An Honest Discussion about Why Repairing IT Services Takes So Long
Last week, I attended a Zenoss webinar called Using Too Many Tools Hinders IT Operations featuring Jean-Pierre Garbani a guest speaker from Forrester Consulting. Garbani presented a Zenoss-commissioned report titled Monitoring IT Business Services: How Too Many Tools Can Impact Your IT Operation Efficiency, where the consulting firm interviewed 161 IT operations managers/decision makers, centered around companies with between 5,000 and 25,000 employees.
I was especially interested in ...
Wrong Paradigm: Elemental Monitoring is Simply Elemental
On a recent plane trip, I had the pleasure of sitting behind a couple that was having quite a heated argument. Naturally, both of them thought they were right but their styles of debate were very different. I’d describe it as an unstoppable force meeting an immovable object. From my perspective, her logic was sound, thoughtful, and reasonable; his logic was pure stubbornness. In the end, I simply put on my headphones and pulled out my trusty Kindle.
The fact of the matter is we are ...
The Second Wave of Virtualization Isn’t DIY
Recently I’ve noticed what I think is the end of standards-based design-it-yourself in datacenters. Instead, pre-integrated Flexpod and vBlock systems are becoming the choice for cloud and virtualization projects.
Last week NetApp disclosed that Flexpod has been selected by 450 customers in its first year. This is quite comparable to the VCE numbers Michael Capellas disclosed last December, 65 major customers and a 40% month-to-month growth rate. There may be 1,000 deployments of the ...
Zenny’s Weekly Cloud Links #23 – DevOps, Private Clouds, Cloud Middleman, Virtualization,
Every Friday we like to highlight some of our favorite posts on Cloud Computing, service orientated infrastructure, DevOps, and anything else that grabbed our attention over the week. Here are some great articles from the week of August 15th that are worth taking a look at. Enjoy!
Defining DevOps by JP Morgenthal
“Overloading of technical terms in the information technology industry is quite the norm, but it does sometimes play an integral role in confusing technology consumers ...
Zenny’s Weekly Cloud Links #21 – Amazon, CIO, Future of IT Skills & Cloud, Datacenter
Every Friday we like to highlight some of our favorite posts on Cloud Computing, service orientated infrastructure, DevOps, and anything else that grabbed our attention over the week. Here are some great articles from the week of August 1st that are worth taking a look at. Enjoy!
Amazon Gives Users Direct Connections to its Cloud by Derrick Harris
“Amazon Web Services today announced a trio of features designed to lure in enterprise users, including dedicated connections to its ...