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Everything is a Freaking DNS problem

Wednesday, September 24th, 2008

I freaking love that title for a blog.  Kris Buytaert asks a really good question regarding VC and the “Little 4.” Systems management, what will happen when the VCs want their money ?

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 [...]

Taking the Hype out of Hyperic’s new Cloudstatus.

Monday, June 23rd, 2008

Ok boys, slow down a bit there. I know we are all in a hurry to capitalize on the new industry buzz around the “Clouds”. However, after taking a brief look at Hyperic’s new CloudStatus, it looks like they are riding on all the “hype” associated with the cloud rather than looking for real business [...]

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 [...]

Open source network management comparison: Platform

Thursday, June 19th, 2008

Jack knows Open Source NMS… A good break down of platform support by the leading Open Source monitoring vendors. Open source network management comparison: Platform

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