Jonah Kowall

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OSCON 2014 Wrap-up

by Jonah Kowall  |  July 29, 2014  |  2 Comments

This was my first year attending the open source focused OSCON conference by O’reilley. 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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Cool Vendors in DevOps 2014

by Jonah Kowall  |  May 2, 2014  |  3 Comments

Lots of interest across the board in how to integrate and deliver in supporting a DevOps philosophy. In this third annual cool vendors in DevOps research there are five vendors, which help DevOps managers, app engineers, and release and cloud managers control the application life cycle. This year I contributed Caliper.io an interesting monitoring company who [...]

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

by Jonah Kowall  |  February 6, 2014  |  43 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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Preparing for Gartner Data Center Next Week

by Jonah Kowall  |  December 6, 2013  |  1 Comment

I wanted to post a little something as we get ready to kickoff our 32nd annual data center conference. I will of course be there, speaking about such topics as Unified Monitoring and APM. I will also be discussing other availability and performance technologies. We’ve seen a lot of growing interest in analytics, and the [...]

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Event Summary : Gartner IT Operations Management Summit Europe (SDN,APM,NPM)

by Jonah Kowall  |  June 15, 2013  |  Submit a Comment

Sorry for the delay in my last post, I assure you I will have much to say over the next few weeks, more on that later. I was fortunate to attend and speak at the Gartner IT Operations Management (IOM) summit in Berlin, Germany. The event was wonderfully coordinated and saw about 30-40% growth in [...]

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CA World 2013

by Jonah Kowall  |  April 25, 2013  |  3 Comments

I had the pleasure of attending CA World this week with a few of my colleagues. Colin Fletcher joined me, covering similar areas. Laurie Wurster also attended, she’s our go to person for market data and forecasting across the IT operations management market. I had meetings with many CA customers, partners, and CA staff members. [...]

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Time to be Cool (DevOps and APM research published)

by Jonah Kowall  |  April 15, 2013  |  1 Comment

As the summer approaches for many of us, it’s important to stay cool. When looking for technologies it’s also important to investigate vendors who are taking a unique and innovative approach to some of the problems IT professionals face day to day. At Gartner we publish many cool vendor reports which get wrapped into a [...]

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Low Cost and Free Monitoring

by Jonah Kowall  |  October 3, 2012  |  11 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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