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Application Performance Management and Network Management
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  • Is Alarm to Trouble Ticket always one way traffic?

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    Back in the last century one of the earliest third party integrations developed for Netcool OMNIbus was a gateway to the Remedy Action Request System (ARS). That gateway allowed an operator to create a trouble ticket from an OMNIbus event and thus initiated...
  • Getting more from Netcool OMNIbus - using the new HTTP interface

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    Do you like WebGUI? Well for the sort of tasks a network operator normally does WebGUI is a robust UI tool well optimised for use with OMNIbus event management. However outside the network and systems management domain the tools provided by WebGUI aren't...
  • What's in a name - correlating events using network naming conventions

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    A common form of correlation is to exploit a hierarchy in the network topology, and ITNM and OMNIbus do that very effectively. The Netcool Knowledge Library (NcKL) ships with a set of automations that exploit known relationships between devices, the interfaces...
  • Getting more from Netcool OMNIbus - event containers

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    Netcool OMNIbus is in use in more than 2000 enterprises and service providers worldwide. The business issues that OMNIbus addresses will be different, at least in detail, across such a range of users, so it's quite likely that a business issue which...
  • Getting more from Netcool OMNIbus - using event rates to alert to problems

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    Some years ago I visited an Icelandic telco to pitch the Netcool solution to them. Iceland is one of the world's smaller countries - more people work for IBM than live in Iceland - so this telco was a little more modest in scope than AT&T or Sprint...
  • Network Management Implications in Today’s Mobile Wifi World: Managing from the End User’s Perspective

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    Just over twenty years ago I went along to HP’s offices in London to see their new network management offering – Openview – and evaluate whether we should buy it at the company I was working with at the time. I recall that on their demo...
  • Integrated Cloud Networking, Part I: Clouds are Vapor Without the Network

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    This article is the first of a series which will cover the broad topic of ‘Integrated Cloud Networking’. As we reflect on what has been happening for the last couple of years in the Cloud market, we have really come to recognise how important...
  • Interesting blog on network management in the cloud ... A very critical yet not obvious concern for cloud adopters

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    Network Resource Visibility in the Cloud Part 2 – Cloud Offerings and Visibility Posted By Jacob Yackenovich February 7, 2013 In a previous post, we discuss 2 major roles in a Cloud computing environment – the Cloud Manager and the Cloud...
  • Network Virtualization – The Last Frontier in Data Center Virtualization

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    Server, storage, and network… the three horsemen that make up the core physical components of the modern day data center. The nuance in this statement is that ‘the modern day data center” is not a physical one. Virtualization has become...
  • What's does an R.E.M Song and Network Mgmt have in common?

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    You may be wondering what R.E.M ‘s song from their 1994 album “Monster” and live sound engineering, in particular, have in common with network and infrastructure management? Perhaps surprisingly, quite a lot… Read More
  • 3 Compelling Reasons to consider Software Defined Networking

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    There is significant excitement in the networking industry with many new technologies and trends. I am often asked to explain the significance of these developments, such as LTE and SDN, by people outside the network community, and I have come to realize...
  • Network Resource Visibility in the Cloud Part 1 – The Cloud Manager and The Cloud Application Owner

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    This is the first in a multi-part series to discuss the expectations of network resource visibility in Cloud computing. Before describing infrastructure visibility, it’s important to understand the different teams that interact with the cloud environment...
  • Network Configuration – 6 things to consider when implementing a governance strategy

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    Happy New Year for 2013. It was an interesting Christmas season for some of the biggest providers and consumers of Cloud services – Microsoft had regional problems with Xbox Live and the Azure cloud storage service ( http://www.neowin.net/news/windows...
  • Network availability – all subscribers are not equal!

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    Is it time for us all to have service level agreements (SLA’s) with our cable, broadband and network providers? Why would we need those I hear you ask – let me explain. The other day I was forced to revert back to reading a newspaper as...
  • The Future of Business Rides on the Network

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    Enterprise networks of the past were static, linking servers in the data center or department to personal desktop computers and storage in a configuration that would stay intact for months or maybe even years. As a result, managing those networks was...
  • TM Forum,2012 Dublin- A recap by Ciaran Ryan, Product Manager, IBM Tivoli

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    "The TM Forum held their annual world wide Management World event in Dublin, Ireland from May 21st to May 24th 2012. Management World is a global communications meeting place where the industry's leading minds come to explore how service providers...
  • The evolving role of network management in the age of cloud and virtualization

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    How would you rate your network strategy? Before you answer that question, also consider how you would rate it against your competitors.Is your current network strategy sufficient to equip you to outperform your competitors? As business processes continue...