Jonah Kowall

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Cool Vendor Pick of the Week: Renesys Reborn as “Dyn Internet Intelligence”

by Jonah Kowall  |  September 16, 2014  |  2 Comments

        Former 2013 APM cool vendor Renesys was recently bought by Dyn http://dyn.com/blog/dyn-acquires-renesys-the-global-authority-on-internet-intelligence-2/. You would not be too far off in saying Dyn, who’s known for DNS services, traffic management (using DNS), and email marketing software (via acquisition) is making a move into a new market. The interesting thing as we highlighted in [...]

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Pay Attention : How Performance Affects User Experience and Your Bottom Line, and What to Do About It

by Jonah Kowall  |  September 9, 2014  |  3 Comments

I’ve been eagerly awaiting the publication of this new research. I worked with colleagues from other coverage areas including Magnus Revang, who focuses on application development (UI/UX), Magnus did most of the work on this note and really drove it. I helped with contributions and work, along with Ray Valdes who covers web technologies and [...]

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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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Market Guide for Network Packet Brokers (NPBs)

by Jonah Kowall  |  August 14, 2014  |  2 Comments

A long running research project has been underway for many months collecting data from vendors and putting together this research note. Big kudos to my colleague Vivek Bhalla for doing most of the work on this note. It came out great, with lots of valuable insight and vendor analysis. The network packet broker (NPB) space [...]

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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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Velocity Conference 2014 Wrap-up

by Jonah Kowall  |  June 30, 2014  |  3 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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