The “biggest cyberattacks in history” hit five US megabanks in succession last month, according to this CNN headline. While it will be hard ever to be certain about all the details–nearly everyone involved in the matter has an incentive to tell less than the whole truth–it now appears that the attacks had relatively modest impactRead More
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We certainly have plenty of problems to solve in the datacenters of 2012–but nothing like what James Glanz of the New York Times portrayed last week in “Power, Pollution and the Internet” (PPI). The most sense I’ve made of this article is to read it as an investigative assignment that turned into a lifestyle piece.Read More
When we can’t have it all–and we never can–what’s worth keeping, and what worth letting go? That’s a tough question that Oracle, and all cloud customers, face in different respects this week. Oracle’s announcement this week of Oracle Application Development Framework [ADF] Essentials is a surprise I expected never to hear, for instance. Since itsRead More
Nick Heath writes too much or too little. Yes, “IT [information technology] departments needs to meet business demands or risk being demoted to a minor support role“, as his recent advisory summarizes the matter. It has always been this way, though, at least during the seven decades of electronic IT. By the 1950s, IT pioneersRead More
To make the most of “private cloud” depends on clear understanding of the technology, and how it applies to your own organization. That kind of teamwork was the advice of “Customize your APM” earlier this week, and it applies with at least equal force to the subject of private clouds. That’s the message, at least,Read More
Application Performance Management (APM) remains in its infancy. There’s no simple formula for applying it usefully; expect that you’ll need to study both APM techniques and the specifics of your own organization’s needs to fit the former to the latter. That’s part of what I read in Larry Dragich’s recent “Real-Time Monitoring Metrics – TheRead More
Dirk Nachbar just published a useful little WebLogic Scripting Tool (WLST) script to start or stop multiple WebLogic Managed Servers. A simple refactoring extends his effort to make the script a bit more compact and arguably easier to maintain. This refactoring turns up in many other scripts, far removed from WebLogic or even Python. NachbarRead More
“Utter mayhem”, as Paul Venezia says. While he has in mind “When virtualization becomes your worst enemy“, it’s both more and less than this. His anecdotes are perfectly apt, of course: one network interface controller (NIC) goes out, and an hour-and-a-half later you find yourself with your entire network dysfunctional, the telephone system entirely unavailable,Read More
Smart devops–like you–know that they need to keep learning and improving throughout their careers. Datacenter operations change rapidly, and there’s a lot to learn. Commercialization of blade server architecture is barely a decade old, for instance, with the PICMG 2.16 Packet Switching Backplane adopted eleven years ago this month. Learning better techniques isn’t enough, though.Read More
Part of the difficulty and excitement of application performance management (APM) is that it never gets easy: as soon as we figure out a best practice or efficient automation, it’s time to build on it and scale the solution up or out. Several recent news items illustrate this dynamic. The clearest 2012 trend for APMRead More