Evergrid recently announced the company changed its name to Librato. The new name encompasses the expanded scope of the company’s product offerings which now includes application workload
management in addition to grid computing products.
Founded in 2005, Librato first developed a unique technology for lightweight, transparent checkpoint/restart and migration capabilities, for high performance grid computing environments. This technology required detailed knowledge of application structure and state. Leveraging this core technology and expertise, Librato expanded its product portfolio by adding an application workload management solution, Load Manager.
Yesterday, the company Librato released (PDF) Load Manager 2.0. The company claims Librato Load Manager is the only technology on the market to offer heterogeneous application workload management in x86 environments, and require no application or operating system modification. Load Manager enables more applications to run on fewer servers whether the infrastructure is physical, virtual or both. The new release adds support for Windows Server 2003 and 2008 environments, and delivers new demand monitoring capabilities which provides users with a comprehensive view of application resource requirements for more accurate capacity planning.
Load Manager 2.0 broadens the product’s initial platform support for Linux to now include Windows Server 2003 and 2008. The new demand monitoring capability provides an advanced level of capacity planning that was unattainable until now. In addition to allocating system resources to an application and measuring actual resource consumption (load) over time, Load Manager can now also be used to project how much resource an application would have consumed (demand) had it not been limited by its allocation. This ability to determine the difference between load and demand provides IT organizations with a powerful tool for planning server capacity – enabling them to better meet application SLAs.
Load Manager 2.0 will be available December 1, 2008.