Data Center Automation Explained Simply

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What is Data Center automation (DCA)? Many vendors talk about how their product or service enables DCA but if you perform an Internet search on Data Center automation, it’s hard to get an easily understood answer. In today’s blog, let’s look at what Data Center automation is, what benefits it provides an IT organization, and what special … [Read more...]

Achieving Automation Maturity to Strengthen IT Security

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IT environments are changing all the time Business today drives frequent application changes, which typically means infrastructure changes, such as new configurations, new servers, new application servers, new open source or commercial libraries, network route and port changes, and so on. Understanding the impact of these high-velocity, broad … [Read more...]

Service Desk Automation as the Ultimate Universal Remote Control

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Picture this. You’re sitting comfortably on the couch, ready to enjoy some snacks and watch your favorite program. You grab one remote and turn on the TV. But your viewing experience requires multiple remotes to operate the TV, DVR, and sound system.  Unfortunately, the cable remote is nowhere to be found. After a few minutes of searching, you … [Read more...]

Data Center Migration: Planning, Strategy, and Execution

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There are many reasons an organization may need to migrate a data center (DC). Data center migrations can be triggered by data center consolidations after a merger, an expansion, end of lease situations, regulatory requirements, a move to the cloud, and a number of other scenarios. While data center migrations can be powered by different … [Read more...]

A Look at Trends in DevOps, Continuous Delivery, and the Cloud

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How well your DevOps teams collaborate can make a big impact on digital business and your company’s bottom line. In fact, according to research by Enterprise Management Associates (EMA), companies that rated their DevOps interactions as excellent or above average were more than 10 times as likely to have experienced double-digit revenue growth … [Read more...]

Avoiding the Zombie (Server) Apocalypse in Healthcare

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In the business world, you don’t have to worry about zombies wandering the halls of accounting or hiding in the closets of the legal department. But there’s a good chance you’ll find at least a few of them in IT. I’m not referring to the reanimated dead depicted in popular TV series such as The Walking Dead. I’m talking about zombie servers lurking … [Read more...]

SOA Security Best Practices

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In an era where security breaches are as common as apple pie and backyard baseball, all the talk surrounds keeping networks and systems secure. In an SOA environment, security is just as important, though it looks a little different than security in other architectures. Aside from the obvious purpose of SOA security (keeping systems safe from … [Read more...]