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Mean, rude, and angry: Tales of the toxic office

Beware of the nasty, mean-spirited, or competitive person in the next cubicle who can muck up a tech pro’s job

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Hoisting big data to the cloud

The general consensus about big data has been that it's too expensive to move. But what if you could use remote backup copies in the cloud for analytics, app dev, and other applications?

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Don't get hung up on best practices

When it comes to designing real apps in the real world, best practices aren't always applicable

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Puppet Enterprise 3.8 adds Docker, AWS management

Puppet Enterprise 3.8 includes Docker and AWS management modules, as well as the first supported release of Razor for bare-metal management

Everything you need to know about flash storage performance

Due to the unique characteristics of flash, performance validation testing is immensely challenging and critically important; follow these best practices

Cloud and devops empower users, developers alike

With the rise of devops for automating application development and deployment to the cloud, both users and developers could benefit

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Locked out of the server room -- and the key quest begins

The server room door won't open, and the team scrambles to find a way in

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Users in pre-production? It can work for IT

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

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Open source patent protection extended to popular software

Docker, Puppet, LibreOffice, and the Go language are the latest additions to the Open Invention Network's extensive patent nonaggression umbrella

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Microsoft Nano Server and the future of devops

Lightweight operating systems like Nano Server and CoreOS provide an important piece of the platform for the fully programmable cloud infrastructure of tomorrow

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SQL Server 2005's end-of-life clock is ticking down

A year from now, Microsoft will stop supporting SQL Server 2005 entirely, so the push is on to migrate customers to newer editions or to Azure

Dawn of the data center operating system

How microservices architecture and Linux containers will tame distributed computing for developers and ops

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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

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What is devops? It depends on whom you ask

Chef CTO likens devops to kung fu: It has multiple variants, each with their own characteristics

Tanium's fast-acting endpoint management tool grows up

A new version of the endpoint management tool will be able to handle enterprises with millions of clients

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Conquer continuous delivery with GitHub and Jenkins

GitHub and Jenkins together help make agile development real, enabling you to automate the build process and focus on test-first development

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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

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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

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