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Open source databases, Open source Web and application servers, Enterprise applications for Linux
Linux administration tools, Linux management and configuration, Linux interoperability, Linux licensing and support, Linux monitoring and troubleshooting, Introduction to Linux system administration
Cloud computing on Linux, Linux high-performance computing and supercomputing, Linux server hardware, Linux virtualization, Linux backup and storage, Linux network administration, Open source projects in the cloud
Unix-to-Linux migration, Windows-to-Linux migration, Linux to Linux migration
Linux security risks and threats, Linux system security best practices, Linux security tools
Linux news and updates, Red Hat Enterprise Linux Server, SUSE Linux Enterprise Server, Ubuntu Server, Noncommercial Linux distributions, Oracle Enterprise Linux
Technologies like cloud and virtualization mean IT service continuity no longer requires an extra data center or two.
Some colocation providers say the best way to prevent data center downtime is to regularly pull the plug and see what happens. (Hopefully, nothing.)
By moving to the cloud, a business can offload some responsibility for lost or stolen data, but external penetration testing in the data center remains critical.
VMware NSX could be a game changer, but IT pros won't believe it – and won't invest in it – until they can test it for themselves.
VMware's container strategy includes technologies tied to virtualization, but some, including Project Photon, have yet to see the light of day.
VMware EVO:RACK is still a work in progress that won't emerge for many months, but some details, including a new name, have been released.
IT pros buying into the hybrid cloud model need tools to manage on-site and public-cloud resources. Surprise, surprise -- VMware has just the thing.
Supporting big data and high-performance computing in the cloud introduces a number of challenges. Fortunately, larger VM instances and GPUs offer relief.
In the era of hybrid IT, migrating apps to the public cloud is only the first step of a sound cloud computing strategy.
There are many different certifications from Microsoft, Apple and other vendors. Admins can use these certs to validate their skills and make themselves more marketable to hiring IT shops.
Now that Windows 10 is out it's time to evaluate how the OS will work for users, including how they can upgrade and what Cortana brings to the table.
Microsoft has made an effort to bolster security in Windows 10 with features such as Device Guard and multifactor authentication.