This week John and I talk about: the state of BSM and ITIL-think in relation to all this cloud hoopla, news from several IT management & cloud startups, BMC’s Remedy OnDemand, and how much pizza Tarus can eat in one sitting.
- Steel vs. Big Iron.
- BSM and ITSM at OpsCamp discussion. What’s the place of BSM, ITIL and friends now-a-days?
- Doug McClure sums up in BSM in 2009 – several startups, but not much from big vendors.
- While Coté was rolling his eyes at a BPM tool earlier this week, it does start to seem like a holy grail when you add in the fully automated provisioning tool chain. We do a lot of dev/ops blue skying.
- Nice clutch of OpenNMS news: OpenNMS user conference, May 6-7 in Frankfort, Papa John’s write-up, helping out in Haiti.
- Cloud Drama – Reuven vs. @samj.
- Tivoli Pulse coming up, trying to do more OpsCamp.
- CloudSwitch – cloud brokers with an isolation technology. Makes me think of CloudCat and going after the “easy kill” of installs.
- CloudShare – virtual labs plus analytics is an interesting, novel play here.
- Quick discussion of Remedy OnDemand.
- Amazon versioning S3 - who don’t like built in version control?
- John will be at the Cloud Connect conference doing Cloud Operations Boot Camp – March 15th. In San Jose.
- WebappVM guys launch and rename to as Makara.
- Nicira – open flow, virtual switch thingy. See Jon Brodkin’s piece as well.
Disclosure: IBM, The OpenNMS Group, and others are clients.