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CLI is Dead

by tbraly ‎03-13-2017 08:43 AM - edited ‎03-15-2017 01:53 PM (3,544 Views)

The much-loved Command Line Interface (CLI) with its simplistic, yet complex set of instructions entered one line at a time is dying. With major changes to the IT landscape, introduced with digital transformation and IT modernization, the approach can no longer keep up. Per Gartner by 2020 only 30 percent of network operations teams will use the CLI as their primary interface. I believe that number should be closer to 1 out of 10. Here’s why:

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Creating Possibilities and Enabling Virtualization with OpenStack

by kevin.deterra ‎02-02-2017 12:57 PM - edited ‎02-08-2017 08:34 AM (785 Views)

Open source software and open standards continue to rapidly evolve data center technologies much in the same way that Linux and Android have enhanced our lives over the last decade. Thanks to them, it’s possible to order a pizza from top-ranked local shop on the way home from work or to find the closest gas station on the way to the airport in an unfamiliar city.

 

The agility these tools enable on a personal level can be brought to government and business through OpenStack and Software Defined Networking (SDN), making an impact on citizens and warfighters that goes far beyond the convenience of ordering a pizza. In government, what open source technology makes possible can help mitigate security concerns or maximize agency cost savings. Agility and customization are possible as a result of virtualization and open source, both open standards-based tools.

 

This blog will cover a range of open source tools that can help make new possibilities a reality for government and will illustrate how they work together to provide a flexible, virtualized environment.

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With so many technologies emerging and rapidly changing, it’s hard to stay up to date on all options for IT innovation and know which infrastructure options best fit your agency and customer needs. The technical trends have dictated that IT technologist must think differently to adapt to consumer demand and mission effectiveness.

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