By John | August 1, 2007
Ok Iâ€™m on vacation in a hotel and my wife and kids are sound a sleep and I canâ€™t get to sleep. Â What do you do â€¦ play Sudoku â€¦ not .. Think about mans lonely existence in the universeâ€¦ notâ€¦
First off I am already married but thanks for the offer (inside joke). Â Secondly, I am obsessed with the 451 report and it has got me thinking. Â How about no one wins in the Big 4 vs. Little 4? Â How about if the enterprises start creating their own forks of Nagios and various OSS ESM tools to suit their own needs. Â Some of my large Tivoli customers have larger developer groups than ZenOSS, Hyperic, and Groundwork combined. Â In fact a fair amount of my customers have already written their own Tivoli front ends in Ruby on Rails. Â The adage in the enterprise has always been if it doesnâ€™t have support they wonâ€™t use it. Â However, if the Big 4 remains lifeless in its ability to adapt and different instances of Little 4â€™s keep coming and going maybe the enterprise customer will have no choice?