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Focusing on security in Active Directory

To prevent an intruder attack in Active Directory, Windows Server's security features along with freeware monitoring can save the day.
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Photo by Quino Al on Unsplash

Analyzing tricky database problems

Database administrators at the Swiss foundation Switch were increasingly encountering corrupt data, which prompted a painstaking bug hunt. The solution they found increased performance by a factor of six.
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Lead Image © mikdam, 123RF.com

Preparing to move to the cloud

Because the cloud is ubiquitous, some companies think that outsourcing their business applications to Amazon, Google, and the like is a breeze. In fact, on the way, treacherous winds blow just off the beaten track.
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Lead Image © ktsdesign, 123RF.com

OpenShift by Red Hat continues to evolve

Red Hat continues to improve the OpenShift Kubernetes distribution.
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Storage Spaces Direct with different storage media

In Windows Server 2016, software-defined storage lets you combine several volumes to create a central storage pool; then, you can use a combination of HDD, SSD, and NVMe SSD storage media to divide the pool into different volumes.
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Open source tools for workgroup collaboration

Want to keep your teams connected even when they are disconnected? RetroShare, SparkleShare, and I2P are free tools that support chat, data sharing, and other collaboration services.
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Photo by Yannick Pulver on Unsplash

Connecting Windows Server 2016 with Azure

Microsoft continues to integrate Windows Server with the Azure cloud. With Cloud Witness and the RDS Connection Broker, you can operate distributed environments more reliably and efficiently, and SQL databases migrate sensibly into the cloud.
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Photo by London Scout on Unsplash

Automatic data encryption and decryption with Clevis and Tang

Encrypting hard disk partitions during the installation of an operating system is standard procedure. When booting the computer, you then need to enter a matching passphrase to unlock the hard drive. We show you how to automate this process and link it to a policy.
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Infrastructure as Code with Terraform

Application releases can take place several times a day. Terraform helps you roll out virtual machines automatically in your data center or in the cloud, and you adapt the manual only when it changes.
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Aggregating information with Huginn

Huginn collects information and data from websites and processes and mails it to a user. Huginn also executes predefined actions automatically for certain events; however, setting up the small IFTTT alternative requires some work.