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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
Carrie Higbie, networking expert, brings her long-term data center experience and sense of fun to SearchDataCenter's advisory board.
In the old days, all data was created -- and protected -- equally. In today's data center, ever-changing rosters of VMs and LUNs call for a new data backup arsenal.
I want to write a shell script that contains commands for Linux partition creation. Can I automate everything so the user only inputs the partition size and details?
A simple N+1 approach to data center resiliency may not be the best choice for maintaining availability and reducing hardware waste.
You've helped usher in the age of server virtualization, but it's no time to rest on your laurels. Stay on top of industry trends and hone your skills for the next generation of virtualization jobs.
Server networking problems that occur when running a hypervisor are typically software-related, but could be addressed with a simple patch.
Rackspace went a step further than Amazon with its Xen reboot, taking down its entire public cloud region by region to address the bug.
From keeping up with the cloud's evolution to quelling security concerns, cloud admins have their work cut out for them -- but if you can master these skills, you'll be a desirable candidate for the job.
Enterprise cloud computing has reached the tipping point where shared expertise will simplify deployment models, according to the Open Data Center Alliance.
The Windows 8.1 user interface isn't popular among workers without a touchscreen, but one tool makes it easy to restore the familiar Windows 7 UI.
It's possible to control user application access on startup with Assigned Access, but note that Windows 8.1 kiosk mode works only for Modern apps.
Instead of moving to Windows 8 or waiting for Windows 9, enterprises might consider Linux because of the open source operating system's flexibility.