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DevOps

The Ins and Outs of Microservices


Microservices are a development architecture that can help DevOps teams innovate faster, iterate more efficiently, and create a better end-user experience by democratizing language and technology choice across independent service teams for continuous delivery of improvements. Microservices prioritize each individual service rather than many …


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DevOps

After the Great Cloud Debate, What’s Next?


This month, we’ve spent time discussing how cloud will affect traditional on-premises IT operations staff. Many IT pros have given feedback on how their organizations view cloud computing, whether it’s a strategic solution, and what you give up when you go with a cloud solution. …




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Networks

You Can’t Fix What You Don’t Measure


All successful cloud migration projects start with up-to-date knowledge of a company’s current infrastructure and application landscape. While it may seem obvious, many organisations don’t have a clear picture of what’s running in their environments. This picture helps the migration effort both before and …


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Security

A Frank Discussion of Multifactor Authentication


Someone steals credentials from one of your client’s executives. They guess the username and password to their email account. From there, the cybercriminal can send out targeted phishing emails to compromise even more accounts or trick employees into handing over sensitive data. To combat …



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Networks

Head in the Sand About Cloud: Part 2


Last month I started an analysis about an argument… I mean a “passionate discussion” on social media. My goal in this series is to use that conversation as a framework to explore and solve some sub-optimal thinking patterns that I’ve seen in both beginners …


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DevOps

Three Reasons SSO is DevOps’ Best Friend


Nearly 200—that’s how many passwords the average business user has according to an article in Security Magazine. When it comes to troubleshooting, having even just two logins is one too many. Quick resolution requires full visibility into all systems. It also requires quick access …


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Systems

The Pros and Cons of Open-source Tools


Cost plays a factor in most IT decisions. Whether the costs are hardware- or software-related, understanding how the tool’s cost will affect the bottom line is important. Typically, it’s the engineer’s or administrator’s task to research tools and/or hardware to fit the organization’s needs both …