Will Your IT Organization Survive the Age of AWS?
By: Kent Erickson >>
I recently pointed out that Amazon Web Services (AWS) is the third-largest server vendor and may be first by next year. Should people in IT be concerned about where they buy their computer services?
Yes. The big-three cloud providers are going to completely transform every single IT organization. It’s going to be just like what happened to small-town stores when Wal-Mart opened nearby.
Yep, the IT department in your organization looks an awful lot like a ...
By: Andrew Kirch >>
We are a monitoring company, so in this week's recap of compelling articles, we would be remiss if we didn't mention the Ashley Madison hack.
Every user of Ashley Madison trusted the website with data so sensitive that the disclosure of that data to a third party would literally ruin their lives. The sum total of due diligence that was done was going to the website, entering a credit card number, and signing up. The users might as well have posted fliers in ...
Is DevOps a Philosophy or a Role?
As organizations continue to adopt the DevOps mindset, there is lingering debate as to whether it is more of a philosophy or a role.
I recently had the opportunity to speak with an analyst at Gartner about this. His view is that DevOps is more of a philosophy -- an approach to lifecycle management and how teams are organized around that outlook.
As DevOps is still relatively in its infancy, there’s no one formula to follow or blueprint to work from. But in adopting DevOps into your ...
Zenoss and the DevOps Mindset
As we wrote in our previous blog post, “Bridging the Gap Between DevOps and ITOps”, there are a lot of organizational synergies to be gained from driving increased collaboration between ITOps and DevOps (see our eBook, Conflict to Cooperation: Aligning ITOps and DevOps for more details) – and Zenoss is poised to help you make the most of that opportunity.
The goal of delivering services faster to market is dependent on the idea that your infrastructure can be as flexible as needed ...
Bridging the Gap Between DevOps and ITOps
DevOps as a concept hasn’t been around that long – it surfaced just a few years back as a result of agile application development teams needing high speed and flexible application operations, deeper application specific knowledge, and more responsive application support. Ultimately, application teams needed a way to make service delivery more agile and more reliable. Putting it into practice is an even more recent phenomenon, and as with any new product or service, it is looked at with ...
Need To Make a Business Case for Zenoss? Watch this. [Webinar Recap]
Recently Zenoss’ marketing strategist Deepak Kanwar and senior solution engineer Jaime Colom hosted the webinar End Siloed Monitoring: Accelerate IT Operations with Unified Monitoring. I recommend it as a good discussion of the IT challenges that led to the development of Zenoss Service Dynamics (ZSD), it is followed by Jaime Colom’s demo of how the solution works.
While this isn’t the first Zenoss webinar that has discussed topics like the problem with too many monitoring tools and IT ...
Zenoss vs. Zenoss: The Sequel [Webinar]
We had great turnout for our May 17th Webinar on Zenoss vs. Zenoss – The Core vs. Commercial Throw Down. (You can read the recap or watch the replay if you missed it). Since then, there have been quite a few requests for an even deeper feature-level comparison of the Zenoss Open Source and Enterprise offerings. So we are taking a page out of the Hollywood play book and producing a sequel:
What: Zenoss Open Source vs. Zenoss Enterprise: Understanding the Differences
Date: Thursday, ...