Industry Trends: Network Function Virtualization Impact of CSPs

By: David Stevenson>> Much has been and will continue to be written about the impact of Network Function Virtualization (NFV) of Carrier Service Providers (CSP).  The industry has moved through the phases of initial hype, lab demo, proof of concept, pilot, to real deployments. Along the way, the focus has shifted from the hope of cost saving opportunities through virtualization and use of commodity hardware to operational savings from deploying DevOps methodology to running a network; ...

What Is Open Source Dual Licensing?

By Peter LoBrutto >> Dual licensing is an open source business model where a vendor makes its software available both via an open source license and via a different model that may incur a license fee. Here at Zenoss, we are an open source software company that utilizes a dual licensing approach. One of our offers is released under the GNU General Public License (GPL) version 2 open source license and the other is licensed under a commercial license which is outlined in the Zenoss ...

Zenoss Cares – Volunteering for Thinkery!

By: Anne Cruz >> When our Zenoss Cares team sent out a call for volunteers at Austin's Thinkery, I got really excited.  Thinkery is an evolution of Austin’s Children’s Museum (ACM), and it’s chock full of fun things for kids and parents to do together.  Thinkery is a place where families can connect with ideas through science making it an exciting hot bed of hands on adventure for future innovators. As a parent of a young child, I have directly benefited from their programs, and ...

Financial Services Choose Zenoss To Cut IT Infrastructure Costs Up To 75 Percent

By: Alison Guzzio >> The skyrocketing cost of running data centers has become an increasingly painful operational burden for financial services institutions, as they try to offer new services for clients at an ever-increasing pace. To address this challenge, a growing number of these organizations, both publicly traded and privately held, are turning to hybrid IT. This allows them to take advantage of the speed of cloud deployments while keeping select applications on-premises ...

Training: Imperative for Transformational Objectives

Jorge Zepeda-Godinez >> The widespread business model changes driven in part by the adoption of cloud, open source platforms and software defined networking (SDN) technologies by Carrier Service Providers (CSP) and Enterprises is creating a need for transformational and change management programs focused on people and their skills. The need to pay attention to the people issues and change management programs to support adoption of these technologies has emerged as a critical success ...

Tech Spotlight – Zenoss OpenStack Cloud Monitoring ZenPack

What does the Zenoss ZenPack for OpenStack Do? By: John Boyle >> The OpenStack ZenPack provides granular level monitoring capabilities for popular components, such as Ceph and Cinder Storage, Nova Compute services, and Neutron networking connectivity. These components represent some of the most highly utilized projects in the OpenStack Community according to user survey released in April 2016, which showed an incredible 97% adoption rate for Nova and equally impressive 90% adoption ...

Webinar Invite: 2016 State of Open Source Survey Results Revealed!

The 2016 State of Open Source Survey results are in! You're Invited! Zenoss received a tremendous global response from a wide range of IT professionals from across industries, and you’re invited to be among the first to engage with us as we reveal the results for the first time. When: Wednesday, August 24th, 2016 at 2pm CST Attend this this webinar to learn: 1. How pervasive open source adoption is across various industries 2. How satisfied IT organizations are with open source ...