Posts Tagged ‘Infrastructure’

Is It Time to Consider Oracle Lift-and-Shift?

Are you one of those Oracle E-Business Suite (EBS) customers who are not quite ready to go to Oracle ERP Cloud, but your servers are long since out of warranty? Have you lost the desire or expertise to continue buying and maintaining your own hardware, but you don’t want to give up control or take […]


Avoiding Disasters with Chaos Engineering

The cost of an outage to a business is very high. This isn’t news to anyone, but in today’s world of instant access and immediate gratification, it’s truer now than ever. Businesses today are expected to be accessible at all times to consumers. As a result, businesses need to build infrastructure and applications that are […]

AEM Infrastructure Series: A Guide to SAML2 SSO on AEM 6.x

Why the Guide? The Adobe documentation is a great reference for SAML2 setup. However, it lacks background information and certain implementation details and tips that can be critical to implementing SAML2 on AEM 6.x. Hopefully this guide will help! What is SAML2? Security Assertion Markup Language 2.0 (SAML 2.0) is a version of the […]

Oracle Hyperion Planning 11.1.2 Installation & Configuration

At the end of this month, I’ll be teaching the Planning 11.1.2 Install and Configuration Oracle University course in the near future. In this course, you learn about the processes involved in installing, configuring, testing, and maintaining Planning. You learn about the layers in the Enterprise Performance Management System infrastructure. Discussions include planning the installation, […]

Cloud Is Key To Metro Bank’s Growth Strategy

Metro Bank, a financial institution that has over 40 “stores” in Britain, has officially migrated its core banking IT infrastructure to a private cloud that will be managed by Rackspace. While the bank is only six years old, it has relied heavily on systems that were on-premises. The cost of running the applications in-house were […]

Sitecore DevOps on Microsoft Azure

A few months ago, Tim McCarthy and I had the opportunity to give a presentation at Sitecore Symposium in New Orleans, LA about Sitecore, infrastructure-as-code, and build and release strategy using Visual Studio Team Services and Microsoft Azure. These are platforms and practices that we use daily in maintaining consistent build and deploy processes and […]

AWS Named as Market Leader for IaaS

Cloud infrastructure is an integral part of any organization’s transition into the cloud and Gartner expects the Infrastructure-as-a-Service (IaaS) market to grow at least 38.4% before the end of the year. Overall, IaaS is expected to continue its skyward path well into 2017 as technology leaders decide to shed their legacy deployments for flexible, cost-effective […]

AEM Infrastructure Series: Oak Clustering

In the application server world, clustering is typically implemented to promote redundancy and scalability, subsequently with a goal toward high availability—that is maintaining uptime on customer facing sites or services. It’s a common assumption that these same concepts apply when it comes to clustering on Adobe Experience Manager 6.x. Right? Not so fast. If you […]

AEM Infrastructure Series: Disaster Recovery Basics

As I woke up this morning and turned on the coffee maker, the buttons would not work. Trying the light switch, and the lights would not turn on. Sometime during the night my power went out. I realized this was the day to write about disaster recovery for Adobe Experience Manager, but in my case […]

What Really is DevOps?

The term DevOps is still relatively new to the technology industry. The definition of DevOps isn’t really as clear as is for Agile Development Methodology. For many teams and organizations DevOps is a sort of unobtainable mythical beast; a unicorn if you will. Although, DevOps is obtainable for any team so long as the necessary […]

AEM Infrastructure Series: Making the Case for Consistency

  The Adobe Deploying and Maintaining AEM documents are an invaluable reference for the new or experienced systems administrator installing and configuring Adobe Experience Manager on premise. Despite the wealth of references, I all too often see installations that were not well thought through and result in maintenance headaches that would have been easy to […]

Azure Service Bus: ARM, Xplat-CLI, PowerShell, Portals and SDK

I’ve been working with the Azure Service Bus quite a bit lately and have discovered some catches to working with it. These aren’t technology catches, but rather related to the SDK and tooling support surrounding the Azure Service Bus features. Even though Azure Service Bus has been around almost since the beginning, for years, it […]

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