Jasmine McTigue, Mar 22, 2013
Big iron is under relentless pressure to prove its value in an x86 world. We look at five ways to bring it into the distributed data center.
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Jasmine McTigue, Mar 15, 2013
IBM has long touted big iron as the platform of choice for massive transactions, batch processing and critical financial services, and with good reason. But can the mainframe hold its ground in the face of cloud, distributed computing and relentless budget pressure? Yes, if IT can leverage killer apps and hold the line on costs.
Jasmine McTigue, Feb 25, 2013
Don't let data, WAN and integration challenges knock automated failover off course.
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Jasmine McTigue, Jan 25, 2013
Automation and orchestration are all the rage among IT architects these days. One of the best places to apply the technology is to disaster recovery. Most organizations still want a "go" button, but after that, timely recovery requires automation. Here's what you need to know to make it happen.
Jasmine McTigue, Nov 12, 2012
Our InformationWeek 2013 Virtualization Management Survey shows automated service delivery is the future -- unless you want to find yourself managing cloud providers.
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Jasmine McTigue, Nov 1, 2012
The next steps in going virtual up and down the stack, from network to desktop: Automation and finally taking hypervisor security seriously. The two go together, because if you’re going to trust production systems to run without human intervention — a must for delivering IT services on demand — you’d better be darn sure attackers can’t gain control.
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Jasmine McTigue, Oct 22, 2012
Most IT teams have synthetic monitoring of their sites down. Now it's time to extend that vigilance to client-server applications.
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Jasmine McTigue, Oct 10, 2012
Most IT teams have synthetic monitoring of their websites down. Now it’s time to extend that vigilance to client-server applications.
Jasmine McTigue, Sep 7, 2012
When you build an app for Android, BlackBerry, iOS or Windows, it reflects your company. Yet few IT shops have the in-house skills to make this a smooth process. There are five main strategies to get custom apps from the drawing board into the hands of customers and employees; we’ll discuss what development skill sets to look for, questions to ask and pitfalls to avoid, and how to compare costs.
Jasmine McTigue, Jun 27, 2012
Automation isn't easy, but without it, you'll never get self-service or self-healing, or realize full cost benefits.
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