Sep
08

Unplanned Data Center Outages Present Costly Challenges

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.

May
28

Major Outage at National Weather Service

Labels: Downtime
The National Weather Service Warning System recently faced a severe outage as their systems went down just as massive thunderstorms, some spawning life-threatening tornadoes, erupted across the country and was unable to issue critical warnings about weather conditions, following an upgrade to the system.

Written by Martin Perlin.

May
27

What's Up with Change and Release Management?

How should IT operations take a new look at change management and release management to better address the state of change in today's IT organizations.

Written by Martin Perlin.

May
13

Lonely at the Top? Evolven in Red Herring's Top 100 Technology Companies

It's great to get outside validation about how we are doing. So we're proud to announce that Red Herring named us to their "Top 100 Technology Companies" list.

Written by Martin Perlin.

May
06

7 Exciting Insights from the IT Operations Analytics Webinar Presented by Gartner

IT Operations Analytics solutions can offer better visibility into the exploding complexity of today's technology services. Gartner recently dedicated a full webinar to explore IT Operations Analytics. In this post we share some of the exciting insights we discovered in this presentation.

Written by Martin Perlin.

Apr
29

Is Everything Really Awesome In Your Data Center?

While society in the Lego Movie sang Everything is Awesome as a distraction from living under strict control, to keep your production environment available, your data center can't be locked down in the face of numerous and often unexpected changes. So how do you stay agile and meet dynamic business demands while maintaining stability?

Written by Martin Perlin.

Feb
12

Configuration Glitch Sets Off Google Outage

Labels: Downtime
Google and most of its services were offline for 30 minutes on January 24th. Following an investigation, Google reported that a configuration issue sparked the outage. How can you best stay on top of the many configuration changes in your data center, and keep your production environment available?

Written by Martin Perlin.

Nov
14

Must-read IT Journalists

Check out our handpicked list of must-read journalists focused on what's happening in IT. These industry influencers have a tremendous influence play a key role in educating our industry and staying on top of the latest developments in information technology.

Written by Syed Raza and Martin Perlin.

Nov
05

Making Change Management in the Data Center

Change management is more challenging than ever. IT faces many moving parts and is charged with keeping critical services running, while introducing releases, updates and patches and increasingly faster cycles. How can IT operations stay in control while remaining agile?

Written by Martin Perlin.

Oct
23

Top Job Blogs for Boosting Your IT Careers

Labels: IT SkillsBloggers
Check out our handpicked list of the must-read blogs for IT professionals. This collection of blogs can provide you with current information on the industry and insights into skills, technology, and job value.

Written by Syed Raza and Martin Perlin.

Oct
21

Facebook System Outage

Labels: Downtime
Bad day or an update gone wrong? Facebook suffered a brief and widespread outage today. While the cause is still being investigated, the question remains when an incident occurs, how quickly can you know "what changed"?

Written by Martin Perlin.

Oct
17

Applying IT Analytics to IT Operations Data

How are analytics being applied to IT Operations?

Written by Martin Perlin.

Oct
14

Downtime Is Still Here and Common

Labels: Downtime
Unplanned data center outages still present a difficult and costly challenge for organizations. System failures are not just a challenge and frustration for organizations, but carry high stakes and broad costs. How pervasive is downtime and outages in the data center?

Written by Martin Perlin.

Oct
07

The Real Problem is Visibility

How is your visibility into IT operations? Do you know what is happening in change management?

Written by Martin Perlin.

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