Data Center Management – Integrate, Don’t Duplicate!

By: Chuck Priddy >> Companies try to avoid deploying multiple tools to manage their data centers. Despite their best attempts, it still happens. Different lines of business or DevOps teams purchase their favorite tools. Corporate acquisitions bring in different strategies and toolsets. Some applications require their own specific or proprietary management utilities.   This proliferation of siloed management technologies and information often prevents centralized views of overall IT ...

Avoid the Blamestorm – APM Integration Made Easy!

By: Kent Erickson>> When you’re solving an application problem it often means bringing the developers and the IT operations teams together to figure out who is going to take a crack at fixing it. And who wants to sit through a blamestorm? A key source of trouble is that each group has a different view of problems. Developers often rely on application notifications from AppDynamics, Dynatrace, or New Relic while good looking, smart, successful IT operations teams use Zenoss. (It’s ...

Top 10 Peer Tips On Selecting Open Source Platforms

By: John Boyle >> In The 2016 State of Open Source Survey, Zenoss collected responses from a wide range of IT professionals. Leveraging Zenoss’ 10-year history within the Open Source software community, this research survey set out to understand how prevalently open source software platforms where being utilized in today’s modern enterprise environments, how the changing tide of hybrid IT system deployments was effecting their adoption and use, as well as the types of workloads and ...

5 Key Takeaways from the 2016 State of Open Source Survey

By: John Boyle >> In The 2016 State of Open Source Survey, Zenoss collected responses from a wide range of IT professionals. Leveraging Zenoss’ 10-year history within the Open Source software community, this research survey set out to understand how prevalently open source software platforms where being utilized in today’s modern enterprise environments, how the changing tide of hybrid IT system deployments was effecting their adoption and use, as well as the types of workloads and ...

Cisco Blog: Strong Momentum with Zenoss

By: Alison Guzzio >> Check out this insightful blog post from Ravi Balakrishnan at Cisco touting the openness of the Cisco ACI Platform, and how their partner ecosystem is helping deliver value to customers. Cisco ACI Ecosystem Builds Strong Momentum with new Security, Monitoring and Orchestration Technology Partners In today’s changing IT landscape, more and more organizations move from on-premise models to cloud-based services, and from Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS) to ...

9 Awesome Values Learned at Zenoss New Employee Orientation (NEO)

By: John Boyle >> I started my new role as Community Manager & Engineer at Zenoss this past July 2016. I was very excited to join this team and I was interested to see what the new hire process was like. I’ve learned over the years that the way a company introduces and enables new employees is a strong indicator of how well the company is run in general. Onboarding is critical to the success of the employee, and in turn, the company. I have to say the immediate onboarding ...

Hybrid: A Reality for Information Technology at VMworld

By: John Boyle >> Another VMworld has concluded and the 2016 event in Las Vegas, Nevada didn’t disappoint. This year’s theme was be_Tomorrow and Zenoss offered a strong and engaging presence at the conference. This year there were a total of 817 sessions this year, up from the 752 sessions last year, with major tracks including Hybrid Cloud, Software-Defined Data Center, Cloud Native Applications, End User Computing, Partner Exchange @ VMworld and Technology Deep Dives & ...