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Applications

The Importance of Applications for Business Success

May 17, 2020

In developed economies, people who don’t use information technology are rare. Organizations not utterly reliant on IT are virtually unheard of. Everything is an app, and apps are at the heart of modern business success. So what’s the best way to ensure the applications …



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Applications

The Hybrid APM You Need and Deserve

May 9, 2020

Commercial off-the-shelf (COTS) applications, Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) hosted applications, and custom apps: Historically, application performance management (APM) covered only one or two of those three things. The traditional APM only applied to custom applications because it required instrumentation of the application during its development. COTS …


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Networks

Real World Experiences of Hybrid IT

January 25, 2019

Over the coming weeks, I will be writing a series of posts on my varied experiences with hybrid IT. These experiences come from working on countless projects over the last ten years working in a consultancy role. So, let’s start with a bit of …


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Systems

Syslog – The Blue-collar Worker of the Data Center

June 15, 2018

Striking a balance between good visibility into infrastructure events and too much noise is difficult. I’ve worked in plenty of enterprise environments where multiple tools are deployed (often covering the same infrastructure elements) to monitor for critical infrastructure events. They are frequently deployed with …


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Networks

A Case Against Chassis Switching

March 1, 2018

If you have done any work in enterprise networks, you are likely familiar with the idea of a chassis switch. They have been the de facto standard for campus and data center cores and the standard top tier in a three-tier architecture for quite …