IT Operations Blog – BMC Blogs BMC Software Fri, 19 Oct 2018 13:00:16 +0000 en-US hourly 1 IT Operations Blog – BMC Blogs 32 32 5 Tips for Embedding Metadata into IT Operations Fri, 12 Oct 2018 00:00:31 +0000 If you’re struggling to come to terms with implementing data initiatives in your company, then establishing processes for metadata (data about data) might feel a bit … overwhelming, to say the least. True, metadata may not be the sexiest part of a data initiative, but it offers the same benefits of data: providing insights, improving […]]]> What are Service Level Objectives? SLOs Explained Thu, 27 Sep 2018 00:00:07 +0000 When IT workloads are moved from on-premise IT infrastructure to off-site cloud data centers, it’s important to ensure that service levels are consistent with your business requirements. The parameters and metrics defining service levels for each element of the cloud solution should meet those requirements and the service provider should maintain high performance, security and […]]]> What is an IT Vendor Management Office (VMO)? Wed, 26 Sep 2018 00:00:55 +0000 The vendor management office (VMO) is a business unit within many enterprises that is responsible for evaluating suppliers of goods and services, and overseeing regular interaction and long-term relationships with vendors. Sometimes there is a separate IT-specific VMO setup specifically to monitor IT vendor relationships and help the organization follow stated policies and achieve goals […]]]> Top DBA Shell Scripts for Monitoring the Database Mon, 17 Sep 2018 00:00:59 +0000 This article focuses on the DBA’s daily responsibilities for monitoring Oracle databases and provides tips and techniques on how DBAs can turn their manual, reactive monitoring activities into a set of proactive shell scripts. The article first reviews some commonly used Unix commands by DBAs. It explains the Unix Cron jobs that are used as […]]]> What is Software-Defined IT Operations? SDITO Explained Wed, 18 Jul 2018 00:00:03 +0000 Enterprise organizations adopted virtualization, automation and orchestration to realize the promised value propositions such as ease of infrastructure provisioning, management and maintenance. Yet, enterprise IT spends most of its time in efforts to merely keep the systems alive. With the increasing dependence on manual efforts, organizations find themselves violating IT policies, governance frameworks and organizational […]]]> 3 Critical End User Experience Metrics for Application Performance Tue, 03 Jul 2018 00:00:11 +0000 The popularity of web-based applications increases every year. And the percentage of companies that run most of their processes through software as a service (SaaS) products is predicted to increase from 38% in 2016 to 78% in 2022. Web-based applications are therefore fueling the growth in cloud services, with SaaS responsible for almost 70% of […]]]> BMC’s TrueSight Capacity Optimization Reviews & Ratings: The Ultimate Roundup Fri, 29 Jun 2018 00:20:59 +0000 Planning and managing IT infrastructure resource usage and costs has become more and more complex, as technologies such as cloud services and containers require IT organizations to have better insight, since they may not own the physical assets on which the technologies are run. Without the proper insight into resource usage and performance, it’s easy […]]]> Significance of Change Management Wed, 28 Mar 2018 00:00:35 +0000 In today’s world and our day-to-day life, change is the only constant thing that we know of. Working in the IT/Telecom industry for past 11 years, I have noticed that we carry out thousands of changes related to products, services, infrastructure, etc., but the question that remains unanswered is – “How diligently is the change […]]]> Applying Patches for Meltdown/Spectre Vulnerabilities Fri, 16 Mar 2018 00:00:26 +0000 Since January 2, 2018, Intel CPU’s chip-level vulnerabilities Meltdown and Spectre have been made public by the media, with nearly unprecedented coverage. Yet, even after nearly a month of full industrial chain efforts to fix the vulnerabilities, there still seems to be no final solution. I think this may be one of the industry’s most […]]]> Using Redundancy to Remove Risk from IT Ops Thu, 01 Mar 2018 09:07:54 +0000 Redundancy is good in Data Center (DC) design and management. I repeat. Redundancy is good in Data Center design and management. When doing just about anything regarding your Data Center, redundancy is your friend. Why is Data Center redundancy so valuable? Redundancy is a core concept when architecting and running a Data Center. Backup capabilities […]]]>