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Words to go: ITSM methodologies for enterprises

ITSM frameworks come in all shapes and sizes. So, select one or more that work for your IT organization, and build process controls and responsiveness right away.

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  • CoreOS rkt

    CoreOS rkt (pronounced rocket) is a containerization engine to run application workloads in isolation from the underlying infrastructure.

  • IT automation

    IT automation is the use of instructions to create a repeated process that replaces an IT professional's manual work in data centers and cloud deployments.

  • container management software

    Container management software is any of a range of products that simplify how an administrator adds or replaces software containers on IT infrastructure, and that facilitate the organization of large numbers of containers.

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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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  • network automation

    Network automation is a methodology in which software automatically configures, provisions, manages and tests network devices.

  • IT automation

    IT automation is the use of instructions to create a repeated process that replaces an IT professional's manual work in data centers and cloud deployments.

  • Container Linux by CoreOS

    Container Linux by CoreOS, originally named CoreOS Linux, is an open source operating system (OS) that provides the functionality required to deploy and manage applications within containers.

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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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  • Amazon EC2 Container Service

    Amazon EC2 Container Service (ECS) is a cloud computing service in Amazon Web Services (AWS) that manages containers.

  • CoreOS rkt

    CoreOS rkt (pronounced rocket) is a containerization engine to run application workloads in isolation from the underlying infrastructure.

  • container management software

    Container management software is any of a range of products that simplify how an administrator adds or replaces software containers on IT infrastructure, and that facilitate the organization of large numbers of containers.

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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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  • smart lock

    A smart lock is an electronic and mechanical locking device that opens wirelessly with an authorized users’ authentication.

  • network automation

    Network automation is a methodology in which software automatically configures, provisions, manages and tests network devices.

  • IT automation

    IT automation is the use of instructions to create a repeated process that replaces an IT professional's manual work in data centers and cloud deployments.

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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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  • z/OS

    Z/OS is a 64-bit operating system (OS) developed by IBM for its family of z/Architecture enterprise mainframe computers, including the zEnterprise 196 and zEnterprise 114.

  • container management software

    Container management software is any of a range of products that simplify how an administrator adds or replaces software containers on IT infrastructure, and that facilitate the organization of large numbers of containers.

  • on-demand computing

    On-demand (OD) computing is an increasingly popular enterprise model in which computing resources are made available to the user as needed.

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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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  • internal audit (IA)

    An internal audit (IA) is an organizational initiative to monitor and analyze its own business operations in order to determine ...

  • 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.

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  • phishing

    Phishing is a form of fraud in which an attacker masquerades as a reputable entity or person in email or other communication ...

  • vulnerability disclosure

    Vulnerability disclosure is the practice of publishing information about a computer security problem, and a type of policy that ...

  • incident response

    Incident response is an organized approach to addressing and managing the aftermath of a security breach or cyberattack, also ...

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  • business continuity and disaster recovery (BCDR)

    Business continuity and disaster recovery (BCDR) are closely related practices that describe an organization's preparation for ...

  • 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 ...

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  • flash memory

    Flash memory, also known as flash storage, is a type of nonvolatile memory that erases data in units called blocks.

  • NAND flash memory

    NAND flash memory is a type of nonvolatile storage technology that does not require power to retain data.

  • NOR flash memory

    NOR flash memory is one of two types of nonvolatile storage technologies.

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  • hybrid hard disk drive (HDD)

    A hybrid hard disk drive is an electromechanical spinning hard disk that contains some amount of NAND Flash memory.

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