Matching IT Resources to Application Requirements

  • October 13, 2017 13 Oct'17

    Puppet roadmap tightens DevOps integrations amid wider use

    Puppet Enterprise users plan to apply the tool's capabilities into new environments, and the vendor encourages that trend with additional tie-ins.

  • October 06, 2017 06 Oct'17

    Chaos engineering unearths IT deployments' dark debt

    Technical debt is a burden that you can visualize and plan for. But what if problems come to light only when something goes wrong?

  • September 15, 2017 15 Sep'17

    Secure DevOps lengthens IT ops to-do list

    It's not enough for DevOps to pump up app delivery speed -- in the wake of the Equifax breach, shoring up app security is in the spotlight and will require IT ops expertise.

  • May 25, 2017 25 May'17

    Chef automation makes Linux container pitch

    Chef looks to feed users a new method for running apps in containers, but so far enterprises are just nibbling.

  • May 18, 2017 18 May'17

    IT trends in 2020 and how to conquer them early

    The challenges an IT organization faces today are daunting, not least because the majority of them -- budget control, process planning -- have nothing to do with technology.

  • May 18, 2017 18 May'17

    Organizations modernize legacy applications to explore cloud benefits

    IT shops cling to the devil they know, but one organization proved that legacy app modernization onto containers and public cloud eased the burden of operations support.

  • May 03, 2017 03 May'17

    Containers, cloud foster modern IT infrastructure both large and small

    In business, academia and government, application teams demand flexible and fast IT infrastructure. These organizations turned to containers and cloud computing to make it happen.

  • April 21, 2017 21 Apr'17

    Large enterprises share Docker migration lessons learned

    Enterprises with legacy apps can get containerization benefits, and those who've been down the path with Docker have left breadcrumbs for those who follow.

  • April 20, 2017 20 Apr'17

    Container-based deployment revitalizes traditional enterprise apps

    Many enterprises are embracing containers not just to play nice with cloud-native apps, but because container-based deployment offers a way to modernize legacy applications.

  • January 09, 2017 09 Jan'17

    A value stream mapping process is best under a DevOps approach

    The value stream mapping process brings in all members of a workflow to identify any problem areas and smooth them out. This facilitates more effective deliverables every step.

  • December 06, 2016 06 Dec'16

    Docker persistent storage startup beamed up to the mother ship

    Docker persistent storage and stateful applications are the next front in the container wars, and Docker Inc. has just fired a major salvo with its acquisition of Infinit.

  • September 20, 2016 20 Sep'16

    Trending on #bimodalIT and its ripple effects

    Bimodal IT doesn't rely on just one coding construct, one IT operations tool or one platform. The shift to treating applications in entirely different ways is a mix of cultural and technological advancement.

  • September 16, 2016 16 Sep'16

    VMware and AWS: The peanut butter and jelly in DevOps pros' pantries

    Two great tastes that taste great together: VMware may seem to be the darling of a bygone era, but as enterprises transition to DevOps, it's very much on the menu alongside Amazon Web Services.

  • August 26, 2016 26 Aug'16

    DevOps implementation challenges grow in green fields, too

    Startups can begin their DevOps journey unencumbered by legacy infrastructure, but scaling infrastructure and training employees are still hurdles to overcome.

  • August 16, 2016 16 Aug'16

    Stateful applications spark container management debate

    Stateful applications and container management don't mix, say some IT pros. But others say enterprises need to bring stateful apps into new IT architectures.

  • August 11, 2016 11 Aug'16

    Programmable infrastructure fends off configuration drift

    A new way to automate the provisioning and management of infrastructure is appearing on the horizon, spearheaded by startups.

  • August 09, 2016 09 Aug'16

    Log analysis tool keeps Washington Post news apps on time

    Sumo Logic's log analysis tool initially couldn't keep up with the flow of data from the newspaper's mobile delivery apps, but a novel integration with AWS Lambda changed that.

  • July 01, 2016 01 Jul'16

    DevOps automation boosts Rosetta Stone's app delivery

    The language learning company uses multiple tools to make its DevOps environment run smoothly, but Docker has been the key to streamlining application releases.

  • June 03, 2016 03 Jun'16

    It's ITIL and DevOps, not ITIL or DevOps

    With Practitioner, ITIL targets a more digestible and flexible change management implementation. Is it a good compromise between traditional IT and DevOps?

  • May 19, 2016 19 May'16

    IT pros make wish list for DevOps practices

    Developers and IT operations specialists alike have some requests for their fellow DevOps practitioners.

  • March 16, 2016 16 Mar'16

    Mad about microsegmentation

    The tech industry seems fixated breaking things apart into ever-smaller units for greater levels of "granularity." Traditional standalone applications are maligned as "monoliths" that must be broken apart in to their component pieces, or "...

  • February 17, 2016 17 Feb'16

    Windows workloads leap to cloud

    Regardless of hype, there are quite a few areas where cloud remains very much a work in progress. Take cloud bursting. This has long been IT's holy grail for cloud -- the ability to seamlessly expand capacity constrained workloads to outside of your...

  • January 20, 2016 20 Jan'16

    The 2016 MI Impact Awards

    It's January, people, and you know what that means -- awards season! Not one to be left out of the party, Modern Infrastructure is happy to announce the winners of its third annual Impact Awards, where readers, industry experts and editors weigh in ...

  • September 17, 2015 17 Sep'15

    Data center water use grows

    There is a lot of warm weather on the horizon. But data center operators shouldn't let that fool them in to thinking that they shouldn't worry about water conservation. Data centers are major water hogs, right up there with farms and golf courses. ...

  • July 16, 2015 16 Jul'15

    Lift and shift vs. re-platforming cloud apps

    When evaluating a new technology, some people like to go all in, with gusto, and adopt it hook line and sinker. Then there are folks whose MO is to take baby steps: Dip a toe in the water and do a lengthy proof of concept. What's right for any given...

  • June 16, 2015 16 Jun'15

    Can hyperconverged systems transform the enterprise?

    It's hard to predict which novelties will become mainstays, and which will be has-beens. One current hot technology is hyperconvergence, the subject of Alex Barrett's article in our May issue, "The Hyperconvergence Effect." Is hyperconvergence a ...

  • May 19, 2015 19 May'15

    Container technology thrives for IT

    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 ...

  • April 14, 2015 14 Apr'15

    Big data workloads live on-premises

    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 ...

  • March 17, 2015 17 Mar'15

    The new face of scale-out storage

    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...

  • February 16, 2015 16 Feb'15

    Hybrid cloud command and control

    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 ...

  • January 09, 2015 09 Jan'15

    The 2015 Impact Awards recognize the best IT products

    The Modern Infrastructure 2015 Impact Awards winners are here. After months of ...