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Lead Image Craig Whitehead on Unsplash

Hands-on test of Windows Subsystem for Linux

If you don't want to do without the main advantages of Linux on the Windows platform, the Windows Subsystem for Linux offers another option. We delve the depths of the Linux underworld and explain how you can optimize the subsystem.
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Lead Image © Joy Fera, fotolia.com

Project management with Phabricator

Bug trackers are the least thing that can be deployed to combat chaos in daily IT work. The free Phabricator software provides this service and many others.
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Lead Image © blas, Fotolia.com

Windows Server 2016 for small servers

Small businesses often do not need the full-blown version of Windows Server 2016. If the application scenarios are manageable, the cheaper Essentials version is the ideal solution; however, it does come with a number of restrictions.
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Lead Image © Gunnar Pippel, 123RF

Automated compliance testing with InSpec

Don't equate compliance through certification with security, because compliance and security are not the same. We look at automated compliance testing with InSpec for the secure operation of enterprise IT.
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Lead Image © Beboy, Fotolia.com

Correctly integrating containers

If you run microservices in containers, they are forced to communicate with each other – and with the outside world. We explain how to network pods and nodes in Kubernetes.
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Lead Image © Dmitriy Melnikov, Fotolia.com

Combining containers and OpenStack

The OpenStack cosmos cannot ignore the trend toward containers. If you want to combine both technologies, projects like Magnum, Kolla, and Zun come into play. Which one?
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Lead Image © Claudia Paulussen, Fotolia.com

Take your pick from a variety of AWS databases

We look at the variety of databases available in Amazon Web Services – from relational, to NoSQL, to data warehouses for petabyte data volumes.
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Lead Image © grafner, 123RF.com

Manage logical volumes with GUI tools

Linux uses the Logical Volume Manager to manage large hard drives and mass storage clusters efficiently. We look at various graphical tools that help serve up logical volumes and volume groups.
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Lead Image © Mohamad Razi Bin Husin, 123RF.com

Detecting malware with Yara

Use Yara to search your files and applications for hints of a cyberattack.
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Lead Image © Michal Bednarek, 123RF.com

RESTful APIs in practice

Internet providers often market their open interfaces as RESTful, but is this true of the APIs, especially when no standard exists? We introduce some REST providers and look at how closely their API architectures reflect the REST principle.