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10 Insights into Recent Outages from the Experts and How to be Prepared

How do recent outages demonstrate that management of abstract infrastructure processes and interdependencies create the complex IT systems that can lead to failures? See what the experts say on the impact of recent outages and how to be better prepared. Read more...

Monitoring Sucks (and What We Can Do About It)

So, one would think that monitoring an infrastructure is one of the most trivial things around, right? But for as long as we can remember, systems administrators have complained about the state of monitoring, for maintaining performance and availability. Yet, neglecting change and configuration monitoring can result in just as much as suffering to performance and availability. Read more...

IT Operations Rises with Social Media

Gartner recently warned that better information technology tools are needed to manage the growing number of interactions, driving the need for deeper social analytics. Social networking is hugely popular but what is the hype and reality for use within IT infrastructure and operations? Read more...

Weekly IT Highlights on Cloud Security, Private Cloud, IT Jobs, and More

As Friday comes around, we want to recap some of the best stuff from our blog on Cloud Security, Private Cloud, IT Jobs, and trends in cloud platformsand any other topics that we found interesting and shared over the week. Read more...

Taking on Configuration Drift and Next-gen CM

Environments have changed. Today's IT infrastructures, systems and applications—as well as the business operations they support — are more complex than ever. Here are some of the major challenges facing IT professionals in managing configuration information in under today's conditions. Read more...

Configuration Error Brings Down the Azure Cloud Platform

Microsoft's Azure cloud customers recently suffered a prolonged outage which was ultimately attributed to a configuration error. Even a small issue can have massive impact cloud platforms. How can we best stay on top of configuration changes to keep our cloud infrastructure running smoothly? Read more...

10 Startling Perspectives From the Experts on How Cloud Influences IT Jobs

Is the rise of cloud is generally having a positive effect on IT employment? See experts at Gartner, IDC, TechRepublic, TechTarget, and more as they share their insights into how the cloud will impact IT jobs. Read more...

Weekly IT Highlights on Private Cloud, IT Jobs, Security, and More

As Friday comes around, we want to recap some of the best stuff from our blog on Private Cloud, IT Jobs, Security, and trends in cloud computing and any other topics that we found interesting and shared over the week. Read more...

Change and Configuration Management Keeps Compliance and Regulations on Track

The Internet has cleared the way for new types of gambling to take form online. While for the user, it is easy to get started and step into a game, just by opening an account at an online gaming venue. Yet when looking under the hood of online gaming, it is much harder for a gaming operator to function. Read more...

Cut Bait on Old IT: 4 Areas to Re-examine Current IT Operations Tools

While attention is now getting placed on deployment and setting up servers in cloud, the need to understand and manage these servers needs even more attention. Here are 4 areas in IT operations where current tools need reconsideration for meeting the needs of the modern data center. Read more...