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The Growth of milCloud 2.0 Demands a New Monitoring Approach

The addition of Amazon Web Services and VMware to the Defense Department’s milCloud 2.0 contract will make it easier for agencies to transition applications and services to the cloud. However, the acceleration of this effort may…

Don’t Fear the Automation

Automation is often portrayed as a scary thing. Whether it’s artificially intelligent robots conquering the planet or a world where no one can find work because automatons have taken everyone’s…

whurley | Quantum and Beyond — SolarWinds TechPod 051

William Hurley (or “whurley” as he prefers to be called) is a philanthropist, entrepreneur, and open source advocate, whose work at Apple, IBM, and in the area of quantum computing is world-renowned. Picking…

whurley | All Things Quantum — SolarWinds TechPod 050

William Hurley (or “whurley” as he prefers to be called) is a philanthropist, entrepreneur, and open-source advocate, who’s achieved what many geeks only dream of, including critically recognized work at Apple, IBM, and CERN. He’s started and sold…

Are We Still Scared of IT Automation?

This thread came in a weird way as a result of seeing yet another re-run of the classic movie “Back to the Future” the other day. Bear with me on…

Improving Learning Continuity With Tech: 4 Ways Schools Can Use Relief Funds

When the pandemic closed schools across the country, K­–12 districts undertook the herculean task of moving millions of students and staff to remote learning as quickly as possible. After more…

You Can Only Fix What You Measure (So Measure What You Want to Fix)

Recently, my colleagues Pete Di Stefano, Ashley Adams, and I hosted a webcast on the topic of capacity planning and optimization. You can listen/watch it here, it was a really fun conversation.…

Building a Network Architecture to Support the Next Phase of Remote Work

The global pandemic continues to fluctuate, but the reliance on IT services and teams to support service continuity in the public sector remains steady. To ensure network operations continue running…

Finding Zen in the Tedium

As often happens, I was recently talking about my son and his attitude regarding chores. Doing the thing parents do, commiserating and getting advice from another parent who’s been through…

Confidence

Imposter syndrome is, unfortunately, an evergreen topic within IT circles. For whatever reason, many of us who make our living in technology—who put in long hours acquiring and then honing…