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Top 5 Amazon Web Services (AWS) Monitoring and Optimization Tools

Amazon Web Services (AWS) is a web-based cloud computing solution offering scalable storage and content delivery, with no physical overhead. Virtualization with AWS works on a pay-as-you-go basis, which means your business isn’t forced to invest in virtual services beyond your immediate needs. Because AWS offers nearly every component of a physical computer, it allows […]

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5 Top Solutions for Windows Server Optimization

If your business relies on Windows Server, you need to make sure the server’s performance supports end user needs, so it’s critical to monitor and optimize your Windows Server environment. For continuous insight into your Windows Server, you must actively monitor elements in your environment, such as the server’s operations, availability, security, performance, and other […]

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5 Best Tools for Linux Monitoring and Optimization

Many companies rely on Linux devices to support critical applications and services. That means it’s important to include comprehensive Linux monitoring tools as part of your overall IT management strategy. Despite their popularity, Linux devices aren’t always easy to manage, as many tools aren’t designed with Linux monitoring in mind. But with the right software, […]

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7 Java Performance Tuning Tips

Since Java was first introduced in 1995, it’s become one of the most popular programming languages worldwide. There are many uses for Java, but it’s most typically used in web-based applications. For instance, the widespread Android platform by Google allows developers to code apps using Java. Because so many services rely on Java, it’s important […]

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Pseudonymization vs. Data Masking

You can probably be identified, even from anonymized data. It’s not ideal, but depending on your organization, it might not be disastrous. Let’s explore what can happen if you reveal too much data, as well as what the concept of “too much” data can mean in different contexts. In addition, we’ll also explore how data […]

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How Amazon Outposts Will Change Databases

Many of Amazon’s proprietary public cloud capabilities are coming to an on-premises data center near you in the form of Amazon Outposts. Others may be made available through alternate routes. Amazon RDS, for example, is now available on VMware-based infrastructures. This change in tactics by Amazon represents the biggest change for the traditional database administrator […]

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Cloud Server Storage I/O Decision Making (Part II): Leveraging Insight and Awareness for Cloud Decision Making

You have awareness into your applications, data infrastructure and IT data center environment, now, how do you leverage that insight for making cloud decisions? This tip is the second in a two-part mini-series (read part I here) looking at informed decision making to avoid flying blind in or with clouds. Depending on the size, type, […]

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Cloud Server Storage I/O Decision Making: Gaining Insight and Awareness to Avoid Flying Blind

You have decided, or, have been told to start using the cloud; now you have some server storage I/O and data infrastructure decisions making tasks. Data infrastructure (what some simply call the data center) include servers, storage, I/O networking, hardware, software along with associated management, reporting, monitoring and data protection tools. How can you move […]

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