Jonah Kowall

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Farewell… for now

by Jonah Kowall  |  February 2, 2015  |  4 Comments

I wanted to wish everyone happy trails. I’ve decided to move on to a new set of challenges, and in order to do that I must step down from my position at Gartner. My colleagues at Gartner have been nothing short of amazing, the knowledge, experience, and the quality of discussions is incredibly stimulating. In […]


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Cool Vendor Pick: Graylog

by Jonah Kowall  |  January 27, 2015  |  2 Comments

There has been a lot of interest over the last 12 months in products based on open source for monitoring and management. In the area of log analysis, Elasticsearch has been a player which has strengthened with the growing investments in the space. The awareness has been greatly increased in the past year. While the […]


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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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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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Monitoring Technology Pick: Week of April 7th – Elasticsearch

by Jonah Kowall  |  April 13, 2014  |  4 Comments

Continuing the blogs topics from last week we are profiling yet another log search and index technology which has begun to emerge as yet another alternative for this necessary technology when troubleshooting today’s complex environments. As the vendor we profiles last week, which utilizes several open source technologies and brings a unique user interface and […]


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Monitoring Technology Pick: Week of March 31st – Torch (GrayLog2)

by Jonah Kowall  |  April 4, 2014  |  4 Comments

I’m trying out something new for the blog this week, we have our yearly “Cool Vendor” awards, which are essentially analyst picks of interesting new technologies. I’m trying to build a micro format of this where I pick an interesting technology which I discovered during a specific week and write up a vendor or interesting […]


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Unified Monitoring – Note / Presentation and Client Interest

by Jonah Kowall  |  November 12, 2013  |  3 Comments

Colin Fletcher and myself have been seeing the trend of simplification across the monitoring estate. Investments in complex suites of tools have yielded higher operational costs and complexity in management of the tools themselves. Alternate approaches exist when looking at unified monitoring. A new approach that enables the unified monitoring of the infrastructure inclusive of […]


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Splunk .conf 2013 – User Conference Wrap-up

by Jonah Kowall  |  October 7, 2013  |  4 Comments

Prior to Gartner, I was part of several start-ups, of which a couple were acquired. As a result I have worked in very large environments. I’ve always had a focus on infrastructure and applications, and enjoyed both security and troubleshooting aspects. It was always my goal to learn as much as possible and diversify my […]


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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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APM Innovators Research

by Jonah Kowall  |  December 23, 2011  |  3 Comments

Before I sign off for a few days of vacation Will Cappelli and I did manage to get an interesting research note published, which we have been working on for the last month or longer. This note outlines several vendors or “innovators” which were not in the APM Magic Quadrant this year for not meeting […]


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