Archive for the ‘ Cloud’ Category

Turbonomic: A performance tool that pays for itself

I’ve been involved with Event Management and more recently AIOps products for over 30 years and in this time, I’ve written several presentations and blogs on how to secure a Return on Investment (ROI) for the software we are implementing or selling. Many of these cases rely on an understanding of the cost of an […]

Lowering the cost of your Cloud Migration with Turbonomic

“COVID-19 accelerated digitization as organizations were forced to innovate rapidly in response to a combination of regulations (e.g., working from home) and a rapidly changing business environment.” – IDC Worldwide Whole Cloud Forecast, 2020-2024 When Orb Data became a Turbonomic business partner we did so primarily for its ability to stitch business-critical applications to the […]

The History of the Operating System – From paper tape to Red Hat OpenShift

I’ve been thinking about operating systems a fair bit recently. A few months back I wrote a blog about CentOS being discontinued, Orb Data has just become a Red Hat partner, last week I ordered a copy of the recently released AmigaOS 3.2 for my 1980’s Commodore Amiga and apparently Microsoft has released Windows 11. […]

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 […]