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The cloud and big data seem to many to be closely linked. Big data is a product of the cloud and mobile era, with massive amounts of data from infrastructure and logistics, business operations, mobile applications, and social networks flowing into flexible cloud platforms to be mined, processed, and analyzed. And surely, given the massive […]

Big DatacolocationEnterprise IT
Sep 3, 2015, 2:38 pmBy: Corey Northcutt (0) Comments

For those in the know, the command line is already the path to an easier life. For work that requires more complex interactions than a few clicks, scripting and issuing commands via a terminal is more efficient than a GUI, and that goes double if you’re managing several servers. But things can always be easier […]

commandsSSHSystem Administration
Sep 1, 2015, 3:31 pmBy: Corey Northcutt (0) Comments

When startups first build their network and server infrastructure, there’s a tendency to focus on immediate need, not future growth. Early-stage startups are under incredible pressure to build a product. If the quickest way to to get a viable product to market requires shortcuts, then so be it. Although understandable, there are risks to kicking […]

Enterprise ITInfrastructureServers
Aug 28, 2015, 2:15 pmBy: Corey Northcutt (0) Comments

Random numbers are essential for cryptography, including the encryption of web connections with SSL. Most system administrators are aware of where the “randomness” comes from on Linux servers: /dev/random and /dev/urandom, but, if a new study presented at the Black Hat conference is right, developers and system administrators may not recognize the limitations of these […]

SecurityServersSystem Administration
Aug 25, 2015, 4:53 pmBy: Corey Northcutt (0) Comments

If you didn’t thank your SysAdmin on SysAdmin Day, it’s not too late to send out a belated gift of cookies or brownies. Think about it. With that being said, our SysAdmin section this month is an ode to all the great work being done. You wouldn’t be able to watch all your cat videos […]

Aug 21, 2015, 3:24 pmBy: Ben Ustick (0) Comments


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