Quest Software Launches Foglight Cloud to Improve Cloud Data Observability

Quest Software, a global systems management, data protection, and security software provider, is releasing Foglight Cloud, a new managed-monitoring and optimization platform built on top of the Foglight suite.

According to the company, the platform helps businesses manage, monitor, and control their data and IT infrastructure.

“The line between cloud and on-premise environments has blurred so dramatically that the push for cloud data optimization and cost reduction has become an infrastructure-wide business issue,” said Heath Thompson, president and GM at Quest Software. “Business teams need a new path to improve financial efficiency, decrease their TCO and get the most return on investment from their data. Improved cloud data observability shines a bright light on the best path to follow.”

Foglight Cloud harnesses the power of its existing Foglight suite (including Foglight for Databases and Foglight Evolve) to give IT teams the ability to reduce complexity across their entire data estate within cloud and hybrid environments, according to the company.

"Foglight Cloud can help predict future cloud costs across an organization’s cloud infrastructure by looking at monthly spend to date and extrapolating out over the remainder of the month, as well as estimating future monthly spending based on historical trends. Foglight Cloud also provides the ability to manage cloud costs by resizing and optimizing current configurations, including deleting unused resources, while still providing the ability to deliver key services to databases and infrastructure," said Bharath Vasudevan, VP of product and GTM at Quest Software. 

Foglight Cloud also includes many of the other Foglight solutions’ key features, with the added benefit of living solely in the cloud.

Other key benefits for this new platform include:

  • Collection of insights to drive cloud savings: Predictive capabilities within Foglight Cloud enable businesses to actively predict future costs and take steps to reduce inefficient cloud and data spend.
  • Automation-driven observability: Users can implement automated workflows, custom notifications and reusable templates to manage alerts across databases, with aggregated query insights to identify the highest-priority targets for diagnosing and resolving performance issues.
  • Standardization of performance monitoring: Aggregated query insights help identify the highest-priority targets for diagnosing and resolving performance issues.
  • Fine-tuned analysis for quicker event resolution: With Foglight Cloud, users will receive prioritized alerts when activity deviates from baseline norms, and can easily locate and resolve wait-related issues at the statement level.
  • Easy install: Thanks to its solution-agnostic approach, Foglight Cloud can be easily configured as a standalone solution or integrated as a database monitor within existing infrastructure.

"The market now has a cloud-based database and infrastructure monitoring and observability solution with no compromises. This solution gives users all the technical depth and broad database coverage they need, with the ease of deployment and manageability of the public cloud—the best of both worlds," said Vasudevan. 

The company plans to continue to innovate with Foglight Cloud, focusing on three primary vectors, according to Vasudevan.

"The first is to get deeper insights into more database flavors and cloud service providers. The second vector is broadening the reach of Foglight Cloud’s ecosystem via technology partnerships. The third area, and the one I’m most excited about, involves eventually leveraging generative AI to help explain the alarms and alerts raised by Foglight Cloud and to suggest remediation actions to help IT professionals resolve problems faster," Vasudevan said. 

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