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BMC Moves To The Front Of The Cloud Class

Tuesday, March 17th, 2009

James Urquhart calls Network Automation the final frontier of “Cloud Computing”, and I totally agree.  I have been following the cloud for some time now, and I noticed there is a big opportunity for some vendor to swoop in and solve this “Unified Computing” (i.e., cloud network) automation problem.  Configuration and provisioning are at the [...]

IT Skeptic Calls Out BMC!

Friday, August 1st, 2008

Crap Factoid Alert: CMDB savings of more than $1 million per year This is a CATEGORY 1 Crap Factoid alert from Chokey the Chimp at the IT Skeptic’s Crap Factoid Warning Service. THIS IS NOT A DRILL. Be on EXTREME danger alert for CF “CMDB savings of more than $1 million per year”. BMC and [...]

Boxers or Briefs?

Friday, June 27th, 2008

The Evil Genius of BMC (a.k.a. Marty McFly) called out Google yesterday on Twitter regarding their basic systems management principals and bad systems management practices. Not soon after the Evil Genius’ tweet, Heath Newburn from IBM Tivoli posted a quick tweet response. I’ll have to admit sometimes we “enterprise” boys get a little snooty about [...]

Open Source Monitoring and The Art of War

Thursday, June 19th, 2008

I get this question a lot when I visit a Tivoli customer… We are thinking of looking at that Open Source vendor you are always talking about for some of our servers. Then I ask them which one and they say jeez I can’t remember the name. Then I rattle off a few of the [...]

Where’s Whurley

Friday, May 30th, 2008

It’s been almost a year since we have been able to catch up with old Mary McFly… So to my surprise here I am in Stuttgart Germany and I find out that he has traded in his skateboard for a microphone. Yep folks, I found him, he is now a lead vocalist in a German [...]

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