Monitoring Mondays: Driving Digital Transformation With The Cloud

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This weekly series will provide a recap of the most relevant news to come out of the tech world over the past week, with a specific focus on IT monitoring. It is easy to become immersed in your daily requirements as a sysadmin, but you don’t want to be that guy who is unaware of an important product release or company announcement that may change the way you do your job. With this in mind, it will be the goal of this series to arm you with ‘must know’ information so you can start your week off on the right foot knowing you are properly prepared. 

Driving digital transformation with the cloud

IT knows all too well that a full shift of legacy workloads to the cloud is not realistic. Transformation never occurs all at once, at least not without some major obstacles to overcome. Speaking with InfoWorld, Brian Stevens (VP of Google Cloud Platform) offers an insightful perspective of what moving to public cloud truly entails for enterprises. From containers to machine learning APIs, be sure to read the interview if you want to learn the best processes that drive digital transformation with the cloud. 

DevOps: The smart person's guide

There is always more to learn about DevOps! While many articles on the subject take a more opinionated approach, this guide from TechRepublic does a great job at covering all the must-know information about DevOps in a concise manner. Why does it matter, who does it affect, how is it implemented? All of these questions are answered, so be sure to stay up to date on one of IT’s hottest topics. 

Docker storage: how to get persistent storage in Docker

By default, Docker doesn’t come with persistent storage. This presents an issue to some workloads that customers want to run in containers.  However, there are ways to achieve persistent storage and ComputerWeekly covers it all in this article. From Docker data volumes to plugin support, there is a lot of good advice that will help you make the most of your containerization efforts. 

10 things that tick off software developers

If you work with software developers on a daily basis, it is important to know the things that get them aggravated. Software developers can be a unique breed, so be sure to read this list from CIO (based off new data from devRant, an online community built to encourage bonding, knowledge-sharing, networking and ranting, between software developers) so you know what to avoid.