Reflecting Upon 20 Years Twenty years ago today, the name HighVail Systems Inc. was incorporated, and our company began operating from the dining room table at our home in Thornhill, Ontario. My cellphone was our main line, and I used … Read More

With all the press and buzz in the market around security breaches, data leaks and general privacy concerns, we thought it appropriate and timely to give a little background as to why these seem to occur so often. Since we’re not a security focussed firm, but rather a business that focusses on DevOps and DevSecOps, we decided to approach the topic from that perspective. Having said that, we feel the real questions are how do these leaks, flaws and breaches actually happen? Why do we care, and how do we stop them? … Read More

Optimize Your Public Cloud Infrastructure Even before the pandemic spiked demand for hybrid operating environments, most likely your IT team was wrangling the challenges of migrating workloads to and from the public cloud. How do we know? Evidence abounds: A … Read More

As organizations across the business spectrum – from small to mid-size companies to large-scale enterprises – work their way out of the pandemic’s economic challenges, pressure on technology leaders to accelerate business transformation is building again. And the rapidly expanding … Read More

For many organizations – from small to midsize companies to large-scale enterprises – 2020 was about surviving the pandemic’s business challenges. This year, emphasis shifted to recovering from those trials, adapting operations to new norms and restoring productivity and profitability. In … Read More

Harnessing Today’s Torrents of Unstructured Data to Grow Your Business Comprehending the power – and potential – presented by today’s accelerating, escalating flow of business information is easier if you picture a roaring river rushing through – and reshaping – … Read More

Why Now is the Time to Optimize Your Cloud Storage Cloud operations are the lever that elevates the value of digital transformation. And data is the fulcrum. So, whatever level your organization had reached designing, developing and/or deploying a cloud … Read More

Understand How GitOps Goes Beyond Kubernetes The term “GitOps” first emerged in the Kubernetes community as a way for organizations to enable Ops teams to move at the pace of application development. With improved automation and less risk, GitOps is quickly becoming … Read More

Reflecting on the life of HighVail, I can only feel pride in the legacy that we’ve created and nurtured over the last 18 years. And much of that life and legacy has been driven by our ability to persevere in the face of the many changes and challenges that have served to shape the individuals and company that we are. … Read More

“Late last year, Red Hat announced it will drop downstream CentOS Linux at the end of 2021 for CentOS Stream. For many, this came as a shock as back in July of 2019, Red Hat confirmed that they would support the CentOS roadmap, which has a stated EOL date of 2029.” … Read More