Systems Management - Infoworld http://www.infoworld.com/t/2082 en 3 big lessons to learn from Heartbleed http://www.infoworld.com/d/data-center/3-big-lessons-learn-heartbleed-240270?source=rss_systems_management <div id="blog-edit" style="padding: 8px; background: none no-repeat scroll center top #ffffff; position: relative; float: right; width: 243px; height: 192px;"><img src="http://www.infoworld.com/sites/infoworld.com/files/media/image/heart_circuitboard.jpg" alt="3 big lessons to learn from Heartbleed" width="243" height="182" align="right" /><br /><em><p align="right">Credit: Svitlana Pidburtna</p></em></div> Data Center Open Source Software Security Encryption Systems Management Open Source Software Data Center Security Mon, 14 Apr 2014 10:00:00 +0000 Paul Venezia 240270 at http://www.infoworld.com The joy of data center automation -- and its hidden dangers http://www.infoworld.com/d/data-center/the-joy-of-data-center-automation-and-its-hidden-dangers-238447?source=rss_systems_management <div id="blog-edit" style="padding: 8px; background: none no-repeat scroll center top #ffffff; position: relative; float: right; width: 243px; height: 182px;"><img src="http://www.infoworld.com/sites/infoworld.com/files/media/image/app_dev_general_hp.jpg" alt="The joy of data center automation -- and its hidden dangers" width="243" height="182" align="right" /></div><p>This week I'm taking a break from railing against <a href="http://www.infoworld.com/d/data-center/the-broadband-barbarians-will-soon-control-the-gates-236847">the impending demise of the Internet as we know it</a> to chat about </p> Data Center Networking Systems Management Data Center Networking Mon, 17 Mar 2014 10:00:00 +0000 Paul Venezia 238447 at http://www.infoworld.com Puppet Enterprise's 'Razor' slices through system provisioning http://www.infoworld.com/t/systems-management/puppet-enterprises-razor-slices-through-system-provisioning-237625?source=rss_systems_management <div id="tw-edit" style="padding: 8px; background: none no-repeat scroll center top #ffffff; position: relative; float: right; width: 223px; height: 182px;"><img src="http://www.infoworld.com/sites/infoworld.com/files/media/image/Open_Source_hp.jpg" alt="Puppet Enterprise's 'Razor' slices through system provisioning " width="223" height="182" align="right" /></div><p>The <a href="https://puppetlabs.com/" target="_blank">enterprise edition of Puppet</a>, an open source data center orchestration and management tool, has hit <a href="http://puppetlabs.com/puppet/puppet-enterprise" target="_blank" Cloud Computing Data Center Open Source Software Systems Management Open Source Software Data Center Tue, 04 Mar 2014 17:03:32 +0000 InfoWorld Tech Watch 237625 at http://www.infoworld.com VMware releases vSphere Mobile Watchlist for Android and iOS smartphones http://www.infoworld.com/d/virtualization/vmware-releases-vsphere-mobile-watchlist-android-and-ios-smartphones-236471?source=rss_systems_management <p>According to a recent <a href="http://www.idc.com/getdoc.jsp?containerId=prUS24645514" target="_blank">research report from analyst firm IDC</a>, the worldwide smartphone market reached a new milestone in 2013, having shipped 1 billion smartphones in a single year for the first time. To put that number into perspective, it represents a new smartphone device in the hands of every seventh inhabitant on the planet.</p> Virtualization EMC VMware Android Server Virtualization iOS Mobile Apps Free Tools Systems Management Smartphones Mobile Technology Virtualization Tue, 18 Feb 2014 15:37:07 +0000 David Marshall 236471 at http://www.infoworld.com Your data center is too cool http://www.infoworld.com/d/data-center/your-data-center-too-cool-231694?source=rss_systems_management <div id="blog-edit" style="padding: 8px; background: none no-repeat scroll center top #ffffff; position: relative; float: right; width: 243px; height: 192px;"><img src="http://www.infoworld.com/sites/infoworld.com/files/media/image/frozen_hardware.jpg" alt="Your data center is too cool" width="243" height="182" align="right" /><br /><em><p align="right">Credit: Zoonar RF</p></em></div> Data Center Data Center Design Systems Management Data Center Mon, 02 Dec 2013 11:00:00 +0000 Paul Venezia 231694 at http://www.infoworld.com Review: Puppet vs. Chef vs. Ansible vs. Salt http://www.infoworld.com/d/data-center/review-puppet-vs-chef-vs-ansible-vs-salt-231308?source=rss_systems_management <div id="blog-edit" style="padding: 8px; background: none no-repeat scroll center top #ffffff; position: relative; float: right; width: 243px; height: 172px;"><img src="http://www.infoworld.com/sites/infoworld.com/files/media/image/2235scr.jpg" alt="Review: Puppet vs. Chef vs. Ansible vs. Salt" width="243" height="162" align="right" /><br /><em><p align="right">Credit: Teerawut Punsorn</p></em></div> Data Center Server Provisioning Systems Management Cloud Computing Data Center Thu, 21 Nov 2013 11:00:00 +0000 Doug Dineley 231308 at http://www.infoworld.com Hot or not? Know your data center's environment http://www.infoworld.com/d/data-center/hot-or-not-know-your-data-centers-environment-230529?source=rss_systems_management <div id="blog-edit" style="padding: 8px; background: none no-repeat scroll center top #ffffff; position: relative; float: right; width: 243px; height: 182px;"><img src="http://www.infoworld.com/sites/infoworld.com/files/media/image/Power-Meter-Server_hp.jpg" alt="Hot or not? Know your data center's environment" width="243" height="182" align="right" /></div><p>Whether we're designing, building, or maintaining data centers, we need to pay attention to a lot more than how and where the bits flow. We also need to know about the physical environment.</p> Data Center Data Center Design Disaster Recovery Systems Management Data Center Mon, 11 Nov 2013 11:00:00 +0000 Paul Venezia 230529 at http://www.infoworld.com Review: Office 365 administration made easy http://www.infoworld.com/d/cloud-computing/review-office-365-administration-made-easy-229007?source=rss_systems_management <div id="blog-edit" style="padding: 8px; background: none no-repeat scroll center top #ffffff; position: relative; float: right; width: 243px; height: 182px;"><img src="http://www.infoworld.com/sites/infoworld.com/files/media/image/Microsoft_Office_hp.jpg" alt="Review: Office 365 administration made easy" width="243" height="182" align="right" /></div><p>A business that moves its email to a hosted solution such as Office 365 typically hopes to reduce operating and administrative costs, reduce spam, and decrease downtime.</p> Applications Cloud Computing Microsoft Windows SaaS Systems Management Applications Cloud Computing Mon, 21 Oct 2013 10:00:00 +0000 Doug Dineley 229007 at http://www.infoworld.com Review: Salt keeps server automation simple http://www.infoworld.com/d/data-center/review-salt-keeps-server-automation-simple-228936?source=rss_systems_management <p>Like <a href="http://www.infoworld.com/d/data-center/review-puppet-enterprise-30-pulls-more-strings-222737">Puppet</a>, <a href="http://www.infoworld.com/d/data-center/review-chef-cooks-configuration-management-224178">Chef</a>, and <a href="http://www.infoworld.com/d/data-center/review-ansible-orchestration-veteran-unix-admins-dream-228509">Ansible</a>, Salt is an open source server management and automation solution with commercial, officially supported options.</p> Cloud Computing Data Center Open Source Software Systems Management Cloud Computing Data Center IDG Insider Thu, 17 Oct 2013 10:00:00 +0000 Doug Dineley 228936 at http://www.infoworld.com Complex clouds must be managed with automation http://www.infoworld.com/d/cloud-computing/complex-clouds-must-be-managed-automation-228251?source=rss_systems_management <p>Many enterprises end up with more than a few types of clouds when they round out their final enterprise cloud computing solution. This typically means a few types of private clouds, a few types of public clouds, and perhaps other development and configuration management systems. As a result, these complex, multicloud deployments are now more the rule than the exception.</p> <p>There are two basic ways to manage such complex cloud platforms, such for provisioning and deprovisioning storage and compute.</p> Cloud Computing Data Center IT Management Systems Management Cloud Computing Fri, 11 Oct 2013 10:00:00 +0000 David Linthicum 228251 at http://www.infoworld.com Review: Ansible orchestration is a veteran Unix admin's dream http://www.infoworld.com/d/data-center/review-ansible-orchestration-veteran-unix-admins-dream-228509?source=rss_systems_management <p>Many server automation and orchestration solutions, like Puppet and Chef, rely on a mixture of solution-specific coding, Web UIs, and command-line tools to make the magic happen. Ansible is different. Although a Web UI is available, Ansible plays very well on the Unix admin's home turf: general scripting and the command line.</p> Cloud Computing Data Center Systems Management Cloud Computing Data Center IDG Insider Thu, 10 Oct 2013 10:00:00 +0000 Doug Dineley 228509 at http://www.infoworld.com The moment of truth: When new eyes meet old code http://www.infoworld.com/d/data-center/the-moment-of-truth-when-new-eyes-meet-old-code-227658?source=rss_systems_management <div id="blog-edit" style="padding: 8px; background: none no-repeat scroll center top #ffffff; position: relative; float: right; width: 243px; height: 192px;"><img src="http://www.infoworld.com/sites/infoworld.com/files/media/image/code_scrutiny.jpg" alt="The moment of truth: When new eyes meet old code" width="243" height="182" align="right" /><br /><em><p align="right">Credit: Federico Caputo</p> Data Center Application Development Systems Management Data Center Mon, 30 Sep 2013 10:00:00 +0000 Paul Venezia 227658 at http://www.infoworld.com In a cloud world, developers and admins can't ignore each other http://www.infoworld.com/d/data-explosion/in-cloud-world-developers-and-admins-cant-ignore-each-other-226862?source=rss_systems_management <p>Last week, InfoWorld's David Linthicum posted an excellent piece on <a href="http://www.infoworld.com/d/cloud-computing/want-good-cloud-job-better-know-traditional-it-too-226418">the importance of maintaining a firm grasp on IT fundamentals</a> as you steer your career toward the cloud. In it, Linthicum argues that you can't very well expect to succeed in the cloud space without having a solid understanding of what makes traditional enterprise environments tick. He couldn't be more on the money.</p> Cloud Computing Data Center Data Explosion IT Management IaaS Enterprise Application Integration Private Cloud Systems Management IDG Insider Tue, 17 Sep 2013 10:00:00 +0000 Matt Prigge 226862 at http://www.infoworld.com Zombie scripts can attack at any time http://www.infoworld.com/d/data-center/zombie-scripts-can-attack-any-time-225426?source=rss_systems_management <div id="blog-edit" style="padding: 8px; background: none no-repeat scroll center top #ffffff; position: relative; float: right; width: 243px; height: 192px;"><img src="http://www.infoworld.com/sites/infoworld.com/files/media/image/zombie_hand.jpg" alt="Zombie scripts can attack at any time" width="243" height="182" align="right" /><br /><em><p align="right">Credit: Ivan Bliznetsov</p></em></div> Data Center Networking Systems Management Data Center Networking Mon, 26 Aug 2013 10:00:00 +0000 Paul Venezia 225426 at http://www.infoworld.com Review: Chef cooks up configuration management http://www.infoworld.com/d/data-center/review-chef-cooks-configuration-management-224178?source=rss_systems_management <div style="padding: 8px; background: none no-repeat scroll center top #ffffff; position: relative; float: right; width: 243px; height: 182px;"><img src="http://www.infoworld.com/sites/infoworld.com/files/media/image/finger_drawing_lines_hp.jpg" alt="Review: Chef cooks up configuration management" width="243" height="182" align="right" /></div><p>Among the various configuration management frameworks available today, Opscode's Chef is a relative newcomer.</p> Cloud Computing Data Center Systems Management Cloud Computing Data Center IDG Insider Tue, 06 Aug 2013 10:00:00 +0000 Doug Dineley 224178 at http://www.infoworld.com 6 wishes for SysAdmin Appreciation Day http://www.infoworld.com/d/data-center/6-wishes-sysadmin-appreciation-day-223502?source=rss_systems_management <div id="blog-edit" style="padding: 8px; background: none no-repeat scroll center top #ffffff; position: relative; float: right; width: 243px; height: 175px;"><img src="http://www.infoworld.com/sites/infoworld.com/files/media/image/Flabbergasted_nerd.jpg" alt="6 wishes for SysAdmin Appreciation Day" width="243" height="165" align="right" /><br /><em><p align="right">Credit: Digital Vision</p></em></div> Data Center Systems Management Data Center Fri, 26 Jul 2013 10:00:00 +0000 Paul Venezia 223502 at http://www.infoworld.com Review: Puppet 3.0 pulls more strings http://www.infoworld.com/d/data-center/review-puppet-enterprise-30-pulls-more-strings-222737?source=rss_systems_management <div id="blog-edit" style="padding: 8px; background: none no-repeat scroll center top #ffffff; position: relative; float: right; width: 243px; height: 182px;"><img src="http://www.infoworld.com/sites/infoworld.com/files/media/image/puppet_labs.jpg" alt="Review: Puppet Enterprise 3.0 pulls more strings" width="243" height="182" align="right" /></div><p>With virtualization driving the meteoric rise in server instance counts, it's no wonder that so many configuration automation tools are hitting their stride.</p> Cloud Computing Data Center Private Cloud Server Provisioning Systems Management Cloud Computing Data Center IDG Insider Tue, 16 Jul 2013 10:00:00 +0000 Doug Dineley 222737 at http://www.infoworld.com Oracle Enterprise Manager 12c gears up for the private cloud http://www.infoworld.com/d/applications/oracle-enterprise-manager-12c-gears-the-private-cloud-221976?source=rss_systems_management <p>For the latest update of Oracle Enterprise Manager, the company has taken additional steps to help organizations set up their own private clouds, using Oracle systems, software and even non-Oracle products.</p> <p>"Our goal is to is to allow enterprises to take any [Oracle] platform and offer it as a service," said Sushil Kumar, vice president of product strategy and business development.</p> Applications Cloud Computing Oracle Private Cloud Systems Management Tue, 02 Jul 2013 13:06:27 +0000 admin 221976 at http://www.infoworld.com Think twice before upgrading core firmware http://www.infoworld.com/d/data-center/think-twice-upgrading-core-firmware-220258?source=rss_systems_management <div id="blog-edit" style="padding: 8px; background: none no-repeat scroll center top #ffffff; position: relative; float: right; width: 243px; height: 172px;"><img src="http://www.infoworld.com/sites/infoworld.com/files/media/image/2235scr.jpg" alt="TITLE" width="243" height="162" align="right" /><br /><em><p align="right">Credit: Teerawut Punsorn</p> </em></div><p>Hardware vendors say it all the time: Your firmware is out of date and should be upgraded.</p> Data Center Systems Management Mon, 10 Jun 2013 10:00:00 +0000 Paul Venezia 220258 at http://www.infoworld.com Review: VMware's vCenter Operations Manager lightens the load http://www.infoworld.com/d/virtualization/review-vmwares-vcenter-operations-manager-lightens-the-load-219496?source=rss_systems_management <div id="blog-edit" style="padding: 8px; background: none no-repeat scroll center top #ffffff; position: relative; float: right; width: 243px; height: 182px;"><img src="http://www.infoworld.com/sites/infoworld.com/files/media/image/vmware_hp_pod.jpg" alt="Review: VMware's vCenter Operations Manager lightens the load" width="243" height="182" align="right" /></div><p>One of the downsides to virtualization is the relative complexity of system monitoring. Traditional monitoring systems are well tuned for physical servers, but they can run into issues in the virtual world.</p> Virtualization EMC VMware Server Virtualization Systems Management Data Center Virtualization Wed, 29 May 2013 10:00:00 +0000 Doug Dineley 219496 at http://www.infoworld.com