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“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… 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.
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.
We live in a data-based world. So it comes as no surprise that data protection is of the utmost importance for businesses. The question is: How do you safeguard your data?
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.
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 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.
Last year WESTPOLE gladly joined forces with competence center Technobel to develop a brand new training program. The goal was to create a platform for job seekers and people with new professional ambitions to develop IT skills and rekindle their careers. The program was a huge success.
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.
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.