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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

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, [...]

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 [...]

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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