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IT infrastructure mapping

Why IT Pros Need Mapmaking Skills
May 10, 2017 by

Cloud Computing, Performance Monitoring

A recent survey found that 85% of enterprise decision makers feel they have just two years to execute digital transformation before they start falling behind the competition. And who do you think they’ll turn to for support in this endeavor? The IT department, of course. Because the cloud is such a critical component of digital
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Try cloud management best practices

It’s Time to Make Cloud Management a Real IT Practice
May 3, 2017 by

Cloud Computing

Cloud challenges are escalating for IT leaders. First, you just wanted visibility into the different cloud services your employees were signing up for so you weren’t blindsided by shadow IT. Now, suddenly you’re being inundated with cloud management demands. But the idea of cloud management seems fairly simple. If you’re monitoring the availability of SaaS
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On-premises infrastructure isn't going away.

Is On-Premises Infrastructure Obsolete?
May 1, 2017 by

Cloud Computing, Performance Monitoring

Have you ever had the feeling of Silicon Valley envy? Think of a company like Airbnb experiencing exponential growth by making the most of AWS cloud computing. It would be nice if we could all just leave our legacy-laden on-premises data centers behind and go all-in on the cloud. Traditional businesses are moving more and
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Solving ghost issues at remote locations is a networking challenge.

The Simple Checklist for Solving Ghost Issues at Remote Offices
April 24, 2017 by

Networking Technology

IT leaders have always had their hands full with ghost issues on-premises. But for businesses that rely on remote and branch offices, monitoring a sprawling network of on-premises equipment introduces even more challenges. That’s why we move to the cloud, right? To help us eliminate truck rolls, improve cost efficiency and centralize management of applications
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Cloud services on a monitor

Choose Your Cloud Services Wisely to Build Trust with Business Leaders
April 17, 2017 by

Cloud Computing, Networking Technology

The first step to solving a problem is recognizing that it actually exists. And whether you’ve realized it or not, cloud services are a problem for your IT department. Even if you feel like you have a solid grasp of cloud technology and the nuances of making a cloud purchase, business leaders don’t share the
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Learn about multicloud vs. hybrid cloud.

How to Manage Hybrid and Multicloud Environments (No, They Aren’t the Same)
April 10, 2017 by

Networking Technology, Performance Monitoring

Even for the most seasoned IT pros, the cloud is complicated. It can be difficult just to wrap your head around the many terms and acronyms that make up the cloud dictionary—not to mention actually mastering the technology. Unfortunately, complicated cloud terms are often combined to the point that their meanings are lost in a
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IT teams need the right tools to manage infrastructures.

Serverless Computing—The Latest “as a Service” Offering
April 3, 2017 by

Cloud Computing, Performance Monitoring

We’d all like to fulfill that “find a job you love and you’ll never work a day in your life” cliché. But in reality, every job (even if it’s our dream job) comes with its downsides. For you, the constant fight against shadow IT might get on your last nerves. For your developer coworkers, infrastructure
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Cloud brokers are cloud experts

Be the Cloud Expert Your Company Needs
March 27, 2017 by

Cloud Computing, Performance Monitoring

Your business leaders are in search of a cloud expert to help them navigate the increasingly complicated world of cloud applications. But if you read our recent post defining cloud brokers, you might still be wondering why you can’t be the in-house cloud expert your company needs. There’s nothing stopping you from becoming an internal
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Cloud brokers are like stock brokers

What Is a Cloud Broker, Anyway?
March 15, 2017 by

Performance Monitoring

We’ve all had that feeling before: The feeling that you’re missing something that everyone else is in on. For today’s IT leaders, that feeling might come up when you hear talk about cloud brokers. Meanwhile, you head back into your office and deal with your ever-growing shadow IT problem. But the cloud-broker whispers and your
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What are containers for IT use?

What Are Containers and What Do They Have to Do with End-User Experience?
March 7, 2017 by

Networking Technology

End-user experience is everything when it comes to facilitating workplace productivity. You could deploy or develop the most powerful applications anyone has ever seen—but they won’t do any good if they offer a poor experience. This is a major reason why applications are moving to SaaS, PaaS and IaaS cloud computing models. The cloud simplifies
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