As spring finally rolls around and the frost melts away (except here in New England), the change in seasons not only brings us ultraviolet B-induced vitamin D, but also shines some healthy sunlight on the clutter the long winter leaves behind in its wake, including both at home and in the data center. With spring, comes an opportunity to reevaluate data center cleaning habits and question whether a more practical, day-to-day strategy would benefit data center managers in the long run.
Kubernetes has become a standard way?many would say the standard way ? to deploy containerized applications at scale. But if Kubernetes helps us to tame sprawling and complex container deployments, what?s available to help us tame Kubernetes? It too can be complex, messy, and difficult to manage.
I started programming when I was seven (on paper and without a computer, but that?s another story). One thing I learned early is that software development?like life?is full of trade-offs: Organizations and developers used to have to pick between performance or simplicity, innovation or manageability. But as microservices emerged as part of the container/Docker trend, application development was transformed into a set of small services, each running in its own process and communicating with mechanisms like an API. Microservices? advantages are obvious: tremendous speed gains in software development and deployment, which saves money and, in the right circumstances, conveys a competitive edge to the organization.
The Internet of Things (IoT) technology is changing the way business and individuals live and work in their daily lives. Today, industrial operations, manufacturing units, healthcare centers, government offices, educational institutes, and businesses the world over are able to gather and organize data from diverse sources. They can analyze it, make predictions, and perform modeling [?]
Like many, I was at the AWS Re:Invent conference in Las Vegas in December. No surprise?lots going on in the fast-moving world of cloud computing. In particular, the rise of serverless technology left many asking, what monitoring do you really need if it?s all taken care of in the cloud?
by Angela Guess According to a recent press release, ?SolarWinds, a leading provider of powerful and affordable IT management software, today announced it has completed the acquisition of Loggly, Inc., a provider of cloud-based log monitoring and log analytics software. With the transaction, the company also will add to its team of world-class software engineering [?]
With the happiest of holidays soon upon us and New Year?s right around the corner, now is an appropriate time to reflect on data center managers around the world so that all their days may be merry and bright. But wait, is that an IT staff member attempting to forecast capacity with his head buried in an MS Excel spreadsheet? And another, tiredly walking the data center with a Stanley tape measure hooked on his belt while daydreaming of a white Christmas, just like the ones he used to know?
by Angela Guess According to a recent press release, ?Information technology (IT) administrators overwhelmed with the variety of available tools to monitor the performance of the physical, virtual and cloud-based systems comprising their network can now have an enhanced unified view of their infrastructure with GroundWork Monitor, a comprehensive monitoring platform by GroundWork Open Source, [?]
by Angela Guess A recent press release reports, ?Datadog, the essential monitoring service for modern cloud environments, today announced the opening of offices in London and Dublin. This expansion highlights the company?s commitment to serving customers in Europe ? adding to their existing Research and Development (R&D) office in Paris ? and serves as a [?]
by Angela Guess According to a recent press release, ?SolarWinds, a leading provider of powerful and affordable IT management software, today announced an all-new, breakthrough product and two advanced product updates in a major evolution of its SolarWinds Cloud® Software as a Service (SaaS) portfolio. The new offerings expand the company?s current capabilities for comprehensive, [?]
Data Quality (DQ) as stated in the DAMA International, Data Management Book of Knowledge ?Refers to both the characteristics associated with ? and to the processes used to measure or improve the quality of data.? Data is considered high quality to the degree it is fit for the purposes data consumers want to apply it. [?]
Prometheus, the open source monitoring system for Docker-style containers running in cloud architectures, has formally released a 2.0 version with major architectural changes to improve its performance.
Click to learn more about author Kong Yang. Traditional enterprise applications and services can be complex and monolithic, requiring costly maintenance and customization to scale. In recent years, a number of organizations have begun transitioning to service-oriented architectures and serverless computing to build their applications and help overcome these challenges. The challenge is that it?s [?]
Oracle is not the first company that comes to mind when you think of enterprise security, but the company announced at its recent OpenWorld conference new products with artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning capabilities to quickly identify security threats.
by Angela Guess A recent press release reports, ?Splunk Inc., first in delivering ?aha? moments from machine data, today announced expanded machine learning capabilities across its product portfolio with the release of Splunk® Enterprise 7.0, Splunk IT Service Intelligence (ITSI) 3.0, Splunk User Behavior Analytics (UBA) 4.0 and updates to Splunk Cloud. Splunk also introduced [?]
by Angela Guess According to a recent press release, ?Accelerite, a provider of software for digital transformation infrastructure, today announced the general availability of Rovius Cloud, an enterprise hybrid cloud platform that significantly eases deployment, monitoring and management of on-premises and public cloud compute, storage and networking resources. Rovius Cloud federates on-premises resources with public [?]
by Angela Guess A recent press release states, ?Oracle today announced significant enhancements to the Oracle Internet of Things (IoT) Cloud. The offering now features built-in artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning that powers Digital Twin and Digital Thread capabilities. As such, customers and partners can quickly gain operation-wide visibility and leverage predictive insights from [?]
Moving to the cloud is supposed to reduce the headaches for IT administrators, but often it has the opposite effect of increasing their workload, especially around security and visibility. Not only do they have to make sure on-premises systems adhere to regulatory compliance, but that their cloud services do as well.