Roll your own firewalls for fun and profit

November 26, 2012
Cheap, beefy hardware and great open source options make homegrown firewalls more enticing than ever
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Fat hardware is no excuse for lazy software

November 19, 2012
You'd be amazed at what can be done in severely constrained hardware with tight, low-level code
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A world without Linux: Where would Apache, Microsoft -- even Apple be today?

November 12, 2012
If Linux hadn't conquered the world, we'd all be running FreeBSD, maybe even on our desktops
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After Hurricane Sandy: Lessons for the data center

November 05, 2012
You never want to say 'I told you so,' but now is a good time to bring up the need for better monitoring, backup power, and other improvements
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IT has never been easier -- or harder

October 29, 2012
Beneath all the virtualization, automation, and plush Web GUIs lurk obscenely complex puzzles to solve
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Why admins should know how to code

October 22, 2012
You don't need to be a programmer, but you'll solve harder problems faster if you can write your own code
Data Center, Perl
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Don't touch that cable if you know what's good for you

October 15, 2012
As your data center inevitably fills up with detritus and disarray, take a step back before you tackle it on a whim
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Do the virtualization math: When four CPUs aren't four CPUs

October 08, 2012
Four virtual cores or four virtual sockets, what's the difference? It could be a lot
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Ubuntu has a bigger problem than its Amazon blunder

October 01, 2012
Sending search queries to Amazon by default is bad enough, but backing it up with haughty statements is worse
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IT yin and yang: When old ways meet new challenges

September 24, 2012
The rapidly evolving IT landscape ensures that once you totally get 'it,' then 'it' changes
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