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IT Briefcase Exclusive Interview: Keeping Your (Manufacturing) Head in the Clouds

IT Briefcase Exclusive Interview: Keeping Your (Manufacturing) Head in the Clouds

with Srivats Ramaswami, 42Q
In this interview, Srivats Ramaswami,...

IT Briefcase Exclusive Interview: New Solutions Keeping Enterprise Business Ahead of the Game

IT Briefcase Exclusive Interview: New Solutions Keeping Enterprise Business Ahead of the Game

with Sander Barens, Expereo
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IT Briefcase Exclusive Interview: The Tipping Point – When Things Changed for Cloud Computing

IT Briefcase Exclusive Interview: The Tipping Point – When Things Changed for Cloud Computing

with Shawn Moore, Solodev
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Driving Better Outcomes through Workforce Analytics Webcast

Driving Better Outcomes through Workforce Analytics Webcast

Find out what’s really going on in your business...

Legacy Modernization: Look to the Cloud and Open Systems

Legacy Modernization: Look to the Cloud and Open Systems

On the surface, mainframe architecture seems relatively simple: A...

Develop a Cloud Computing Error Logging Strategy

June 7, 2011 No Comments

Error handling is such a pedestrian issue, you take it for granted. Same thing with transaction and trace logs – these are just so obvious. In a simple virtualization cloud (e.g., a MySQL server) you can take low-level error logging for granted at several layers of the software stack.

But that doesn’t mean you can take persistence of those logs for granted. Your logs may be wiped out if you didn’t configure the VM properly, or if you didn’t pay your cloud hosting provider to persist the logs if the VM crashes. Without those server-side logs, your troubleshooting is set back several hours, if not days. In unattended systems, the lack of persistent logs becomes a serious issue, and there are good forensic reasons why you’ll want to archive logs for long periods. So don’t skimp here.

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