Jon Herlocker works on technology strategy and leads an advanced development team for the Chief Technology Officer (CTO) at VMware. In prior roles he was CTO and VP of Engineering of Mozy and CTO of the EMC Cloud Services Division. He was co-founder of two high-tech startups - MusicStrands (now Strands), and Smart Desktop. He holds a PhD in computer science from the University of Minnesota and was tenured Associate Professor of Computer Science at Oregon State University (Corvallis) where he published a number of highly cited scientific papers and led DARPA-funded research. He was heavily involved in the pioneering work in the area of recommendation systems, and in 2010 he was awarded the Association for Computing Machinery's Software System Award in recognition of developing a software system that has had a lasting influence in the field of computer science. Jon’s research & product experience has spanned distributed systems, machine learning, and human computer interaction.
In my last post , I introduced VMware vCenter Log Insight. Since announcing the public beta and subsequent GA of Log Insight, we’ve seen tremendous response from the community with more than thousands of downloads within the first four weeks of availability. We’ve been very pleased with the results that customers are seeing – often within an hour of downloading the appliance. One of my recent favorites was a customer who was able to quantify using Log Insight the impact their virtual machine backup processes were having on their application performance. We’re on a mission to make log files and unstructured data universally accessible for all our customers and provide total awareness of the entire IT environment. We want to provide you...
Today VMware announced its latest analytics product, VMware vCenter Log Insight. The product enables you to easily perform advanced analytics on log data aggregated across your physical, virtualized and cloud infrastructure, leading to across the board improvements in IT metrics. Log Insight is fully integrated with vCenter Operations , and the technology behind it is from our Pattern Insight acquisition last year. The product not only increases the quality and breadth of analysis, but it also significantly improves the productivity of IT admins along with the quality of the services they provide. If you’re not familiar with log data, think of it as the Twitter feed of the datacenter – each piece of software and hardware emits a constant chatter of...
I’m pleased to announce that VMware has acquired Log Insight together with its technology and team from Pattern Insight. The technology provides real time search and analytics for large scale unstructured log data and will enable VMware to meet our customers’ growing need for advanced analytics-based approaches to operations management in highly dynamic virtualized and cloud environments. Pattern Insight’s log search and analytics technology will enhance VMware’s portfolio of solutions to help customers more easily detect, diagnose and prevent IT infrastructure issues, delivering improved quality and decreased cost of service.