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Despite Being Second Fiddle, Azure Steadily Gains Market Share

Last time, we talked about why engineering loves AWS so much. Now we’re going to look through the other end of the telescope: Why does IT have such an affinity for Azure? Microsoft’s Cloud Market Share Is Growing While Azure has long played second fiddle in the cloud...

How Amazon Came to Rule the Cloud Kingdom

In our last article we discussed the affinity engineering organizations have for AWS as their preferred cloud platform. Now we’re going to delve a bit deeper into that topic. Amazon Web Services Rules the Cloud Kingdom AWS is the undisputed king of the cloud platform...
How to add more disk space to your Redhat server without reformatting

How to add more disk space to your Redhat server without reformatting

One of the common tasks for any system administrator is managing disk space on a server. It doesn't matter what operating system the server is running, free disk space is always something you keep an eye on. I won't go into a boring lecture on why managing disk space...

Creating a Custom Nagios Plugin

Creating a Custom Nagios Plugin

Nagios is an invaluable tool to help monitor a customer's infrastructure.  Last year, I explained how easy it was to be able to integrate Network Appliance health checks.  In fact, Nagios provides a plethora of out of the box plugins.  Additional plugins are available...

In Celebration of IPv6

In Celebration of IPv6

On June 8th of last year, an event known as World IPv6 Day was celebrated. Well, “celebrated” might carry a little too much emphasis – perhaps instead, World IPv6 Day was observed. And what did you do to celebrate this observance of the future? Well, if you are like...

Using Speccy to Understand What’s Inside Your Computer

Using Speccy to Understand What’s Inside Your Computer

This week we’d like to cover a tool that assists with understanding what is actually in that desktop or laptop you work with. Most of us know in lesser or greater detail that there is a CPU, some random access memory (RAM) a hard disk drive (HDD), various peripherals...

How to Obtain Electric Commander Metrics for Use in a GWT Plugin

How to Obtain Electric Commander Metrics for Use in a GWT Plugin

Developed by Electric Cloud, Electric Commander is an extremely versatile tool for enhancing and automating your organization’s software development build-test-deploy cycle. Commander makes it possible to eliminate unnecessary lag time between phases of the...

Oracle Database Cloning Made Easy

Oracle Database Cloning Made Easy

As a systems integrator, I spend my time behind a variety of applications every day.  Each of these applications stores its data in some type of database.  The most common databases I deal with are typically MySQL, Oracle, DB2, Postgres, and MS SQL Server. As such,...

Using inSSIDer to be a good wireless neighbor

Using inSSIDer to be a good wireless neighbor

Have you ever noticed that the wireless neighborhood is seemingly always located in the bad part of town? This is especially true in the crowded wasteland of the 2400 block of Megahertz Ave. Where might you find this undesirable neighborhood? Unfortunately, the answer...

Integrating Meld with Git under Linux

Integrating Meld with Git under Linux

Have you ever used Git? Git has quickly grown to become one of today's most popular source code management solutions for software engineering projects large, small, professional and personal. Developed by Linus Torvalds, Git is classified as a “distributed version...