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Network Monitoring With Netflow

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We’re back with another edition of our monthly newsletter for customers, partners, and anyone interested in GroundWork’s monitoring technologies. May has been a busy month for us following up interest in our monitoring solution after OpenStack Summit. We learned a lot, and we’re preparing some new treats for our customers who use OpenStack and need to improve their monitoring. Look for updates this summer! We also wanted to let you know what events we will be at this summer (is it almost June already?), and to talk a little bit about the kinds of monitoring technology we are integrating.

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Welcome to the April Groundbreaker, GroundWork’s monthly newsletter for customer, partners, and anyone interested in GroundWork’s monitoring technologies. This month, we are coming to you direct from Austin, Texas, where the OpenStack Summit is in full swing!

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Welcome back to another issue of the GroundBreaker, GroundWork’s newsletter for customers and partners. This month, we’re rolling out the next version of GroundWork, 7.1! In our tech tip section, we are looking at you. Specifically at how, with the help a short shell script, you can look like a genius. We’re also looking forward to OpenStack Summit this April in Austin, and Red Hat Summit this June in San Francisco. We hope you can join us!

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Are you interested in OpenStack? If so, please visit our booth at the OpenStack Summit in Austin, Texas, on April 25–29th. At this high-tech summit, featuring loads of detail on the working of OpenStack and its surrounding community, we will demonstrate our Continuous OpenStack Configuration Discovery for Monitoring Automation in the booth. We hope you will join us for the festivities.

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Testing the End-User Experience

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Welcome back to another issue of the GroundBreaker, GroundWork’s newsletter for customers and partners. This month, we’re looking at the new ElasticStack and how its new features will improve performance and stability for GroundWork users. We also have an exciting announcement about OpenStack Summit. We’ll finish with a short and useful technical tip on end-user experience monitoring of web apps, using recorded javascript you can create in moments.

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Fox Technologies’ acquisition of GroundWork advances its mission in being an innovative leader in infrastructure and security management.

GRAND RAPIDS, MI — Wednesday, February 17, 2016 — Fox Technologies, Inc., a portfolio company of Parallax Capital Partners, today announced its acquisition of GroundWork Open Source Inc. Based in San Francisco, GroundWork provides unified monitoring solutions for IT operations management, performance analysis, and hybrid cloud monitoring. GroundWork allows customers the flexibility to leverage the advantages of open source while simultaneously preserving existing investments in legacy IT management tools.
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Monitoring NetApp Devices in GroundWork

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NetApp devices are a great way to add network attached storage in a flexible, dynamic way to IT infrastructures. Getting storage handled in a reliable and repeatable way is especially important when dealing with virtualized systems like Openstack and VMware, and in fact NFS mounts from NetApps are often used in OpenStack deployments.

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Running GroundWork In A Linux Container

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Thanks for opening the GroundBreaker, GroundWork’s newsletter for customers and partners. This month we are kicking off 2016 with some commentary on industry trends like how to justify an enterprise monitoring solution. We will finish with a short and useful tech tip on how to run GroundWork on a Linux Container, and how you can use them to run GroundWork servers for testing and even some production monitoring.

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Real time monitoring of events, availability, and performance for IT infrastructure is as fundamental as backups, air conditioning and physical security. Many organizations make sizable investments in the unified monitoring and log analysis tools without requiring formal investment analysis. In other cases, ROI calculations are required. The good news is that ROI for monitoring is pretty easy to quantify.

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IT monitoring software maker GroundWork today announced plans to incorporate Icinga 2, the leading open source monitoring system, into its GroundWork Monitor Enterprise Product.

“GroundWork’s mission—selecting, integrating, and packaging the best of breed open source products into the most valuable unified monitoring product—will be getting a significant boost from our partnership with Icinga 2,” said Dave Lilly, Executive Vice President and head of GroundWork Operations. “Integration of Icinga 2 into GroundWork Monitor will provide our customers with a number of benefits including increased scalability and maintainability while continuing the use of Nagios and GroundWork plugins.”
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