[Kevin McGibben (CEO), Steve Francis (Founder and Chief Product Officer) and Jeff Behl (Chief Network Architect) contributed to this post.]
This week LM’s Chief Network Architect “Real Deal Jeff Behl” was featured on the DABCC podcast with Doug Brown. The interview journey covered lots of ground and sparked our interest about IT industry predictions for 2014. There are so many exciting things happening in IT Ops these days it’s hard to name just a few.
Before it’s too late, here’s our turn at early year prognosticating.
1) 2014 is (at long last) the year for public Cloud testing. The definition of what “Cloud” is depends on whom you ask. To our SaaS Ops veterans, it means a group of machines running off premise for which someone else is responsible for managing. Given Cloud can mean lots of things — from public Cloud infrastructure (Amazon), Cloud services (Dyn or SumoLogic) to Cloud apps (Google Apps) to SaaS platforms (SalesForce and LogicMonitor!). The shared definition among all things Cloud is simple: it’s off premise (i.e., outside your data center or co-lo) hosted infrastructure, applications or services. For most enterprises currently , Cloud usually represents a public data center, offering from the very generic VM compute resources to specific services such as high performance NoSQL databases and Hadoop clusters. Enterprises are starting to gear up to test how the public Cloud fits in its data center strategy. In the past month alone, several of our Fortune 1000 clients confirmed they’ve set aside 2014 budget and IT team resources to test public cloud deployments.
LogicMonitor is happy to participate in the upcoming DevOps Days meet up in Santa Clara.
It is exciting to see how the agile software development movement is bringing development and operations together to promote efficiency. With DevOps constant changes and roles cross-over, it only makes sense you use a monitoring tool that is just as flexible as you are.
LogicMonitor is a SaaS based IT performance monitoring solution that lets you monitor your entire IT infrastructure with just a few clicks of a button. Built by exceptionally smart operations guys, our product instantly discovers system performance metrics and tells you in seconds if they are within acceptable standards. We already researched these standards for you, so you can focus on what you do best.
And since we monitor anything with an IP address, you get visibility to your full IT stack in one place. Talk about Infrastructure as Code!
Come say hi to learn more, we would love to see you!
Here at LogicMonitor we love our happy hours, and since we will be speaking at the upcoming AnsibleWorks Fest (or AnsibleFest) we thought of no better way to tie it off than over a drink.
Our very own Jefff Behl, Chief Network Architect will be speaking at 5:05pm about the importance of measurement and monitoring the whole IT stack in a DevOps world. And then afterwards…. we’d love the chance to meet you over drinks at Dillons (around the corner from the event).
Look for us at the Dillons downstairs bar between 6-8pm.
by Cisco Arias
In the modern world of consumerism, there are so many choices, noises and deals, it’s sometimes hard to calculate the real value of the products and services we purchase. At LogicMonitor, we try to make it obvious.
I don’t like to call our solution a “product” because for some reason it makes me think of, “Sorry pal, you purchased this as is. I can’t help you.” That’s not how we roll.
We have a joke here that our product now comes with free Cisco (not the trademarked kind). As an Account Manager here’s the way I look at it: The moment a new client signs on we become partners in improving each others businesses and helping each other grow.
A service, or solution, like ours relies on synergy and strong relationships with our clients if we are to provide them the most effective and intelligent SaaS monitoring solution out there. One of my personal goals here is to build these relationships in order to understand the needs of the end user AND organization… to keep the client’s business flowing and improving.
I see monitoring as one component of the daily workflow of an average IT, Sys Admin, or Network Engineer. And monitoring should provide more than just alerting, it should provide a way of proactively finding out how to prevent those fires. And beyond that, it should provide intelligence that improves operations and business metrics that are meaningful to those upstairs.
And I’m not happy until our clients actually realize all these benefits. We’re not going to sell you a “product” where it’s up to you to figure it out and get it working. We’re going to provide you with the resources needed to maximize the value of our solution.
From day one, we have a team of Engineers and Developers working with you to ensure your monitoring is made easy and effective. You also have people like me who will check in frequently to see if there is anything we can do to help.
Whether it’s letting you know your portal is not up to date, going over new features, or getting new team members up to speed, you can rest assured that you have a go-to person for anything LogicMonitor related.
So be sure to consider all of this the next time you are calculating what real value means to you and your organization… or the next time you need help on a “product” you purchased and are looking and waiting, looking and waiting…
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