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The Mighty Two – Zenoss

Monday, April 21st, 2008

And then their were two… With Qlusters gone and IMHO, Groundwork feeding off the bottom there are only two commercially viable open source enterprise systems management (ESM) monitoring tools left on the market. Back in Feburary I did a post about Hyperic and now I wanted to get up to speed on the other – [...]

Mark Hinkle on Open Source Systems Management

Monday, April 14th, 2008

Mark has written a great article for Linux Today summarizing some of the open source activities over the last few weeks.  He gives a little history of the “Little 4″ and he also does a good job summarizing some of the recent Gartner analalysis on Microsoft and open source. The Little “3″ of Open Source [...]

Where did all those nice developers from BMC Patrol go?

Monday, March 31st, 2008

A Distributed Control Dispatching Framework (CTL) from ControlTier

Tuesday, March 18th, 2008

I usually say that Tarus of OpenNMS is the hardest working man in open source, but ControlTier, with its new open source CTL offering, would make the original godfather quite proud. I first met the ControlTier guys at BarcampESM. They had come to BarcamESM to ask a very simple question, a question that the “Big [...]

Blink! BMC Software To Acquire BladeLogic For $800 Million

Monday, March 17th, 2008

BMC to buy BladeLogic for $28 per share Maybe I have my head too far in the clouds these days, but I am not sure that this is the kind of technology I would be focusing on if I were BMC. Maybe BMC forgot that IBM and HP both sell hardware and that they don’t. [...]

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