No matter if your applications run on-prem or in the cloud; no matter if it’s a microservice or monolith; no matter if it runs physical, virtual or containerized – customer satisfaction is key for businesses. In this piece, Joep Piscaer looks at how tools like NETSCOUT’s vSTREAM can help gather the telemetry data needed to provide visibility into IT systems, and ultimately keep customers happy.
Moderator Stephen Foskett poses a completely non-controversial question: is DevOps a load of crap? Does DevOps just turn into NoOps? What are these darn kids doing with our infrastructure? The roundtable debates all these questions and more.
If hype was something that had mass, containers would affect the tides. In this State of the Industry, we look at the state of container storage. Various companies will tell you it’s broken. We’ve consulted with experts to find out what the specific issues are, and what the future will look like.
Joep Piscaer of Virtual Lifestyle comments: And this is where Netwrix comes in: as an additional layer of the proverbial onion, providing protection for the on-prem part of an organization. Going on what I saw in the presentation, Auditor helps you do ad-hoc searches of the audit logs, correlating and coalescing data to remove clutter (see Mark May’s explanation on how […]
This is post 2 of 2 in the series “Migrating to the Cloud with Sureline Systems” When selecting workloads to migrate to the cloud, it’s important to consider a few architectural decisions and take some common pitfalls into account, since the on-prem datacenter and public cloud services can vary widly in how they work and […]
Joep Piscaer of Virtual Lifestyle comments: I talked about Platform9’s ability to enter new SaaS-realms easily: their core business is delivering difficult-to-implement/operate infrastructure software like OpenStack as a service, making it easy for customers to deploy in production. Today, they’re coming out with a managed Kubernetes Container-as-a-Service platform with support for the Docker container runtime engine . Not only do they […]
Joep Piscaer of Virtual Lifestyle comments: Back in November, I attended Storage Field 4, and CloudByte was one of the vendors presenting. I had put CloudByte on my to-do list item to cover them in a blog post as their message of multi-tenancy and QoS grabbed my attention, and I wanted to dive into their […]
Joep Piscaer of Virtual Lifestyle comments: Remember how I promised to get back to you about a certain Super Secret Awesomesauce Company? In particular, the Super Secret Awesomesauce Company has me so excited that I want to shout it off the rooftops, but I’m afraid I can’t, at least not just yet. Check back on […]
Joep Piscaer of Virtual Lifestyle comments: I have been testing Infinio in my lab extensively. Read on for my notes on installation, availability and complexity of the Infinio Accelerator v1.1; there’s a lot to uncover! What is Infinio? Let’s start by looking at what the Infinio solution is, exactly: Good, you’re done watching the marketing […]
Joep Piscaer of VirtualLifestyle.nl writes: InfoSight is the resulting product of this philosophy. It’s a cloud-based monitoring application and monitors about 20,000 sensors (or metrics) in any given array to monitoring, basic health on software processes, hardware (temperature etc.), controller high availability, replication (incl. any errors). These heartbeats containing basic metrics are sent back every […]