DevOps

Traveling an efficient DevOps path with fewer detours

I’ve been flying a lot to Raleigh lately. Although I am waiting for the day when I can get a direct flight, at least I can book a flight that is an end-to-end trip on the same plane. Staying on the same plane is better for my sanity, and I am fairly certain that my […]

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Why data protection for VMs is vital to your business

This is part two of a guest blog post series about the challenges of data protection in a VM-intensive computing environment. In my previous post, I discussed the importance of making data protection easier for a wide group of personnel responsible for working with virtual machines (VMs) and the associated data. In this post, I […]

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The three C’s of enterprise security for bolstering defenses

If you’ve picked up a newspaper or visited a news site in the past few weeks, it will come as no surprise: the number, variety and complexity of enterprise security threats all continue to increase in the modern digital age. In addition to a constant stream of malicious outside threats, enterprises also need to contend […]

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Expanding data protection to meet the challenges of VM growth

This is part one of a two-part guest blog series on addressing the data protection challenges of working and operating in a virtual machine (VM)-intensive computing environment. Part I focuses on the ways in which automation and ease-of-use bring data protection functionality to a wider group of users. VM admins, DevOps personnel, backup and storage […]

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VM protection and availability made easy

There is too much complexity in backup and data protection. Even the solutions that tout their simplicity can take weeks to setup and hours to recover – even if you’re a backup expert. However, there are fewer backup and storage specialists. As organizations move toward agile processes that embrace cloud and virtual machines, backup is […]

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Containers. Persistent storage. IBM.

Containers are a hot topic — and IBM is listening. IBM is rolling out persistent storage solutions to make containers easier to implement and more resilient. Why use containers? Containers are an open source technology that lets an application be packaged with everything it needs to run the same in any environment. They offer the […]

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Enterprise DevOps: Innovate with agility at scale

Increase the pace of innovation without compromising the stability of core business systems. Many enterprise CTOs and IT leaders are broadening the role of mainframes in response to that challenge as they accelerate the digital transformation of their organization. A key aspect of that transformation involves developing new services in dynamic environments where lines of […]

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Is your organization undergoing a hybrid cloud evolution?

In the last few years, cloud computing has evolved considerably, motivating CTOs and other IT leaders to rethink their enterprise cloud strategy. They want to modernize their IT environment and shepherd their organizations along a path to digital transformation. Besides reducing costs, they also need to consider whether a cloud infrastructure is efficient and flexible, […]

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Building your own cloud

It sounds like an idea that could only have a bad ending: ‘Build your own cloud.” And yet, several companies are successfully doing it to build a competitive advantage. This article explores some of those innovations and how the ideas and lessons learned may apply to your own cloud strategy and business. The wrong way […]

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