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December 05, 2017

Bi-Directional Middle-Out for CloudOps and DevOps

Brad Parks

The application is the center of the universe so it follows that the application should be at the center of your cloud and DevOps strategy – Introducing Middle-Out Cloud Management!

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December 02, 2017

Taxicab Confessions from AWS re:Invent 2017

Brad Parks

What do 40,000 nerds have in common? Star Wars, introversion, and AWS re:Invent! Check out this recap and quick 3 min video shot live from my taxi on the way out of town.

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November 20, 2017

Turducken, DevOps, and Unified Orchestration

Brad Parks

A portmanteau is a blend of words where parts of various words are combined into something new. This time of year as we approach Thanksgiving here in the States we get to see my favorite example - the Turducken. Variations on this engastration hav...

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November 10, 2017

Cloud Compliance from A to Z

Dennis O' Reilly

When it comes to regulatory compliance, some IT departments are in need of an attitude adjustment. Confirming your organization complies with rules governing the protection of sensitive data is no longer an onerous task to be avoided at all costs....

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October 30, 2017

New Hybrid Cloud Approaches Teach Old Data Centers New Tricks

Dennis O' Reilly

Data centers are evolving from walled-in, self-contained hardware and software systems into cloud gateways. The platforms companies relied on just a decade ago are now destined for computer museums. As the cloud transition continues, the roles of ...

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September 30, 2017

Implementing Monitoring to Encourage DevOps Support

John Pollock

When you are looking to implement DevOps in your organization, one starting point that may help you gain support for implementation is to get a monitoring service up and running for your website, web apps, or both. Being able to show management t...

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September 14, 2017

Cloud and AI: A Work in Progress, with Unlimited Upside

Dennis O' Reilly

Cloud computing and artificial intelligence: Two technologies that were made for each other.   Well, not quite. To date, cloud-based AI remains a work in progress. The long-term forecast remains rosy as the pieces of the AI puzzle fall into plac...

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September 08, 2017

What Does the Future Hold for DBAs?

Dennis O' Reilly

If any IT job can be considered secure, you would think it would be that of a database administrator. After all, the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics Occupational Outlook Handbook forecasts an 11 percent increase in DBA employment from 2014 to 2024...

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August 31, 2017

When is it a Good Time to Implement DevOps?

John Pollock

When deciding to implement DevOps, you may not be sure when the best time to get started will be. Will other teams and individuals within your organization get on board immediately, or will it take some time and convincing? Can you get support fro...

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