“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
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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
Reader response to the last Real User Monitoring blog, “Letting go …“, surprised me: it generated more interest, and more praise, than I expected. I was pleased, of course, that it seemed to meet a need. There’s a complement to “letting go”, of course. We have to know where to focus next. A couple ofRead More
You already know you’re among the “data center personnel [who] need to stay on top of what skills are hot …”, as Paul Korzeniowski phrases it this week in “IT pros adapt to stay relevant–and employed–in IT jobs field“. It’s more than just keeping up and readiness to learn new material, though. To some extent,Read More
Julie Craig is right: “… companies are monitoring and managing complex interations … at a very superficial level.” As the Research Director for Application Management at Enterprise Management Associates recognizes, though, this is an unprecedentedly challenging time for Application Performance Management (APM). Her article, “What Do Cloud, Integration, Mobile and Big Data Have in Common?“,Read More
A recent survey revealed the most common data security issues as reported by IT pros — and also the cost of data loss to a company.
Above all, IT needs to ensure that critical systems keep running no matter what, even during a system upgrade because when things go south, it can get ugly in a hurry for you.
While it’s paramount that IT pros have the requisite technical knowledge to do their jobs, it’s also important that you have softer people skills to work well inside an organization.
IT can use internal social software to be more transparent and communicate better with employees across the organization.