I have co-authored two notes with my colleague Cameron Haight who focuses on DevOps and general cloud operations topics at Gartner. We have authored two notes around DevOps and Monitoring, the first note being mostly Cameron’s ideas and execution is named DevOps and Monitoring: New Rules for New Environments which covers the differences in how and what we monitor in dynamic organizations practicing DevOps. The research touches on the storage and analysis of that collected data, as well as 10 rules of dealing with these new environments. Many of these rules make a lot of sense for those organization, and are core to effectively monitoring these capabilities. As a companion note we published guidelines around the best practices for tools and components which need special monitoring technologies applied to them. DevOps and Monitoring: New Tools for New Environments covers commercial and open source tools used to monitor these components. There is focus paid to languages typically used, which are not common in enterprise application portfolios as well as the componentry that makes up a typical Big Data system.
Looking to get research out this week on the SaaS market, as well as the APM innovators note. These have been held up due to the number of vendors in these research items and our ongoing work to ensure factual accuracy when we are reviewing a vendor’s offering.
I look forward to seeing many of you at the Gartner Data Center conference in Las Vegas next week. The London Data Center conference kicked off today with record attendance!