Choices, Choices: Application Impact Models

By: Kent Erickson>> Remember how I explained that the Zenoss Live Model helps by automatically tracking connections between the things in your data center? (Part One and Two) Well, when it comes to modeling application impact you need to be in control to get the right results.  Impact models are the patented invention in the Service Impact feature of Zenoss Service Dynamics. Events are intelligently and automatically correlated across the application nodes to identify root causes, ...

Today’s IT Leaders Drive Their “AND” Strategy to Success!

By: Brian Wilson >> IT leaders today are tasked with one simple directive – make sure everything works all the time. Sure, that is flippant, but the reality is not that far from the literal. We used to get away with telling our line of business owners that they could have reliable at the cost of some performance. That services could be failure tolerant but we needed time and more money to set it up. And that sure, all the functionality requested could be delivered but they just needed ...

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 ...