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Monitoring Challenges Emerge as Agencies Embrace Container Technology

Container technology is catching on big-time in the federal government as agencies such as the USDA and the National Institutes of Health look to containers to simplify software development and…

Taking an API-First Approach to Network Management

Application programming interfaces (APIs) allow applications to communicate, interoperate, and share information with one another. APIs have been mainstays at companies like Google, Salesforce, and other smaller but innovative organizations…

Infrastructure Monitoring Status? It’s Complicated.

Moving to the cloud and into hybrid environments—even in the past year—has created several changes, but what does this mean for IT pros? The evolution to modern applications has created…

Handle With Care: The Many Ways Modern Web Applications Can Break

Legacy applications used to be monolithic, often with the database, code, and web server on a single host. But modern apps are different—they use more microservices, containers, and serverless technologies.…

Why Database Performance Is Key to Understanding Application Health

Traditional database and application monitoring used to mean talking about a single server, in a single data center, in a single location. Many monitoring tools were—and still are—built around this…

2021: The Year We May Be Able to Predict

Although our Head Geek Leon Adato may have attempted to predict 2020 last year, no one could’ve prepared us for what was to come. Today as we work from various…

COVID-19 Pushes Schools to Their Limit, and the Cloud Shows Its Worth

For educators, students, and parents, the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on learning has been profound. Thousands of schools across the U.S. closed their doors this spring and made the…

Determining the Most Important Application Availability and Performance Signals

There’s a time-tested saying in IT: zero sensors, zero incidents. What goes unmeasured goes unmaintained, unmanaged, and ultimately unprotected. But measurement is no simple thing. What IT teams measure depends…

Five Steps to Developing an Application Modernization Strategy

Supporting legacy applications is problematic for several reasons. These aging systems are becoming increasingly obsolete and difficult to maintain. They use outdated software languages and unsupported hardware parts—some as much…

Can You Consistently Deliver the Digital Experience You’ve Promised?

If the users aren’t happy, then in short order, neither will anyone else be. The ubiquity of information technology has exposed users to the best the IT industry has to…

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