Jonah Kowall

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Velocity Conference 2014 Wrap-up

by Jonah Kowall  |  June 30, 2014  |  2 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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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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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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Monitoring Technology Pick: Week of May 12th 2014 – AdRem NetCrunch

by Jonah Kowall  |  May 9, 2014  |  9 Comments

Getting this one done for next week, as I will be at Microsoft’s TechEd conference Monday-Wednesday in Houston. If anyone wants to meet up just hit me up on Twitter, I’ll be in meetings and sessions. There is no question that the most popular vendors which come up regularly for basic availability monitoring are those [...]

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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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Cool Vendors in Application Performance Monitoring (APM) and IT Operations Analytics (ITOA)

by Jonah Kowall  |  April 30, 2014  |  3 Comments

We decided to rename our cool vendors research this year, since we regularly were featuring technologies which were not related directly to performance demands, but also included general analytics technologies applied to infrastructure and operations professionals needs. In the research for this year we saw a similar split between these technologies. In the research we [...]

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Monitoring Technology Pick: Week of April 28th – GroundWork

by Jonah Kowall  |  April 25, 2014  |  2 Comments

When I mentioned the “pick of the week” idea to my awesome manager John Enck (@johnenck‎ if you can get him to tweet I’ll buy you a beer) he said “be careful if you commit to doing it weekly, you have to do it”. I assured him this was not an issue, and then of course [...]

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