Automating the Care and Feeding of Your MOOSE

Information Technology (IT) departments have been traditionally designed to support MOOSE. No, not the large, furry mammals that roam forests in North America, Europe and Asia. In this context, MOOSE is actually an acronym coined by Forrester Research that explains the role of the IT department: maintain and operate the organization, systems and equipment.

Flow Export Protocols for Packet Analysis

You may know that I have the honor of writing a regular column for Network World on Core Networking and Security. Recently I addressed the topic of flow-based protocols in a two-part series. In part 1, I present a little history of flow analysis protocols, including Cisco’s NetFlow, Internet Protocol Flow Information eXport (IPFIX), and […]

Why Today’s IT Admins need to be Data Center Superstars

The IT industry is in a time of transition, and many IT employees are finding they must adapt or be left behind. It’s no longer enough to know the server OS inside and out, or to be an IP routing guru. Today’s IT admins must become masters of many talents – superstars, if you will […]

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