Compuware has officially launched its CloudSleuth community service in a bid to help enterprises make more of virtual resources and services.
Partners in the community include OpSource, CDNetworks, GoGrid, Internet Initiative Japan and Teklinks, and Compuware claimed that CloudSleuth will provide independent insight into the performance of cloud services.
"Being a CloudSleuth partner is an important part of our commitment to providing unmatched cloud performance," said John Rowell, chief technology officer and co-founder of OpSource.
"We look forward to sharing best practices with CloudSleuth members as a part of this rich growing community."
Cloud services are difficult to navigate, according to Compuware, and can be managed effectively only by having visibility into the entire application delivery chain.
CloudSleuth brings these providers under one roof, thereby encouraging the exchange of experience and best practice, Compuware said.
The site offers blogs, forums and other resources, along with two applications. Global Provider View monitors a sample application running at each of the major cloud service providers, and lets users compare performance on each.
Compuware said that this offers a better understanding of how an enterprise's apps perform when used by customers in the real world.
Cloud Performance Analyser, meanwhile, assesses web application response times, allowing companies to see how end users interact with their services.
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