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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Why virtualization breaks monitoring systems

September 17, 2012
Admins must monitor their infrastructure -- but virtualization has rendered old monitoring systems much less useful
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Software updates: The good, the bad, and the fatal

September 10, 2012
Updating software and firmware is often necessary, sometimes straightforward, and never completely comfortable
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When virtualization becomes your worst enemy

September 04, 2012
Wrapping everything up in the same box makes hard tasks easy and big problems bigger
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VMware vSphere 5.1 and the end of traditional networking

August 27, 2012
End-to-end virtualization -- and upheaval for network admins -- is coming much faster than you might think
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The Windows 8 doomsday scenario

August 20, 2012
Two and a half decades is a long time to lead any segment of the enterprise technology business. Is the clock running out for Microsoft?
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