“IBM: Four Major Trends Shaping Social Business in 2013 and Beyond” challenges me. Either I’m too witless to “get social”, or the recent IBM Connect 2013 conference was selling snake oil–or possibly both. While I know IBM is filled with savvy, successful people, I have to conclude that its social business side is empty. NotRead More
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Last week’s remarks on my own use of a Chromebook in datacenters resulted in so much discussion that a few more details deserve mention today. Keep in mind that Google and most of the Chrome hardware vendors originally targeted entry-level consumers: they promote low price and ease of use. I’m not the only one toRead More
Chromebooks have a role in datacenters. Colleagues call them “consumable keyboard machines” in recognition of their modest prices. Their combination of functionality pushes them to the front of the list of “grab and go” alternatives for such reviewers as Steven J. Vaughan-Nichols, a fan of both the ARM-powered Samsung and its somewhat more potent andRead More
Occasionally at the Real User Monitoring Blog, we like to give our friends and partners a chance to voice their opinion on an engaging topic. This is a post our friends at Heroix crafted. A firm which specializes in the performance management space: Information Technology (IT) is about increasing efficiency, productivity and business response time.Read More
I applaud Online Tech. This Midwestern “managed data center operator” presents itself well on its Web site, through its blog, and also through standard social media. In particular, “The Best Place to Store Your Data: When Selecting a Data Center, Location Does Matter” caught my eye, for I have an interest in datacenter geography. WhileRead More
Which do you prefer: def basepart1(filename): idx = 1 test_substring = filename[idx*-1] while (test_substring.isnumeric()): idx = idx+1 test_substring = filename[idx*-1] return filename[0:len(filename)-idx+1] def basepart2(filename): return filename.rstrip(‘0123456789’) def basepart3(filename): return re.sub(“\d*$”, “”, filename) def basepart4(filename): filename = unicode(filename) idx = 1 test_substring = filename[idx*-1] while (test_substring.isnumeric()): idx += 1 test_substring = filename[idx*-1] return str(filename[:-idx+1]) ? ThisRead More
Every few weeks, someone, somewhere, declares that programming is near its end-of-life: it’s a niche headed to extinction, a remnant soon to be left behind, a lifestyle whose time has almost passed. This is false. I don’t make the claim as either good news or bad. There are plenty of liabilities in programming as aRead More
Occasionally at the Real User Monitoring Blog, we like to give our friends and partners a chance to voice their opinion on an engaging topic. This is a post our friends at Heroix crafted. A firm which specializes in the performance management space: The Information Technology (IT) industry is a volatile one, every day thereRead More
One of the major technology trends as perceived by the IT media this past year has been cloud computing. Amazon has had tremendous success with AWS (Amazon Web Services), although recent, high-profile outages may temper expectations somewhat. Other industry giants such as Microsoft, Citrix, and VMware continue to market their cloud services as vital parts of their overall business. But when you get past the buzz, what exactly is the cloud? What is new or different about it? I say, not as much as others would lead you to believe.
Last week, “Datacenter Geography” observed that it now often makes sense to site new facilities in places, like Oklahoma or Ontario, that seemed exotic to the IT (information technology) world of just a few years ago. The destination that truly is dominating plans for the near future, though, is … nowhere. DevOps, get comfortable havingRead More