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Networks

Monitoring Business Plan: Part One


So, you finally decided to start monitoring your environment or you’re considering upgrading your existing monitoring solutions. Maybe you already decided on a specific product, the proof of concept worked out fine, and you got a great offer from the vendor. You managed to …


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Systems

SysAdmin Day 2019: The Secret to Getting Ahead


Looking back across the months since SysAdmin Day 2018, it’s obvious we’re all dealing with a remarkably different (in some ways exciting, in others, horrifying) IT landscape than the one we had a year ago. Sure, all the familiar landmarks are there: routers still …



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Networks

How to Create ACLs


It’s no secret that I have a love affair with all things “monitoring.” I love the tools; I love the basic techniques those tools execute; I love the ways the data can be visualized and used; I love the opportunities for automation that monitoring …


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Systems

4 Strategies to Improve App Performance


Optimizing application performance has more to do with the entire application environment than it does with the individual application. It’s critical for federal IT pros to be able to see the bigger picture by monitoring, mapping, and identifying where there may be larger issues …




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DevOps

Is Cloud-Agnostic Even a Thing?


Before we can examine if cloud-agnostic is a thing, we must understand what it is in the first place. There are a multitude of opinions on this matter, but from my standpoint, being cloud-agnostic is about being able to run a given workload on …


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Security

Why Investing in Software Security Is Worth It


Building IT software isn’t always the most secure process. The reason for this is simple economics. Companies can’t always afford to build in the security features software needs to be secure. Let’s walk through a typical IT software project. As the IT software project …


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DevOps

Getting Started With Hybrid IT


Over the past few weeks, I’ve written a lot about hybrid IT and its benefits. New tools, new technologies, new skillsets. Hybrid IT is still new to a lot of companies, and you might be wondering how to get started. Below are some areas …