Consider how traffic flows differently during any time of day – think of what the designers of roads and bridges must consider to find the optimal way to get people from one location to another efficiently. With a successful strategy, there will be fewer traffic jams and everyone gets where they need without delay, and…

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Hybrid cloud initiatives are now part of most modern enterprises. As a result, effective approaches for anything from storage to big data as a service have expanded from being mainly for solution architects to becoming part of the enterprise-wide IT department. The main focus of any hybrid cloud initiative is to provide a best-fit deployment…

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For enterprise IT and hybrid cloud environments, IP address management (IPAM) solutions have become increasingly important, as both security and availability issues can take down the most critical aspects of any digital business. If IP addresses end up in the wrong hands or they are not properly managed and assigned throughout the enterprise, the results…

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cloud automation tools

For enterprise IT, just about anything can be scripted and automated for infrastructure to be provisioned and started, stopped, deleted, restored, replicated, and more. The scripted part can be anything from a command line call to an API of the infrastructure provider to using a scripting program like Python to configure some logical actions. There…

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A cloud management platform (CMP) typically helps enterprise IT control and manage the consumption of IT cloud-computing resources from a central location for end users. The idea is that there’s a lot of complexity that needs to be controlled. There are so many ever-changing on-premises, private cloud, and public cloud resources to update, manage, and…

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Last week, the CloudBolt crew were at Google Next 2018 at the Moscone Center in San Francisco, CA. This was Google’s biggest cloud event so far — showing off how they’re gaining traction against competitors, AWS and Azure – and we learned a lot from what Google customers were saying. For example, Google announced their…

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Hostname Challenges The need for intuitive, information-rich, and consistent hostname standards is particularly important as enterprise IT adopts hybrid cloud provisioning workflows. But during the virtual machine (VM) provisioning process, many IT admins are still manually constructing the hostname for new VMs. They’ll follow the naming convention of whatever environment they are currently managing, but…

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The Hype and Mystery Enterprise IT operations directors and solution architects continue to get asked, “Have you adopted a containerization strategy?” They have been hearing more about containerization but are reluctant to consider how they might benefit from them without clear evidence.   The hype comes from all the DevOps engineers using containerization from Docker…

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Hybrid Cloud Landscape Imagine a beautifully landscaped outdoor space at a hotel or resort being watered by a firehose rather than a regular garden hose or a sprinkler system. The firehose would drown the plants, the garden hose requires a lot of manual work, but the sprinkler system is automatically programmed to water the grounds…

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Multiple Requests, Multiple Modes of Delivery IT administrators typically juggle a lot of requests for resources from end users across the enterprise. Most of them have a backlog of IT service tickets to prioritize and address. When teams responsible for setting up resources get overwhelmed, the “wild west” can occur—a less-governed playing field for IT…

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Docker Containerization Many of us in enterprise IT hear about new technologies like Docker containerization and Kubernetes and think, “I could figure that out if I had time, but right now I’m too busy fighting fires and figuring out other stuff that’s more important.” That’s been my initial experience with Docker and Docker Swarm for…

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Join the CloudBolt Users Slack Workspace for real-time collaboration Ever have that moment when you just wanted to know something fast… and you didn’t feel like submitting a question to an email alias or tech community and wait? Well, it’s time to Slack! Customers can join the CloudBolt Users Slack Workspace to ask questions, share insights,…

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Balancing the risk and reward for delegating tasks has always been an issue for management or leadership positions within an organization. The goal of delegating is to make an organization work more efficiently. That’s the reward. But the risk is that stuff might not get done properly or it ends up being inefficient or unexpectedly…

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