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March 30, 2017

How MSPs Can Meet the Cloud Needs of Their Customers

Dennis O' Reilly

You hear all this talk about how the cloud changes everything. Not really. The most important things stay the same. If you want to succeed, you need to have a plan.  Not just any plan, but your plan. The plan that's custom-made to reach your bu...

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March 13, 2017

21 Automated Deployment Tools You Should Know

Guest Post

Bill Gates was quoted as saying, “The first rule of any technology used in a business is that automation applied to an efficient operation will magnify the efficiency. The second is that automation applied to an inefficient operation will magnify ...

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March 07, 2017

Control Plane Versus Data Plane

Guest Post

The terms control plane and data plane get tossed around quite a bit these days, but it seems that many have a difficult time understanding the key differences between these two terms, with the ambiguity even leading to debate amongst CCIE candida...

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March 02, 2017

How to Create a Docker Backup With Morpheus

Dennis O' Reilly

Docker and Morpheus go together like bread and butter. Want proof? Look no further than the process of creating container backups, which are an essential element of Docker management. Consider this typical scenario: You’ve created a data volume f...

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February 28, 2017

Why Is This 30-Year-Old Website Architecture So Popular in 2017?

John Pollock

A popular infrastructure for web applications is the “shared nothing” architecture (sometimes also referred to as “share nothing”). Interestingly enough, even though shared nothing architecture is widely used for web development, the idea was thou...

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February 21, 2017

The Benefits of Converged Infrastructure

Morpheus

With more and more services being moved into the cloud, a new trend toward the convergence of the various service types, which allows you to have your infrastructure, platform, and software as a service in one centralized place. This can be benefi...

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February 16, 2017

5 Tips for Production Code Readiness

John Pollock

When moving code to production, you always want to ensure things are as thoroughly tested as possible before a production update is put into place. Not having good testing and procedures in place can lead to service outages, broken apps, and lots ...

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February 14, 2017

Cloud Governance in a Hybrid World: The New Role of IT

Guest Post

This guest post was written by Jeff Budge, VP of Advisory Consulting and Product Management, OneNeck IT Solutions The Cloud as a Change Agent for IT The continuing adoption of cloud is changing the role of IT departments and their relationship w...

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February 09, 2017

The Pros and Cons of Shadow IT

Brian Wheeler

Companies are using up to 15x more cloud services to store critical company data than CIOs were aware of or had authorized according to a study conducted by Cisco. This statistic helps conceptualize the pervasiveness of shadow IT. Simply put, shad...

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