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Swimming in the BIG BlueMix Sea – Design and Deployment of a Log Analysis Solution for IBM’s BlueMix Cloud Foundry PaaS

By | 2014-08-07T15:06:06+00:00 August 7th, 2014|Analytics, Anomaly Detection, Application Analytics, Big Data, Event Analytics, IBM, IBM Log Analytics, IT Operations Analytics, Log Analytics, Logstash, Machine Data, Predictive Analytics, Smart Cloud Analytics, Uncategorized, Usability, User Experience|

A few months back, I was asked to help deploy our Log Analysis solution for our BlueMix Fabric Dev/Ops team. Their pain point - getting value and insights from massive amounts of Cloud Foundry (CF) log data across multiple development, staging and production environments in order to provide a highly available BlueMix offering. No problem I thought. A log is a log is a log. I'd done this a number of times for various applications [...]

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Extending Netcool Operations Insight Event Search

By | 2014-05-06T10:43:04+00:00 May 6th, 2014|Analytics, Event Analytics, Event Management, Event Processing, Events, IBM, IBM Log Analytics, IT Operations Analytics, Log Analytics, Logstash, Netcool, Netcool/OMNIbus, Usability, User Experience, Value, Visualization|

The initial offering of Netcool Operations Insight (NOI) v1.1 provides a good starting point with some neat event search use cases for front line IT Ops support teams and some basic event analysis support for the Netcool Administrator. The NOI-SCALA integration provides a primary entry point for searching across events via the event list tool menu. In my opinion, the ability to search and interact with events is far more valuable using the search and [...]

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Evolving towards a Business Assurance Center

By | 2011-04-10T17:52:15+00:00 April 10th, 2011|BPM, BSM, BTM, Business, Business Activity Monitoring, Business Assurance, Business Service Management, Business Transaction Management, E2E Service Management, IBM, IT Integration, Service Assurance, Tivoli, Transaction Management, User Experience|

As technology changes rapidly around us and as more and more companies begin to adopt smarter, dynamic infrastructure, services and applications to support the goals, objectives and expected outcomes of the business, technology and business operations and support organizations must also evolve to support these changes. This evolution must take place on many fronts - from the organizational structures we see in IT, Facilities, Lines of Business, Finance, Sales/Marketing, etc to a fully integrated business [...]

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