Marrying the Business Need With Technology Drive: Recapping It All

Marrying the Business Need With Technology Drive: Recapping It All

Throughout the past four blogs in this series we have harkened back to some of the same key points. Today, we will recap. 1) Not everything that glitters is gold, so use your common sense. If you can’t find a physical world comparison, don’t do it. A good example here ... Read More
Marrying the Business Need With Technology Drive, Part 4: Use Tools to Save Some Time (They Do Exist)!

Marrying the Business Need With Technology Drive, Part 4: Use Tools to Save Some Time (They Do Exist)!

In the past 20 years I have often found myself looking for just the right technology tool to solve a specific problem. Most often I have been able to find something to fit the bill, but not the sought after, best-of-breed solution that promises to solve all the world’s problems ... Read More
Marrying the Business Need With Technology, Part 3: Re-aggregating the Tools

Marrying the Business Need With Technology, Part 3: Re-aggregating the Tools

In part one of this blog series we discussed how there is oftentimes a lack of knowledge when it comes to infrastructure technology and knowhow in the relevant DevOps teams. This is not what was intended when “Agile” moved from being a pure development approach to a whole technology management ... Read More
Using SLA Management to Save Time and Improve

Using SLA Management to Save Time and Improve

Today more than ever, the success or failure of our digital enterprise rests on whether our customer has a good user experience. No one wants to use something that is difficult to use or unreliable, and most of us don’t want to use something unless the user experience is consistent ... Read More
Marrying the Business Need With Technology Drive, Part Two: Security by Proxy or to Complicate

Marrying the Business Need With Technology Drive, Part Two: Security by Proxy or to Complicate

One of the biggest challenges we continue to see in the evolving cloud and DevOps world is around security and standards in general. The general lack of accumulated infrastructure knowledge coupled with the enthusiasm with which DevOps teams like to experiment is causing significant challenges for corporations in terms of ... Read More
Marrying the Business Need With Technology Drive, Part One: Choosing Your Cloud

Marrying the Business Need With Technology Drive, Part One: Choosing Your Cloud

| | Application Delivery, Cloud
Several years ago, the monolithic approach to application development fell out of vogue because time to market became the key success metric in our ever-changing world. Agile development started to become the norm and the move to DevOps was born. At the same time as this change was taking place, ... Read More
Why Traditional High Availability (HA) for Security Devices is Not Enough

Why Traditional High Availability (HA) for Security Devices is Not Enough

It’s funny although sometimes the first way we do something might be the right way, we try to improve it to make it look shinier. Eventually we realize that the most obvious answer was actually the right answer, our original tactic. For those of you reading this who were in ... Read More
The World is Changing

The World is Changing

The world is changing; it always has but the world is changing faster now than it ever has before. This general change is translating into even bigger changes in the cyber world. Some of the key areas that are evolving aren’t new, like availability or security. Others like automation are ... Read More