Paul Venezia

Columnist

Paul Venezia is a veteran *nix system and network architect, and senior contributing editor at InfoWorld, where he writes analysis, reviews and The Deep End blog.

From bad to worse: Down the rabbit hole of bad network design

Let it rain: The triumph of trickle-down tech

Let it rain: The triumph of trickle-down tech

Trickle-down doesn't work so well for economies, but it makes for great low-cost networking and storage gear

Review: Mirantis takes the sting out of OpenStack deployments

Review: Mirantis takes the sting out of OpenStack deployments

Mirantis' wizardly discovery, configuration, deployment, and pre-flight testing tool takes you from zero to OpenStack in a matter of hours

2015: The year the battle for Net neutrality ends

2015: The year the battle for Net neutrality ends

One way or another, the Internet will change in 2015; let's hope it's for the better

You should be running a pfSense firewall

You should be running a pfSense firewall

Fast and feature-rich pfSense may be the best firewall bar none -- and it's free and open source

How-to: Get started with Nginx

How-to: Get started with Nginx

Follow these steps to install Nginx on Linux and configure PHP support, virtual hosts, HTTP authentication, SSL support, URL rewrites, and load balancing

Get started with FreeBSD: A brief intro for Linux users

Get started with FreeBSD: A brief intro for Linux users

If you've never tried FreeBSD, take a few minutes now -- you might be surprised

The beginning of the end of the private mail server

The beginning of the end of the private mail server

Thanks to overzealous filtering by mail relays, the small mail server is becoming an endangered species

There's no magic in PaaS, only trade-offs

There's no magic in PaaS, only trade-offs

Platform as a service might work like magic for some apps, but it's a series of painful trade-offs for others

Linux admins: It's time to relearn the art of compiling apps

Linux admins: It's time to relearn the art of compiling apps

Expect package compatibility issues ahead, and the need to rely on the old way of installing open source software

SDN in action: Hands-on with Cumulus Linux

SDN in action: Hands-on with Cumulus Linux

Imagine being able to manage scores of network switches as easily as scores of servers; Cumulus Linux makes it happen

Net neutrality is as simple as freedom vs. monopoly

Net neutrality is as simple as freedom vs. monopoly

Red or blue, liberal or conservative, an open Internet is simply common sense

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