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Why Only Two?

Friday, April 25th, 2008

A few people have asked my why only two for my “Mighty Two”. I have been specifically asked why not OpenNMS and Nagios The simple answer is that Hyperic and Zenoss are software companies and OpenNMS and Nagios are projects. Both Hyperic and Zenoss both have software company infrastructures. This means they have full time [...]

The Mighty Two – Zenoss

Monday, April 21st, 2008

And then their were two… With Qlusters gone and IMHO, Groundwork feeding off the bottom there are only two commercially viable open source enterprise systems management (ESM) monitoring tools left on the market. Back in Feburary I did a post about Hyperic and now I wanted to get up to speed on the other – [...]

IT Management Podcast #10 – Tivoli and the Little 3

Friday, April 18th, 2008

We finally made it to podcast #10. A lot of Tivoli talk on this one however we did talk a little about my best friends on the west coats Groundworks. It all about revue baby revenue. I hope you enjoy. IT Management Podcast #10 – Tivoli and the Little 3

Drupal, Dries, and Clouds

Wednesday, April 16th, 2008

I was reading an interesting article this morning by Dries Buytaert, the founder of Drupal, and in my opinion he is a genius. In his article “Drupal in the Clouds“, he discusses opportunities for Drupal moving up the stack and taking advantage of the new cloud technologies. Some of the issues for a highly scalable [...]

Mark Hinkle on Open Source Systems Management

Monday, April 14th, 2008

Mark has written a great article for Linux Today summarizing some of the open source activities over the last few weeks.  He gives a little history of the “Little 4″ and he also does a good job summarizing some of the recent Gartner analalysis on Microsoft and open source. The Little “3″ of Open Source [...]

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