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  • Top 8 benefits of outsourcing 2020:  Pros and Cons and Do's and Don'ts about outsourcing in the current market situation  Strategic Ways To Outsource And When To Do It

    Top 8 benefits of outsourcing 2020: Pros and Cons and Do's and Don'ts about outsourcing in the current market situation Strategic Ways To Outsource And When To Do It

    What is outsourcing exactly and would your business benefit from it? There are a lot of factors to consider in order to run a successful business. You must have the right people, choose the right timing, offer the right product or service to the right customers. Having the right resources is crucial, but there is something that distinguishes average companies from great companies like nothing else and it is making the right decisions at the right timing. The management choices a company makes can either lift it to the skies or crush it completely. For the sake of winning the market companies today must take a very progressive approach. Their focus must be on innovation and technology, planning and funding, and scaling up their teams. When it comes to having the right team, a decision that many successful companies make is taking the outsourcing route. Let’s dive in and strip away the myths about outsourcing.

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  • ITGix is an ISO/ IEC 27001:2013 certified company

    ITGix is an ISO/ IEC 27001:2013 certified company

    What is ISO/IEC 27001? ISO/IEC 27001 is an information security standard, part of the ISO/IEC 27000 family of standards, which specifies a management system that is intended to bring information security under management control and gives specific requirements. It is a security standard that outlines the suggested requirements for building, monitoring and improving an information security management system (ISMS). An ISMS is a set of policies for protecting and managing an enterprise’s sensitive information, e.g., financial data, intellectual property, customer details and employee records.

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  • How does a non-tech person describe DevOps?

    How does a non-tech person describe DevOps?

    How does a non-tech person explain DevOps? Why do we necessarily need DevOps, how does it boost our business’ productivity and incomes and which are the main DevOps tools in use?1. I’m not a tech expert, explain DevOps to me? A tool? An approach? A role? Few questions in the world have such a diverse of answers, and “What is DevOps?” is one of them. Let’s finally answer this question and find out why adopting DevOps will lead to faster product delivery and higher quality. Why look for the DevOps approach and what are the benefits of integrating it into the software development process? Does any Business need a DevOps approach? How do we manage to achieve the flexibility and operational efficiency of the business infrastructure, being minimal costs served by a solid dose of professionalism, responsiveness and active collaboration? Let's dive into some explanations and divide DevOps into three levels of abstraction: DevOps as a philosophy, as a set of practices, and using the right tools.

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  • Icinga 2 - monitor AWS EC2 instances dynamically

    Icinga 2 - monitor AWS EC2 instances dynamically

    Now days it is a challenge to monitor instances which are created/deleted on the fly (instances in auto scaling group for example), so how we could accomplish this with Icinga 2? Well, in this blog we will provide some hints, how to have such configuration without writing complicated AWS CLI/API calls or lambda functions, but configuring mainly icinga.

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  • Icinga2 Fine-Tuning

    Icinga2 Fine-Tuning

               Icinga2 is a great tool built upon the foundation of the well known Nagios monitoring, inheriting all the pros it has to offer. With many plugins available in your repository and thousands more in the community-driven Nagios-exchange website, icinga2 is a very good choice for your infrastructure monitoring. I will cover some of the optional features that can be tweaked to suit your needs, once the main configuration has been set up. Some of the points are: Taking full advantage of variables defined in your Host file. Setting up custom scheduled downtimes. Changing the timeout for specific checks. Using a different user for your checks. Writing your own plugin.

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  • Monitoring Openstack Part 2

    Monitoring Openstack Part 2

    In my previous blogpost I was discussing how to monitor RabbitMQ as a centralized message Q of Openstack. Well, that's quite important but the end goal of having cloud are the instance on top of the machine. Most of you and especially the infrastructure guys who dig into monitoring will know what are the most important components to look over.The reason to monitor is to have reasonable planning which is probably the drill in cloud environment where you have spawnlarge number of virtual machines of containers. On the other hand having the data in one glance is very easy to increase the reliability, uptime plan better your architecture and identify the bottlenecks of your setup.

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  • Oracle Database – Monitor with nagios using check oracle health

    Oracle Database – Monitor with nagios using check oracle health

    This tutorial explains how to set-up the check_oracle_health script (credits to Gerhard Lausser) to work on your Nagios environment on CentOS (or any RedHat based Linux). This nagios plugin allows to monitor many oracle DB parameters – like tablespaces size, session, process count, SGA pool etc. Check it out on the author’s webset.The hardest part of the setup is installing the dependent perl libraries and making modifications in the perl code for them to work.On oracle server we need to create the monitoring user and grant rights, only the minimum necessary for the script to work.

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  • Monitoring Openstack Part 1

    Monitoring Openstack Part 1

    Last year we focused on the Openstack technology and the projects behind it. We decided to stress on it and move our scope in that direction because of the rich features and flexibility that it provides. But as we know great power comes with great responsibility.

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