Assuring AWS Applications With Zenoss Service Dynamics
By: Kent Erickson >>
Many Zenoss customers are using Amazon Web Services (AWS) to support a good chunk of their production operations. Zenoss is, too.
In this post, we’ll share with you some of the lessons we’ve learned in how to deliver highly reliable application services hosted on Amazon-supplied resources.
A Wealth of Experience Operating Amazon Instances
Zenoss extensively uses Amazon resources to support customers and develop code.
The servers hosting our Zenoss-as-a...
National IT Professionals Day
Happy National IT Professionals Day! By the time most of the world wakes up and settles in at work, many IT professionals are already bogged down with issues — assessing new directions and creating more efficient processes to improve every facet of business. Not to mention, being the superheroes who safeguard the data centers, networks, and databases all around the world.
We all know that IT is based on three things: people, process, and technology. But without you, IT professionals, our ...
The Sky Isn't Falling in IT Security, as Some Might Suggest
eWEEK | Sean Michael Kerner
The long-held saying that "if it bleeds, it leads" holds true for information security reporting, but it really shouldn't. Reporting on cyber-security can be a somewhat depressing endeavor — given the seemingly endless onslaught of exploits, breaches and statistics that preach doom and gloom on a daily basis. The truth, however, is that modern cyber-security is not all darkness. Read More...
Heartbleed, Shellshock & Still Hurting a Year Later
By: Andrew Kirch >>
It’s been a bit over a year since Heartbleed, which was released in 2014, and was the first in a series of headaches for open source software users. In this two-part interview, I sat down with Susan Sons, senior systems analyst at Indiana University's Center for Applied Cybersecurity Research (CACR), to discuss what went wrong with Heartbleed, Shellshock, and Poodle, and what is being done to fix it.
At CACR, Susan helps NSF-funded science and infrastructure ...
Takeaways From VMworld: Move From the Big 4, Look to Hyperconvergence
By: Kent Erickson >>
Zenoss had a great time at VMworld! We introduced more than 2,000 people to the Intelligent Data Center and managed to give away hundreds of orange foam Zenny zebras.
If you've got an orange Zenny, tweet us a picture to @zenoss! We want to know: Where is Zenny?
Show Takeaway #1: The Time of the Dinosaurs is Past, No More Big 4
It used to be that data center operations software was dominated by BMC, Computer Associates, HP, and IBM/Tivoli. No more. None of ...
DoDIIS Recap: Accelerating Intelligence to Achieve Mission Assurance
By: Adelle Rydman >>
Last week, Zenoss was a sponsor and exhibitor at the Department of Defense Intelligence Information Systems (DoDIIS) Worldwide Conference in San Antonio. Hosted by the Defense Intelligence Agency Chief Information Office (DIA CIO), the 2015 conference's theme, "Accelerating Intelligence Integration-Powered by Innovation & Technology," was designed to highlight the DIA CIO's commitment and intent to unify the defense intelligence infrastructure and informat...
How Orbitz Has Aligned IT Ops and ITSM With ServiceNow & Zenoss
In case you missed the webinar last Wednesday, "How Orbitz Uses ServiceNow & Zenoss to Align IT Ops and ITSM," here is a recap and a link to the recording.
Orbitz is a household name, with its portfolio of consumer brands — CheapTickets, Ebookers.com, Hotelclub Ltd., etc. — as well as managed services for corporate travel. As it is with every industry, the travel industry requires innovation to stay ahead of the curve.
Orbitz continues to deliver faster and more frequently ...