Cloud Manager: Written iPhone App Review
Looking for a sleek, inexpensive way to monitor your hybrid IaaS system? Look no further. The Cloud Manager iPhone app from 2kit consulting is a simple, yet effective tool that makes keeping tabs on your business easier than ever. Let’s see how it holds up to a little healthy critique.
With the power of public and private clouds in the palm of your hand, you’ll never be in the dark about your system’s performance again. The Cloud Manager iPhone app supports a solid set of cloud providers, including Amazon EC2, Eucalyptus, OpenStack, IBM SmartCloud, GoGrid, OpenNebula, Rackspace Cloud Servers, RHEV-M/oVirt, RimuHoustin, Terremar vCloud Express and VMware vSphere.
But the Cloud Management iPhone app also lets you get hands on. Use the app to monitor your instances in detail or create new ones. You can also reboot, start, stop and destroy your instances with a single touch of a button. If anything, it’s too easy to access the nitty gritty once you’re set up. Just a word of caution – watch your fingers. This isn’t the sort of app that asks you to confirm your commands.
The app also sports a healthy set of monitoring parameters. As limitations go, it’s good to remember that your API endpoint needs to be publicly accessible if you are connecting to a private cloud. Otherwise, I think this app has plenty of flex, a solid set of detailed data, and a convenient set of potential commands. Ping, open clients and more.
Layout & Design:
The Cloud Manager iPhone app isn’t meant to be flashy, it’s a seriously useful utility app that puts you in control. That being said, the execution was quite nice. I heartily approve of the app’s easy UI, rendered in standard iOS blue. There’s no reason to mess with clarity here, folks. You can get in, set up your cloud, and start managing in a matter of moments. In the IT word, convenience sometimes takes a back seat to function. It’s nice to see an app that captures a bit of both.
For the price, it’s hard to beat Cloud Manager for this specific task. It costs $5.99, and I haven’t managed to see any limitations on how many clouds you can add. If you’re paying a ton to monitor your business on the go, it’s time to stop. Cloud Manager is a heavy lifter with a light-weight price tag.
Cloud Manager iPhone app requires iOS 5.0 or later and is compatible with iPhone, iPod touch and iPad. A small expedite fee was paid by the developer to speed up the publication of this review.
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