Adding more complex and powerful tools allows we as humans to apply greater leverage; a single human can accomplish much more with a good set of tools than that same human can with just their bare hands. Data management is no different. In this post, Justin Warren looks at the tools NetApp has created for that task with NetApp Fabric Orchestrator.
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Thinking about the future of infrastructure, it’s natural to start out thinking about the past and the present. In this post, Michael Stump retraces our steps a bit and figurse out why we’re so enamored with all things automation lately. He then looks the elegant and simple approach that Cumulus Networks takes with automation for both Day 1 and Day 2 operations.
Disruption is a part of IT no matter how big or small. Cloud is a major driver of disruption today. How can you leverage SD-WAN to make your cloud migration a bit more successful while minimizing disruption? Tom Hollingsworth takes a look at how Cisco Viptela can help.
In the first two parts of this series, Paul Stringfellow put Cumulus Networks’ “Infrastructure with Purpose” strategy into context and looked at the component parts needed to build a software-defined, open networking platform. In this final part, he looks at some of the things we need to consider to successfully deliver an infrastructure with purpose project.
Chris Porter considers how do you translate the desire for Digital Transformation into something tangible that your IT Department can offer in support? Application monitoring is a well understood component, but what is missing is a single platform that delivers visibility across all individual domains of service delivery infrastructure AND apps, including their respective dependencies. Chris looks at how NETSCOUT’s nGeniusONE platform meets that missing need.
Change management is often seen as a necessary evil in IT. Automation is something that most people agree is where things are going, but is still in an awkward adolescence. What happens when automation runs head-first into change management? Are these two forces in conflict? Michael Stump looks at this through the lens of Cumulus Networks’ Zero Touch Provisioning.
We weren’t wrong to want a data warehouse, it’s just that the world around us continued to change, and what was once an appropriate and useful choice became… well, less so. Data has inertia, and making sure the right data is in the right places at the right times is a complex exercise. Justin Warren looks at how NetApp’s Data Fabric helps to address this problem.
Imagine you are migrating applications from on-premises to the cloud, and maybe even refactoring applications and functionality into cloud-native microservices. How do you keep tabs on performance, key operational telemetry and business metrics when many parts of the metaphorical moving train are changed and replaced? Joep Piscaer looks at what NETSCOUT offers to provide end-to-end visibility across the cloud and on-prem.
In this series we are exploring how the changing demands placed upon our technology stack is forcing us to rethink how infrastructure is designed and delivered. Having recently spoken with Cumulus Networks about their “Infrastructure with Purpose” strategy, Paul Stringfellow wanted to explore further how this new approach to networking is core to the ability to deliver modern web scale IT to the enterprise.
Not all AI consumers are interested in diverting their limited resources and time into becoming an IT infrastructure system integrator. The breadth of work needed to ready the IT infrastructure resources needed so that developers can start their work can be dizzying.In highly competitive industries, three to six months of delay on critical, competition-driven business initiatives can make a huge difference. With that in mind, Max Mortillaro looks at Pure Storage’s AIRI, a fully integrated AI-ready infrastructure stack that enables organizations to spend more time on delivering value and achieve a faster ROI.