5 must-have capabilities for every monitoring system

Solid infrastructure and application monitoring are critical to maintaining performance and uptime, but not all systems will make the cut

11/26/2013

The secret to troubleshooting performance problems

Performance problems are among the most difficult to solve, requiring much preparation and well-honed soft skills to undo

11/12/2013

Cloud audits often don't mean what you think they do

Some cloud audits provide little actual assurance -- demystifying SAS 70 (SSAE 16), SOC-1, SOC-2, and SOC-3 claims

11/06/2013

Where cloud backup fits the bill

Cloud backup might not replace tape, but it can be useful in a wide range of places -- if you know how to use it

10/29/2013

What you need to know about today's SSDs

All solid-state disks aren't created equally; here's how they differ and what you should keep an eye out for

10/22/2013

The hidden challenges of using cloud backup to replace tape

Replacing tape backup with cloud backup raises all sorts of thorny issues

10/15/2013

7 simple rules for better systems testing

Whether you're testing DR procedures or double-checking backups, these tips help you get the most out of those tests

10/01/2013

The (welcome) rise of the cloud middleman

A new breed of managed services providers are gearing up to be the cloud brokers and integrators of the future

09/24/2013

In a cloud world, developers and admins can't ignore each other

Infrastructure admins and application admins need to better understand one another, especially when the public cloud is involved

09/17/2013

VMware VSAN: Inside the revolutionary new approach to storage

VMware's new software-defined storage tech is more than just a new spin on SAN

09/03/2013

Understanding the software-defined data center

Fast becoming a buzzword, 'software defined' may not actually mean what you think it means

08/27/2013

Lessons from NASA: How to solve problems quickly under pressure

Make sure you have the right tools in place to determine the source of unexpected events quickly -- they do in fact exist

08/20/2013

What's worse than a system failure? What you say about it

Communicating well in emergencies is often just as important as working to end the emergency

08/13/2013

Those 'invisible' servers could open your network to hackers

Slew of vulnerabilities in IPMI standard for disaster-recovery access leaves unpatched implementations at severe risk

08/05/2013

Two key reasons deploying to the cloud is different

Visualizing a cloud deployment as a traditional infrastructure often sheds light on areas you may not have considered

07/30/2013

A twist on cloud backup: Protecting your data from you

Although most cloud services offer some form of disaster recovery, few provide critically necessary archival backup

07/22/2013

The modern data center's hidden risks: 2 key lessons

As modern data center infrastructures become more complex and interdependent, it's harder to know when a failure of one component will affect others

07/08/2013

The 3 keys to designing a private cloud -- or data center

Even if you're not ready for a private cloud, its best practices apply to your modern data center today

07/01/2013

Microsoft's cloud licensing sets up a compliance nightmare

Beware! Running Microsoft software in the cloud is a confusing mess with serious pitfalls

06/24/2013

Seriously, you need to think about IPv6

Although everyone seems to ignore the inevitable, IPv6 will become a reality soon, so plan for it now

06/10/2013

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