athene® for Cloud

Many organizations rely on cloud providers to handle their key computing and storage tasks. A variety of reasons lie behind their decision to use the cloud, the key factors being cost reduction and less kit managed internally.

athene for cloud

  • How do you know if your spend for Cloud Services is optimized?

  • How do you know whether you’re actually getting what you pay for?

  • How can you plan your future spend given new initiatives and growth of existing applications and services within the cloud?

athene for Cloud captures data from various cloud providers. Capture Packs are delivered via REST and integrate key cloud metrics into athene’s enterprise-wide Capacity Management system.


Amazon Web Services (AWS) Capture Packs
AWS EC2 Capture Pack

Amazon Elastic Compute Cloud (EC2) provides scalable computing capacity in the AWS cloud. Clients that use EC2 do so to avoid hardware costs and to reduce the need to forecast changes in traffic. The service allows, for a cost, the ability to scale up or down to handle changes in requirements or spikes in popularity.

AWS EC2 Capture Pack

The capacity manager needs data from the EC2 environment to evaluate its utilization and performance. The EC2 Capture Pack captures the following statistics from AWS Cloudwatch at either the Basic Monitoring or Detailed Monitoring levels:
  • CPU Utilization
  • Disk Read Ops
  • Disk Write Ops
  • Disk Read Bytes
  • Network In
  • Network Out
  • Network Packets In
  • Network Packets Out
At the Detailed Monitoring levels, higher granularity data is available, along with the ability to categorize the data in several ways:
  • By Image (AMI Id)
  • Per-Instance
  • Across all Instances
  • Aggregated by Instance Type
AWS EBS Capture Pack

AWS EBS Capture Pack

Amazon Elastic Block Store (EBS) provides persistent block storage volumes for use with EC2 instances in the AWS Cloud. Each volume is automatically replicated to protect from component failure, offering high availability and durability.

Amazon offers EBS as a consistent, low-latency storage solution for scalable and tuneable applications and technologies. The capacity manager needs specific metrics from EBS to monitor and evaluate the performance of the environment.

The EBS Capture Pack captures the following statistics from AWS Cloudwatch:
  • Volume Idle Time
  • Volume Read Bytes
  • Volume Write Ops
  • Volume Read Ops
  • Volume Queue Length
  • Burst Balance
  • Volume Write Bytes
  • Volume Total Read Time
  • Volume Total Write Time
  • Volume Throughput Percentage (SSD Only)
  • Volume Consumed Read Write Ops (SSD Only)
AWS EFS Capture Pack

AWS EFS Capture Pack

Amazon Elastic File System (EFS) provides simple, scalable file storage for use with Amazon EC2 instances in the AWS Cloud. With Amazon EFS, storage capacity is elastic, growing and shrinking automatically as you add and remove files, so your applications have the storage they need, when they need it.

Amazon EFS is designed for high availability and durability, and provides performance for a broad spectrum of use cases. The capacity manager needs specific metrics from EFS to monitor and evaluate the performance of the environment.

The EFS Capture Pack captures the following statistics from AWS Cloudwatch:


  • Meta Data IO Bytes
  • Burst Credit Balance
  • Client Connections
  • Permitted Throughput
  • Data Write IO Bytes
  • Data Read IO Bytes
  • Total IO Bytes
  • Percent IO Limit
Microsoft Azure Capture Pack

Microsoft Azure Capture Pack

Microsoft Azure is a cloud computing and storage service for building, deploying, and managing applications and services via a global network of Microsoft managed data centers. It provides software as a service, platform as a service, and infrastructure as a service and supports many different Microsoft and third-party technologies. The capacity manager needs data from the Azure environment to evaluate utilization and performance.
The Microsoft Azure Capture Pack captures statistics that include the following:
  • [Host] Disk Read Bytes
  • [Host] Disk Read Operations/Sec
  • [Host] Disk Write Bytes
  • [Host] Disk Write Operations/Sec
  • [Host] Network In
  • [Host] Network Out
  • [Host] Percentage CPU

  • CPU interrupt time
  • CPU parking status
  • CPU percentage guest OS
  • CPU privileged time
  • CPU user time
  • Non-paged pool
  • Page faults
  • Paged pool

  • Memory available
  • Memory committed
  • Memory pages
  • Memory percentage

  • Context switches

  • Disk read guest OS
  • Disk write guest OS
  • Process total time
  • Process working set
  • Processes
  • Processor frequency
  • Processor percent perf

  • SQL CPU percentage
  • SQL total data file KB
  • SQL total log file KB
  • SQL total log file used KB
  • SQL total memory KB
  • SQL transaction rate