Tag: gestaltit


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Systems

The Pros and Cons of Open-source Tools


Cost plays a factor in most IT decisions. Whether the costs are hardware- or software-related, understanding how the tool’s cost will affect the bottom line is important. Typically, it’s the engineer’s or administrator’s task to research tools and/or hardware to fit the organization’s needs both …


Podcast

Automation, End Users, and Industry Trends — SolarWinds TechPod 002


This episode of SolarWinds TechPod features Stephen Foskett, discussing his takeaways from Gestalt IT’s Tech Field Day Austin event, including behind-the-scenes insight into what it takes to be selected as a Tech Field Day delegate. He also discusses themes that have emerged from Tech Field Day events and …


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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

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 …