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  1. Using vRealize Operations to Gain Insight into Your Kubernetes Environment

    Not all that long ago, most organizations focused their management efforts on virtual machines (VMs) and the supporting infrastructure. Today, VMs are only half the story. In addition to managing VMs, organizations also need to be able to manage containers. vRealize Operations is an ideal management solution for organizations that leverage a VMware-based infrastructure. In addition to its abili… Read More

  2. Exploring New Opportunities Via Network Functions Virtualization

    5G is set to give the global economy a huge boost, enabling an estimated $13.2 trillion of economic output by 2035. That wealth will be generated across a wide range of industries, building on the new capabilities 5G brings. These capabilities include: Mobile broadband. Users will be able to stream videos on mobile phones, but mobile broadband will also be useful for machine vision applica… Read More

  3. Offload Inactive Data to the Cloud and Drive Down Storage Costs

    Most files have a similar lifecycle: They’re created, revised several times, and then seldom used again. Unfortunately, files can rarely just be deleted. They may need to be kept for legal reasons, or an application may require them to exist in order to function. So even though they’re rarely used, old files must be kept and organized. Ideally, files should be moved to inexpensive storage o… Read More

  4. How Containers Enable Cloud-Native Development

    In a fast-paced world where users expect software to work quickly and respond promptly to changes, containers are vital. Containers are part of the technologies in cloud-native development. They support faster software design and better operations by compartmentalizing software units. A container works as a software unit that can run a service without affecting other services or the operating s… Read More

  5. Balancing Load, Capacity, and Throughput Across Your File Storage Environment

    IT departments often have multiple file storage systems, but storage isn’t distributed equally across them. If one filer is full while others sit nearly empty, it’s not an issue of negligence on the part of IT administrators: Capacity-balancing a fleet of filers has traditionally been difficult, and the methods for doing so have been complex and cumbersome. DataCore vFilO software-defined stor… Read More

  6. Streamlining Placement of Scattered Data on File and Object Storage

    Many organizations have data stored in a wide range of locations on a distributed infrastructure. There can be good reasons for this, but it can also cause chaos. Everyone wants high-throughput, low-latency access to the files they need. They want those files to be easy to find, and they want all of their grouped files in the same place, just as they’ve always been. Unfortunately, these desires… Read More

  7. New Gorilla Guide To…® vRealize Operations 8.1 and Cloud

    “Self-driving IT operations.” It sounds like a pipe dream, doesn’t it? After all, with the complexity of today’s distributed, cloud-focused environment, data and applications can (and do!) live anywhere—on-premises, a hybrid cloud, a public cloud, and multiple clouds. How can all that scattered infrastructure be handled with minimal IT oversight? With really advanced software that use… Read More

  8. Climb Aboard the Client-Serverless Train With Fauna

    I write novels as a hobby (I jokingly call it my “non-profit corporation”), and there’s an old saying among fiction writers: Don’t be afraid to kill your darlings. That means, in essence, that if you love a particular character or element in your book, but it doesn’t make your book better, you need to get rid of it—no matter how much it may hurt. I was thinking about that in relatio… Read More

  9. The Data Migration Confidence Game

    There’s no doubt that moving data to the public cloud is something nearly every organization of any size needs to be doing, or at least considering. The explosion of data is like the expansion of the universe—it’s accelerating, and showing no signs of slowing. All that data, whether structured or unstructured (most of the data being created these days), needs to live somewhere. And keepin… Read More

  10. Couchbase Virtual Event Runs from Oct. 14-16

    Among the things the unprecedented year of 2020 will be remembered for, at least in the IT industry, is virtual conferences. Unable to meet face-to-face with their customers and potential customers, companies have done the next best thing and held online shows with many of the same features, including keynote presentations, sessions and tracks—just without, you know, actual people. But the op… Read More

  11. How COVID-19 has Changed Data Storage Management

    Data storage management has matured to the point of being an almost automatic element of overall IT operational strategies in large-scale enterprises. The arrival of COVID, however,  forced many of these businesses to send the majority of their employees home, revealing some very noticeable performance and access gaps that required near-immediate fixes. This has led to some big questions regardin… Read More

  12. How AI Is Evolving End User Computing

    Artificial intelligence (AI) is one of those buzzwords that we hear frequently but often associate with bigger-picture applications. As AI has started to have a firmer foothold in our lives, it’s gaining recognition as a powerful end user computing (EUC) tool. Not only is the end user able to automate many tasks, but systems operations (SysOps) is also realizing the full potential that AI can of… Read More

  13. Why Companies Succeed — and Fail — With Containers

    Although containers (the virtual kind) have been around awhile, it still feels like they’re brand new. Contrast that with virtual machines, which have been in common usage for 15 years now. Will containers one day seem as mainstream as virtual machines? It’s hard to say, but there’s certainly a lot of momentum in that direction. Red Hat has been in the container business for about five… Read More

  14. Good DevOps, Part 3: Continuous Delivery and Deployment

    In the second blog in this series on DevOps, you’ve learned what continuous integration (CI) is and how it benefits an organization. The ability to commit code and have it built in a centralized location that all developers are committing to is the key to getting the code ready to use. But CI is just the beginning. How do you deploy the software to perform further testing, and finally deploy… Read More

  15. Good DevOps, Part 2: Continuous Integration

    So you’ve got all of your code stored in GitHub or some other source control system. That’s a great first step! But now you have another problem: you and your team have to remember to kick off some other routines once new code is checked in. You may have to run tests on that code and launch a build process that compiles the code, creates an artifact, and performs other mandatory tasks to get t… Read More

  16. Good DevOps, Part 1: Take Your Time

    Continuously delivering value to end users, the business, and the rest of the teams inside an organization has always been crucial. But why are we hearing about it so much now? What is this whole DevOps thing, and why put “continuous” in front of so many words? DevOps, and its set of continuous processes called continuous integration, continuous delivery and continuous deployment, are hot.… Read More

  17. What’s the Future of Java and Other Java Virtual Machine Languages?

    Among the many innovations Java introduced was the exposure of its internal byte code, or “virtual machine.” Many languages by then (1995) were converted or compiled into some intermediate format before being assembled into native machine code, but Java’s designers placed this virtual machine at the center of the Java development process by distributing programs in that form—all in the cau… Read More

  18. Branch Maintenance via Out-of-Band Management

    Out-of-band management, aka OOBM, plays a vital role in modern IT operations of all sizes and scales. Indeed, OOBM might be judged “mission critical” for headquarters operations and data centers alike. But OOBM is tremendously important for satellite IT operations, as well, most notably for branch and remote offices. Such operations span a wide range of locations and roles, with tens to hun… Read More

  19. Stay Connected with Out-of-Band Management

    During a security assessment, auditors always ask this one question: “How do you manage your devices?” The answer should be: “out-of-band management.” Is that your answer? If not, you may have issues that need immediate attention. What Is Out-of-Band Management? Let’s get started with a definition. Out-of-band management, or OOBM, is a technology that allows you to connect to devi… Read More

  20. Systems Management and the FCAPS Standard

    Managing systems and networks ultimately means understanding what they comprise, what they can do, and who’s allowed to use them. In IT, systems and network management is an important discipline with a long history, with many approaches and tools to implement them. FCAPS Sets the Management Stage A comprehensive model for network and device management appeared in the 1980s as part of the Ope… Read More