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Articles by Jim Melvin

16 Aug
Blog

The Cool New World of Performance Management 3.0

Over the past several years, a sea change has occurred in the technologies we use to monitor and manage our networks. While not as high profile as other technological advances like the cloud or virtualized networking, it’s a critical component of these next-gen infrastructures and it’s facilitating the truly amazing things CSPs, MSPs and enterprises are doing with them.

Welcome to the cool new world of Performance Management 3.0 (PM 3.0).

24 Jul
Blog

The Cloud is a ‘How’ not a ‘Where’

There’s a big misconception in the business world today about what the cloud is and why it matters so much. Here’s an effort to provide some clarity.

Many people have a fuzzy image of the cloud as a new place where all their applications, network services, and other IT ‘stuff’ resides. In their minds, it’s a big server farm out there somewhere that is replacing the datacenter down the hall.

Sure, those big server farms do exist, but that’s not what’s important here. The whole key to the cloud, and why it’s so transformative, has nothing to do with location and everything to do with flexible capabilities.

7 Jun
Blog

Your First ‘Must See’ at Cisco Live! Orlando: Automated Infrastructure Provisioning in Verizon’s MSP Suite

While the concept of automation is as old as computing itself, the concept of automatic infrastructure provisioning in response to user & application activity is new and exciting.  The promise of a self-healing, self-optimizing network platform has been promised for some time but is now becoming more achievable than ever before. A combination of techologies now enables a world of automation in the network.

16 Oct
Blog

The Key to ‘Self-Driving’ IT

Here at SevOne, we spend a lot of time working on and talking about ‘self-driving IT’. That’s the intelligent, automated and dynamic provisioning of everything from compute and storage resources, to connectivity and bandwidth, to network services and applications.

It’s similar in many ways to the self-driving car phenomenon. Let’s take a look at some of the similarities.

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