Jonah Kowall

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Read Our Latest Research to Learn Why Monitoring Must Evolve to Meet Tomorrow’s Demand

by Jonah Kowall  |  July 29, 2014  |  5 Comments

I’ve been working on a pretty conceptual research project over the last few months. The research is finally out as of yesterday (7/28/14). The basic premise is that as the environments and technologies continually evolve and become more abstract and complex the monitoring tools need to evolve in the same manner.  The main issues are [...]

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OSCON 2014 Wrap-up

by Jonah Kowall  |  July 29, 2014  |  4 Comments

This was my first year attending the open source focused OSCON conference by O’Reilly. I’m a huge Velocity fan, and get a lot out of that conference, hence I figured I would try another conference. Overall I found this conference far less valuable to me for several reasons. While there was a bit of interesting [...]

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Vendor Insight posted on Splunk

by Jonah Kowall  |  July 22, 2014  |  3 Comments

Splunk has been rising quickly in the ranks of buyers looking to solve complex problems, or those looking to build interesting and new analysis of their data. As they have grown in popularity, and gone public we’ve been given a wealth of new data about the company, operations, and execution beyond hearing from their large [...]

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Hype Cycles Updated for 2014

by Jonah Kowall  |  July 22, 2014  |  Submit a Comment

Just wanted to provide a heads up that we’ve published updated Hype Cycles, there are more publishing now as well. The two which just hit the wire which I worked on. Hype Cycle for Networking and Communications, 2014 – http://www.gartner.com/document/2804820 I worked with Will Cappelli on the Application Performance Monitoring profile in this Hype cycle, [...]

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Cool Vendor Pick of the Week : Aternity mAPM

by Jonah Kowall  |  July 10, 2014  |  2 Comments

This week we are highlighting a new offering from Aternity which began shipping recently. Aternity, is headquartered outside of Boston, MA but along with many other APM companies most of the R&D takes place in Israel. Aternity has been an innovator in desktop end user experience monitoring. The solution while technically differentiated caters towards large [...]

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Velocity Conference 2014 Wrap-up

by Jonah Kowall  |  June 30, 2014  |  3 Comments

Always one of the more enjoyable conferences for me to attend, I don’t get worked as hard as Gartner conferences which are also really enjoyable, but I spend time doing the educating versus listening to other smart people. Velocity is a practitioner focused conference and is very geeky (in a good way for those of [...]

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Criteria for the 2014 Magic Quadrant for Application Performance Monitoring

by Jonah Kowall  |  May 29, 2014  |  9 Comments

Gartner is beginning the research process for the 2014 Magic Quadrant for Application Performance Monitoring. Will Cappelli and myself will be running the research as we have for the last few years. The release is currently planned for the 4th quarter of 2014, and we will be sending out surveys to vendors next week. Based [...]

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Two rise, and two fall : The story of application performance monitoring (APM)

by Jonah Kowall  |  May 23, 2014  |  31 Comments

Prior to Gartner as an end user I watched the rise of companies like Precise software (I was a customer), and Optier. I’m not going to rehash all of the interesting twists of Precise you can read them here : http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Precise_Software the company was once worth well over $500m with some superb technology. With a [...]

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Market Guide for Open-Source and Freeware Monitoring Tools

by Jonah Kowall  |  May 21, 2014  |  2 Comments

Wanted to give a heads up that we’ve updated a note which was published about 18 months ago around open source and freeware monitoring tools. Clients only link: Market Guide for Open-Source and Freeware Monitoring Tools The document covers basic information on the following technologies: Minisuites : Ipswitch, ManageEngine, Solarwinds Free Monitoring from Artica ST [...]

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Microsoft TechEd 2014 Wrap-Up

by Jonah Kowall  |  May 17, 2014  |  2 Comments

Sorry no cool vendor this week, instead I’m going to cover some other “cool” stuff coming from a company we don’t normally think of as particularly “cool”. Microsoft is innovating in the systems management space, and creating unique technologies with a broad reach. Microsoft has a significant install base of Operations Manager, they come up [...]

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