Jul 20 2008

Linux Symposium

As Tom and I will be heading to Ottawa for OLS Tomorrow you can expect some active blogging here this week..

That is if we can manage to find quality Wifi and our batteries last long enough..
before we find power :)

Anyway .. I`ll be heading to the Virtualization Mini Summit on tuesday, and then of to the big conference.

I`ll be presenting twice, once on the miniconf about openQRM4 and Tom and I will be presenting our findings comparing different monitoring tools such as Nagios, Hyperic, Zabbix , Zenoss and others at OLS itselve.

But don't hesitate to talk to me about other interresting topics such as MySQL or Drupal :)

Now first we have to cross a couple of borders, and an ocean :)

Jul 10 2008

Fired because of Open Source

When Dana Blankenhorn asked yesterday if Open Source was one of the reasons why Diane Greene was fired at VMWare I had to smile a bit .. obviously the economy is changing and Open Source is a real competitor to proprietary software ... but to fire the CEO , nah .

Firing developers that are working on an almost obsolete product however is a relevant thing to do. IBM just let go 150 , 30 of which in their Tivoli department.

Tools such as Tivoli, HP OpenView (what were they smoking when they chose that name) , and others are obviously feeling the heat from opensource. With frameworks such as Nagios and tools such as Zabbix, Zenoss and HypericHQ their fate has been written already .

Apr 21 2008

Groundwork should be afraid

It seems that Groundworks is afraid
of John. And with reason. I looked into their product and hmm.. well.. I`m not gonna use the words John used.

But given the fact that hey manage to break a working apache setup during their installation, fail to create a working installer and create RPMs that require environment variables to be set before you can install them ..

Well my expectations were lowered drastically. Oh and when you register at their site.. expect to be bothered by supportive sales people. Multiple times :(

Most people are talking about Hyperic, Zenoss , openNMS, Nagios and Groundwork, weird that Zabbix is almost never in that list .. yet