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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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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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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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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.
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A REST interface for FreeIPA

Access to the FreeIPA identity management framework is usually handled via a graphical web interface or a command-line tool, but the framework can also be queried directly via the JSON-RPC API.
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Administering virtual machines with PowerShell Direct

Managing virtual machines with PowerShell used to require some complex configuration steps, but with version 5, PowerShell can now access a Hyper-V VM directly, which means you don't need to configure a virtual network connection.
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Setting up Windows clients with Chef

Chef administrators unafraid of a learning curve can employ a powerful tool for Windows client management. Teamed with PowerShell, it offers more than some system management suites.
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Lead Image © Bruce Rolff, 123RF.com

IoT for IT

The Internet of Everything, a fully networked and analyzed society, seeks to enhance the quality of life of all people and drive new technologies, products, services, and markets. But where are developments headed, and what are the driving factors, fields of application, and challenges?

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