and is designed to be compatible with different types of storage and computing systems.

Intel says snap is especially important as more and more cloud infrastructure becomes software-defined. When that happens, it gets harder to identify and monitor resources based on physical hardware, since most of the infrastructure is abstracted from bare-metal resources.

"Snap-enabled software tools will give system integrators, operators, solutions providers, and the data center analytics ecosystem a much more comprehensive view of infrastructure capabilities, utilization, and events in real time -- making full automation and orchestration of workloads across server, storage, and network resources a reality," Intel said in a statement announcing snap.

Intel didn't mention which open source license it would use for snap in announcing the news, but the code is available with an Apache 2.0 license on GitHub.

Intel announced snap at the Tectonic Summit this week in New York.

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About the Author(s)

Christopher Tozzi

Technology Analyst, Fixate.IO

Christopher Tozzi is a technology analyst with subject matter expertise in cloud computing, application development, open source software, virtualization, containers and more. He also lectures at a major university in the Albany, New York, area. His book, “For Fun and Profit: A History of the Free and Open Source Software Revolution,” was published by MIT Press.

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