Too Much Information: Monitoring Becomes a Big Data Problem

As data center resource pools grow, it becomes nearly impossible for humans to track and monitor. Paul Maritz, CEO at VMware, says we are going to require systems that are self-monitoring and that report to us about significant issues.

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Facebook Develops Tools to Keep Up with Monster Monitoring Tasks

When Facebook engineers faced a monumental monitoring problem, they went to work on it themselves and developed a custom tool to help them sift through all the monstrous data store.

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Netflix to Open Source “Monkey” Website Fault Testing Tools

Netflix has announced its open sourcing its set of “Monkey” web site fault testing tools and you would be foolish to not at least check them out. These tools let you test your site under worst-case scenario conditions.

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IT Needs a Seat at Business Strategy Table

IT’s role has always been to manage, maintain and monitor the servers, applications and web sites inside your company, but has mostly had little input into business strategy. It’s high time that changed, but it’s up to you to make it happen.

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IT Ops Looks for Ways to Manage Info Overload

Increasingly, IT Ops is responsible for managing and making sense of a mountain of data for business, the web and monitoring purposes.

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