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Hovhannes Avoyan

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The epic changes brought about by mobile and cloud computing over the past 5 years have completely transformed the way organizations do business today. We now live in an age where mobile devices are the PCs of choice and mobile apps are the ubiquitous software of choice in this digital era. IT is shifting completely to the cloud and this new paradigm is leading organizations to adopt quicker and more agile frameworks for managing that software. Register For DevOps Summit "FREE" (before Friday) ▸ Here It used to be that software release cycles would take upwards of 18-24 months or more. But with the innovations spurred on by the consumerization of IT and heightened customer demands, companies today are hard-pressed to get applications out the door as fast as possible. The need for creating a novel software application from “soup to nuts” is about 3 months for an initi... (more)

DevOps – Getting the Most From It at @DevOpsSummit [#DevOps]

So exactly how do you kick start a DevOps strategy? For example, say your organization is tied down to a very sequential, but cumbersome Waterfall approach to software development that is wasting precious dollars and hindering productivity? In the following we’ve outlined some strategy tips that every business leader will need to consider as they start down the path of DevOps adoption. Get Executive Buy-In Whatever steps your organization takes on the DevOps path of rolling out software faster and more effectively and deployment will require the support of your senior level man... (more)

JP Morgan Chase Suffers Massive Hack

JP Morgan Chase has announced that in June and July of this year over 76 million retail clients and over 7 million business clients had there personal information stolen from various company websites. The sites identified were: Chase.com, JPMorganOnline, Chase Mobile and JPMorgan Mobile. At this time it appears that what was stolen was the clients; names, addresses, phone numbers and email addresses. The company did say that at this time “there is no evidence that your account numbers, passwords, user IDs, date of birth or Social Security number were compromised during this attac... (more)

VDI Monitoring, Monitis API, and Mongo

1. VDI on Windows Server 2008 R2 Hyper-V: Performance Monitoring Explained–Part 1 This post discusses best practices for VDI (virtual desktop interface) monitoring on Windows Server Hyper-V. It tells you which counters to utilize to determine whether your VM is overloaded, focusing on measuring networking, storage, and CPU usage. Metrics are broken down into five groups: Overall Health, Processor, Memory, Networking, and Storage. 2. NGINX Best Practices NGINX is now the world’s second most popular server, which is quite impressive considering the strong competition from Apache and... (more)

How to monitor Squid proxy server

The Squid proxy server is one of the most famous proxy servers in the world. This software is a ‘must have’ in every network administrator’s tool bag. Squid is being used for web content caching, web access control, as a reverse proxy – anywhere the goal is productivity and easy control. It has very useful features, is welldocumented, has a powerful access control list mechanism, and, most important for us, supports various means of monitoring.   Before turning to monitoring, let’s discuss an example to understand how Squid can help us to organize a working day in the office and ... (more)