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Michael Jannery

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Customized Polling - Customized Reasons When meeting with potential new customers, I’m frequently asked “do you have customized polling?”  As we all learned in life, the question is often less telling than WHY the question was asked. I answer: “Of course, we have customized polling – what enterprise class solution (or even mid-range tool) wouldn’t?” But the next part of the conversation, when I asked “why do you ask?” usually reveals four different backgrounds to the question: They have been using an open source tool which is little more than a scripting engine pointed at network management. Effectively, they are developing their own network management tool one function and one script at a time.  Some companies like to do this.  Certainly their network ops people do – they are tinkerers.  As such, tinkering with polling intervals is fun and fills their day.  And if ... (more)

Scaling with Distributed Pollers By @MJannery | @CloudExpo [#SDN #Cloud]

Enterprise in Disguise - Scaling with Distributed Pollers Not all network management solutions are alike, even though they may sound that way sometimes. A sure sign of a network management tool trying to pass itself off as an enterprise solution is when it implements distributed polling as a way to scale. These systems scale server capacity by adding distributed pollers, each sharing a portion of the overall CPU load. But any network monitoring architect can tell you that the bottleneck in infrastructure management is I/O to the database. Having multiple pollers simultaneously se... (more)

Will @Avaya Redefine Software Defined Networking? By @Entuity | @CloudExpo [#Cloud #SDN]

Will Avaya Redefine Software Defined Networking (SDN)? Avaya’s belated entry into the SDN arena is intriguing; they combine late entry with a new appliance – the Open Networking Adapter (ONA).  The ONA being an Open vSwitch in a box, rather than its usual deployment as part of a server virtualization installation.  The idea of providing a small form-factor, low cost, SDN capable switch is appealing in that it allows easy extension of the SDN management domain to individual appliances – allowing zero-touch provisioning of security, QoS, etc. One question that springs to mind is wh... (more)

Is Your Network Toxic to Your Business By @MJannery | @CloudExpo [#SDN #Cloud]

There’s a lot more happening on your network than you think, and it could be costing you real money.  Like high blood pressure or cholesterol, operating your network beyond threshold, at capacity or with other unaddressed issues could be the silent killer for your enterprise. Advanced network management tools keep you fully covered 24×7 and give you the proactive capabilities to prevent catastrophe and keep your business in good health. Working with customers of varying sizes in a variety of industries over the past decade, Entuity has amassed significant experience in identifyi... (more)

Into the Wild Network By @MJannery | @CloudExpo [#SDN #Cloud]

Imagine you are dropped off in the middle of a jungle, without any familiarity of what to eat, where to drink, or how to build a fire and shelter. Were you ready? Do you survive? In an environment that can, quite literally, eat you alive, it helps to be equipped with the right tools and knowledge for anything that may come your way. In fact, it's hard to prepare yourself for any task that is constantly evolving, always growing, and undoubtedly daunting. Today's IT professionals have to be on the lookout for any way to prepare and learn about new technological advances as they im... (more)