Mar
17

Google Unavailable due to Configuration Change

Labels: Downtime
Google cloud users experienced a brief outage, leaving users scratching their heads about what was happening to their Google services. Google attributed the root cause to a configuration change introduced to the network stack.

Written by Martin Perlin.

Feb
04

5 IT Operations Lessons Learned from Jurassic Park

System outages are inevitable when working in IT. A prime example of system failure for exploring is what went down at Jurassic Park. Look at the change and incident management blunders that contributed to the park's failures, and how this applies to IT Operations.

Written by Martin Perlin.

Jan
27

Configuration Change, Not Lizard Squad, Takes Down Facebook

Labels: Downtime
Lizard Squad takes down Facebook? No! Facebook suffered a brief, worldwide outage today. Attributing the cause to a configuration change, this raises the question for IT operations in general: when an incident occurs, how quickly can you know "what changed"?

Written by Martin Perlin.

Jan
13

Change - Episode 1: The Outage

ChangeWhat happens when an international financial organization suffers a devastating IT outage? Join us as we explore the circumstances surrounding this major IT event and investigate'. Change unfolds one story - a story inspired by true events - over the course of multiple episodes. The show follows the plot and characters wherever they lead, through many surprising twists and turns. We won't know what happens at the end of the story until we get there.

Written by Martin Perlin.

Jan
07

Top Podcasts for IT Professionals

Labels: Podcasts
With so many podcasts available, who has time to find those useful for IT? So, we've compiled a list of podcasts that can provide IT Operations professionals with insightful information and useful updates.

Written by Syed Raza and Martin Perlin.

Dec
18

'Twas an Outage Before Christmas

Labels: Downtime
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.

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