Jonah Kowall

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Gartner Data Center Conference and a research update

by Jonah Kowall  |  December 12, 2014  |  1 Comment

I hope e veryone in the US had a good turkey day, sorry for the lack of updates. I’ve been on the road since before thanksgiving, last week we had a record breaking Gartner Data Center conference in las Vegas. The demand for monitoring related attendee one on ones was extremely high. I had over […]

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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. ┬áThe main issues are […]


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

by Jonah Kowall  |  February 6, 2014  |  45 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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Updated Research: Rating the larger IT Operations Management Vendors

by Jonah Kowall  |  January 20, 2014  |  1 Comment

Yearly Ronni Colville has been publishing a great note on the ratings and state of the broader ITOM market. As of late 2012 we introduced a sub-slice of her research focused on availability and performance specifically, which often consist of a large number of integrated or partially integrated tools. As many of you are aware […]

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Making sense of the Availability and Performance Monitoring offerings and vendors

by Jonah Kowall  |  August 1, 2013  |  1 Comment

Commonly in a market where there is a commodity (such as availability monitoring) and a hot emerging set of technologies (typically in performance monitoring) the vendors who sell commodity solutions will say they are offering product in the emerging markets where the spend tends to be. This is something which causes confusion in buyers, and […]

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Nagios : Let the religious wars continue

by Jonah Kowall  |  July 10, 2013  |  11 Comments

I posted a write-up of “getting rid of” Nagios previously, and it’s generated a staggering number of responses by those who are attached to Nagios and have used it effectively. This has ignited a similar discussion to what you see in the Mac vs PC or *nix vs Windows discussions pervasive across the internet (complete […]


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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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Happy New year, plans for 2013 – Conferences, APM, ECA, and Virtualization

by Jonah Kowall  |  January 13, 2013  |  Submit a Comment

Happy new year to you all, I hope you had an enjoyable holiday, as we kick off 2013 my research agenda is coming together along with lots of travel and conferences for the year. I will post as that gets solidified, but on my current list I will be attending the following conferences: Orilley Velocity […]

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Dealing with event management (ECA) overload

by Jonah Kowall  |  February 16, 2012  |  Submit a Comment

One of my main goals for research in 2012 is to help round out some of the areas in monitoring which don’t get enough published research or attention here at Gartner. I will be focusing on some vnedor landscapes which will allow us to publish some more actionable advice to those clients looking to invest […]

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Monitoring simplification

by Jonah Kowall  |  August 5, 2011  |  14 Comments

Many of the clients I speak with on a regular basis want to simplify their monitoring technologies. It’s too time consuming, error prone, and complex to run much of the software deployed currently. Many of them want to outsource the management, some of them want SaaS models, and others want appliance or simple monitoring systems. […]


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