Tag Archives: IT analytics

Rocky Mountain Information Security Conference (RMISC)

I recently attended the Rocky Mountain Information Security Conference (RMISC), a rather impressive and unique gathering that prompted several relevant notions. First, about the conference. Looking around the room, I saw about 1000 attendees. This conference is in its 10th … Continue reading

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Expanding the Customer Base and Product Offerings through Emerging Communications Technologies

Software Defined Networks, Network Function Virtualization, and the Resource Decoupling Disruption Software Defined Networking (SDN) and Network Function Virtualization (NFV) are two trends in the Information and Communications Technologies (ICT) industry that are relieving constraints for carriers, enterprises, and customers … Continue reading

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It’s all about Reliability

If you consider yourself an engineer, think about what you do in a very broad sense. Engineering is all about applying scientific discovery and making it practical, useful, and widely used. If you are an Electrical Engineer, for example, then … Continue reading

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Capacity Management, Failure Mitigation, and Where to Start?

Standard mitigation tools are a great place to start with Capacity Management, just like any failure mitigation need. As a telecommunications and IT consultant, we’re often called upon to solve problems. I remember some of my early training that suggested … Continue reading

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Network Capacity Management and the Trouble with Change

While working parallel projects on different sides of the Capacity Management (CM) problem, I’ve noticed a rather large disconnect between the way some networks operate and the assumptions hidden with the monitoring tools in use. Stable networks are the ideal … Continue reading

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Leveraging Human Solutions in Operations Research

People maintain control in spite of our new machine overlords. Operations Research (O.R.) projects often focus on trying to take control of the entire problem, and therefore fail when the engineer or manager with the ultimate control cannot validate, verify, … Continue reading

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Virtual Machines (VM) and the Capacity Management (CM) advantage

An important attraction of using Virtual Machines (VM) instead of traditional servers can be presented as a Capacity Management (CM) advantage. While a traditional server can serve multiple purposes up to a point, they are not built to be as … Continue reading

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Checklist for capacity management

Checklists are a very effective way to improve a manual process. When an enterprise realizes they have a resource that should be better managed, they consider capacity management, in its general form if not specifically in the context of IT. … Continue reading

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Capacity management’s slippery slope, and into analytics

Capacity Management (CM) from a telecommunications and IT perspective has a fairly broad meaning, sometimes overlapping some related terms. While understandable, it is unfortunate because of the confusion it causes. But no worries, as we can sort it out pretty … Continue reading

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