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.
The small but secure Hiawatha web server provides an appealing alternative to the complex Apache and other alternatives.
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.
The free Duplicity backup program consistently encrypts all backups, which means that backups can even be stored in an insecure cloud.
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.
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.
With each version of Windows, Microsoft has expanded the built-in security functions. Windows 10 includes a number of new and interesting security features.
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.
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.
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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