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Application scaling is easy, except when it isn't

Not all applications are the same, and only certain apps are ripe for scaling in the cloud. A careful plan makes app scaling more effective, although there are no guarantees.

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  • Docker

    Docker is an open source software platform to create, deploy and manage virtualized application containers on a common operating system (OS), with an ecosystem of allied tools.

  • software asset management (SAM)

    Software asset management (SAM) is the part of IT asset management that seeks to ensure compliance with license agreements and prevent overspending on software.

  • DevOps

    In its most broad meaning, DevOps is an operational philosophy that promotes better communication between development and operations as more elements of operations become programmable. In its most narrow interpretation, DevOps describes the part of an organization’s information technology (IT) team that creates and maintains infrastructure.

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ALM for IT

Find expert tips here for IT operations and DevOps teams on ensuring app resources meet demand, applications and new app features scale and perform acceptably in production, and rapid iterations do not create maintenance issues.

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  • software asset management (SAM)

    Software asset management (SAM) is the part of IT asset management that seeks to ensure compliance with license agreements and prevent overspending on software.

  • legacy application

    A legacy application (legacy app) is a software program that is outdated or obsolete.

  • site reliability engineering (SRE)

    Site reliability engineering (SRE) is the application of scripting and automation to IT operations tasks such as maintenance and support. The goal of SRE is to swiftly fix bugs and remove manual work in rote tasks.

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Scale-Out Apps

The distributed application architecture topic center offers advice and tips for IT operations professionals handling new application types and the methods by which distributed, scale-out applications are deployed. These include virtualization containers and microservices, event-driven computing, and cloud application management.

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  • Windows containers

    Windows containers are abstracted, isolated and portable operating environments supported by the Microsoft Windows Server 2016 operating system and managed with tools such as Docker and PowerShell.

  • Docker

    Docker is an open source software platform to create, deploy and manage virtualized application containers on a common operating system (OS), with an ecosystem of allied tools.

  • cloud application

    A cloud application, or cloud app, is a software program where cloud-based and local components work together.

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IT Automation

The IT automation and orchestration topic center provides comprehensive resources on IT automation as well as processes and techniques to orchestrate IT tasks, and the skills required to manage them. Find news and tips covering automation tools, configuration management, as well as job scheduling here.

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  • static URL

    A static uniform resource locator (URL) is a name-based website address that is direct, unchanging, clear and contains no session or user identification information.

  • robots.txt

    Robots.txt is a text file used on websites to provide instructions to webcrawlers or “robots” that index pages for search engines.

  • configuration management (CM)

    Configuration management is a governance and systems engineering process that ensures the proper accounting of an enterprise's configuration items and of the interrelationship between them in an operational environment.

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IT Systems Management

The IT systems management topic center is dedicated to tools and technologies that enable more visibility into IT infrastructure, integration between IT management tools, tailored alerts for IT professionals and new areas of performance monitoring and management. Look here for expert tips and tech news.

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  • COBOL (Common Business Oriented Language)

    COBOL (Common Business-Oriented Language) is a programming language created in 1960, and was the first to run on multiple operating systems.

  • open API (public API)

    An open API, also known as a public API, is an application programming interface that allows the owner of a network-accessible service to give universal access to consumers of that service, such as developers.

  • Nagios

    Nagios is an open source monitoring system for computer systems. It was designed with core components to run on the Linux operating system and can monitor devices running Linux, Windows and Unix OSes.

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DevOps Culture

Find resources on certifications and DevOps job skills that will enhance your career in the modern IT operations topic center. Get team organization and leadership strategies, tips on managing DevOps and traditional teams within the same IT organization, and ideas for beginning or improving your DevOps rollout.

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  • DevOps

    In its most broad meaning, DevOps is an operational philosophy that promotes better communication between development and operations as more elements of operations become programmable. In its most narrow interpretation, DevOps describes the part of an organization’s information technology (IT) team that creates and maintains infrastructure.

  • DevOps as a Service

    DevOps as a Service (DaaS) is a delivery model for a set of tools that facilitates collaboration between an organization's software development team and the operations team. In this delivery model, the DaaS provider collects the disparate tools that cover various aspects of the overall process and connects these tools to work together as one unit.

  • DevOps engineer

    DevOps engineer is a professional role for information technology (IT) employees who work with development, testing and other aspects of IT to bring new software releases through development, and deploy, test and run the code on production IT infrastructure.

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  • pure risk (absolute risk)

    Pure risk, also called absolute risk, is a category of threat that is beyond human control and has only one possible outcome if ...

  • risk assessment

    Risk assessment is the identification of hazards that could negatively impact an organization's ability to conduct business.

  • audit program (audit plan)

    An audit program, also called an audit plan, is an action plan that documents what procedures an auditor will follow to validate ...

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  • computer worm

    A computer worm is a type of malicious software program whose primary function is to infect other computers while remaining ...

  • black hat

    Black hat refers to a hacker who breaks into a computer system or network with malicious intent.

  • copyright

    Copyright is a legal term describing ownership of control of the rights to the use and distribution of certain works of creative ...

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  • business continuity plan (BCP)

    A business continuity plan (BCP) is a document that consists of the critical information an organization needs to continue ...

  • call tree

    A call tree -- sometimes referred to as a phone tree -- is a telecommunications chain for notifying specific individuals of an ...

  • mass notification system (MNS)

    A mass notification system is a platform that sends one-way messages to inform employees and the public of an emergency.

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  • RRAM or ReRAM (resistive RAM)

    RRAM or ReRAM (resistive random access memory) is a form of nonvolatile storage that operates by changing the resistance of a ...

  • JEDEC

    JEDEC is a global industry group that develops open standards for microelectronics.

  • M.2 SSD

    An M.2 SSD is a solid-state drive (SSD) that conforms to a computer industry specification written for internally mounted storage...

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  • Google Cloud Storage

    Google Cloud Storage is an enterprise public cloud storage platform that can house large unstructured data sets.

  • RESTful API

    A RESTful application program interface breaks down a transaction to create a series of small modules, each of which addresses an...

  • cloud storage infrastructure

    Cloud storage infrastructure is the hardware and software framework that supports the computing requirements of a private or ...

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