Jonah Kowall

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Compuware Perform 2014 Conference

by Jonah Kowall  |  October 24, 2014  |  2 Comments

I was invited and able to attend Compuware Perform in Orlando the week of November 6th for a couple days before heading off to Europe for 10 days of vacation, hence this blog post was slightly delayed (not to mention the Magic Quadrant and other research which is imminent now). The conference was great to […]

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Ruxit is an impressive new SaaS delivered APM offering

by Jonah Kowall  |  October 7, 2014  |  4 Comments

Compuware APM (now Dynatrace) has a new product and brand they are treating internally like a startup. This new software product has been in the works for a while and takes a unique approach to APM. Although they would like this to be separate from Compuware, it’s not quite the case. They are clearly targeting […]

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VMWorld 2014 Recap – What about the applications?

by Jonah Kowall  |  September 4, 2014  |  5 Comments

Thanks to VMWare for inviting me to attend VMWorld this year, I was looking forward to learning more about the progress on vCenter Operations Manager (especially Log Insight and Hyperic). I was also eager to learn more about NSX and the management packs around NSX which are critical to adoption. My colleagues who cover NSX […]

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Introducing the Criteria for the 2015 Network Performance Monitoring and Diagnostics (NPMD) Magic Quadrant

by Jonah Kowall  |  August 15, 2014  |  3 Comments

Some changes in the upcoming Q1 2015 delivery of the NPMD Magic Quadrant. Vivek Bhalla will be taking over as the lead author of the research (@vbhalla1) and I’ll be co-authoring along with Colin Fletcher and Gary Spivak. We will be sending vendor surveys out on Monday, if you are a vendor who believes you […]

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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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New Research : Apply IT Operations Analytics to Broader Datasets for Greater Business Insight | Also a June Update

by Jonah Kowall  |  June 30, 2014  |  5 Comments

Just wanted to share some news and new research. We’ve seen a lot of changes in the market within both APM (lots of new entrants in the past month, and many more coming in the next few months). Expect some more reviews and content on the blog for some of the more interesting vendors. I’ve […]

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Monitoring Technology Pick Of The Week : Xpolog

by Jonah Kowall  |  June 4, 2014  |  3 Comments

Thanks for those who came out to the Gartner IOM conference in Berlin which wrapped up yesterday. Interesting things happening and discussions with clients and attendees. We have the US version of this conference next week in Orlando and I will be there! Posting this from lovely Budapest. Keeping on the theme of log analytics, […]

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