“key in understanding the difference in monitoring — the combing of data to determine the state or well-being of a system — versus observability — the view into and understanding of the state of events within a system.”
Original source: Reading Up on Observability and Monitoring – Adron Hall
“In the Cloud Foundry scenario, these are embodied by BOSH to automate the infrastructure resource, namely VMs, container clusters, virtual storage and networks, configuration and deployment and Concourse for the development pipeline. Together, these enable organizations to rapidly and consistently patch all applications using the PaaS environment. Together, these enable organizations to rapidly and consistently patch all applications using the PaaS environment.”
Original source: Meltdown and Spectre underscore the ongoing need for infrastructure automation
While large monitoring vendors like New Relic and AppDynamics are taking a platform approach, where they continue to add capabilities to a unified product, Idera’s strategy is to offer separate product lines.
If they look to expand beyond one or two products, most systems management companies end up being a collection of un-integrated products. It often makes more sense to do so as the products are used by different staff for different things. Also, most systems management companies are done through acquisitions, not organic development. Lacing in a framework of tools across Windows, Java, Linux, SaaS, and whatever else is tough.
It’d be cool if all that weren’t case for sure.
Nancy Gohring’s recent report on Idera also has a business update:
Idera has 20,000 paying customers and draws from a pool of over 60,000 users of its free offerings. Average selling price varies by product, ranging from $500,000 to $1m for Precise products, and about $10,000 for Idera SQL and Uptime Infrastructure Monitor. It expects revenue of roughly $100m this year.
Number of customers:
- 2014: 250
- 2015: 297
- 2016YTD: 315
- 2016E: 365
From a report by Nancy Gohring.
Check in on how the IT department thinks it’s doing, minus custom software development.
Infrastructure Readiness? It’s time to get realistic
MyIT 2.0 started shipping at the end of April, and is already off to a fast start with nearly $5M in deals during BMC’s fourth quarter — including major telecom, financial services, transportation and consumer packaged goods customers. BMC expects MyIT 2.0 will generate $10 million per quarter in revenue going forward, with pull-through revenue for other parts of our business.
And, back in my, the company said it had over 900 SaaS customers across it’s SaaS portfolio.
Self-service IT to bring in $10m/qtr for BMC
Pretty good piece from Harzog:
Management frameworks are dead because they have been unable to keep up with the pace of innovation in the enterprise computing industry. Management frameworks will be replaced by ecosystems of cooperating vendors that each reuse each others unique data through a common big data back end. Splunk is the first (but not the last) vendor to offer such a back end and to pursue such an ecosystem strategy.
From what I can tell, you could slot Boundary in as a hub there too.
Ecosystems over frameworks and platforms, in systems management