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Networks

The Best Way to Prepare for Emerging Technologies

October 1, 2019

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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Applications

Cloud Smart’s Success Relies on Smart Network Monitoring

September 3, 2019

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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Applications

Is Cloud-Agnostic Even a Thing?

July 19, 2019

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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Applications

3 Reasons to Choose a Hybrid Cloud

June 26, 2019

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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Applications

Important Actions After Cloud Migration

April 2, 2019

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 …


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Applications

Getting the On-Prem Part of Hybrid Cloud Right

March 20, 2019

In my previous articles, I’ve looked at the challenges and decisions people face when undertaking digital transformation and transitioning to a hybrid cloud model of IT operation. Whether it’s using public cloud infrastructure or changing operations to leverage containers and microservices, we all know …


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Networks

Head in the Sand About Cloud: Part 3

March 18, 2019

In my first post in this series, I introduced an online discussion that sparked a few ideas for me about ways in which some IT professionals have developed poor responses to common situations. In that post, I looked at what may be lurking underneath …