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Systems

To Infinity and Beyond!


I’ve covered a lot in this series of posts around artificial intelligence (machine learning); from the beginning (Not Another AI Post…) to why I love it (My Affection for AI) to what I hate about it (My Animosity Toward Artificial Intelligence) to what scares …


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Networks

The Cost of (Not) Monitoring


What does a wireless thermometer have in common with ping? Both can keep a business from losing cash. One of the ways businesses stay in business is by keeping a tight rein on costs. So, it should come as no surprise that convincing executives …



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Networks Systems

Automating the Automators


I’ve heard repeatedly from people in this industry that what we need is a single interface to our infrastructure. For status monitoring, perhaps that’s best represented by the ubiquitous “Single Pane of Glass” (Drink!); for general network management, perhaps it’s a Manager of Managers …


Security

You Are Here – Visibility & Control


Today, in the fifth post of this six-part series, we’re going to cover the fourth and final domain of our reference model for IT infrastructure security. Not only is this the last domain in the model, it is one of the most exciting. As …


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Database

Quantum Computing Will Put Your Data at Risk


“Too many secrets.” – Martin Bishop One of the pivotal moments in the movie Sneakers is when Martin Bishop realizes that they have a device that can break any encryption methodology in the world. Now 26 years old, the movie was ahead of its …


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Networks

One Framework to Rule Them All


The Dream of the Data Center For me, it started with OpenStack. I was at a conference a number of years ago listening to Shannon McFarland talking about using OpenStack to bring programmatic Network Functions Virtualization (NFV) into the data center. My own applications …


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Networks

Words Matter


One of my biggest pet peeves with AI is the word itself. Words matter, especially in IT. Whether you’re trying to nail down a scope of work for a project, troubleshooting an outage, or even trying to buy a product, if everyone isn’t using …