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Quest Software Enhances Kace Systems Management Appliance
The all in one, mid-market systems management appliance.
itmanagement  kace  dell  smb  quest 
september 2018 by cote
New Cloud Unicorn: PagerDuty Scores $1.3 Billion Valuation In $90 Million Round
“The company says it passed $100 million in annual recurring revenue in recent months”
monitoring  itmanagement  revenue  funding  pagerduty 
september 2018 by cote
ITIL® Vs. DevOps! 25 Influential Experts Share Their Insights (Is ITIL® Agile Enough?)
“Let’s think about control. I’d struggle to find any engineers operating within a DevOps mindset eschew control of their production systems. I encourage the use of a CMDB, but again, it’s live, automatically updated, and software-based. It’s called a Chef server. Similarly, ITIL places a strong emphasis on configuration. Teams I have built do the same. All changes to the system are made in code, go through a peer review process, are automatically tested, and rolled out in a recordable, repeatable, and auditable manner. I encourage tracking of all changes that are made to the system. To do that, I use git and I track problems and resolution in a ticketing system. That could be Jira or Zendesk. When it comes to risk management, compliance, and security, again, I turn to the Chef ecosystem. Chef Compliance, as part of the Chef automation system, provides ways to specify compliance requirements as testable specification, which can then be used for audit and management.”

All that configuration management, logging, and automation gives what’s needed for ITIL-level tracking.
itil  devops  itmanagement  chef 
august 2018 by cote
Broadcom can’t get there from here
“The tiny margin in CA’s enterprise software business, which contrasts with its richly profitable mainframe division, won’t help Broadcom hit its projected EBITDA targets, no matter how many ‘adjustments’ are made. In fact, the division stands in the way.”
broadcom  ca  itmanagement  m&a  integration 
august 2018 by cote
Micro Focus belches as it struggles to digest HPE Software
"Operational difficulties fed into the financial results for Micro Focus's half-year ended 30 April 2018 with sales down 8 per cent year-on-year to $1.974bn. Nearly all of the revenue lines were down with the exception of subscription and SaaS.

Licence sales dropped 18.4 per cent to $396.4m, maintenance was down 3.5 per cent to $1.109bn, and consulting dropped 27.5 per cent $149.9m."

Also, SUSE revenue: "The top line number included an $182.9m contribution in sales from SUSE, which Micro Focus is offloading to a private equity biz for $2.53bn, and was 17.2 per cent higher than a year earlier."
revenue  itmanagement  hpe  qtr_calls  hp  suse 
july 2018 by cote
Weirdest. Acquisition. Ever. Broadcom buys CA Technologies
Broadcom buying CA for US$18.9bn. "Mainframe solutions dominate CA’s income, pulling nearly $2.2bn in the 2017-2018 financial year, followed by its enterprise solutions segment at $1.75bn and services at $311m."
ca  broadcom  m&a  chipa  revenue  itmanagement 
july 2018 by cote
Preliminary Analysis of the Site Reliability Engineer Survey
If the response takes too long to get to your phone, the system might as well be "unavailable":

'If a page takes too long to load a user will consider it to be unavailable. I realized after the fact the nuances of this were not considered in the phrasing of one of our questions. We asked “What service level indicators are most important for your services?” Three of the options were end-user response time, latency, and availability. I view availability as the system up or down, latency as delays before a response is generated and end-user response time as how long before the user received the information they wanted. If an error message appears or the page fails to load, an application is unavailable. If a page takes 10 seconds to load, it’s available but incredibly frustrating to use. For SREs availability means more than is a system up or down. If the response time or latency exceeds a certain threshold the application is considered unavailable.'
sre  monitoring  metrics  itmanagement  availability  SLAs  suveys 
july 2018 by cote
Monitoring SRE's Golden Signals
Lists out how to get the metrics from various systems and software.
sre  monitoring  metrics  itmanagement 
july 2018 by cote
NASA faces ‘significant’ IT management weaknesses, GAO says
‘GAO seems to concur with the IG’s assessment. “Until NASA addresses these [IT governance] weaknesses, it will face increased risk of investing in duplicative investments or may miss opportunities to ensure investments perform as intended,” the report states.’

Must be tough for the CIO types over there with that report.
govt  nasa  deathmarch  itmanagement  process  scandal 
may 2018 by cote
Reading Up on Observability and Monitoring – Adron Hall
“key in understanding the difference in monitoring — the combing of data to determine the state or well-being of a system — versus observability — the view into and understanding of the state of events within a system.”
monitoring  itmanagement  observability 
february 2018 by cote
Meltdown and Spectre underscore the ongoing need for infrastructure automation
"In the Cloud Foundry scenario, these are embodied by BOSH to automate the infrastructure resource, namely VMs, container clusters, virtual storage and networks, configuration and deployment and Concourse for the development pipeline. Together, these enable organizations to rapidly and consistently patch all applications using the PaaS environment. Together, these enable organizations to rapidly and consistently patch all applications using the PaaS environment."
security  patching  cloudfoundry  BOSH  itmanagement  cloudnative 
january 2018 by cote
Infrastructure Readiness? It's time to get realistic
Check in on how the IT department thinks it's doing, minus custom software development.
modernization  planning  itmanagement  hardware  surveys 
september 2015 by cote
MyIT 2.0 Gains Velocity, Lands 130,000-Seat Customer Deal | On The Mark
MyIT 2.0 started shipping at the end of April, and is already off to a fast start with nearly $5M in deals during BMC’s fourth quarter — including major telecom, financial services, transportation and consumer packaged goods customers. BMC expects MyIT 2.0 will generate $10 million per quarter in revenue going forward, with pull-through revenue for other parts of our business.
via:ifttt  from:tumblr  bmc  momentum  MyIT  itmanagement  numbers  link  tumblr:link 
june 2014 by cote
What is Going to Replace the Legacy Management Frameworks? | The Virtualization Practice
Pretty good piece from Harzog: Management frameworks are dead because they have been unable to keep up with the pace of innovation in the enterprise computing industry. Management frameworks will be replaced by ecosystems of cooperating vendors that each reuse each others unique data through a common big data back end. Splunk is the first (but not the last) vendor to offer such a back end and to pursue such an ecosystem strategy. From what I can tell, you could slot Boundary in as a hub there too.
via:ifttt  from:tumblr  itmanagement  systemsmanagement  splunk  boundary  frameworks  ecosystems  fragmentation  link  tumblr:link 
october 2013 by cote
Arista Looking for Love in IT Places | Light Reading
"We are not developing loads upon loads of features. We aren't talking about that," says Doug Gourlay, VP of marketing for Arista. "This is very focused feature development that is designed to solve the workflow problems or our IT customers -- coupled with the ability to partner with best-of-breed companies for load balancing, security, VPNs, gateways -- all the things our customers need."
sdn  arista  itmanagement  networking  partners 
august 2013 by cote
BMC buys Partnerpedia for secure app-store technology
"Partnerpedia's AppZone software gives IT departments the ability to make volume purchases of applications from sources such as Apple's iTunes store and push them into a private catalog for company use, said Geoff Mair, senior director of product development for BMC and founder of Partnerpedia."
m&a  mobile  BMC  itmanagement  apps 
august 2013 by cote
VMware comes of Age as a Cloud Management Software VendorThe Virtualization Practice
"the current state of the management software world is that what most customers own directly impedes them from achieving the operational agility and operations expense savings that should fuel the next wave of virtualization and cloud computing. "
vmware  itmanagement 
october 2012 by cote
Splunk now at $3.3B market cap
splunk  itmanagement  valuation  ifttt  tumblr  tumblr:photo  photo 
april 2012 by cote
Sevin Rosen Portfolio Firm Splunk Files For IPO |
Splunk Files For IPO - it'll be fun and enlightening to poor over their financials!
ipo  theweek  itmanagement 
january 2012 by cote
Q&A: Microsoft's Bob Muglia details cloud strategy
Muglia has a unique and interesting exec style in these kinds of Q&As. He and IBM's Steve Mills mix together business and technology well, all at the same time subtly selling their respective companies well. Here, Muglia talks about customers plans to migrating to the cloud (mostly email right now); the problem with Google & IBM in enterprise cloud computing (one lacks enterprise-, while the other lacks consumer-experience); Big Data & analysts; early usage of the Azure appliance (Microsoft's private PaaS).
devops  cloud  quotes  BobMuglia  itmanagement  Microsoft  BPOS  Exchange  email  Azure 
october 2010 by cote
Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer: 'Cloud will automate millions of IT jobs' - Mobile
'Ballmer said 20 to 25 million people worldwide work in the IT business, either with vendors or in-house IT departments. "There's a chunk of that, 10 to 15 per cent, whose jobs will be automated in new ways as a consequence of moving to the cloud," he added.'
via:gigaompro  cloud  microsoft  automation  quotes  numbers  itmanagement  layoffs 
october 2010 by cote bolsters ITSM SaaS offering
"What's interesting with this release is it's becoming clear that instead of just sticking with just the service desk, wants to branch out into other parts of IT management. … It's trying to get toward one hosted service that orchestrates all of the pieces for you," Cote says. With runbook automation, for example, "it's providing the beginning of a tool you would need to draw out processes, such as provisioning a new user. You can model out the process, see where humans get involved and where automation kicks in," he says.
redmonkpressquote  servicedesk  automation  redmonkclients  itmanagement  itmanagementguys 
october 2010 by cote
IT pros explore SaaS-based infrastructure monitoring
“Monitoring will probably always require something on-premise, but you can secure connections between the data center and the cloud pretty well, so it probably shouldn’t be an issue,” said Coté.
Nimsoft  SaaS  itmanagement  hosted  AccelOps  redmonkpressquotes 
september 2010 by cote
Open source systems management tools slideshow
RT @mstansberry: Open source systems management slideshow with @cote @downpourcs @zenoss Pros, cons, skills needed ...
itmanagement  opensource  surveys  numbers  redmonkpressquotes 
september 2010 by cote
New entry into cloud computing
On vCloud competing with OpenStack - “With the popularity of VMware and maturity of the company, I'm sure it'd be on the private-cloud shortlist,” said Michael Coté, an analyst with RedMonk, in an online chat.
Rackspace  vmworld  VMWare  vCloud  OpenStack  itmanagement  cloud  redmonkpressquote 
august 2010 by cote
IBM Acquires BigFix for Data Centers
"BigFix's platform includes a range of modules for areas such as patch management, security configurations and power management. The software's workload is distributed over all devices under management, and a special query language BigFix developed minimizes performance hits to the machines under management, according to its Web site."
redmonkpressquotes  Tivoli  patchmgmt  assetmgmt  BigFix  compliance  IBM  itmanagement  itmanagementguys 
july 2010 by cote
Netflix migrating more infrastructure to Amazon Web Services
"In a nutshell, Netflix’s movie lists, search, movie transcoding and recommendation system will be powered by Amazon Web Services (AWS). By offloading infrastructure to AWS, Netflix’s tech team will focus more on the user experience. Netflix is also migrating movie and member data crunching to AWS."
cloudcases  netflix  amazon  cloud  itmanagement  itmanagementguys  via:EnterpriseIrregulars 
may 2010 by cote
VMForce: Why? What? How? - Blog
VMWare's cloud for Java, as speculated post-SpringSource - - interesting to outsource to SF - better capex for VMWare?
cloud  java  itmanagement  itmanagementguys  VMWare  Salesforce  Spring 
april 2010 by cote
Why Now: The recent acquisition of Nimsoft by Computer Associates | AccelOps
"The recent acquisition of Nimsoft by Computer Associates, and leading venture firm New Enterprise Associates’s investment into ScienceLogic (both companies in the Availability and Performance Management of Datacenters) validate the point: datacenter and cloud computing markets are growing and a new way of managing these environments is urgently needed."
via:email  itmanagementguys  AccelOps  itmanagement  m&a  redmonkclients 
april 2010 by cote
ITSM Weekly The Podcast (Week 4) - Blog - ServiceSphere
Finishing up catching up on ITSM Weekly The Podcast, now down to two episodes I ain't hear, episode 3 and 4 -
ITSM  podcasts  itmanagement  itmanagementguys 
april 2010 by cote
Microsoft's 'almost ready' Azure set for April delivery?
Developers! Get ready for some exciting pricing confusion and spreadsheet magic in your future: "The service bus will now be charged per application or service connection at a rate of $3.99 per connections a month, instead of the previous "message operations" charge. Microsoft also plans to make connection packs available priced in batches of five, 25, 100 and 500 connections starting at $9.95 and going up to $995.00. Access Control, meanwhile, will be charged by number of transactions instead of "message operations" at a rate of $1.99 per 100,000 transactions." Come to think of it, a product that helped estimate and optimize your cloud payments for stuff like that would be good. Nice SalesForce, IPP, etc. add on.
Microsoft  cloud  Azure  confusion  pricing  PaaS  itmanagement  itmanagementguys 
january 2010 by cote
ongoing · Doing It Wrong
"What I’m writing here is the single most important take-away from my Sun years, and it fits in a sentence: The community of developers whose work you see on the Web, who probably don’t know what ADO or UML or JPA even stand for, deploy better systems at less cost in less time at lower risk than we see in the Enterprise. This is true even when you factor in the greater flexibility and velocity of startups."
via:EnterpriseIrregulars  TimBray  EnterpriseSoftware  customers  web  devops  devrel  itmanagement  itmanagementguys 
january 2010 by cote
ITSM Fusion 2010 Talk Submission - Deadline January 29, 2010
I went to this last year, it was pretty good if you're into the topic. There were *a lot* of sponsored and vendor centric talks. If you're thinking of presenting: getting cloud people to go sell to enterprise IT old schoolers would be interesting, as well as virtualization.
ITSM  Fusion2010  callforpapers  conferences  itmanagement 
december 2009 by cote
Spiceworks Heads Upstream And Abroad With Latest Update - Network Computing
These guys are set to go after medium to large businesses in 2010: multi-site monitoring, now up to 1,000 nodes, SQL Server monitoring, "over 800,000 registered users," help desk improvements (rules for routing and grouping tickets), network topology customizations. Impressive as always.
spiceworks  spiceworks4.5  itmanagement  itmanagementguys  free  austin  monitoring  helpdesk  redmonkclients 
december 2009 by cote
HP products target hybrid cloud computing
HP "is expected to introduce an updated version of its Operations Orchestration software, which can now extend the product's automated provisioning and de-provisioning capabilities into Amazon Elastic Compute Cloud (EC2). The software, sold as a license and deployed on customer premises, enables IT administrators to automate the process of provisioning virtual resources. HP executives say the added features will let companies using both internal and external clouds standardize on provisioning and de-provisioning workflows."
itmanagement  itmanagementguys  via:twitter  via:AndiMan  DeniseDubie  cloud  Amazon  provisioning  HP  automation 
december 2009 by cote
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