Jonah Kowall

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AppDynamics AppSphere 2014 – Wrap-up

by Jonah Kowall  |  November 15, 2014  |  4 Comments

Sorry for the delay, it’s been crazy for the last week to say the least. Last week I was able to attend the inaugural AppDynamics user conference, AppSphere. It was a short trip, I was unable to attend for the final day which included interesting breakout sessions (seems to be a theme the second half […]

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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: http://theleanmarketer.com/6-myths-about-industry-analysts-and-startups/ http://www.aneelism.com/blog/2013/11/11/technology-analyst-101-for-startups-introduction.html 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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