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Security

IT Operations: How SecOps Saves the Day


Few messages strike fear in the hearts of IT operations staff like the dreaded scan results from your security team. These messages often appear in your inbox early on Monday morning, which means it’s sitting there waiting for you. You’re not even into your …


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DevOps

To Cloud or Not to Cloud?


There’s a question I’m sure is keeping some IT managers and CTOs up at night. How do you know when it’s right to move a workload to the cloud? And when you finally make the decision to migrate, how do you choose the best location for …


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DevOps

Cloud Migration Is No Drama – Or Is It?


Great! You’ve made the decision to migrate to the cloud. What should be the first step towards that goal? The answer is: defining a cloud migration team that understands the vision, has skilled members to carry out required tasks, and is available to contribute …


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Networks

Seeing IT Differently: Why IT Vendors Must Evolve


Many years ago, at Louisiana State University (LSU), I taught the basics of evolution as part of a class on learning and behavior. The concepts behind evolution started, of course, with biologists, but have been adopted by behavioral scientists and now, by technologists. Evolution …


Networks

Why You Should Start Seeing IT Differently


How new models could potentially shake up the future of IT While technology innovation has changed the world, the truth is the same big vendors have been running the same complex model of enterprise IT software for the better part of a century. Unfortunately, …


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Networks

Do I Need an Enterprise Management System?


When it comes to getting something done in IT, the question of “How?” can be overwhelming. There are many different solutions on the market to achieve our data center monitoring and management goals. The best way to achieve success is for project managers and engineers …



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Networks

Real World Experiences of Hybrid IT – Part 2


My previous post provided a short introduction to the series. In this post, I’m going to be focusing on public cloud. I’ll cover my day-to-day experiences in using the major hyperscalers, costs, how I think about managing them, and my reasons for adopting hybrid …