Dec
18

'Twas an Outage Before Christmas

What happens to releases deployed on the night before Christmas? Is everything in place? Is the operations team ready to stay on top of all possible changes?

Written by Martin Perlin.

Dec
15

Why IT Big Data Needs its Own Analytics [CIO REVIEW]

cIO ReviewBy applying the Big Data analytics perspective to IT operations, there is an opportunity to not only make a strategic change in the way IT operates, but also extract tremendous value.

Written by Martin Perlin.

Dec
10

2015 Predictions on IT from Experts and Industry Analysts

While technology's role in the IT organization is increasing, what does this mean for the role of the IT organization? How will developments in 2015 impact the IT organization? This collection shows how experts and industry analysts expect new developments to effect IT for this coming year.

Written by Martin Perlin.

Dec
04

Evolven Listed as One of the 20 Most Promising HP Solution Providers

cIO ReviewEvolven was recognized by CIO Review as one of the 20 most promising HP solution providers, this article elaborates on how Evolven applies IT operations analytics to provide actionable information to IT management.

Written by Martin Perlin.

Dec
02

12 Hot Emerging IT Roles in 2015

Labels: IT Skills
As the rapid pace of technology change continues, demand grows for talented IT professionals to support advancements in areas like the cloud, big data, security, and mobility to name a few. Here is a list from experts at leading IT media outlets sharing what IT roles they see emerging in 2015.

Written by Martin Perlin.

Nov
26

Configuration Change Causes Azure Cloud Outage

Recently, Microsoft's Azure cloud platform suffered eleven hours of downtime across the Northern hemisphere involving nineteen data centers, due to a bug that got triggered by a configuration change. Even small issues can have massive impact on cloud platforms. How can we best keep our infrastructure running smoothly even in the cloud?

Written by Martin Perlin.

Nov
19

Misconfiguration Takes Down Internet Ads

Labels: Downtime
Google's ad serving platform, DoubleClick for Publishers (DFP) went down last week, frustrating many publishers and big traffic websites. Following an investigation, Google reported that a misconfiguration sparked the outage. How can you stay ahead of the many configuration changes in your data center, and keep your systems running stable?

Written by Martin Perlin.

Nov
18

Streamlining the Management of Hybrid Clouds with IT Operations Analytics [CM Crossroads]

cmcrossroadsTransitioning to hybrid clouds bring a whole set of challenges, this article focuses on these difficulties, and how IT operations analytics solutions can best address them.

Written by Martin Perlin.

Nov
12

Misconfiguration Turns Upgrade into Outage for Comcast

Labels: Downtime
Most of Comcast's TV services were offline in several outages in the past week. Following an investigation, Comscast issued an apology saying that a configuration issue during an upgrade resulted in the outage. How can you best manage configuration parameters in your data center, and make sure upgrades roll out smoothly?

Written by Martin Perlin.

Nov
04

9 Optimistic IT Salary Survey Results

Labels: IT Skills
According to many of the salary surveys we've compiled, the past year has seen a rise in IT management salaries, with companies openly hiring more IT personnel. To keep track of what's happening with your career, the IT world, and the people that are involved in IT, we put together a comprehensive list of salary survey and compensation results for IT professionals.

Written by Martin Perlin.

Oct
28

IT Nightmares and Data Center Horror Stories

Labels: Downtime
With the dynamics and complexity of today's data centers, nothing can send a well-managed IT environment into a downward spiral faster than the very people that work on it. Whether it's a missed DLL file, a change in permissions, or even a re-indexed table made during routine maitenance, the IT routine is rarely boring. So with a knod to the frights of the Halloween season, we'll take a look a back at some of this year's IT nightmares and horror stories.

Written by Martin Perlin.

Oct
23

Gartner Says Analytics is Top Technology Trend for 2015

Recently Gartner released their top tech trends for 2015 with analytics taking a central role. Further Gartner reports and analysis emphasize the growing importance that analytics is having for IT in their ongoing support of the business.

Written by Martin Perlin.

Oct
07

Top ITOA Thought Leaders and their Insights

Check out the thought leaders for the fast rising area of IT operations analytics (ITOA). These industry influencers are playing a key role in forming the next stage in the evolution of IT operations.

Written by Martin Perlin.

Sep
08

Unplanned Data Center Outages Present Costly Challenges

Labels: Downtime
Unplanned data center outages still present a difficult and costly challenge for organizations. How pervasive is downtime and outages in government data centers?

Written by Martin Perlin.

Jun
10

A Single User Error Causes Cloud-wide Failure at Joyent

Labels: Downtime
Cloud provider Joyent suffered an outage, causing severe inconvenience to customers. Ironically for an operation of this size, Joyent's data center appears to have gone offline due to human error by a single administrator.

Written by Martin Perlin.

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