IT Management and Cloud Blog


ControlTier – Automated Provisioning and Deployment

Wednesday, October 28th, 2009

Velocity 09 – ControlTier

Saturday, June 27th, 2009

Do we need a cloud standard or just one good old IT management standard?

Tuesday, July 1st, 2008

It is my belief that what we today call the “cloud” will really just evolve into a complex IT infrastructure of the future, and in the end, will just be referred to as infrastructure. There is no doubt the traditional IT landscape of the last 20 years is going through a substantial transformation on the [...]

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 [...]

Users aren’t buying vendors’ alphabet soup

Tuesday, February 26th, 2008

 CIM, APML, SML, CML, SDM, MOF, CMDBF, WTF??… Users aren’t buying vendors’ alphabet soup A recent post regarding the IT Management Guys Podcast #6 The acronym fun begins about around the 8 minute mark and things really go off the rails around the 15 minute mark. It’s a fun bit of unintentional comedy to [...]