Mission Complete! Zenoss Represents and Gives Back at DoDIIS 2016

By: Chad Wall >> Zenoss successfully completed its mission at the Defense Intelligence Agency (DIA) 2016 Department of Defense Intelligence Information Systems (DoDIIS) Worldwide Conference, held at the Georgia World Congress Center in downtown Atlanta. Over 2,000 participants attended this year’s conference, which featured over 300 exhibits from across the world, including a broad range of government, military, civilian and industry partners. In fact, that is what makes DoDIIS ...

Kanban Capacity Management Made Easy

By: Kent Erickson>>  Is “over-provision and forget” your approach to capacity management? A recent article from The Register suggests that it’s all too common. According to the article, only about 15% of organizations proactively manage resource capacity, and only half even have threshold alerting. There’s nothing like a good fire drill, trying to figure out which server in a key application is hurting, is there? Why do we rely on instinct and fire alarms? The article named ...

Zenoss Welcomes New Community Manager

By: Alison Guzzio >> We are very pleased to announce that John Boyle has joined Zenoss as our new Community Manager and Engineer! The mission of the Zenoss Community is to advance product quality and capabilities,  be the defacto standard hub of engagement and drive innovation for our Zenoss Core, Enterprise and ZaaS users and open-source developers. Community stands out as one of the top criteria for choosing an open-source platform as well as one of the top reasons ...

Tech Spotlight – MicroSoft Azure Cloud Monitoring ZenPack

By: John Boyle >> What does the Zenoss ZenPack for Microsoft Azure Do? The Azure ZenPack is major step forward in hybrid cloud monitoring, giving IT Operations insights into the health of all critical services running on the Azure platform. This includes service-asset relationships to expedite root cause analysis and shorten mean time to resolution. Why is it impactful to my business and Cloud infrastructure? Microsoft Corp.’s Windows Azure continues to gain momentum within the ...

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 applications? (Cisco ACI is short for Cisco Application Centric Infrastructure.)   ...