Jonah Kowall

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Archives for October, 2012


Progressive Research : How Monitoring Becomes Management

by Jonah Kowall  |  October 19, 2012  |  1 Comment

In research published last night we explore some of the ways that monitoring can move towards management. Is this particular use case we explore the tie between application performance monitoring (APM) and the application delivery controllers (ADCs) and content distribution networks (CDNs). There are a lot of interesting use cases which mostly are based around [...]

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The trouble with capacity planning in today’s world

by Jonah Kowall  |  October 16, 2012  |  4 Comments

I’ve always been skeptical of those doing capacity planning as the interactions which happen within a typical infrastructure are not only chaotic, but very complex. If you capacity plan within a bubble (network, server, storage, etc) you can look at the discrete component and get a general understanding. If you start to incorporate the private [...]

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Oracle OpenWorld – Monitoring and Management Perspective

by Jonah Kowall  |  October 15, 2012  |  8 Comments

I was fortunate to have attended OpenWorld a couple of weeks ago and wanted to write a little bit about my experiences  observation, and the conference itself. It was more relevant and useful than I expected it to be. Aside from the major announcements which are not in my coverage area (Engineered Systems РExa, and [...]

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Low Cost and Free Monitoring

by Jonah Kowall  |  October 3, 2012  |  10 Comments

With some of the research I completed towards the end of last year, I take a pretty consistent set of requests on the evaluation and use of open source monitoring. If you are following some of the fun conversations on “monitoring sucks” you will notice that not only do most traditional monitoring systems fail to [...]

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