Software-Defined Operations: Scale and Adapt to Business Demands

Software-Defined Operations (SDO): At A Glance In our last post, we began to explore the origins of software-defined operations and why it’s absolutely essential for complex, modern hybrid IT environments. The general premise: your IT infrastructure shouldn’t interfere with business operations that drive revenue to keep you competitive and relevant. We’ve already seen operational improvements and cost savings as IT infrastructures move to public, private and hybrid clouds. The next ...

Traits of Successful IT Leadership in Transition

“We Educate Leaders Who Make a Difference in the World." That simple phrase is the mission of the Harvard Business School. It begs the question: are these people born to leadership or educated to become leaders? For those of us who lack the inherent genes, aspiring to acquire leadership traits and skills can be a life-long pursuit. We’ve all seen books that examine the commonalities among business leaders, a sort of recipe for remaking one’s self in their image. It can ...

Software-Defined Operations For Today’s Complex Hybrid IT Environments

Hybrid IT environments can often add complexity to operations, which impacts your agility and capacity to innovate and create new products. Software-Defined Operations shatters that complexity. Software-controlled workflows and processes let you take advantage of your hybrid environment so you can quickly and dynamically adapt to business needs as they arise. But what exactly do we mean when we talk about Software-Defined Operations? To answer that, we’ll need to go back in time a bit. ...

Announcing the Zenoss GalaxZ Awards for Excellence in IT Operations

We’re always excited to hear about the innovative and cool ways companies are using Zenoss solutions. That’s why we established the GalaxZ Awards - to recognize the best achievements of our customers in multiple award categories at the Zenoss’ Annual User Conference, GalaxZ 15, to be held in Austin, TX on May 4 – 6. We are accepting nominations from the following: Peer submissions from customers, partners, the Zenoss Community Zenoss in-house experts with direct experience ...

Zenoss 5: The Only Dynamic Unified Monitoring System Built on a Big Data Foundation

By leveraging two new storage technologies, Zenoss extends further support of the requirements for software-defined operations by centralizing data collection in a way that gives your IT teams the ability to leverage scalable big data store and real-time visibility into the overall health of your organization, all while making data collection and analysis cheaper and more reliable. Why this and why now? The Internet of Everything is fundamentally changing the data landscape. And in ...

What do Docker and Hadoop (Hbase) have in common? They power Zenoss 5 – Must Read!

   August 2014, Zenoss launched Control Center - an innovative open source project which serves as the new management application stack for orchestrating our next generation monitoring platform, Zenoss Service Dynamics 5.  Powering Control Center is Docker, a leading open source platform for building, shipping, and running distributed applications in Linux containers. What is Zenoss Control Center? Control Center is an application service orchestrator that provides out-of-band management ...

Announcing Zenoss 5

The Next Generation of Zenoss Service Dynamics Now Available We’re pleased to announce the release of the latest version of our IT Operations Management Platform, Zenoss Service Dynamics 5, which provides critical new capabilities for monitoring dynamic, complex, hybrid enterprise IT infrastructures that enable the delivery of today’s critical business applications. Scale Out Monitoring - Scale Back Costs Zenoss Service Dynamics 5 is built around a core vision - Software Defined Operat...