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Just when you thought you had driven the last nail in the coffin of old-school IT, you find out it's back -- albeit with a twist.
Remember operating system-level virtualization? This method of server virtualization is back with a vengeance ... Continue Reading
With ChatOps, DevOps teams are finding they can integrate project communication with its execution -- more or less seamlessly. Continue Reading
Data center tool integration projects don't end when you finish linking up systems. Without testing and regular maintenance, integrations quickly fall apart. Continue Reading
When done successfully, performance monitoring tool integrations enhance administrative insight and productivity across a busy data center. Continue Reading
Despite the buzz around Docker, it's not the only container platform. So how do I know which container technology is right for my organization? Continue Reading
Several tools and techniques let data center systems administrators work with multiple server OSes on one host system, and manage it effectively.Continue Reading
Seven years after its birth, the frenzy around cloud is beginning to subside. IT organizations have embraced public cloud for some workloads, and built private clouds for others.
IT is having productive discussions about which applications to ...Continue Reading
There are plenty of new approaches to address ever-growing data needs, including scale-out vs. scale-up designs, the shift from hierarchical file systems to object storage, and the Hadoop Distributed File System. Pretty soon there will be absolutely...Continue Reading
Expectations set by the public cloud around self-service and speed of deployment are beginning to creep into the enterprise. In the early days of cloud, developers were so wowed -- and the controls around accessing it were so loose -- that many ...Continue Reading
Tools like Puppet and Chef have helped enable DevOps in the cloud, but hurdles remain when it comes to managing and analyzing cloud-based apps.Continue Reading
You don't have to be a psychic to forecast the year ahead in data center technologies. See how 2014 panned out for data center pros.Continue Reading
DCIM is susceptible to change: The technology, the vendors and business needs all influence purchasing decisions. Investigate thoroughly before spending your money.Continue Reading
The rash of ever-changing DCIM vendors, the IT/facilities rift and other roadblocks make implementing DCIM a challenge. These tips get DCIM working in a real data center.Continue Reading
The humble log file, produced by nearly everything in your data center, holds the key to complex troubleshooting, convincing capacity plans and revved up performance.Continue Reading
The Internet of Things is coming to a data center near you. The "Things" of the IoT are devices that are already in place, and the concept of the IoT describes the increasing connectivity of all these Things, instrumented for specific purposes. ...Continue Reading