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Core vs. Commercial, the Unified Monitoring Rematch [Webinar Recap]

Last week, Zenoss set up a follow-up rematch between Zenoss Service Dynamics (AKA ZSD, Zenoss Commercial and Zenoss Enterprise) and its open-source foundation, Zenoss Core. While the initial Core vs. Commercial webinar focused on general differences, this one offered a point-by-point comparison between the two flavors. Zenoss Marketing Strategist Deepak Kanwar moderated the discussion, which featured Zenoss Community Manager Andrew Kirch as the Zenoss Core representative and Zenoss Senior ...

Bringing Control to the Hybrid IT

The idea of “moving to the cloud” always brings to mind the image from the animated movie “Up”.  You know, the one where the old man ties thousands of balloons to his house, taking his whole world with him on an adventure-filled journey through the troposphere. This absurd visual reasonably captures what an IT operations team has to face when making the cloud transition.  You get to map out your fun and adventurous cloud strategy – but you have an enormous amount of existing ...

Changing the Conversation around IT Operations Management

In today’s cloud-filled world, the conversation around operations management is – as it should be – all about service assurance. Can IT deliver the server, storage, networking, and application resources necessary to meet business needs? The focus on service assurance isn’t really a new concept – it’s been talked about since the transition from mainframe to client server architectures. But how it is talked about has significantly changed over time, reflecting the reality of ...

Rapid Provisioning, Rapid Service Assurance, Rapid Success

UCS Director with Zenoss Delivers  Automated Provisioning and Service Assurance When the number one reason that CIOs choose converged infrastructure turns out to be “more agility” then it’s time for smart IT managers to figure out how to move to orchestrated provisioning.  After all, Cisco reports that nearly 75% of staff time is spent configuring, deploying, and managing infrastructure assets. Cisco’s UCS Director (formerly Cloupia) delivers capabilities to provision and manage ...

Transforming IT Operations #91: VMWare Sells Zimbra, The Future of Performance Monitoring, The Vatican Data Centers

Every Friday, Zenoss highlights some of the best posts from across the web about the transformations taking place in IT. Here are some great articles they selected from 7/19/2013 that are worth taking a look at. VMware Sells Zimbra Amid Shift in Strategy - By Willliam Alden | The New York Times Forrester is now projecting that 2013 global technology spending growth will be 2.3 percent to $2.07 trillion and 5.4 percent in 2014 - By Larry Dignan | ZDNet Enterprise Warming to Converged ...

Orchestrating Cloud Operations – A Practical Example

In December, Zenoss spent a week working with a Cisco team in London. At the beginning of the week, we had a FlexPod with VMware. By the end of the week we had an IAAS cloud where a cloud tenant could order a VM and get automated service management. Here’s our report. During the week, the team installed and integrated Cisco Intelligent Automation for Cloud  and Zenoss Cloud Service Assurance. CIAC supplied the service catalog, order management, orchestration, and provisioning functions, ...

Zenny’s Cloud Links #69 – Netflix Eureka, Nexus 1000V, Defining the Open Cloud

Every Friday we like to highlight some of our favorite posts on IT Operations, Cloud Computing, DevOps, Virtualization and anything else that grabbed our attention over the week. Here are some great articles from the week of September 3rd that are worth taking a look at. Enjoy and have a fantastic weekend! Polyglot: No One Language Will Rule the Cloud by Scott M. Fulton III | Smart Bear Complexity is hard and scale is hard. If you’re going to have a well-architected app that scales ...