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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 ?

Jane Knows Network Management

Monday, September 8th, 2008

Jane Curry is a excellent Tivoli instructor over in the UK and a frequent presentor at Tivoli conferences. She has done an excellent job on a white paper comparing Nagios, OpenNMS, and Zenoss for network management and the bottom line is she picks Zenoss… OpenNMS and Zenoss are both extremely competent products covering automatic discovery, [...]

Will OpenNMS v Netcool be the Getteysburg of IT Management

Tuesday, July 22nd, 2008

During a recent IT Management podcast, Tarus Balog of OpenNMS was making some bold statements about OpenNMS against the IBM Netcool network management products (formally Micromuse’s Precision).  Tarus claimed that in the Telco industry OpenNMS is having some significant success with recent clients like Telecom Italia and Swisscom. I tried to cut Tarus off at [...]

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

OpenNMS – Making Money the Old Fashion Way

Sunday, June 15th, 2008

Taurus and gang are the little engine that could… Their business model is structured such that it is hard for them to get VC (as I hear Tarus SCREAM and fear many comments to come).  In fact I am not sure Tarus even wants VC money.  However, with or without VC, they just keep on [...]

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