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Why IT Automation is the Backbone of Every DevOps Transformation

DevOps! Over the past half-decade, the illustrious marriage between Development and Operations has simultaneously become the biggest buzzword in tech since ~The Cloud~, and a critical piece of software engineering and delivery methodology. But to many, the DevOps Lifestyle™ remains a mystery—an agile paradise just out of sight. So what is DevOps, exactly, and where does it all start? … [Read more...]

How 5G could impact cybersecurity strategy

With the recent news that South Korea has rolled out the world’s first 5G network, it’s clear that we’re on the precipice of the wireless technology’s widespread launch. Offering speeds anywhere from 20 to 100 times faster than 4G long-term evolution (LTE), the next generation of wireless networks will also support higher capacities of wireless devices. That’s a huge deal considering the rise … [Read more...]

How to Set up Azure File Sync

Azure File Sync is a fairly new service that allows users to sync on-premises files to Azure Storage. Think of this service as DropBox for business. Now, we can simply drop files into a folder on an on-prem server and automatically upload those files to Azure! … [Read more...]

Using Zapier to Automate Common Business Workflows

A typical company has thousands of workflows happening all of the time, whether it's onboarding new employees, approving expense reports or opening up a helpdesk ticket. … [Read more...]

How to Validate Infrastructure Changes Using PowerShell Pester Tests

Changes can make infrastructure better or can bring it to its knees. Change management is a crucial part of managing infrastructure in an IT pro’s world. When you do make changes, are you sure you changed the right setting? Are you sure that change you made didn’t affect something else you’re unaware of? … [Read more...]

How to Create and Configure an AWS VPC with Python

Amazon Web Services enables you to create a custom defined virtual network also know as Amazon VPC or Amazon Virtual Private Cloud, which, just like any traditional network in a data center, is highly scalable and easily configurable using programming languages like Python. In this article we will demonstrate how to automate creating an AWS VPC and configure a custom virtual network. … [Read more...]

Using Microsoft Flow to Automate Common Business Workflows

With the thousands of cloud services out there, chances are you use many of them. Whether it's using Gmail to send email, DropBox to store and access files, Google Docs to create and share docs or Slack to chat with coworkers, cloud services are incredibly prevalent today. … [Read more...]

How MuleSoft Certified Connector for MOVEit Transfer Makes File Transfer Secure and Painless

Ipswitch has recently released its new MOVEit Transfer connector to MuleSoft’s Anypoint Exchange. This connector will enable MuleSoft customers to easily integrate secure managed file transfer capabilities into their Mule applications, leveraging the power of Ipswitch’s MOVEit product family, which is making the networked world a safer place to share data. … [Read more...]

How to Automate AWS S3 Static Websites Using Python

Amazon Web Services offers a very popular object storage service known as Amazon S3 (Simple Storage Service) that enables you to store data, files, images and even videos in highly available containers called ‘buckets’ which are also easy to access endpoints using any popular programming language. In combination of AWS S3 and with other AWS services developers can build scalable and durable … [Read more...]

How Workflow Automation Eases File Transfer Growing Pains

Your IT team strives to deliver non-stop, high-performance services in support of your organization. It can be surprising how big of a role file transfer services can play in that effort. … [Read more...]