Resources tagged "Author: Michael Ell"

Monitoring Tools: Getting the Focus Right

Monitoring Tools: Getting the Focus Right

I work with a lot of clients helping them to understand the monitoring capabilities that they have, how they are using them, and where they may have deficiencies or duplication in their monitoring tooling. In many cases, these clients have entire collections of tools that look like the top 10 […]

Leveraging Wire Data Visibility for Monitoring

Leveraging Wire Data Visibility for Monitoring

Visibility, at its simplest level, is the ability to instrument or observe an environment. This allows us to gain access to data which describes its state and performance characteristics. You can describe monitoring as the use of this data to identify situations of interest. From there you can then drive […]

4 Reasons to Assess Your Monitoring Strategy and 1 Reason To Not

4 Reasons to Assess Your Monitoring Strategy and 1 Reason To Not

Monitoring is an interesting subject. You need to have it but it is rarely true that it represents core business. For many organizations, it is just another cost of doing business. As a result, it doesn’t always get the focus that it should have. This is despite the level of […]

Network Change and Configuration Management – A process, not a thing…

Network Change and Configuration Management – A process, not a thing…

All too often, concepts such as Network Change and Configuration Management are treated as a “thing”, which translates to a product or tool, when really they are a process that utilizes automation technologies and tools to allow the capabilities associated with NCCM to be realized. When this happens, there can […]

NCCM and the unfulfilled promise of closed loop remediation

NCCM and the unfulfilled promise of closed loop remediation

There are a lot of benefits to Network Configuration and Change Management (NCCM) not the least of which are visibility, control and change automation. But the “Holy Grail” that is often pointed to is the ability to do closed loop remediation where the tools can be used to detect change, […]

Change is Changing, and the need to Manage IT Change

Change is Changing, and the need to Manage IT Change

Do you know how all the stuff in your enterprise fits together to produce business results? Your ability to control Quality of service, compliance with industry regulations, and to ensure that cost of service is optimized is directly driven by configuration and change information and automation. Configuration management encompasses the […]