Emerson Acquires Avocent in $1.2B Deal

Emerson (EMR) will acquire infrastructure management specialist Avocent Corporation (AVCT) for $1.2 billion in a deal that highlights the growing focus on tools to help data center operators track and manage the energy efficiency of their facilities. Read More

Using Metrics to Vanquish the Fail Whale

John Adams of the Twitter ops team at Velocity 2009 (Photo by Duncan Davidson via Flickr)

Measuring and analyzing performance data has been the primary weapon in Twitter’s ongoing effort to vanquish the “Fail Whale” – the downtime mascot that appears whenever the service is unavailable, according to Twitter’s John Adams. Read More

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