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Hybrid IT Opens the Door for New Skills


Hybrid IT merges private on-premises data centers with a public cloud vendor. These public cloud vendors have a global reach, near limitless resources, and drive everything through an API. Tapping into this new resource is creating some new technologies and new career paths. Every …


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Hybrid IT Requires Existing Skillsets


As the public cloud continues to grow in popularity, it’s started to penetrate our private data centers and realize hybrid IT. More companies are adopting a hybrid IT model, and I keep hearing that we need to forget everything we know about infrastructure and …


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SolarWinds Lab Episode 76: Joe vs. The NetFlow Volcano


Whether you’re curious if flow monitoring might be helpful, or you’ve been coalescing IPFIX streams of network-activity goodness for years, IT’s reliable, old hand has learned a few new tricks. In this episode, Head Geeks™ Patrick Hubbard and Leon Adato are joined by Principal …





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Are You “Flying Blind?”


Would you travel on an airplane if the flight crew were “flying blind?” What does it mean to be “flying blind?” Freedictionary.com defines it as “to do something based on guesswork, intuition, or without any help or instructions.” Think about it. Every aircraft is …


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SolarWinds Lab Episode 72: Two Geeks and a Goddess II: Azure the Easy Way


IT pros are discovering a smarter way to manage servers.​ In this episode, Microsoft Cloud advocate Phoummala Schmitt (@ExchangeGoddess), Head Geek™ and 10-year Microsoft MVP Thomas LaRock, and Head Geek Patrick Hubbard present a special deep-dive into Azure monitoring, hybrid IT/cloud operations, and assuring …


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The Cost of Monitoring – With the Wrong Tool


or “It’s not just the cost of buying the puppy, it’s the cost of feeding the puppy that adds up” This is a story I’ve told out loud many times, on conference calls, and around water coolers. But I’ve never written it down fully until now. …


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The Cost of (Not) Monitoring


What does a wireless thermometer have in common with ping? Both can keep a business from losing cash. One of the ways businesses stay in business is by keeping a tight rein on costs. So, it should come as no surprise that convincing executives …