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Networks

The Burden of Monitoring Load Balancers

June 12, 2018

I was having one of “those” days, and someone asked me to describe what a load balancer did. My answer was something like this.   “Imagine your most critical application gained sentience, and had access to a genetics lab. There, it crossed a router …





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Systems

The Software Arms Race: Do You Even Upgrade?

June 11, 2018

After you’ve installed your new storage systems and migrated your data onto them, life slows down a bit. Freshly installed systems shouldn’t throw any hardware errors in the first stages of their lifecycle, apart from a drive that doesn’t fully realize it’s DOA. Software …


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Database

The Future Isn’t in Databases, But in the Data

June 11, 2018

In the past year I have earned a couple of certificates from the Microsoft Professional Program. One certificate was in Data Science, the other in Big Data. I’m currently working on a third certificate, this one in Artificial Intelligence.   You might be wondering …


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Security

5 Strategies for Security and Operations Success

June 11, 2018

Hybrid IT presents SecOps challenges   The Department of Defense (DoD) has long been at the tip of the spear when it comes to successfully melding IT security and operations (SecOps). Over the past few decades, the DoD has shown consistent leadership through a …