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Database

The Database Future Is in the Cloud


I’ve written before about the disappearing DBA, and how the database administration role itself is evolving. I believe the days of tuning indexes are ending, one page at a time. Cloud database services such as AWS RDS and Azure SQL Database are accelerating this …



Systems

Virtualization’s Future


During this series, we’ve looked at virtualization’s past, the challenges it has created, and how its evolution will allow it to continue to play a part in infrastructure delivery in the future. In this final part, I’d like to draw these strands together and share …


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Networks

The Best Way to Prepare for Emerging Technologies


Exciting new technologies like artificial intelligence, blockchain, and the Internet of Things are dominating news cycles, but are they dominating federal IT environments? Maybe not. According to the latest SolarWinds® IT Trends Report, emerging technology may be more of a pain than a benefit. …



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DevOps

Cloud Smart’s Success Relies on Smart Network Monitoring


The Office of Management and Budget’s Cloud Smart proposal signals both the end of an era and the beginning of new opportunities. The focus has shifted from ramping up cloud technologies to maximizing cloud deployments to achieve the desired mission outcomes. Certainly, agencies are …


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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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DevOps

3 Reasons to Choose a Hybrid Cloud


The hybrid cloud makes everything better. It’s helping drive down costs, it’s making the software we use to run our data centers easier, and it’s pushing innovation. The public cloud has stolen the headlines for years, and for good reasons. A lot of exciting …



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DevOps

Important Actions After Cloud Migration


Cloud migration follows the same principles as any other complex task. With methodical planning and appropriate preparation, it can be a smooth and painless experience. While “divide and conquer” can have negative connotations, it’s a popular technique in computer science and can be applied …