Challenging-to-Maintain, Complex, Hybrid IT Environments of Airlines have Potential Misconfigurations Which Can Lead to Outages
Was the recent British Airways IT outage just a matter of time?
Early, Proactive Testing Assures Resilience in the Cloud
Validate before release and following changes! Here are some examples of misconfigurations that threaten your environment’s availability and security
Shift Left to Get Resilience Right
Test early, test often – because you’re the one responsible for the resilience and availability of your cloud business environment
SEC Alerts Financial Firms to Risks Associated with Storage Practices for Sensitive Data
Security features insufficient; misconfigurations, maintenance and change practices must be addressed. (Data Security Advisor™ can help here!)
Container Technology + Container Orchestration ≠ Resilience
Container technology has brought many important benefits to enterprise IT but resilience is not one of them
“Look Where You’re Going,” said Mom.
To avoid outages and gain visibility into your IT resilience status, follow that indispensable advice in complex IT environments too!
Not Again! Some Thoughts and Useful Information Following the Epic Facebook Outage and Its Recent Mini-Echo
The outages demonstrate the big risks of no visibility into IT environment health
Five Common Misconfigurations on the Public Cloud: Will Knowing What They Are Prevent Your Next Outage? Much More is Involved.
Here’s a glimpse into some issues that cause disruptions or downtime. But they are not a five-step blueprint for resilience. Much more is involved.
Configuration validation automation – a hidden AvailabilityGuard™ gem!
Knowing what you’d like to change in your IT settings, or what standards you want to apply, and then validating that your changes were actually implemented – are two different things. The larger your enterprise, the more likely it is that significant gaps between the two will exist, leaving you with unknown, and potentially unacceptable risk.
Cyber-resilience: A Critical Component of Any Comprehensive Cyber-security Strategy
To keep core data systems safe, architect IT environments that shield critical data from attack
The Story of the IRS’s 11-hour Outage on Tax Day 2018
“Firmware bug” reported as the cause for the IRS online filing platform outage. What went on behind the scenes that led up to the outage?
Farewell to 2018. In 2019, let’s conquer the IT resilience challenge
Well, 2018 is just about over and at the end of the year it’s good to take stock of what this past year was about. In 2018, we saw that complex, hybrid IT systems are hard to maintain especially when you don’t really know why they fail. What were the issues that concerned us and the community we serve, what was our take on significant events that occurred and now, what have we learned?
The Lesson of the Black Friday Outages: IT Resilience is Paramount!
Shoppers plan their Black Friday purchases weeks in advance. Retailers, please plan, test and verify your IT environment resilience in advance, so outages don’t recur.
Stories We Tell, and the Real Reasons for IT Outages
IT outages seem more common than ever, and their business implications also seem to increase exponentially over time. When looking at the reasons given, way too often it’s a “hardware issue” or the notorious “technical glitch”. So what are the real causes, and why use technology as a scape-goat?
Chaos or Control? Take Charge and Manage the Resilience of Your Mushrooming Cloud Environments
Cloud environments are evolving faster than climate is changing. Here, though, you can make a difference: Ensure resilience in your multiple cloud environments.