Event Triage and Remediation Made Easy – Just ask Jerry.

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Dealing with the ongoing massive volume of events that arrive daily can be tedious, error-prone, and costly. Just ask “Jerry.” He’s an operator who comes to work each day at 8 a.m., carrying his coffee cup that only gets washed every few days. After all, who has the time to clean a coffee cup when being bombarded by nonstop events that need to be … [Read more...]

BMC’s TrueSight Reviews & Ratings: The Ultimate Roundup

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BMC's TrueSight Capacity Optimization is a best-in-class tool that aligns IT resources, including your Hadoop infrastructure, with service demands and business priorities, resulting in on-time service delivery and optimized costs. User reviews, analyst reports, and customer stories are important to consider when evaluating IT solutions. This … [Read more...]

What Is AIOps? AIOps Explained

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According to Gartner, IT Operations personnel (IT Ops) are in for a major change over the next few years. This change is driven by frustration with traditional IT management techniques, methods that enterprise IT Ops teams see as unable to cope with digital business transformation. Gartner predicts we will see a significant change in current IT Ops … [Read more...]

Reduce MTTR: Machine Learning to the Rescue

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It's not uncommon for performance monitoring strategies to leverage thresholds to alert operators when certain metrics for key performance indicators (KPIs) go outside what is generally considered acceptable for IT apps and services to run smoothly. To better understand this, consider when an app on your computer starts consuming a lot of memory … [Read more...]

Bringing Modern Capacity Management to the World’s Oldest Bank

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Headquartered in Siena, Italy, Banca Monte dei Paschi di Siena (MPS) has been operating continuously since 1472, making it the world’s oldest bank. Today, MPS has more than 25,000 employees serving four million customers through more than 2,000 branches. Two years ago, we introduced Widiba, a new Internet banking presence supporting more than … [Read more...]

Infrastructure Monitoring vs Management: What’s The Difference

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Introduction / background “If you cannot measure it, you cannot improve it.” – Peter Drucker. This all too often misquoted phrase can be applied in a variety of ways. However, it is especially accurate when we are talking about infrastructure management. If we do not measure (monitor) the infrastructure then we certainly cannot improve (manage) it … [Read more...]

What Is IT Infrastructure and What Are Its Components?

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IT infrastructure I like to think of infrastructure as everything from wall jack to wall jack. Thinking of infrastructure in this manner enables effective conversations with those who are less familiar with the various components. The term IT infrastructure is defined in ITIL v3 as a combined set of hardware, software, networks, facilities, … [Read more...]

Microservices Architecture: An Introduction to Microservices

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What is Microservices Architecture (MSA)? Microservice architecture is a method of designing software systems which divides big software applications into many small services that can run independently. Each of the microservices has its own team working on it, so they are completely separated from each other. This allows every service to run its … [Read more...]

IT Infrastructure Manager Roles and Responsibilities

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What Does an Infrastructure Manager Do? Summary The Infrastructure Manager is responsible for the design, installation, maintenance, and retirement of the systems and personnel that are at the core of an organization. The services under the responsibility of the Infrastructure Manager are typically the underpinning (or supporting) services that … [Read more...]