VMworld 2017 was a reinvigorated ecosystem, as I wrote about previously, and there was plenty of interesting tech about datacenter infrastructure was what you wanted to know about.

One of the main categories I spent time to look at was monitoring and telemetry systems. These are software tools used for managing infrastructure in the VMware ecosystem, which is rapidly extending into cloud options.

I also spoke to Blue Medora who make a series of plugins for VMware’s vRealize Operations (VROPS) and New Relic’s application monitoring platform.

Blue Medora is all about filling in the gaps that the native products don’t do, adding plugins for things like AWS’ RDS and ECS with management packs. The general idea is that by filling in those gaps you can get more use out of the tools you already have, and do more with them.

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