Since the inception of the modern software industry in the mid-1980s, the management software industry has been led by the big four: IBM, BMC, HP, and CA. Due to the needs of the software-defined data center and the cloud, a new set of leaders and innovators has emerged. This post will cover the new leaders, and my next post will cover the new innovators.
The word is that Larry Ellison, the Emperor Palpatine (or Darth Sidious, if you prefer) of the software industry, has given up his CEO title at Oracle. This is a good time to revisit his legacy and contributions to the technology industry. Continue reading Emperor Palpatine (Larry Ellison) Retires
There are three use cases for log analysis: security, IT Operations, and application management. In this post, we drill down into how to use log analysis, the various complementary apps, and integrations from various APM and AA-IPM partners that can be used to manage applications and their performance. Continue reading Managing Application Performance with Log Analysis
On September 2, 2014, Compuware announced that it has agreed to become acquired by private equity firm Thoma Bravo for approximately $2.5 billion. This casts into sharp relief the fate of the old and new players in the application performance management (APM) market and gives Compuware a choice of which to be.
Today at VMworld, VMware announced a new name for its management suite, vRealize Suite, and several new offerings. Continue reading VMware Announces vRealize Suite — The Cloud Management Platform
Every time we as an industry come up with a wonderful innovation, we tend to deploy that innovation before we have the ability to manage it in production. This occurred with the first round of data center virtualization—and resulted in an entirely new category of operations management solutions. But these new solutions did not arrive until several years after CPU and memory virtualization had become widely adopted. Gigamon and VMware seem determined to break this cycle with their joint announcement addressing the question of NSX visibility.