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Lead Image © Tom Wang, 123RF.com

Proactive Monitoring

System administrators usually take action after monitoring software indicates the failure of a service or server. In contrast to this reactive approach, a proactive monitoring solution with Riemann allows admins to detect problems in advance.
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Lead Image © Brian Kenney, 123RF.com

Exploring OpenStack's Trove DBaaS

DBaaS moves the database service to the cloud, promising a new database instance at the click of a mouse.
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Lead Image © Daniela Mangiuca, 123RF.com

Countering embedded malware attacks

With the resurgence of sophisticated macro virus attacks, new countermeasures are in order. We offer a few recommendations.
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Lead Image © Marc Dietrich, 123RF.com

New features in jQuery 3

The functions and objects of the jQuery JavaScript library make the work of web developers much easier. Although jQuery 3 remains largely compatible with version 2, some changes might prevent its use.
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Lead Image © vlue, 123RF.com

Windows security with public key infrastructures

A rarely used feature for improving security in Windows environments relies on certificates issued for various applications, services, and procedures that is based on a public key infrastructure.
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Build storage pools with GlusterFS

GlusterFS stores data across the network and can be used as a storage back end in cloud environments.
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Lead Image © Yuri Arcurs, fotolia.com

Implementing custom security frameworks with Bro

The Bro security framework takes a new approach to security monitoring, with the emphasis on trends and long-term analysis.
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Lead Image © Soloviova Liudmyla, 123RF.com

Activate HTTP/2 on web servers

HTTP/2 offers reduced website load times and other performance benefits, along with the promise of server push.
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Lead Image © Stuart Miles, 123RF.com

SDN and the future of networking

Networking is a central focus of IT. With all the virtual machines running on today's networks, it stands to reason that the experts would someday find a way to virtualize the network itself. Software-Defined Networking (SDN) is an architecture that promises to cope with new demands.
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Lead Image © liubomirt, 123RF.com

Storage innovations in Windows Server 2016

The upcoming release of Windows Server 2016 introduces major innovations in the field of storage. With built-in storage replication, Storage Spaces Direct, and traffic shaping for storage access via QoS, Windows Server looks like a good candidate for employee of the month.