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Current Articles

  • Firewalls, Firewalls and More Firewalls

    The exchange above resonates of a situation that seems all too common in the IT workspace these days. As IT engineers, we tend to speak our own jargon of acronyms and catchy phrases. We’ve become so accustom to it that at times we tend to forget our audience and just assume that everyone knows what it is we’re talking about. It even happens amongst ourselves from time to time. Read More

  • Veeam and the Misunderstood SysAdmin

    I've worked with many Systems Administrators throughout my career. Each of them undoubtedly unique, but many share some observable traits. Often they tend to see themselves as unsung heroes - the frequent saviors of productivity, the mechanics of the business engines, or even as a kind of Atlas supporting not just the weight of the world, but the fate and destiny of the entire company’s collective future. Read More

  • Does Virtualization = Better Performance?

    I've had the opportunity to work on many VMware virtualization projects since fully embracing the technology back with the release of vSphere 4.0. One of the common misconceptions I ran into is that when converting physical servers to run as virtual servers, we should expect to see better performance. Otherwise, why would we do it, right? “My buddy at Acme Co. said they can reboot all their virtual Windows servers in under 10 minutes – that used to take them over an hour!” Read More

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    Tuesday, April 28th

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