Nodeable gets $2M to be Twitter for cloud monitoring

Nodeable, a San Francisco–based startup that uses social-media tactics to provide analytics on cloud-computing infrastructure, has closed a $2 million Series A round from True Ventures (see disclosure below). Essentially, Nodeable feeds customers data about the performance of their cloud resources via a Twitter-like stream.

The product appears somewhat elegant in its simplicity. Typically, systems management, even for cloud-based resources, requires IT administrators to interact with applications and dashboards. Many will provide alerts by sending e-mails when a noteworthy event takes place or a particular threshold is reached. Nodeable lets users keep those existing applications — which often are necessary to actually manage complex cloud infrastructure — but modernizes alerts and other interactions into a real-time stream with simple messages.

As the screenshot shows, messages from infrastructure components include suggested actions that administrators can perform simply by pushing the button if the solution to a problem is that simple.

From the press release announcing the funding and the company’s launch:

‘The Nodeable platform uses big data analytics to unlock intelligence about your cloud-based infrastructure, and makes that information easy to understand and apply through a new user interface that looks and feels just like your favorite social networking site,’ said Dave Rosenberg, co-founder and CEO of Nodeable. ‘We are offering the first post-cloud service for managing all the disparate information that pre-cloud tools can’t handle to give users the data they need to make real-time decisions.’

Disclosure: Nodeable is backed by True Ventures, a venture capital firm that is an investor in the parent company of this blog, Giga Omni Media. Om Malik, the founder of Giga Omni Media, is also a venture partner at True.