Layer Models Are Alive and Well

Layer Models are Alive and Well

Many have made the claim that the ISO 7-layer model is dead, and since it’s been around since the 1970’s it’s easy to understand why. But that doesn’t mean ALL layer models are dead. In fact, a layer model remains an easy way to quickly...

Monitoring is Not Just Diagnosis

Performance Monitoring Is Not Just About Diagnosis

Monitoring is one of the most critical aspects of IT administration and management. Various means can be adopted for performance monitoring — many administrators use a commercial monitoring solution, others rely on open source tools (e.g., Nagios...

Five Myths of Virtualization Management

The virtualization market has seen a dramatic growth in the last few years. Many recent industry surveys have pointed that a majority of enterprises are over 30% virtualized. Monitoring and management has become crucial as virtualization further...