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by Jonah Kowall  |  September 20, 2012  |  Submit a Comment

Recently I’ve published a document on extending Microsoft and Oracle monitoring technologies. This is something which comes frequently in client interactions with a growing investment in Microsoft, Oracle, and VMware stacks. These products can be extended, but should be done with care, understanding where it makes sense and where overextension can occur. The research includes an extensive listing of 3rd party components and discussion around how these offerings can augment existing strategies. This includes solutions from : Microsoft, Oracle, VMware, Bridgeways, eG Innovations, Quest, Cisco, Dell, Fujitsu, HP, IBM, Comtrade, Citrix, Veeam, Brocade, EMC, NetApp, Solarwinds, BlueStripe, OZSoft, Realtech, F5, Savision, Entuity, and Blue Medora.

How and When to Extend Microsoft and Oracle to Reduce Monitoring Licensing Costs –

Hasn’t been much in terms of research or blogs the last 4 weeks, but I have been head down in a lot of new content regarding the monitoring space.

I’m close to also publishing an extensive research note targeted at SMB monitoring around lower cost and free monitoring solutions on the market. Soon after that I will be publishing some collaborative research on the future of application performance monitoring (APM) and content delivery and optimization (ADC/CDN). Soon after that more┬ácollaborative┬áresearch will be published around the failures of capacity planning. All of these research notes should be out within the next 3 weeks, and additional research is forthcoming around the network monitoring space, virtualization management, and SaaS usage within IT.

Look for more content and blog posts soon.


Jonah Kowall
Research Vice President
3.5 years with Gartner
20 years IT industry

Jonah Kowall is a research Vice President in Gartner's IT Operations Research group. He focuses on application performance monitoring (APM), Unified Monitoring, Network Performance Monitoring and Diagnostics (NPMD), Infrastructure Performance Monitoring (IPM), IT Operations Analytics (ITOA), and general application and infrastructure availability and performance monitoring technologies. Read Full Bio

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