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Lead Image © Ping Han, 123RF.com

Opportunities and risks: Containers for DevOps

Containers are an essential ingredient for various DevOps concepts, but used incorrectly, they do more harm than good.
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Ease your network inventory pain with Spiceworks

Keeping track of hardware, software, and licenses is next to impossible in these days of BYOD and virtualization. Spiceworks Inventory solves the problem with a single, small executable full of open source software and a web browser.
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Lead Image © Viktor Gladkov, 123RF.com

What's new in Ansible 2.0

The new version of the Ansible IT automation platform has a revised and faster engine and 200 new modules.
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Manage resources with AWS CloudFormation

CloudFormation lets you describe and manage a collection of Amazon Web Services resources. Defining associated dependencies and run-time parameters is quite easy with CloudFormation. We show you how to create a simple WordPress blog and delete it again.
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Lead Image © Tatiana Popov, 123RF.com

Security first with the Hiawatha web server

The small but secure Hiawatha web server provides an appealing alternative to the complex Apache and other alternatives.
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Security analysis with Microsoft Advanced Threat Analytics

Classic security safeguards, like antivirus and firewall products, are imperative for system protection. To search proactively for network intruders, as well, Microsoft offers Advanced Threat Analytics – a tool that will help even less experienced admins.
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Lead Image © Boing, Photocase.com

Encrypted backup with Duplicity

The free Duplicity backup program consistently encrypts all backups, which means that backups can even be stored in an insecure cloud.
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Desired State Configuration for Linux

The combination of Open Management Infrastructure standards and the performance of Windows PowerShell opens new perspectives on heterogeneous networks, making PowerShell a realistic option as a management console for Unix and Linux.
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MariaDB MaxScale: A smart proxy for MySQL

MaxScale by MariaDB is a smart proxy server for MySQL that speaks the same protocol as the database server. The manufacturer claims solid high availability and horizontal scalability.
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Lead Image © Duncan Andison, 123RF.com

New security features in Windows 10

With each version of Windows, Microsoft has expanded the built-in security functions. Windows 10 includes a number of new and interesting security features.