HCL Now: Cloud Native-as-a-Service launches!

HCL has announced and launched HCL Now: Cloud Native-as-a-Service for your HCL Software products in a cloud-first architecture.  Easily move your HCL Software products to the HCL managed cloud, start using new updates as they become available and ease administration work of on-premises deployments.  HCL Now also helps you avoid cloud lock-in by retaining ownership of your data and deploying in the cloud of your choosing.
HCL Now cloud native

Some early highlights and takeaways from the launch video and materials are:  Continue Reading here" HCL Now: Cloud Native-as-a-Service launches!" »
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    On Tuesday, July 20th, 2021   by Chris Miller        

HCL Domino 12 new Backup and Restore capabilities

We all have suffered through IBM Domino backup and restore issues.  HCL Domino 12 brings us a new interface, new server tasks and backup and restore capabilities. Let us take a peek inside what is offered:

backup and restore

As of Domino 12, functionality to back up and restore Notes databases and their associated transaction logs is provided with Domino servers.

Right out of the box you inherently get control, with server commands, of backing up and restoring databases even to point in time. This does exclude files like the notes.ini or DAOS so you still need alternative backup solutions to cover yourself there.  Or have a facility to store those on a regular updated basis.  Of course, HCL Domino 12 does it with a new  Continue Reading here" HCL Domino 12 new Backup and Restore capabilities" »
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    On Tuesday, June 1st, 2021   by Chris Miller        

HCL Sametime Meetings monitoring for Kubernetes

For years, with IBM Sametime, we had to use some older administration monitoring screens for Sametime Meetings or get creative with tools.  HCL Sametime Meetings has a new whitepaper on Kubernetes monitoring using open source tools.

HCL Sametime Meetings Active Clients

The authors of the HCL Sametime Meetings monitoring whitepaper have been around since the early days of Sametime, giving valuable insight into what you should begin with and step by step how to set it up using open-source Grafana and Kibana (which sound like twins).  You will need servers to run these tools but they can be expanded for service across many of your enterprise systems and networks.  Not just for this case.
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    On Monday, March 8th, 2021   by Chris Miller        

Where Did I Land?

I promised a follow-up posting of where I decided to land after searching for months in the Covid technology landscape ( and we have to admit some wasteland of companies that fell). I am happy to say I am now at HCL in a unique role. It all started thinking about the Domino community, the changes and advancement in the technology and the growth to the platform HCL has eagerly provided.

Airplane landing

After learning more about wide range of areas in HCL opportunities, we found that an even better fit for my background existed than just the collaboration space. As of Feb 1, 2021 I started as Continue Reading here" Where Did I Land?" »
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    On Wednesday, February 10th, 2021   by Chris Miller        

Where have I been? (and where am I going)

I took a much longer break in blogging, podcasting and videocasting than I originally anticipated.  Of course, the world pandemic extended it a bit further when Covid-19 changed how we work.  Let me back up toward the end of 2018.

Blog is warming Back Up

After 20 years at Connectria, it was time to take a sabbatical and relax the mind.  I took six months to travel, rest, reflect and look ahead. Continue Reading here" Where have I been? (and where am I going)" »
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    On Tuesday, January 26th, 2021   by Chris Miller