Feast of Sharing is Caring
As Zenoss wraps up another amazing year, we can pause and reflect on all of the things we're grateful for: our talented team, our wonderful customers, and the opportunity to release new products that are changing the way global companies practice IT.
This spirit of gratitude is something we strive to maintain throughout the year. We contribute to the communities where we live and work. Each of us has individual projects and organizations we support. As an expression of our core value ...
Why Monitoring Is Important (and How to Fly Home Safely)
While many of you already know exactly why monitoring is crucial to a successful enterprise, I also bet that many of you have to explain it to others on a regular basis. Perhaps you get questions from finance, the C-suite, and peers asking why you have to invest the time and resources into monitoring. Perhaps you've been asked, “Why can’t we just get by with 'good enough' or point tools?”
It's a fair question that doesn't often have a succinct answer--until now, thanks to a client I ...
IT Evolution: Linking Applications to Infrastructure
By: Kent Erickson >>
Everyone in IT knows that our organizations need us to move more rapidly. Application developers are adopting DevOps practices and Agile processes, operations teams are incorporating cloud resources alongside common converged infrastructures, and everyone is automating processes.
But it’s not enough to get individually faster. We need to collaborate. In this article I’ll show you how we combine application information from the New Relics software analytics ...
To Suite or Not To Suite, That Is the Question
By: Peter LoBrutto >>
If I may paraphrase Shakespeare’s Hamlet for a moment, there comes a time when every enterprise software customer must face a strategic decision: should we purchase multiple point products from one or more vendors and stitch them together to meet our needs? Or should we purchase a product suite from a single vendor to try and meet our needs? There are pros and cons to each approach. Let’s take a cursory look.
Purchasing and stitching together multiple point ...
Introduction to SCADA Security
By: Andrew Kirch >>
Recently, I sat down with Susan Sons — whom I interviewed in a recent post — and Phil Salkie, manager at Jenariah LLC, who has more than 20 years of experience in industrial automation controls systems. The topic of discussion was supervisory control and data acquisition (SCADA), Stuxnet, and security.
SCADA is the central nervous system of any industrial control (IC) system. It receives reports from programmable logic controllers (PLCs), which make ...
Survey Results: Automation With Converged Infrastructure Delivers Great Customer Service
By: Kent Erickson >>
Each year, Zenoss surveys hundreds of organizations about their use of converged infrastructure – those packaged combinations of compute, storage, network, and virtualization that are increasingly powering the intelligent data center. The 2015 survey results are in, and we’re sharing them in the 2015 State of Converged Infrastructure Report.
I was excited that the survey showed how people are achieving operations agility with their converged infrastructure. ...
Zenoss Loves Zenoss
By: Nick Turner >>
If you have been working in IT long enough, you are bound to have had the dreaded day where you are told via ticket or in person that the network is down. I know I have run into this scenario a few times in my career, and each time the goal is always to understand the scope of the problem, identify the root cause, and restore communication as soon as possible.
We use Zenoss Service Dynamics (ZSD) to monitor our internal infrastructure, as we should be! The real-t...