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Infrastructure as Code (IaC) And Its Impact on Configuration

Infrastructure as a Code for DevOps has been gaining a lot of traction among tech companies around the world. According to Sheila Gulati, managing director of Tola Capital, it’s the need of the hour. Its flexibility of use for any type of cloud workload or architecture has made it indispensable for modern cloud businesses.

However, the skill required for implementation is itself uncommon. Trained engineers to design the software infrastructure needed are scarce. At the same time, this favors opportunities for Infrastructure as Code (IaC) startups to offer solutions to customers.

So, what is IaC and how does  it impact how configuration of your infrastructure is handled?

Let’s find out. 

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CMDB: Lost in the Clouds

“…But now they only block the sun They rain and they snow on everyone So many things I would have done But clouds got in my way…” -Both Sides Now, by Joni Mitchell

“Clouds do most definitely get in the way…” that is if you are trying to operate IT environments in the cloud exactly as you did in the datacenter. That approach is generally referred to as “lift and shift”. You will not automatically capture the advantages in agility and scale that a cloud-based architecture could provide. As a result, your expectations for improvement may end up “lost in the clouds…”

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Top CloudOps Challenges and the Impact to Digital Transformation

Leading enterprises in different industries utilize CloudOps as a core part of their operations. This is thanks to the agility, risk mitigation, automated security, and downtime management that moving to the cloud can provide. However, moving to the Cloud does come with its fair share of challenges.

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8 Most Common Cloud Migration Mistakes to Avoid

Enterprises that wish to move from outdated and inefficient infrastructures such as unreliable firewalls, aging servers, and outdated hardware are making the wise decision to embrace cloud computing.

Cloud computing offers enterprises what they need to improve real-time performance and achieve greater efficiency. However, they must perform the cloud migration process with the right planning and execution to ensure the cloud solution aligns with their business requirements.

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System Outages: Top 8 Causes and How They Affect IT Operations

“High outage rates haven’t changed significantly. One in five organizations report experiencing a ‘serious’ or ‘severe’ outage (involving significant financial losses, reputational damage, compliance breaches and in some severe cases, loss of life) in the past three years, marking a slight upward trend in the prevalence of major outages.”

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The Kung Fu of Change Risk Intelligence

“I seek not to know the answers but to understand the questions.” - Kwai Chang Caine, AKA grasshopper in Kung Fu TV Series

“Those who are unaware they are walking in darkness will never seek the light.” - Bruce Lee, Martial Arts Master, and Creator of Jeet Kune Do

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What is Value Stream Management and Why Is It Important for DevOps

Software delivery poses new challenges for teams across all types of large enterprises due to  increasing complexity. However, such deliveries must continue because they are a core part of operations.

Leading software companies and large enterprises alike can’t stop innovating or pushing for faster development because the need to perform and  remain competitive is ever present. To do this, you must offer greater value for your clients while using fewer resources. This can be difficult due to the challenges associated with aligning business objectives with IT operations.

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What are Zero Day Threats and How to Handle Them?

What are Zero Day Threats?

A zero day threat or zero day exploit is an attack which takes advantage of a vulnerability in a program. This is essentially a security hole that doesn’t have a patch or fix in place. When the flaw is discovered, developers have zero days to fix it. This is due to the potentially hundreds or thousands of hackers looking to exploit such vulnerabilities in software.

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It’s Time to Turn and Face the Changes…

“Ch-ch-changes
(Turn and face the strain)
Ch-ch-changes
(Oh, look out you rock 'n rollers)” – David Bowie

“It's been a long
A long time coming
But I know a change gonna come
Oh, yes it will” – Sam Cooke

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10 Ways AI Can Help Enterprise IT

Businesses around the world have recognized the benefits of AI for IT. A Narrative Science and the National Business Research Institute survey showed that 61% of companies surveyed, adopted AI in 2018. That same survey showed that the number had increased dramatically in comparison to 2017, when adoption stood at only 38%. The latest reports by McKinsey and IBM show that AI adoption is continuing at a steady pace. Both reports show that a majority of companies have now adopted AI in some shape or form.

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