IT transformation is a phrase that drips off the tongues of CIOs everywhere these days. There is little doubt that we are faced with a distinct challenge as we lean further into new methodologies for creating and managing IT services for our organizations. The first step is to understand what it is we are hoping to achieve. This is usually led by someone in the organization saying "we need DevOps" and then the games begin as to how to define the challenge of doing just that.
There is a parallel IT department lurking within your organization, right under your nose. An estimated 1/3 of all technology spending is occurring outside the IT department. You may think you’ve stopped it, or you may have learned to live with it, but the fact remains that it’s there.
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Application Performance, for all applications- mission-critical or low priority- is about more than making sure the application is running. Like any other aspect of your environment, there is a very real quality of service component that can be ignored only at the risk of passing the burden of an under-performant infrastructure to your customers and internal users.
In a previous post, we tackled the pros and cons of virtualization, and wondered when it was good To V, or not to V.
Turbonomic understands that moving to the cloud is an intricate process for even the most savvy IT professional. For the rest of us, it is roughly as charming as a charismatic dentist meeting you for the first time gripping a sledgehammer. As well spoken and articulate as he is, your eye cannot help but wander to the tool and picture all the destruction it is capable of.
You received your first cloud bill and nearly passed out - wasn’t the cloud supposed to be cheaper than hosting workloads on your own hardware?
Databases help the business access information more quickly. This, in turn, allows employees to get more done in less time, which allows businesses to grow more rapidly. When businesses grow more rapidly, there are generally more jobs and higher pay and the economy does better. This all sounds wonderful, doesn’t it? So then why don’t we see databases helping companies and organizations progress their business faster?