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Five checks towards full observability ✔

Five checks towards full observability ✔

“Nobody said it was easy…” Reaching Observability was always going to be a tough ask, but entangled cloud environments and the pace of application changes have made achieving that goal even tougher. Organizations are now, more than ever, facing a big wave of Observability data. These datasets are complex, multidimensional and high velocity. What are the hurdles you should overcome to avoid drowning in data, and ultimately reach maximum if not full Observability?

Observability, AIOps, APM, Monitoring, etc.: setting the scene

Observability, AIOps, APM, Monitoring, etc.: setting the scene

Observability, AIOps, APM, Monitoring… Over the past few years, much (digital) ink has been spilled on these key IT topics. But it is not always easy to tell where one concept ends and another begins.

Some of the confusion stems from diverse positioning by technology research companies and deliberately vague interpretations by technology vendors.

In most cases, customers are looking for Observability solutions, because these are considered (or promoted) as the next big step on the ladder towards the ‘cloud-native’ era. This may well be true. Yet before they ‘jump’, customers really need a better understanding of Observability, and how it can help them and their organization.

In need of reliable cloud services? WESTPOLE is your go-to partner as European cloud expert

In need of reliable cloud services? WESTPOLE is your go-to partner as European cloud expert

Today, the shift to the cloud is visible all around us. Almost everyone has heard of the big public cloud providers such as Google, Amazon, Microsoft or Oracle. But is a well-known international player always the best choice? No. Even though it’s cheaper than investing in your own data center, it still requires a lot of work and time to set up everything properly. This makes a private cloud provider the perfect middle ground. WESTPOLE’s cloud services are available all over Europe and relieve you from all worries that often accompany building and maintaining a virtual data center in the cloud.

WESTPOLE LEADS INTO A NEW ERA FOR RISK COMPLIANCE WITH THE LAUNCH OF THE GRCC™

WESTPOLE LEADS INTO A NEW ERA FOR RISK COMPLIANCE WITH THE LAUNCH OF THE GRCC™

WESTPOLE comes in to help all competent Authorities (CA) and companies struggling with error-prone Excel operations, data quality, solid audit-trails, and clear accountabilities. With the GRCC™, CA can confidently supervise regulatory cycles, risk management, incident notifications and data analytics. For companies risk management and reporting have never been easier.

POWER AS A SERVICE: ALL-IN-ONE SOLUTION FOR MOVING IBM POWER SYSTEMS TO THE CLOUD

POWER AS A SERVICE: ALL-IN-ONE SOLUTION FOR MOVING IBM POWER SYSTEMS TO THE CLOUD

Cloud is the future of IT. A bold statement, and not the first nor the last time we’ll hear it. Even though not all on-premise infrastructure will move to the cloud, for Power Systems the cloud is definitely the way to go. It’s only a matter of time before those who are still reluctant today will get onboard as well. In fact, with Power as a Service there really no longer is an argument as to why they shouldn’t.

CYBER SECURITY: THE DEVIL IS IN THE DETAILS

CYBER SECURITY: THE DEVIL IS IN THE DETAILS

Cyber security becomes, year after year, the key to many economic, political and geopolitical challenges. With an ever-increasing connectivity, a constant increase of financial and commercial transactions and an almost unlimited exchange of data, this topic affects everyone.

OBJECT STORAGE: BORN OUT OF THE NEED FOR THE MASSIVE AMOUNT OF UNSTRUCTURED DATA

OBJECT STORAGE: BORN OUT OF THE NEED FOR THE MASSIVE AMOUNT OF UNSTRUCTURED DATA

There are various ways of storing data and making it available to all users, especially for businesses. In addition to the conventional option, file storage, and the more recent option, block storage, object storage has attracted a lot of attention in recent years. It is also known as object-based storage and is now used in many professional settings. Cloud providers also offer this modern storage method.

AFFECTED BY A RANSOMWARE ATTACK, NOW WHAT?

AFFECTED BY A RANSOMWARE ATTACK, NOW WHAT?

In times of increasing digitization and automation, data is the driving force of our society. But with digitization also grows the fear of cybercrime. In the past, all important documentation was kept in safes or could be found scattered across multiple locations. Now however, data is no longer tangible, which causes the fear that it can easily fall prey to cyber or ransomware attacks. And that feeling is justified. Luckily, there is also good news.