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Big data platforms like Apache Spark process massive volumes of data faster than other options. As data volumes grow, enterprises seek ways to speed up Spark. Continue Reading
Work closely with hardware specialists and engineers in the data center, as emerging compute, network and storage technologies have ramifications beyond the racks. Continue Reading
Running applications in containers makes sense when it comes to resource usage, but how will your operations team handle the related management tasks? Continue Reading
IT operations teams can learn to manage containerized applications, but the approach and the tools are different from traditional app management practices. Continue Reading
Containers have many benefits for application development, including higher performance in a smaller footprint. But a few hurdles stand in the way of seamless container portability. Continue Reading
Salt configurations usually involve at least one minion controlled by a master, but that's not always necessary. See how to use Salt to run a single machine in masterless mode.Continue Reading
Shell scripts can improve speed and automation for sys admins beyond what's possible with graphical user interfaces. Dana French's books cover advanced shell scripting for experienced users.Continue Reading
When developers want to work one way and operations wants to work another, a unified set of IT management tools helps bridge the gap and smooth workflows.Continue Reading
Adoption of cloud computing has no doubt been slowed by worries about the security of those out-of-sight servers and resources. While reasonable, those worries have given way over time to acceptance and even optimism.
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Securing IoT data should become a priority as more companies manipulate the volumes produced by these devices. Seemingly innocuous information could allow privacy invasions.Continue Reading
Hackers will exploit any entrance to enterprise data they can find. Make sure to erect more than just a network-level fence to ensure nobody crashes the data party.Continue Reading
Configuration management is vital to fast-moving IT ops, and Puppet is a popular tool. This Puppet setup tutorial gets users started on the open source version.Continue Reading
You can make sys admins happier and more productive with easily implemented practices, which includes forcing them to do their least favorite chore.Continue Reading
Configuration management specialists have to know the rules and know when to break them. Here's how to get developers, IT staff and project owners on your side.Continue Reading
Putting thousands of cores to work makes perfect sense when you're powering a video game. But graphics processing units, or GPUs, can't serve much practical purpose in a corporate data center, can they?
The GPU vs. CPU discussion isn't as odd as ...Continue Reading