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Q&A: Gartner’s Sid Nag on IaaS Market Growth & Consolidation

Q&A: Gartner’s Sid Nag on IaaS Market Growth & Consolidation

Amazon maintains its dominance, for now, ahead of Microsoft, Alibaba, Google, and IBM as the IaaS field narrows. Image: leowolfert – stock.adobe.com At the tail end of July, Gartner released a study of revenue growth in the infrastructure as a service (IaaS) market that showed the sector continues to scale up fast as Amazon, for […]

When a Few Hundred Thousand Lives Depend on IT

When a Few Hundred Thousand Lives Depend on IT

Eversource Energy CIO Kathy Kountze shares her perspective on IT’s role when weather knocks out heat and electricity for many thousands of New England neighbors. No matter where you live, it stinks when the power goes out. The lights and the TV flick to dark; you check out your neighbors’ houses — dark too. Candles […]

Does NoOps Signal the End for Infrastructure Employees?

Does NoOps Signal the End for Infrastructure Employees?

Will AI and automation eliminate the need for the people who now keep IT infrastructures in operation? Not if those people take charge of their own futures. NoOps (No Operations) is the idea that emerging technologies such as artificial intelligence and automation will one day make it possible for an infrastructure to run autonomously and […]

VMware vRealize vs. Turbonomic: Real User Insights

VMware vRealize vs. Turbonomic: Real User Insights

IT professionals shared their thoughts on the pros and cons of a pair of hybrid cloud management tools. Managing extensive virtualized infrastructure, such as hybrid cloud environments, presents unending challenges in administration and resource-allocation. Cloud management solutions are evolving quickly to offer IT professionals increasingly sophisticated tools for efficient management and monitoring of virtualized infrastructure. […]

10 Fixes for When Change Brings Your Systems to Their Knees

10 Fixes for When Change Brings Your Systems to Their Knees

When your systems slow to a crawl it’s easy to blame the technology, but some of the causes — and fixes –may relate to how enterprises do business these days. 1 of 11 Image: Pixabay Despite all the advancements in enterprise IT, remediating poor network and system performance remains an ongoing struggle for many IT […]

Secure Your Migration to the Cloud

Secure Your Migration to the Cloud

Five best practices for ensuring that your cloud strategy keeps things safe and secure. So, you may be asking, how do I take advantage of the cloud and keep my IT environment secure? It is indeed possible to achieve a robust security posture in the cloud. But there’s no denying that in many ways, doing […]

Moving ERP to the Cloud in Seven Simple Steps

Moving ERP to the Cloud in Seven Simple Steps

Transferring an entire ERP to the cloud is a massive and challenging task. Here’s how to make the job easier and less risky. Image: Thodonal – stock.adobe.com As ERP providers shift their focus to cloud-based Software as a Service models, a growing number of enterprises are evaluating their current ERP solutions and wondering if now […]

8 Challenges DevOps Faces Today

8 Challenges DevOps Faces Today

DevOps adoption is growing – and facing some growing pains, including a fair share of cultural issues. 1 of 9 If you’re an enterprise IT leader, chances are good that you’ve at least heard of DevOps. In fact, your organization has likely experimented with at least some DevOps techniques. In the 2018 Interop State of […]

Ease Disaster Recovery Drama with Communication Plan

Ease Disaster Recovery Drama with Communication Plan

You can do a lot to take the edge off people’s concerns, maintain the company’s reputation, and minimize any long-term damage when you put a plan in place. When developing and testing a disaster recovery (DR) plan, it’s easy to focus on the tech side of things. But thinking about the larger business needs is […]

The Staying Power of Legacy Systems

The Staying Power of Legacy Systems

Yes, there are good reasons for some companies to stick with their legacy systems, at least to a point. Several years ago, I was working with a cloud services company in the oil and gas sector. The company’s CEO recounted to me how his company had begun its commercial cloud service with Intel-based generic servers […]

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