Although transaction processing management applications have yet to make the shift to the cloud, Precise at the VMworld 2010 conference said that it stands ready to help manage them once they get there.
The company launched Precise for Cloud, which monitors the performance of transaction processing applications running on top of virtual machines in the cloud.
Precise executive vice president Zohar Gilad said one of the biggest challenges IT organizations will face with transaction processing in the cloud is the need to dynamically provision and de-provision virtual machines while keeping track of the impact of various virtual machines as they move about the network using technologies such as vMotion from VMware.
Precise for Cloud is designed to provide a platform for monitoring the performance of these applications so as to assure the quality of service usually required by a service level agreement, he said.
Precise for Cloud is expected to be priced starting at about $50,000.