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DevOps

Giving Developers the Tools They Need to Innovate


The word “innovation” has come to mean various things. For many, it draws up images of great modern innovators. For developers, it’s the driving force behind a day’s work. It’s the ability to get quick feedback early and iteratively in the development cycle in …


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DevOps

Making Dev + Ops Possible with Log Management


You know how the saying goes—you can’t optimize what you can’t measure, and you can’t measure what you can’t monitor. Perhaps this isn’t a time-tested proverb just yet, but it is one that should become a mantra for the DevOps world. The idea points …





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Networks

Directions


My wife called me for the third time, and I could hear that she was working hard to remain calm but was undeniably at the end of her rope. She had missed the freeway exit. For the third time. And was going to be …


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Networks

Where Is Your Configuration Source of Truth?


Ask a good server engineer where their server configuration is defined and the answer will likely be something similar to In my Puppet manifests. Ask a network administrator the same thing about the network devices and they’ll probably look at you in confusion. Likely responses may …


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Networks

My Affection for AI


In my last post, I mentioned one of the basic use cases for Artificial Intelligence (AI) in a modern network. AI can be utilized to not only bridge the informational gaps between functional teams, but can crunch that data down and provide predictions of …


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Networks

Am I Automating Myself Out of a Job?


Is our contribution measured by what we’re doing or how we’re doing it? Are we providing value or are we just getting caught up in what’s exciting? How do we ensure that we’re seen as contributing despite appearing to be less busy? Do our …


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Networks Systems

Monitoring, Tracing, and Observability: Choose Two?


While it’s inevitable that new technologies usually create new business opportunities, they also often create new problems for IT pros to solve. It’s a natural cycle for operations with which we’ve become reasonably comfortable. We look at a new platform/protocol/architecture/interface/tool, search a bit on …