Can’t-miss sessions for AWS Summit Chicago


Serverless architecture frees you to focus on solving business problems without the burden of managing infrastructure on AWS. AWS Summit Chicago on the horizon, and while there’s no explicit serverless track, there are some amazing sessions to check out.

Chernobyl’s lessons for critical-infrastructure cybersecurity

The Parallax

And experts believe that human errors, including a reliance on overly connected or outdated systems to monitor and run critical infrastructure , could be exploited to pose similar threats to today’s nuclear-power facilities. That was before critical-infrastructure hacks became common.

Running Kubernetes on Ephemeral Infrastructure


The presentation embedded below, titled “Running Kubernetes on Ephemeral Infrastructure”, talks about what happens when you run large kubernetes clusters for mission critical enterprise apps and you destroy every node every 48 hours.

Benefits of Infrastructure as Code

Blue Sentry

The post Benefits of Infrastructure as Code appeared first on Blue Sentry. Amazon Web Services Cloud Technology Cloud Transformation DevOps

Living With Technical Debt: Balancing Quality and Perfection

Speaker: Cliff Gilley, The Clever PM

Unexpected details pop up, as small as UX that needs clean-up, and as big as a previously unforeseen flaw in the infrastructure of a project. As a Product Manager, you probably have to deal with technical debt. Regularly. Whether you like it or not - because it can’t be avoided.

Hyper-Converged Infrastructure Goes Mainstream

Armughan Ahmad - Dell EMC

Customers need to accelerate the pace of digital business activity, but how can they drive changes in data center infrastructure while also improving IT’s ability to meet business needs? Hyper Converged Infrastructure Opinions Partners

PaaS: Managing Your Cloud Infrastructure via RESTful API in Node.js

The Crazy Programmer

The post PaaS: Managing Your Cloud Infrastructure via RESTful API in Node.js

How does Infrastructure Maturity Impact Business KPIs?


IT infrastructure, which includes hardware, software and human resources, is defining the present and the future of organizations across all industry segments. infrastructure KPI

Top 5 Reasons to Stick With a Hybrid Cloud Infrastructure


For many SMBs, it’s practical to use a private cloud for everything from software as a service to storage infrastructure and more. Read more » The post Top 5 Reasons to Stick With a Hybrid Cloud Infrastructure appeared first on StorageCraft Technology Corporation.

Infrastructure first: Because solving complex problems needs more than technology

O'Reilly Media - Ideas

Continue reading Infrastructure first: Because solving complex problems needs more than technology Drawing from technology, finance, sports, social psychology, and complexity theory, Everett Harper looks at the key practices that are crucial for solving our most critical challenges.

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The Ultimate Embedded Analytics Guide

Citrix Embraces Converged Infrastructure


Today, Citrix announced a new Citrix Ready program focusing on converged infrastructure solutions that will lower the cost of XenDesktop and XenApp deployments

How companies adopt and apply cloud native infrastructure

O'Reilly Media - Ideas

Survey results reveal the path organizations face as they integrate cloud native infrastructure and harness the full power of the cloud. How Companies Adopt and Apply Cloud Native Infrastructure. Types of cloud infrastructure used by survey respondents.

The New Infrastructure Automation: Continuous Cost Control


As applications and systems have evolved from single-host mainframes to distributed microservices architectures, infrastructure automation has become a key part of the toolkit for modern sysadmins and operations teams.

Leapfrog to a Higher Level on the Infrastructure Maturity Continuum


Infrastructure and Operations (I&O) managers have their jobs cut out for them. Today IT infrastructure is intrinsically tied to business value and outcome. IT infrastructure which till a few years ago, hummed quietly in a data center, has moved to center stage.

Why “Build or Buy?” Is the Wrong Question for Analytics

infrastructure isn’t set up to scale with increased. WHY “BUILD OR BUY?” IS THE WRONG QUESTION FOR ANALYTICS Introduction.1 When to Build Your Own Analytics. 2 When to Buy a Bolt-On Solution. 6 When to Take a Combined Approach. 9 About Logi Analytics.

Top Tips for Improving a Client’s Storage Infrastructure


MSPs need to be strategic as they develop and maintain storage infrastructure for their clients. Read more » The post Top Tips for Improving a Client’s Storage Infrastructure appeared first on StorageCraft Technology Corporation.

Converged infrastructure belongs EVERYWHERE


The reality is that converged infrastructure has a useful place in nearly every part of the enterprise – whether it’s supporting services in a branch office, or running a large database. So why has it taken so long to be adopted outside of the datacenter? Well, look at the choices customers have had to date

May Intro | Roadmap to Securing Your Infrastructure

Linux Academy

In the past few weeks, we’ve discussed patch management and using vulnerability scanning to see what vulnerabilities are in your infrastructure, and then we dove into the importance of data backups , as well as passwords and policies such as using MFA and proactively identifying compromised passwords to help secure your infrastructure. Center for Internet Security (CIS) puts out an annual top 20 security controls you should use to protect your infrastructure.

AWS Debuts an Event Bus, Programmable Infrastructure Support

The New Stack

Likewise new, the AWS Cloud Development Kit (CDK) offers the ability to programmatically define AWS infrastructure using Java, Typescript or other programming languages directly from within an IDE.

Ready Stack: Flexibly Build Your Own Converged Infrastructure

Armughan Ahmad - Dell EMC

That’s why we’ve created Ready Stack – a portfolio of validated designs that enable customers to build their own converged infrastructure data center solutions. Hyper Converged Infrastructure Opinions Data Center Partners

Self-testing infrastructure-as-code


As traditional operations has embraced the concept of code, it has benefited from ideas already prevalent in developer circles such as testing your programmable infrastructure. Continue reading Self-testing infrastructure-as-code on Uncategorized DevOps infrastructure as a code test automation testing vault

Dell Technologies and Cisco Reaffirm Joint Commitment to Converged Infrastructure with Multi-Year Agreement

Armughan Ahmad - Dell EMC

There’s industry chatter about what the growing adoption of hyperconverged infrastructure (HCI) might mean for the converged infrastructure (CI) space. Data Center Hyper Converged Infrastructure News Converged/Hyper-converged Infrastructure Dell EMC

Self-testing infrastructure-as-code


Version control brings the benefit that not only can you see what the infrastructure was, but you can also get reviews of changes by your peers before the change is made live; known to most developers as Pull Request (PR) reviews.

Infrastructure as Code: Evolution and Practice

The New Stack

Sean is a seasoned systems operator and software developer with a decade of experience in automating infrastructure. As infrastructure has evolved and matured over the last decade, the way in which we build and deploy that infrastructure has — for the most part — kept pace.

Why Serverless Is the Uber of Infrastructure

The New Stack

Serverless, the latest evolution of computing power, allows engineering to operate think about infrastructure in the same way a ride-share user thinks about cars: in short, they do not. Companies don’t move to the cloud solely to save money on infrastructure though.

Winning the Red Queen’s Race with Kinetic Infrastructure

Armughan Ahmad - Dell EMC

Data Center Opinions Servers Modular InfrastructureAre you running fast just to stay in the same place? In Lewis Carroll’s classic novel Through the Looking Glass, when Alice meets the Red Queen, she runs as fast as she can, but then realizes they remain under the same tree where they started.

Top 7 Hyperconverged Infrastructure Webinars


Get up-to-speed on the latest in hyperconverged infrastructure (HCI) while you’re busy doing something else? We’ve compiled some of our best webinars—from beginner to expert-level—to satisfy your auditory cravings

9 Top Hyperconverged Infrastructure Resources


Hyperconverged infrastructure has rapidly become a staple in the market for enterprises looking to bid adieu to the complexity (and pain) of 3-tier architecture. We’ve compiled 9 of the top HCI resources and tailored them for various familiarity levels

Do You Have A Network Infrastructure In Place?

Strategy Driven

Quite frankly, if you don’t have a network infrastructure in place then you are dramatically halting the progress of your business and putting huge stumbling blocks in the way for your growth. It is quite evident to see that there is a lot to be gained by using a network infrastructure.

Facebook expands its internet infrastructure projects


Like every year, Facebook is using MWC Barcelona to focus on its infrastructure projects. While you may mostly think of Facebook as a social network, the company started launching infrastructure projects for connecting bringing more people online (and onto its network) many years ago. These projects include things like the (now-canceled) solar-powered Aquila drone and plenty […].

What's an infrastructure pro to do in a DevOps world?


By the time I had spent 20 years in infrastructure, I thought I knew how it all worked. Then it usually gets harder—to scale, maintain, or secure—so it gets handed over to the infrastructure team.

NS1 Launches DDI for Modern Distributed Enterprise Application Infrastructure

Designed for modern distributed application-centric computing infrastructure, NS1 Enterprise DDI reduces the friction and […]. The post NS1 Launches DDI for Modern Distributed Enterprise Application Infrastructure appeared first on

Why Kubernetes Should Be Your Next Infrastructure-Management Platform

The New Stack

The roles span across a lot of different aspects of IT operations, including storage, security and infrastructure management. But the words “simplicity” and “infrastructure management” have generally made for strange bedfellows — at least until recently. Red Hat sponsored this post.

5 DevOps infrastructure challenges—and how to overcome them


As DevOps continues to be adopted by companies, many of them are finding that a variety of roadblocks—including infrastructure—are hindering their progress.

Continuous Delusion at the Infrastructure Layer


It has largely ignored the infrastructure layer. Infrastructure is more sensitive to a catastrophic change because if the infrastructure fails, everything fails. In effect, the “blast radius” of infrastructure failures is significantly larger than that of application failures.