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April 16, 2020 7:00am

Moving from openDCIM to Device42

If you’re starting to get a data center up and running, it’s likely that you’ll begin organizing it using openDCIM. This is a free, browser-based data... Read More

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April 6, 2020 7:36pm

Prevent Your Next System Outage with an Accurate CMDB

Unplanned outages are the worst. One quarter of all companies report that an hour of unplanned downtime now costs between $300,000 and $400,000 – and 15... Read More

March 23, 2020 11:11am

Are There Good Reasons Not to Use Containers?

Container adoption is making dramatic jumps from year to year. In 2018, fewer than 20 percent of IT organizations had begun to investigate containers, but that... Read More

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March 18, 2020 12:01pm

Device42’s Guide to Migration Project Planning, Part 1: Readiness Assessment and Creation of the Pre-Migration Plan

This is the first entry in our “Guide to Creating a Migration Plan” series. If you didn’t see the series Roadmap Infographic, do check it out.... Read More

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March 17, 2020 12:05pm

Top 10 DCIM Software Solutions to Consider in 2020

It wasn’t long ago that cloud computing seemed poised to eliminate physical data centers. Gartner predicted that by 2025, 80% of enterprises would shut down traditional... Read More

March 16, 2020 1:52pm

Getting Through SOC 2 with Device42

If your business model involves storing customer data in the cloud, you’re strongly incentivized to meet SOC 2 compliance standards. This AICPA (American Institute of CPAs)... Read More

March 10, 2020 9:54am

The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy turns 42

One of the first questions I’m asked about Device42 is where does the name come from. Readers of this blog will, of course, know that the... Read More

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January 24, 2020 3:20pm

Your 2020 New Year’s Resolution is to Migrate, Migrate, Migrate

A lot of ink has been spilled over the forthcoming end of life dates for Windows 7, but the new year heralds an arguably more critical... Read More

January 17, 2020 1:56pm

Running on Cisco? Time to Find Your Vulnerable Applications

As far as data center hardware is concerned, Cisco is nearly ubiquitous. You’d be hard-pressed to find a data center that doesn’t use at least one... Read More

January 13, 2020 10:40am

Recapping a Decade in Information Technology

Things changed a lot in the last ten years. Computer science arguably changed more during the 2010’s than it did during the 90’s. During the 90’s,... Read More