Not Everything Stays In Vegas – Top Zenoss Takeaways from Cisco Live

By: John Boyle >> Most happenings that go on in Las Vegas stay in Vegas but Cisco Live 2016 was so fantastic Zenoss just has to share with the world. Some of the fantastic highlights were learning tracks on the Internet of Things (IoT), security, network transformation, mobility, celebrity guest speakers such as Kevin Spacey and innovation discussed and displayed in the classroom and on the conference floor. This year Team Zenoss again showed up ready to engage with a powerful ...

6 Impactful Ways to Manage Your Data Center Like a Cloud – ACI at Cisco Live

By: Kent Erickson>>At Cisco Live I helped several hundred people understand how Cisco Application Centric Infrastructure (ACI) and Zenoss solutions work together. We explored the question “How can I manage my data center more like a cloud?” And of course, the cloud is the biggest fluffy terror for many people in IT. Well, that and those Monty Python Holy Grail rabbits with nasty, big, pointy teeth! During the presentations I asked attendees to raise their hands if they’d ever ...

Does Cisco ACI Work With Docker Applications?

By: Kent Erickson>> Zenoss participated in the Cisco DevNet press briefings on Day 1 at CiscoLive 16. Seven years of working closely with Cisco APIs, documentation, emulators, test labs, and validation suites makes for an interesting story. During the briefings, Antone Gonsalves, director of News at TechTarget, asked me a really interesting question: Does Cisco ACI work with Docker application? (Cisco ACI is short for Cisco Application Centric Infrastructure.)   A ...

Giant Silver Lozenge Heralds Zenoss Arrival at Cisco Live US

By: Kent Erickson>> Zenoss is (of course!) exhibiting at Cisco Live US in Las Vegas. Here’s six key things you’ll learn at our booth #1037. Find the Airstream and You’ll find Zenoss We rented a trailer for the week, wrapped our logo around it and filled it with foam zebras. It’s certainly going to be easy to find the Zenoss booth this year. Stop and visit! Cisco UCS Performance Manager is built by Zenoss The odds are pretty good that if you’re running your datace...

Monitoring Video Quality of Experience

By: David Stevenson>> Video continues to grow as a proportion of network traffic and SOPRIS Technologies has been working with Carrier Service Providers (cable, DSL, satellite and wireless) to build solutions for monitoring the end to end user Quality of Experience linked to actionable insights on network performance. The convergence of IPTV and OTT is evident with Apple now the number 3 Set Top Box (STB) vendor after consolidation of STB manufacturers and rise in the use of ...

Project Automation Helps Me Automate Myself

By: Michael Brown>> My VP suggested that I automate myself through project automation. “You want me to do what?” I thought. She went on to ask me to consider my wealth of experience in this profession and highlighted that I could be better leveraged and could increase my overall productivity, if I would just consider project automation. The vision was about increasing company and personal value by maximizing the greatest skills of an individual.   I thought I knew this ...

Is Every Large Company Becoming a Software Company?

By: Kent Erickson>> Rodrigo Flores posed a Twitter question “If every large company is becoming a software company, but the executive suite doesn’t have background, how do they manage?” Wayne Greene and I chimed in with a few opinions, but I left unsatisfied. It’s great to talk to smart people on Twitter, but really hard to make a coherent point when you’re restricted to short sentences. Whenever someone asks a question in a headline, you know the answer is “No.” ...