Category: Tech

The Linux Kernel: Designed for High Performance Servers (4 of 4)

Computer operating systems, such as Linux, use file systems to manage data for both users and the computer. Advanced file systems, such as the Ext4 file system supported by Linux, are feature rich. They offer features like file compression (saves storage space), access control security (via account permissions), delayed allocation (a form of caching that… Read more »

Things to Consider When Building HA in the Public Cloud

We continue to provide further education about the public cloud as it still seems to be considered the “wild west”. For those that have settled in a somewhat stable place and have gained significant insight into the positives, while acknowledging the challenges, should share that knowledge to help everyone gain ground. Today we want to… Read more »

The 3 Keys to Deciding Which Cloud is Right for You

Decisions.  No matter how important they are, you can still overthink them, under think them, or get the analysis just right. No one has the silver bullet on how to decide which cloud is right for your organization, but I am going to give it my best shot.  In this article, I will try to… Read more »

4 Signs You’ve Hit the CSP Jackpot

You may have read the title and expected to see MSP instead of CSP.  Yes, there are Managed Service Providers, but when you are focused on utilizing the CLOUD to optimize your business wouldn’t you rather work with a Cloud Service Provider (CSP)? Instead of MSP, which could mean any myriad of Managed Services, let’s… Read more »

The Growth of Public Cloud: Stats and Facts to Know

Today, 41 percent of workloads are in the public cloud. RightScale’s “2017 State of the Cloud” survey reveals that in the last year, the percentage of organizations using private cloud fell slightly despite the fact 95 percent of companies are using the cloud in some capacity. The cloud computing industry is still growing rapidly, though… Read more »

5 Ways to Mess up Your Migration to the Public Cloud

The glorious public cloud is the holy grail of hosting to so many companies today, yet thousands of companies have suffered painful migrations to get there.  Companies have also realized certain workloads don’t make sense to run in the public cloud and have had to spend significant resources moving it back out of the public… Read more »

5 Public Cloud Myths

The public cloud is one of the hottest trends in the entire IT space today and has been for many years. Cloud offerings such as AWS, Azure and Google cloud have made it “en vogue” for many companies to get into.  Many times, board members will think they are missing out, if their company isn’t… Read more »

DevOps Part 2: Public Cloud and DevOps Tools Go Hand in Hand

In our previous post, we addressed the confusion that many people have about DevOps.  It’s more than just putting together two critical teams in your IT organization.  DevOps are tools that facilitate collaboration and communication between your development and operations teams, and automate the process of software delivery and infrastructure changes.  You can avoid human… Read more »

DevOps Part 1: It’s More Than Teams

DevOps:  yet another buzzword everyone seems to be throwing around lately.  Just like any buzzword, there are many vague definitions, leaving people confused about what it really means. For example, you may be thinking, “My Development and Operations teams are working together, that’s DevOps.”  Not really. If you are thinking it is a people term,… Read more »