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Amazon CTO Vogels: Going Beyond Monolithic Virtualization

Amazon CTO Vogels: Going Beyond Monolithic Virtualization

AWS re:Invent reveals how Amazon broke boundaries on virtualization and the benefits Vanguard reaped from cloud migration. In a behind the scenes-style keynote at AWS re:Invent, CTO Werner Vogels shared some of Amazon’s strategy that informed the approach AWS took with virtualization. He also brought out clients such as The Vanguard Group to discuss their […]

Technical Debt: A Data Center Security Risk You Can’t Afford

Technical Debt: A Data Center Security Risk You Can’t Afford

Legacy applications can leave massive security holes and must be dealt with, no matter how critical they are. Legacy applications, old operating systems, and other past-expiration-date technologies pose big risks to data centers, and the risks grow bigger with each day that passes. But many of these legacy applications play critical roles for companies. “Did […]

Survey: Most Data Center Managers Rely on Outdated Security Practices

Survey: Most Data Center Managers Rely on Outdated Security Practices

While experts aren’t surprised, they recommend adding the latest tools to your security strategy now. Daily news reports of high-profile breaches and massive credential dumps underscore the problems with relying on passwords for security. Users either opt for simple easy-to-guess passwords or, when required to come up with more difficult ones, use the same passwords […]

Transform IT to Become the Agile Business Partner

Transform IT to Become the Agile Business Partner

Top-performing IT organizations are three times more likely to have positioned themselves as “partners” with the business units that they support, according to research by The Hackett Group. Image: Shutterstock Agility is critical for businesses today. According to a survey by PA Consulting, 72% of business leaders believe their company’s ability to respond rapidly to […]

Q&A: LightStep’s Spoonhower on Microservices, Deep Systems

Q&A: LightStep’s Spoonhower on Microservices, Deep Systems

As microservices, multi-cloud, and other features introduce more layers of complexity, developers may need a hand combing through the thicket of apps. There may be no going back as ecosystems get peppered with options meant to help developers move faster while also increasing the complexity they must deal with. Whether it is microservices, multi-cloud, or […]

Blockchain Loses Its Luster, for Now

Blockchain Loses Its Luster, for Now

Last year if you had a tech problem, blockchain was the answer. Now blockchain has reached the “trough of disillusionment,” according to Gartner. Are you in production with your blockchain project? Plenty of organizations are likely answering with a big fat “no” to that question. While blockchain seemed to rule tech headlines for much of […]

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520: Web server is returning an unknown error

What happened? There is an unknown connection issue between Cloudflare and the origin web server. As a result, the web page can not be displayed. What can I do? If you are a visitor of this website: Please try again in a few minutes. If you are the owner of this website: There is an […]

Rewriting Disaster Recovery Plans for the Edge

Rewriting Disaster Recovery Plans for the Edge

In an era when systems and applications are dispersed throughout the enterprise and the cloud, IT leaders have to rethink their disaster recovery plans. Writing a disaster recovery plan has been the responsibility of IT departments for years, but now these plans must be recalibrated to failover for edge and cloud environments. What’s new, and […]

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 […]

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