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Database

Database 102 – Why Is My Query Slow?

February 14, 2020

As a database administrator (aka DBA, or Default Blame Acceptor) throughout my career, I’ve worked with a myriad of developers, system administrators, and business users who have all had the same question—why is my query (or application) slow? Many organizations lack a full-time DBA, …


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Applications

Becoming Hybrid: The Importance of Requirements

February 11, 2020

Introduction Much of the dialog surrounding cloud these days seems centered on multi-cloud. Multi-cloud this, multi-cloud that—have we so soon forgotten about the approach that addresses the broadest set of needs for businesses beginning their transition from the traditional data center? Friends, I’m talking …



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Database

Why Machine Learning Matters

January 20, 2020

While there are many silly depictions of machine learning and artificial intelligence throughout Hollywood, its reality delivers significant benefits. Administrators today oversee so many tasks, like system monitoring, performance optimizing, networking configuration, and more. Many of these tasks can be monotonous and tedious. Also, …


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Networks Systems

Old Tech, New Name?

January 17, 2020

The marketing machines of today often paint new technologies to suggest they’re the best thing since sliced bread. Sometimes though, the new products are just a rehash of an existing technology. In this blog post, I’ll look at some of these. As some of …



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ITSM

ITSM: The 4 Wins of Lean

January 13, 2020

Part 1 of this series introduced IT Service Management (ITSM) and a few of the adaptable frameworks available to fit the needs of an organization. This post focuses on the benefits of using a couple of the principles from the Lean methodology to craft …


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Database

How AI Is Transforming the Data Center

January 10, 2020

There have been so many changes in data center technology in the past 10 years, it’s hard to keep up at times. We’ve gone from a traditional server/storage/networking stack with individual components, to a hyperconverged infrastructure (HCI) where it’s all in one box. The …


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Applications

5 Ansible Playbook Steps to Success

January 8, 2020

There are many configuration management, deployment, and orchestration tools available, ranging from open-source tools to automation engines. Ansible is one such software stack available to cover all the bases, and seems to be gaining more traction by the day. In this post, we’ll look …