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Web Performance at Surge 2012
October 9, 2012 by

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Surge was my favorite event last year, not only because it’s located in Baltimore (“The Charm City”), but also because it attracts a great crowd of people: hardcore systems practitioners. We were lucky to sponsor Surge this year, and once again it didn’t disappoint! The people you meet at an event like Surge make it worthwhile, but on
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Looking Back On pageguide.js After One Month
July 2, 2012 by

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About one month ago, we open-sourced our pageguide.js library for people to use on their own websites and projects. Let’s look at the growth and adoption of pageguide.js since we started to roll it out: – More than 260 repository watchers – 24 active forks of pageguide.js ongoing – Many user submitted patches & new features (and
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10 Twitter Accounts To Follow About DevOps, Scaling & Web Performance
May 30, 2012 by

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We wanted to establish a list of some of the best Twitter personalities to follow about DevOps, web performance, and development. Not all of these people are thought leaders, and some of them reject that kind of title, and many of them are leading by example and their work instead of writing about what they
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The DevOps Reading List: 10 Books & Blogs You Should Be Reading
May 17, 2012 by

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When you’re doing research and planning application development, it’s always useful to learn from the stories and experience of your peers. Your own experience and background are critical towards having good judgement and making good decisions, but it’s great to leverage the experience of other people who’ve been there as well. Here’s a selection of
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Managing Branch Office Network Performance in the Cloud Era
February 22, 2012 by

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An increase in cloud services means more remote office-based users than ever. According to studies by Gartner and others, 85% to 90% of the average company’s employees now work away from the main corporate office taking full advantage of our cloud era. Those remote workers still need the same high-quality experience of application access and performance
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Flash to HTML5 – HTML5 Is Ready For Prime Time And So Are We!
February 8, 2012 by

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There is a lot of good material in the blog-o-sphere about HTML5 vs. Flash and the impending doom of the latter. I’m here to say that HTML5, while still a work in progress, is absolutely ready for prime time and if anyone says you have to wait for it to be ready, they’re either ill-informed or
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The Network Engineer’s Cheat Sheet for 2012
January 11, 2012 by

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2011 could be considered the year that network performance management “came of age.” In this past year, IT and network managers in organizations of all sizes and industry segments have become aware — if they weren’t already — that the performance of the network is the foundation of user experience and business success. Why was
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6 Best Practices for Successful Unified Communications
January 10, 2012 by

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Unified communications, such as VoIP and video conferencing, can be a huge asset to an organization, as it can enhance employee and business productivity. Most modern unified communications systems are at least partially software-based, with more and more businesses depending entirely on SaaS and cloud applications to run video and voice systems. Often times, deploying
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Cloud Services: Friend or Foe to the MSP?
December 5, 2011 by

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Many managed service providers (MSPs) that once viewed cloud computing as a competitive threat are now building their own cloud services portfolios, often with the support of public cloud services or Infrastructure-as-a-Service (IaaS) providers like Amazon Web Services and Rackspace. Partnering spares MSPs the capital expense of building and maintaining world-class, massively scalable IT infrastructure
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The Network Engineer’s Guide to Enterprise Backup and Recovery
October 25, 2011 by

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Backup and recovery methods have been around about as long as computers; but, as with everything else computing-related,  the emergence of new paradigms, new vendors and new technologies (e.g. protecting virtualized server environments and very large databases) have introduced new options in the past several years. In particular, tape-based (VTL) backup strategies are increasingly giving
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