premium Taking a cloud-native approach to security

We all know that infrastructures at most organizations are now oriented around the cloud, and that the cloud has introduced major changes to the way applications are designed, built, deployed and monitored. But what security experts may not realize is how significantly the cloud changes the security game. While you surely recognize that the cloud … continue reading

premium Windows Server 2019 release gives IT Ops pros plenty to consider

Microsoft’s new Windows Server 2019 promises to bring significant improvements to IT operations professionals and managers seeking to more easily bridge their datacenters with the public cloud. Showcased at the recent Microsoft Ignite conference in Orlando, Florida the Windows Server 2019 became generally available earlier this month. The release of Windows Server 2019 comes as … continue reading

premium Defining a new network landscape

The latest advances in software-defined networking (SDN) promise to enable automation of IT operations, particularly among enterprises shifting to DevOps, application modernization initiatives and hybrid and multi-cloud architectures. Network systems providers such as Arista, Big Switch Networks, Cumulus, HPE, Nicira and Juniper were among the earliest to deliver on the concept of SDN at the … continue reading

premium The challenges of developing and maintaining software in critical infrastructure

Over the past decade, enterprise software investments have increased significantly, and don’t show any signs of slowing down. Gartner Group recently predicted 9.5 percent growth in enterprise software spending in 2018, with another 8.4 percent growth in 2019, totaling $421 billion. Driven by the fast pace of improvement in what software can do, it is … continue reading

premium Why it’s time to finally ditch the Big Four in ITOM

In July 2018, Broadcom announced its plan to acquire CA Technologies for nearly $19 billion. While analysts have furiously debated the merits of a chip manufacturer buying an enterprise software company, the CA acquisition heralds a momentous shift in the $25 billion IT operations management (ITOM) software market. For more than two decades, four technology … continue reading

premium Creating an ITSM success story

ITSM or IT service management is a strategic approach that is used to execute the design, delivery, and management of the IT services within an organization in the most efficient manner possible. The aim of ITSM is to align the available information technology resources with the business goals of an organization. What are the different … continue reading

premium Serverless vs. containers: How the two stand up next to each other

Serverless computing is the latest trend the IT industry is hopping on, but there is still some confusion about what the technology really means. Despite its name, serverless doesn’t mean servers are no longer necessary. It just means organizations no longer need to use their own physical servers. Instead, servers can be run, accessed and … continue reading

premium Re-tooling the CI/CD Pipeline for Infrastructure and Configuration as Code

The triple effect of cloud adoption, DevOps and CI/CD has dealt a blow to the old tried-and-tested means of infrastructure provisioning and configuration. Thanks to the increasing size of software, its dependencies and support of various platforms, these predominantly manual and script-based tasks have been getting increasingly cumbersome, time-consuming and error-prone. This is where Infrastructure … continue reading

premium Top 10 technology trends impacting infrastructure and operations

As organizations strive to align IT and operational technology to drive digital business innovation, infrastructure and operations (I&O) leaders should focus on 10 key technology trends to support these initiatives. The 10 key technology trends that affect I&O fall under three areas – strategic, tactical, and organizational. The trends link to aspects of society and … continue reading

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