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.

Disaster averted: The Comcast-TWC merger is dead

Users in pre-production? It can work for IT

Users in pre-production? It can work for IT

Granting early access to IT project stakeholders is not always a bad move

Dear Apple: Your upgrade policy sucks

Dear Apple: Your upgrade policy sucks

Apple’s ‘my way or the highway’ upgrade policy for OS X really needs to change

NAS shoot-out: QNAP vs. Synology

NAS shoot-out: QNAP vs. Synology

The beefy QNAP TVS-EC880 delivers better performance under heavy workloads, while the elegant Synology DS2015xs shines with useful tools

Kludges are a scourge -- except when they aren't

Kludges are a scourge -- except when they aren't

You should know real kludges when you see them, but sometimes a quick hack turns out to be the best way to go

Put your API on a JSON diet

Put your API on a JSON diet

Slimming down your JSON payload can bring significant savings in the mobile era, but beware overdoing it to the point of illegibility

APIs aren’t apps: Make them as thin and light as possible

APIs aren’t apps: Make them as thin and light as possible

For fast and scalable APIs, forget the heavy frameworks and go lean

Life after virtualization: More data center tech for less

Life after virtualization: More data center tech for less

VMware’s vSphere 6 release marks the end of one chapter of the virtualization story, but another has already begun

First look: VMware vSphere 6 keeps its edge

First look: VMware vSphere 6 keeps its edge

With welcome improvements to key features, as well as the bundling of backup and recovery, the leading virtualization platform doesn't disappoint

Bash is more powerful than you think

Bash is more powerful than you think

Perl, Python, and Ruby modules can ease development for large projects, but Bash is simpler and better for many tasks

Snowed in? That’s why you set up remote access

Snowed in? That’s why you set up remote access

Remote power control, automated network testing, and plenty of error checking are almost as good as being there

Net neutrality triumphs as ISPs weep

Net neutrality triumphs as ISPs weep

The public interest has prevailed and the FCC has voted to reclassify ISPs as common carriers. At last we have the means to control our Internet future

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