As consumers and businesses continue to adopt connected appliances, the amount of data being sent to data centers will increase astronomically. According to a recent report from Gartner by 2020 the internet of things (IoT) will encompass 26 billion units. Aside from gathering a large amount of data, these devices are a unique challenge for data center professionals to tackle because much of this data will need to be processed and analyzed in real time while still being stored in a secure fashion.
In particular the most important areas to focus on are server technologies and storage management.
Agile methodologies are commonly associated with development methods today, however as system operations becomes more complex, the concepts from agile development are now becoming vital for managing complex server networks. As discussed in a previous article, system administration and software development are similar to the point that a new field – DevOps – has emerged as a way for administrators to keep systems in sync regardless of whether their server cluster contains tens, hundreds or even thousands of servers.
What is Agile
Although agile principles are not mandatory for proper DevOps integration, the emphasis on rapid change is a helpful skill for virtually any system administrator. The a…
Gone are the days when IT was primarily focused on site infrastructure and the network.
Today, user satisfaction rules, and is the ultimate measurement of IT success. Moreover, your business success and revenue depends on your ability to ensure top-notch Web and mobile performance on an ongoing basis. But then again your users are more demanding than you may think.
According to a recent Wired piece, 47% of consumers expect a web page to load in 2 seconds or less. Moreover, 40% will totally abandon a Website if it takes longer than 3 seconds.
And when it comes to mobile, your users are even more discerning with the smart device era in full swing. In fact, 85% of mobile users expect pages to load as fast as, or faster tha…