Jonah Kowall

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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  |  1 Comment

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  |  2 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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Log Management, How do I share log data?

by Jonah Kowall  |  July 6, 2011  |  2 Comments

There are ongoing discussions around how we can leverage log data collected for one process or analysis across many tools which want to consume and analyze this data. The log data could come from network devices, servers, applications, or other controllers used in the datacenter. These log sources need to be parsed, analyzed, correlated, and [...]

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Getting value from unstructured data in Operations

by Jonah Kowall  |  April 19, 2011  |  1 Comment

Much of the unstructured data we collect from our infrastructure components has limited value.  It’s often used to understand threats against our organizations in common SIEM type tools.  Yet another set of technologies have evolved in the business intelligence space, as well as the web analytics space to make sense of this type of data.  These tools [...]

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