Mist.io tracks your servers from your pockets!

Somewhere in the world now, a startup founder is wondering whether going for a multi-cloud approach was even a good idea. It’s almost impractical if not impossible, to monitor all your cloud instances on the go. Cloud management on the go is a still a dream or it was so, till Mist.io decided to tackle the problem head on.

On private beta, Mist.io currently monitors over 1100 cloud instances since they started in May 2013. Part of the Mozilla WebFWD initiative, Mist.io is a case of the founders scratching their own itch – As founders of a Greeks software services company, they found the existing tools quite limited and not built for mobile, when it came to server management on the go.

In it’s current form, Mist.io’s free version allows provisioning, tagging into groups, process remote shell commands over the web, via touch screens and can manage server instances on Amazon EC2, Rackspace, Linode, Digital Ocean, SoftLayer, NephoScale, OpenStack as well as bare metal servers.

The premium version allows for automatic monitoring of all the standard metrics like CPU/Memory/Disk/Network load and can also support custom metrics. Based on those metrics, it allows you to configure rules that trigger alerts or automated actions. SMS support for most of these monitoring and management processes is on the way. It would be a killer when you can send an SMS to create or destroy a virtual machine!

Mist.io is a responsive web app that works on any device. “Native apps can be snappier but HTML5 has been catching up”

Dimitris Moraitis says Dimitris, Co-founder & CTO  of Mist.io

(Also read: HTML5 vs Native – Enterprise & Startup Mobility)

With the next upgrade of JQuery Mobile they hope that speed of the interface visibly increases for the responsive mobile app users.

As an architect of a product that relies an on multi-cloud approach for efficient scaling, performance and burn rate, how do you think Mist.io would fit into your cloud monitoring needs?

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This blog post is based on the conversation with Dimitris Moraitis of Mist.io. For more details please visit Mist.io