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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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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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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.
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Lead Image © Fernando Gregory, 123RF.com

Freeing your data from ransomware

Cyber criminals don't need access to sensitive information to blackmail their victims. Simply encrypting everyday files can be enough to extort money from users, whose data is only unencrypted after they pay a ransom – and possibly not even then.
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Backups using rdiff-backup and rsnapshot

The easier you can back up and restore data, the better. Mature Linux tools show that performing regular, automated backups doesn't have to be a pain.
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Integrating FreeIPA with Active Directory

Many companies use Active Directory for centrally managing existing systems, but if you mix in Linux systems, you have to take care of a few things, such as different forms of integration. We show you how to connect the FreeIPA identity management framework as an interface to an Active Directory domain.
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Linux Storage Stack

Abstraction layers are the alpha and omega in the design of complex architectures. The Linux Storage Stack is an excellent example of well-coordinated layers. Access to storage media is abstracted through a unified interface, without sacrificing functionality.
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Network virtualization with OpenDaylight

OpenDaylight provides a flexible solution for setting up a software-defined networking environment. We show you how to get started.
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Monitoring containers

A monitoring system helps avoid unpleasant surprises during operations, but admins need to modify existing solutions to fit a containerized world.
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Lead Image © Paul Herbert, 123RF.com

Exploring dhcpy6d, a DHCP server for IPv6 networks

Even if you don't have to have DHCP on your IPv6 network, you might want it anyway. Dhcpy6d is a promising DHCP option for IPv6.