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Free Cool Tools for Educators

Friday, March 6th, 2009

I attended SIGCSE 2009 yesterday and I had a blast. My main interest was to cover the new Alice 3.0 upcoming release; however, I found my self meeting extremely interested educators working with distributed computing. I found that a lot of the educators didn’t know about some of the really cool free tools I have [...]

Open Source Management Options

Thursday, October 2nd, 2008

Jane Curry of Skills 1st Ltd has updated her original open source network management tools white paper.  Here is is… Open Source Management Options

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 [...]

Say It Ain’t So

Saturday, June 21st, 2008

Could this be the first open source synthetic monitoring tool.  Looks like this open source tool will be announced next week at Velocity… Jiffy: Open Source Performance Measurement and Instrumentation

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 [...]

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