Powershell on Azure goes Linux

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People still assume that Windows is Windows, Linux is Linux, and never the twain shall meet. Not true. Microsoft loves Linux. You’ll find the latest proof of this in Azure Cloud Shell, which is now PowerShell Core 6 in Linux. Linux? Yes, Linux. Why? Well, as Wim Coekaerts, formerly corporate vice president of Microsoft Enterprise […]

Red Hat’s system management tools join hands with its DevOps programs

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For years we’ve used older system management tools such as Ivanti LANDESK, Kaseya VSA and  Dynatrace Application Monitoring. They’re still great, but as we move to the cloud, containers and continuous integration and development (CI/CD) DevOps programs such as Puppet, Chef and SaltStack have risen in importance. Red Hat, a leading business Linux distributor, has a foot […]

Integrating monitoring to the Agility Platform

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A while back I blogged about monitoring. I covered a little bit of history and listed some of the challenges IT faces on what to monitor, how much monitoring is enough, etc. Today, I want to talk about how the Agility Platform approaches monitoring. The Agility Platform is able to monitor the instances that are provisioned; it just needs […]

2016 and still cloud clueless?

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It’s 2016 and system administrators (system administrators!!) are still saying things like: “Cloud is just servers on the darn internet…” Don’t these “system administrators” know it’s far more than that? I know why these knuckle draggers think the way they do. Some of them disregard the cloud’s significant and growing role in IT, for whatever reason. […]

Monitoring the health of workloads in the cloud

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Systems Management has been around for a very long time and the concepts are used by nearly all companies world wide. When you have applications running on an Operating System on a server — maybe even multiple servers working together — you need to track the health of those systems, from basic up/down monitoring to in-depth monitoring around […]