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Supercharge your dev environment with CI/CD

Recently, we explored the topic of Infrastructure as Code (IAC) as a transformative approach to managing your ever-expanding IT infrastructure. Check out the blog here. Once IAC is up and running within your organization, a natural next step is to establish continuous integration and continuous delivery (CI/CD) pipelines. At its core, continuous integration (CI) is a coding philosophy and set of ...

Reducing your AWS bill with cloud automation

There are a lot of reasons why you might have chosen to go to the cloud. Maybe it was something straightforward like wanting additional backup to avoid having to expand your on-premise storage capacity. Or maybe it was the appeal of gaining enterprise-level technology and tools without the associated expense of having to run your own datacenter. Regardless of what ...

Infrastructure as code: The missing link in your cloud strategy

Chances are, most of us remember life before the cloud. Navigating chilly data centers and fretting about server space are memories we won’t soon forget. Today, however, it’s not a question of when, but how much of your IT environment should shift off-premise. In fact, research predicts that by the end of this year, 83% of enterprise workloads and 67% ...

Getting started with network programmability

Major technology vendors are urging network engineers to adopt new programmability features as a way of addressing and managing the growing complexity of today’s networks. If this is something you’re looking into, consider these three options when you start your network programmability journey: No matter where you are in the automation journey, you will need a good programmer’s editor. Both ...

At long last, AV-over-IP is going mainstream

Nineteen years ago, I worked for what was then the largest AV integrator in the U.S. We hosted a trade show called ‘The Convergence Expo’ based on the bold claim that the AV and IT industries would inevitably merge. We waited and waited for this to happen…a long time. Fast forward nearly two decades and we are finally seeing progress ...

Top 4 challenges to securing your cloud

By now, most IT professionals see the benefit of private, hybrid and public cloud within the enterprise. The cloud facilitates rapid innovation and improved control of platforms and workflows, enhancing a company’s ability to support increasing business demands. But cloud solutions also come with challenges, especially when automating cloud security at scale. Let’s look at four of these challenges. The ...

Cisco SD-WAN: Meraki or Viptela?

Gartner predicts that by 2023, 90% of all WAN edge infrastructure refresh initiatives will be based on virtual or SD-WAN technology. In the age of software-defined everything, manufacturers and service providers are working hard to establish themselves as leading SD-WAN providers. By integrating SD-WAN with its existing Meraki and ISR product lines, Cisco has continued to solidify their place as ...