There are literally hundreds of possible types of log sources around your environment and choosing which bubble to the top of your IT consciousness can be difficult. In a job where everything seems to be a top priority, understanding all the log types and sources available for selection can be daunting. In your environment, some logs may be more valuable than others, but having general guidance about logging and what types of logs may be available to monitor can help make you a better technologist.
Before I worked for SolarWinds, DNSstuff was my go-to place for checking how the rest of the internet saw my domain information. After joining SolarWinds, it’s still my go-to place. Over the years, we have increased the value of the site by adding tool reviews, guides, industry news, tweaking existing tools, and adding entirely new free tools. Realistically, the site hasn’t had many formatting updates over the last five years. That needed to change.
Chances are good that you’ve encountered the “build versus buy” dilemma at some point in your professional career. With the increased popularity of hosted IT and developer-facing SaaS, the decision to outsource IT functions or build and maintain them in-house is more complicated than ever. Unfortunately, many decision makers still allow their decisions to be … Read moreMonitoring Software: Build vs. Buy
Today’s technology is growing at an extraordinary pace, so it is important to follow industry influencers and thought leaders to stay in the loop and learn new trends and best practices. Keeping on top of things in the industry is a great way to make sure you are functioning most effectively every day.
We have compiled a list (in no particular order) of tech geeks from system, virtualization, storage, database, network, and security management domains, who we think are the top influencers and thought leaders you should follow.
Whether you are preparing to enter the job market for the first time, or have been working for the majority of your life, now is an excellent time to begin a career as an IT professional. The tech market has been booming over the past few decades and shows no signs of slowing down with … Read moreHow to Get an IT Job: Succeeding in Your IT Career
Are you looking for the best conferences or events to attend to learn what’s new in the IT world? We’ve put together the top conferences and organized them according to topic to help you choose the ones you want to attend in 2016. TOP UP-AND-COMING CONFERENCES Spiceworld: Every year, SpiceWorks™ organizes this event to bring together … Read moreBest Tech Conferences for IT Professionals
Cisco Live is always a great place to check in on the latest developments in the networking world, and this year was no exception. There were 27,000 attendees and no shortage of booths, demonstrations, talks, and presentations from which to learn. If you were unable to attend, or just didn’t get to everything, here are … Read moreTop 5 Developments at Cisco Live