Jonah Kowall

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Contribution : Cool Vendors in IT Operations Management

by Jonah Kowall  |  April 15, 2014  |  2 Comments

In addition to the Unified Communications coverage I also participated in research around IT Operations management software. I contributed a write-up of a small innovative Boston area company Centerity, who provides unified monitoring technology. The simplicity and focus of organizations to simplify and reduce the cost of availability monitoring is core to the offering, with [...]

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Monitoring Technology Pick: Week of April 7th – Elasticsearch

by Jonah Kowall  |  April 13, 2014  |  4 Comments

Continuing the blogs topics from last week we are profiling yet another log search and index technology which has begun to emerge as yet another alternative for this necessary technology when troubleshooting today’s complex environments. As the vendor we profiles last week, which utilizes several open source technologies and brings a unique user interface and [...]

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The State of APM in 2014 – Prepare for a Changing and Volatile Market

by Jonah Kowall  |  March 18, 2014  |  3 Comments

Due to the delays in our APM Magic Quadrant in 2013, we ended up publishing the research roughly 4 months late, hence we felt it was critical to get an additional note out which catches up with trends and movement we will see through 2014. The note goes into details around the market fragmentation, SMB [...]

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New Magic Quadrant : Network Performance Monitoring and Diagnostics

by Jonah Kowall  |  March 9, 2014  |  8 Comments

After a very long process going back over a year as we began to formulate this new market segment and research around the network performance space. Colin Fletcher, Vivek Bhalla, and myself have published two notes around this new market, leading up to this  Magic Quadrant. This is the first release of the research, we felt [...]

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Monitoring software sucks so I use Nagios, what’s a better approach?

by Jonah Kowall  |  February 6, 2014  |  36 Comments

Speaking to our clients, and other people at conferences and industry events I attend, Nagios is always top of mind. This is a battle covered many times, many people want to use or reduce the usage of Nagios. The question always comes up, what else is good for free? The answer to this question depends [...]

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Web-Scale Monitoring and the Importance of APM

by Jonah Kowall  |  December 27, 2013  |  4 Comments

Cameron Haight (@cameron_haight‎) and myself recently published research on how monitoring is applied to web-scale environments. Companies such as Amazon, Google, and Facebook run their environments using different fundamentals than typical enterprise IT organizations. This includes changes in infrastructure, management software, and the applications running on the infrastructure (among many other things including people and [...]

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Splunk .conf 2013 – User Conference Wrap-up

by Jonah Kowall  |  October 7, 2013  |  2 Comments

Prior to Gartner, I was part of several start-ups, of which a couple were acquired. As a result I have worked in very large environments. I’ve always had a focus on infrastructure and applications, and enjoyed both security and troubleshooting aspects. It was always my goal to learn as much as possible and diversify my [...]

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Velocity Conference Event Summary

by Jonah Kowall  |  June 23, 2013  |  Submit a Comment

I was able to attend Velocity conference most of the past week. I had a lot of meetings with various clients, prospects, and was able to meet two new mobile APM companies which were not on my radar screen. Look for the Mobile APM research to publish in the next couple weeks. I met a [...]

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2013 – Application Performance Monitoring (APM) – Magic Quadrant Criteria Document Posted

by Jonah Kowall  |  February 22, 2013  |  31 Comments

We have published the inclusion criteria, and the detailed evaluation criteria here : http://www.gartner.com/resId=2328015  Clients only for this link to the published research on the criteria. All Magic Quadrants are open to all vendors who meet the inclusion criteria; if you represent a non-client vendor and think you belong in the MQ, feel free to contact [...]

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Explosion of Monitoring Mashups

by Jonah Kowall  |  June 22, 2012  |  3 Comments

There has been an explosion of these new style monitoring systems which to this point have combined system monitoring, 3rd party monitoring services, and other management technologies into a single stream of events. The products are all SaaS, and leverage other SaaS products into a new hybrid type of management “framework” geared towards agile, cloud [...]

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