Jonah Kowall

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Personal Disclosure

by Jonah Kowall  |  October 23, 2014  |  4 Comments

I’ve written quite a bit about how analysts work, and here are some of my personal favorite reads, but they are more focused on vendors versus end users or investors: I’ve shared my personal social media policy, along with other personal ways I do work. This blog post is specific to attendance at […]


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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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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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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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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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Web-Scale Monitoring and the Importance of APM

by Jonah Kowall  |  December 27, 2013  |  4 Comments

Cameron Haight (@cameron_haight‎) and myself recently published research on how monitoring is applied to web-scale environments. Companies such as Amazon, Google, and Facebook run their environments using different fundamentals than typical enterprise IT organizations. This includes changes in infrastructure, management software, and the applications running on the infrastructure (among many other things including people and […]


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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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Cisco Live Post Event Wrap-Up

by Jonah Kowall  |  July 10, 2013  |  Submit a Comment

Oh yes, I know i am late in delivering this one. I’m a bit tied up with a boatload of new research coming out, and I was at home for 5 days in June… July looks pretty bad, and then the rest of the year eases up thankfully. I was able to attend Cisco live […]

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Velocity Conference Event Summary

by Jonah Kowall  |  June 23, 2013  |  Submit a Comment

I was able to attend Velocity conference most of the past week. I had a lot of meetings with various clients, prospects, and was able to meet two new mobile APM companies which were not on my radar screen. Look for the Mobile APM research to publish in the next couple weeks. I met a […]

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