Edge computing is the new black, and it comes in flavors. One of these flavors is the geo-proximate model, where workloads live in regional data centers, telco COs, or even in micro-data centers at the base of cell phone towers. Geo-proximate edge computing is heavily reliant on GeoDNS and other modern DNS tools.
Once upon a time, “server monitoring” was a delightfully straightforward category of the monitoring sub-discipline within IT. There was a box, the box had an operating system, and that operating system did certain things for the organization. Even when the word server became conflated to mean both “the box in the data center” and “the … Read moreBest Server Monitoring Software 2019
Of all the “monitorings” one can do (server, application, storage, cloud, etc.), network monitoring is often the first foray an IT professional makes once they get past simply pinging a device to see if it’s up. This is when many of us begin to consider how CPU and RAM affect bandwidth processing; when we start … Read moreBest Network Monitoring Software 2019
As monitoring aficionados, our toolbox sports an embarrassment of riches, from configuration management to logging, and from synthetic transaction solutions to application tracing and monitoring. It could be argued that cloud-based application monitoring (or APM) tools are the most plentiful and, to a certain community of IT practitioners, the most essential, providing crucial information to … Read moreBest Application Monitoring Tools 2019
One of the first tasks we get that we can clearly identify as “website monitoring” is often “make sure the website’s up.” We may be doing it for our personal website or blog, or that of a friend or relative running a business, or for work. Not only that, but monitoring whether a website is … Read moreBest Website Monitoring Tools 2019
In 2015, we reviewed the must-have free systems and server monitoring tools, but (as everyone knows) the landscape has changed for monitoring, free tools, and IT in general. So, I think it’s time to review and update those old choices and possibly add a few new tool reviews into the mix. Just in Case It’s … Read moreTop FREE Server Monitoring Tools
Way back in 2015, we reviewed the must-have top free networking tools. And honestly, those reviews have stood the test of time. But now that time has passed, the landscape has changed, and we think it’s worthwhile to review those old choices and possibly add a few new ones. Laying the Foundation To build a … Read moreTop FREE Network Monitoring Tools
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.
Since the release of SQL Server® 2017 on Linux®, DBAs have been waiting for a native release of SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS) on Linux. At this point, Microsoft has stated that they have no plans for a native Linux version of SSMS. However, they have just released a preview version of SQL Operations Studio, … Read moreFirst Look at SQL Operations Studio