Apparently Coté’s upstairs neighbors were having a party last night and he could not sleep. That’s good for us because as a result he bookmarked a long list IT systems management stories. Several of those picked my interest:
- Is User Monitoring The Next Wave In Enterprise App Management?
Nice overview. Forgets to mention Moniforce (now Oracle UXInsight). Also, when they say that “it doesn’t get any easier than installing a bunch of appliances in your network”, I’d like to see them install an appliance that decrypts HTTPS traffic in a bank. Tell me how easy that was.
- Network and IT management platforms : 2007: Products of the Year: SearchNetworking.com
How about this as a PR challenge for HP. A silver award is not shabby but how do you spin the fact that the gold went to a free product?
- Mapping HP Software to the Data Center Automation Blueprint
Nice overview. Quite a few changes (at least at this high level) since I left, mostly from Opsware integration. WRT the security question at the end, don’t hold your breath. But you never know. How many Ping could you buy for the price of one EDS?
- Microsoft targets CA, HP with new management attack – Network World
Already commented on this here. I doubt anybody at HP is surprised.
- Jeff’s Professional Side » Blog Archive » Vendors, Open Source, and Hypocrisy
As I already commented at the bottom of this post (look for the “UPDATED 2008/5/15” section), “if a given SNMP agent works with HP, IBM, BMC and CA you will probably save yourself time in the long run by finding a way to support it (even if it is not spec-compliant) rather than getting the vendor to change”.