42 Internetworks is doing a bake-off between Zenoss and some other vendors. In February they did a review of Zenoss Core and gave us a lukewarm reception. I suspect that’s because they didn’t have enough time and context to really dig into Zenoss (more on that later).
As those of you who are fans of Douglas Adams know the answer to everything is 42.
“internetworks” is the word internet was derived from and it’s defined as connecting two or more distinct computer networks together. These computer networks include everything managed by Information Technology (IT) – servers, applications, desktops, routers, switches, wireless devices, etc. Hence the name 42Internetworks.
While they endeavor to be the answer for all things Internetworking Zenoss endeavors to be the answer to networking management and monitoring.
The reason I mention this. Is that recently 42Internetworks stated that they haven’t gotten much user feedback from actual users on the bake-off from anyone but software vendors.
A couple weeks ago, we posted a thread about doing an unofficial bake-off. Since then we’ve only received emails and comments from vendors – no users. So this begs the question, are there any users reading this blog out there. If not, then maybe doing the bake-off isn’t that valuable.
Well let’s change that. 42Internetworks is looking to share good information on network monitoring and management.
We have thousands of successful community users who could help share their extensive systems management experience.
I encourage you to go to the 42Internetworks and help inform their bake-off.