Saturday, July 24, 2021

Charlie Schluting

Solaris: Should You Stay Loyal?

The future of Solaris is in question. Oracle certainly wants to keep is alive, as many of its database customers run on Solaris, but what about everything...

Could Virtualization Increase Costs?

Recently, Cisco started saying that virtualization doesn't actually save money due to increased management costs involved with running a virtual infrastructure. Sure, in the same glossy Cisco...

Preview of Interop Las Vegas: It’s the Cloud

An interesting assignment was recently proposed: write about the Interop conference, and more specifically, evaluate whether or not it's focused on the right things. I reluctantly accepted,...

Is IT Suffering from Too Much Specialization?

What happened to the old "sysadmin" of just a few years ago? We've split what used to be the sysadmin into application teams, server teams, storage teams,...

Use the Cloud to Host Your Enterprise Email

The thought of switching a large (or even small) business's e-mail to hosted providers like Google or Microsoft often meets with a lot of resistance. You might...

The Benefits of Centralized WLAN Management

Standalone wireless access points are a burden to manage. Cisco has a wide suite of centralized wireless controllers available to centralize and manage your thousands of access...

How Much Would You Pay for Free Software?

We all know we can use open source software without paying, but the real question is: what compels people to buy free stuff? Most widely used...

Virtualization: Is Xen Less Mature than VMware?

You hear it all the time: Xen is not ready to take market share from VMware because it is not as mature a product. Many disagree, because...

Gnome’s NetworkManager: Pain Free Networking?

Pain-free networking is the promise that the NetworkManager project makes. NetworkManager ships with most major Linux distributions now and is, by default, enabled at boot time. For mobile laptop...

Cisco AutoQoS: VoIP QoS for Mere Mortals

WANs often need Quality of Service (QoS) configured to ensure that certain traffic is classified as "more important" than other traffic. Until now, it took a serious...

Keeping a Lid on Linux Logins

When asked about security on a multi-user Linux system, a wise man once said "everyone is root if you allow them to login as a user." There...

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