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Cloud-Proofing Your Job: Developing Skills for the Hybrid IT World In the cloud era, you as an IT professional are being forced to adopt new roles and take on new responsibilities you may not feel equipped to handle. Businesses are becoming increasingly hybrid, leaving you to manage, secure, monitor, and remediate technology on-premises and in the cloud. Of course, this comes with risks because it means you must manage mission-critical layers of application services across networks, systems, and services you neither own nor control. In fact, in many cases, you may not even have visibility into all the environments you're responsible to ensure the performance of. Indeed, the SolarWinds IT Trends Report 2017 found that 50 percent of IT professionals surveyed lack control and visibility into their cloud environments. Still, traditional and siloed roles are converging, ... (more)

IT Monitoring Clickbait | @CloudExpo #APM #Cloud

It is a sad but very real truth that many, dare I say most, IT professionals consider alerts to be the bane of their existence. After all, they're annoying, noisy, mostly useless and frequently false. Thus, we IT professionals who specialize in IT monitoring are likely well acquainted with that familiar sinking feeling brought on by the discovery that the alert you so painstakingly crafted is being ignored by the team who receives it. In that moment of professional heartbreak, you may have considered changing those alerts to make them more eye-catching, more interesting and more ... (more)

Network Device Management | @CloudExpo #BigData #SDN #IoT #M2M #API

Network Device Management for Today and Tomorrow - a Do and Don't Guide Today, "network device management" means different things to different people, and the reality is that IT organizations do it, or at least do what they consider network device management to be, to vastly varying degrees, including some who do none at all (hopefully this isn't you). At least part of the reason network device management has become such an ambiguous thing is because what we consider to be a network device is constantly evolving. At one point, network devices were largely just routers and switche... (more)

A Realistic Approach to Achieving Flexible Networks for Today and Tomorrow By @LeonAdato | @CloudExpo #Cloud

With another New Year upon us, I've found that as an industry we're once again spending a lot of time looking forward, which is a good thing, but also not enough time grounded in the present or even the past, which absolutely can be a bad thing, especially for network administrators. After all, as the old adage goes: "Those who do not learn history are doomed to repeat it." Remember when the Internet became ubiquitous in the workplace? We weren't prepared for that spike in capacity and had to scramble to fix existing issues to accommodate the influx of network usage. The same thin... (more)