How to use Azure Application Insights in ASP.Net Core

Azure Application Insights is an extensible application performance management (APM) service that can be used to monitor performance, detect anomalies, and diagnose performance issues for a web application in real time. If you are using .Net Core, you can use Application Insights on the multiple platforms that .Net Core supports (Windows, Linux, or Mac). To read… Continue reading How to use Azure Application Insights in ASP.Net Core

Data centers can learn sustainability from the cloud

Everyone wants a green data center, also known as a sustainable data center. There are both policy and technology pushes in this emerging space, such as countries that are encouraging voluntary reduction of a data center’s carbon footprint. For instance, Finland will be announcing a lower energy tax for data centers that show a certain… Continue reading Data centers can learn sustainability from the cloud

Why a cloud computing degree makes sense

I used to teach computer science as an adjunct at Northern Virginia Community College back in my 20s. I learned more teaching others than I ever did being taught. My focus was on the pragmatic—what students could sell in the labor marketplace.  Recently the governor of Virginia, my home state, announced a cloud computing associate… Continue reading Why a cloud computing degree makes sense

Offloading Hybrid Cloud Management for Strategic Advantage

Enterprises are increasingly turning to hybrid cloud environments as offering the best of two worlds – joining the public cloud advantages of scalable, pay-as-you-go infrastructure with private cloud’s control and predictability. This approach requires placing workloads where they’ll yield the greatest benefit for the business, whether that means modernizing software to enhance the customer experience… Continue reading Offloading Hybrid Cloud Management for Strategic Advantage

Workload Placement as a Strategic Imperative in Hybrid Environments

The benefits of shifting applications to cloud are self-evident – ease of deployment, pay-per-use billing, massive scalability, access to new features – but they do not apply equally to all workloads. The growing diversity of IT venues has created increasingly complex environments, with hundreds or thousands of applications spanning on-premises and off-premises locations and encompassing… Continue reading Workload Placement as a Strategic Imperative in Hybrid Environments

HPE GreenLake: Balance IT Flexibility, Cost, and Control with Accelerated Outcomes on Your Terms

Whether it’s real-time analytics, operating a database platform, or protecting apps and data, business leaders now widely prefer to consume the outcomes they want, when they want them, and pay only for what they use. But security and control are still high priorities for many workloads, driving the need for an on-premises solution that delivers… Continue reading HPE GreenLake: Balance IT Flexibility, Cost, and Control with Accelerated Outcomes on Your Terms

Soar into Hybrid Cloud with a Pay-as-You-Go, Infrastructure-as-Code Solution

When I think about today’s private clouds, the image that comes to mind is the classic airliners that some of us remember from the 70s and early 80s. They were the technological marvels of their day. Their cockpits were crowded with sophisticated analog instruments, all competing for the pilot’s attention – very different from a… Continue reading Soar into Hybrid Cloud with a Pay-as-You-Go, Infrastructure-as-Code Solution