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The Journey to AIOps

“I&O leaders should use AIOps platforms for refining performance analysis across the application life cycle, as well as for augmenting IT service management and automation.” Gartner 2019 I’ve been writing about automating event management for the last 20 years and although the title AIOps (artificial intelligence for IT operations) has been a fairly recent addition the […]

Amazon EC2 Monitoring using Nagios XI

Is your Nagios renewal coming up or do you need Nagios support? Let us quote and we will guarantee to beat your normal price. Recently I have been looking at various different tool’s capabilities with regards to cloud monitoring and in my tests I had a look at Amazon EC2 (Elastic Compute Cloud) monitoring using […]

Searching for the Holy Grail

Ever since I started deploying enterprise system management (ESM) solutions the Holy Grail has been finding a methodology for Rapid Deployment. Twenty to twenty-five years ago a typical project would not be counted in days or hours but months and years. I spent a pleasant 9 months in Frankfurt deploying Tivoli and when I left […]

Danshari – The age of minimalist monitoring

Danshari is a Japanese concept meaning to declutter. It is formed of 3 ideograms (断捨離), meaning “refuse”, “dispose” and “separate”. I’m reading a book at the moment called Goodbye Things by Fumio Sasaki in which he shares his personal minimalist experience, offering specific tips on the minimizing process and revealing how the new minimalist movement […]