Systems Management - Infoworld http://www.infoworld.com/t/2082 en Linux Foundation's certification sets new benchmark for admins http://www.infoworld.com/d/open-source-software/linux-foundations-certification-sets-new-benchmark-admins-249172?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/Linux_Desktop_hp.jpg" alt="Linux Foundation's certification sets new benchmark for admins" width="243" height="182" align="right" /></div><p>At LinuxCon last week, the Linux Foundation announced a <a href="http://www.linuxfoundation.org/news-media/announcements/2014/08/linux-foundation-announces-new-linux-certification-program" target="_blank">new certification sche</a></p> Data Center Open Source Software IT Jobs Linux IT Training Systems Management Tech Support Open Source Software Fri, 29 Aug 2014 10:00:00 +0000 Simon Phipps 249172 at http://www.infoworld.com The quiet before the next IT revolution http://www.infoworld.com/d/data-center/the-quiet-the-next-it-revolution-247959?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/it_experiment_hp_0.jpg" alt="The quiet before the next IT revolution" width="243" height="182" align="right" /></div><p>One of the best and worst parts of IT is that it's always changing. Data Center Enterprise Architecture Systems Management Computer Hardware Data Center Networking Mon, 11 Aug 2014 10:00:00 +0000 Paul Venezia 247959 at http://www.infoworld.com Hortonworks, BMC team up to support Hadoop automation http://www.infoworld.com/t/hadoop/hortonworks-bmc-team-support-hadoop-automation-242857?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/hadoop.jpg" alt="Hortonworks, BMC team up to support Hadoop automation" width="243" height="182" align="right" /><br /><em><p align="right">Credit: Wikimedia</p> Big Data Data Management Enterprise Architecture Open Source Software Event Processing Hadoop Systems Management Wed, 21 May 2014 10:00:00 +0000 InfoWorld Tech Watch 242857 at http://www.infoworld.com Cool tools from TechEd for your data center http://www.infoworld.com/d/microsoft-windows/cool-tools-teched-your-data-center-242860?source=rss_systems_management <p>Last week, I showed how Microsoft is diving <a href="http://www.infoworld.com/d/microsoft-windows/whats-new-in-microsoft-azure-242446">deep into the cloud with its Azure services</a>, which it detailed at its TechEd conference. But there was more to TechEd than the Azure annoucements. Here's the cool stuff I found on the expo floor last week.</p> Data Center Microsoft Windows Disaster Recovery Systems Management Wed, 21 May 2014 10:00:00 +0000 J. Peter Bruzzese 242860 at http://www.infoworld.com 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