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Don't panic! The definitive guide to IT troubleshooting

IT problems can cause distress, chaos and, well, panic -- but they don't have to. These tips and tools guide admins through IT troubleshooting for the best chance of success.

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  • Cloud Foundry PaaS shops hone software delivery process

    Enterprises that have deployed Cloud Foundry platform as a service found it catalyzed new thinking about the application delivery process and other organizational practices.

  • Unmask IT operational risks for resilient apps

    Sidney Dekker, a speaker on safety, illustrates the causes of failure in high-consequence domains and how IT organizations can banish them in this video.

  • Who put the AI in software?

    With artificial intelligence, anything seems possible. And that leaves a whole lot of room for the imagination to wonder about how the use of AI in software tools can change how the work gets done -- and who does it.

    The anxiety is understandable. The hyperbole is harder to sort out because, well, when it comes to AI, no one knows quite where to put the line between rational and irrational worries. Will AI at some point control every aspect of your life? Probably not. Will AI push you out of a job? Quite possibly.

    Using AI in software development is one way to make your IT resources more intelligent and more automated. If AI can test software faster and better, shouldn't you be doing it that way? That's a question we take up in this first issue of Modern Stack. Also included are articles and columns delving into multi-cloud management, serverless computing and how operations teams can hold up their end of the DevOps bargain.

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  • AIOps (artificial intelligence for IT operations)

    Artificial intelligence for IT operations (AIOps) is an umbrella term for the use of big data analytics, machine learning (ML) and other artificial intelligence (AI) technologies to automate the identification and resolution of common information technology (IT) issues.

  • continuous deployment

    Continuous deployment is a strategy for software releases wherein any code commit that passes the automated testing phase is automatically released into the production environment, making changes that are visible to the software's users.

  • container image

    A container image is an unchangeable, static file that includes executable code so it can run an isolated process on information technology (IT) 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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  • continuous deployment

    Continuous deployment is a strategy for software releases wherein any code commit that passes the automated testing phase is automatically released into the production environment, making changes that are visible to the software's users.

  • hands-off infrastructure management

    Hands-off infrastructure management is the remote, automated administration of server, storage and network resources. When products are marketed with the label "hands-off," it means they have been designed and configured to run with minimal human assistance.

  • Ansible

    Ansible is an open source IT configuration management (CM) and automation platform, provided by Red Hat.

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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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  • microservices

    Microservices, or microservice architecture, is an approach to application development in which a large application is built as a suite of modular components or services.

  • container image

    A container image is an unchangeable, static file that includes executable code so it can run an isolated process on information technology (IT) infrastructure.

  • chaos engineering

    Chaos engineering is the process of testing a distributed system to ensure that the system can withstand unexpected disruptions in function.

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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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  • AIOps (artificial intelligence for IT operations)

    Artificial intelligence for IT operations (AIOps) is an umbrella term for the use of big data analytics, machine learning (ML) and other artificial intelligence (AI) technologies to automate the identification and resolution of common information technology (IT) issues.

  • continuous deployment

    Continuous deployment is a strategy for software releases wherein any code commit that passes the automated testing phase is automatically released into the production environment, making changes that are visible to the software's users.

  • Ansible

    Ansible is an open source IT configuration management (CM) and automation platform, provided by Red Hat.

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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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  • AIOps (artificial intelligence for IT operations)

    Artificial intelligence for IT operations (AIOps) is an umbrella term for the use of big data analytics, machine learning (ML) and other artificial intelligence (AI) technologies to automate the identification and resolution of common information technology (IT) issues.

  • API management

    API management is the process of overseeing application programming interfaces (APIs) in a secure, scalable environment.

  • 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.

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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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  • rugged DevOps

    Rugged DevOps is an approach to software development that places a priority on ensuring that code is secure at all stages of the software development lifecycle.

  • 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.

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  • risk map (risk heat map)

    A risk map, also known as a risk heat map, is a data visualization tool for communicating specific risks an organization faces. A...

  • 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 ...

SearchCloudProvider

  • cloud ecosystem

    A cloud ecosystem is a complex system of interdependent components that all work together to enable cloud services.

  • cloud services

    Cloud services is an umbrella term that may refer to a variety of resources provided over the internet, or to professional ...

  • uncloud (de-cloud)

    The term uncloud describes the action or process of removing applications and data from a cloud computing platform.

SearchSecurity

  • cyberextortion

    Cyberextortion is a crime involving an attack or threat of an attack coupled with a demand for money or some other response in ...

  • Cybercrime

    Cybercrime is any criminal activity that involves a computer, networked device or a network.

  • National Security Agency (NSA)

    The National Security Agency is the official U.S. cryptologic organization of the United States Intelligence Community under the ...

SearchHealthIT

  • Practice Fusion

    Practice Fusion Inc. is a San Francisco-based company that developed a free electronic health record (EHR) system available to ...

  • RHIA (Registered Health Information Administrator)

    An RHIA, or registered health information administrator, is a certified professional who oversees the creation and use of patient...

  • 21st Century Cures Act

    The 21st Century Cures Act is a wide-ranging healthcare bill that funds medical research and development, medical device ...

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SearchStorage

  • Random Access Memory (RAM)

    Random Access Memory (RAM) is the hardware in a computing device where the operating system (OS), application programs and data ...

  • floating gate transistor (FGT)

    A floating gate transistor (FGT) is a complementary metal-oxide semiconductor (CMOS) technology capable of holding an electrical ...

  • bad block

    A bad block is an area of storage media that is no longer reliable for storing and retrieving data because it has been physically...

SearchSolidStateStorage

  • 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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