IT giant EMC is looking to boost its cloud computing monitoring systems with the purchase of Watch4Net, a performance monitoring and management software company.

Most of the time we talk about EMC in the context of its enterprise content management platform Documentum, but this move is all about storage systems and network solutions. 

Cloud System Monitoring

Data centers and cloud infrastructures are getting more robust as the big data epoch rolls on. Watch4Net has specialized in this area with its monitoring and optimizing software for applications like MySQL, Apache, Oracle and IBM WebSphere. Additionally, the company had been a partner of EMC's for years, so the purchase seems like it has been a long time coming. 

Because Watch4Net is a leader in availability and performance management specifically, EMC can now offer expanded capabilities with its IT Operations Intelligence Suite. Companies looking to move their systems into the cloud will especially appreciate this kind of technology because it can help them maintain security and performance during and after the move.

EMC Ready for Big Data

At EMC World in late May, the company rolled out a slew of new offerings, so many in fact that news of the Watch4Net purchase might seem like just a blip. However, the acquisition is yet another signal EMC is ready for big data and moving to ensure its customers can handle just about any IT problems associated with all its attendant issues.

"IT availability and performance management are ever-changing, and the advent of cloud computing has increased the need for an end-to-end, seamless solution," Michel Foix, Watch4Net CEO said in a statement. 

Part of that solution is making sure IT components are up and running, and tracking systems to intervene where needed. Furthermore, the Watch4Net integration with EMC should help enable system efficiency and maintain IT compliance to standards and best practices.