Changing the conversation around IT operations management

database structureIn today’s cloud-filled world, the conversation around operations management is – as it should be – all about service assurance. Can IT deliver the server, storage, networking, and application resources necessary to meet business needs? The focus on service assurance isn’t really a new concept – it’s been talked...

By Zenoss, 09 August 2013, 0 comments. Categories: Enterprise, SLA, Vendors.

Wrong strategy: 5 ways not to compete with Amazon AWS

These days, it seems that the whole world is gunning for Amazon.

Who can argue with the success of their on-line retail ventures, Kindle franchise, and of course AWS? 

The secret to Amazon’s success is their ability to tune out the noise and focus on innovating, disrupting and creating new markets.  Here’s five reasons how not to compete with Amazon AWS:

1) Imitation is the sincerest form of...

By Zenoss, 04 July 2012, 0 comments. Categories: Hybrid, OpenSource, Storage.

Is DevOps About Ops or Dev?

During our recent chat, Puppet Labs CEO Luke Kanies disabused me of the notion that DevOps fits my original peanut butter cup analogy. “It’s obvious the misconception happens because of the name,” Kanies said.

According to Kanies, DevOps primarily is about aligning operations teams with business goals.

The business wants to be secure, but it doesn’t want security at the cost of being able to adopt new technology. It doesn’t want compliance at the cost of...

By Zenoss, 03 January 2012, 0 comments. Categories: Developers, DevOps, Enterprise, Industry.

3 Things The Cloud is NOT

Ask 10 people what Cloud computing is and you’ll probably get 8 different answers and 2 blank stares.  Even in the face of a definition from NIST, Cloud computing is evolving too fast for any single expression of its capabilities or future.  In the face of all this hype and...

By Zenoss, 01 December 2011, 0 comments. Categories: Industry, Virtualisation.

Open Washing in a “Cloud Washed” World

Hidden in an era of “cloud washing”, products, new companies, and marketing campaigns must contain the word “cloud”, is something I’ll call “open washing.”

 

Today’s Top Open Names:

By Zenoss, 10 November 2011, 0 comments. Categories: Industry.

Strange Cloud Adoption

Cloud computing adoption is following a different path from what has been observed in the past. The adoption pattern, that is the organizations taking up this approach are doing so in a different order than the past and for different reasons. This strange adoption cycle has driven the comments we...

By Zenoss, 27 October 2011, 0 comments. Categories: Adoption, Enterprise, Forecasts, Industry, Trends.

Want to Move to the Cloud? Talk to your CFO

funding your cloud projectSo, you have decided that moving to the cloud is the right choice for your business. You’ve done all the researched, talked to all the experts, and settled on a strategy that has the best chance of success for your specific...

By Zenoss, 10 October 2011, 0 comments. Categories: Adoption, Industry, SaaS .