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Posted on 03.19.18 by Alex Jablokow

Edge Computing Vs Fog Computing

The cloud liberated computing power, applications, and data storage from reliance on specific hardware managed in a specific location. But the Cloud does typically exist in a specific location: a facility somewhere with racks of servers.

Posted on 03.15.18 by Dan Franciscus

Testing Puppet Code Using the Vagrant Provisioner

Vagrant is an excellent tool used for testing out application deployments and scripts. It is lightweight, fast, and allows you to bring up environments quickly. Vagrant supplies several “provisioners” that allow boxes to be configured via shell script or using various...

Posted on 03.15.18 by Jeff Edwards

Cloud Cost Management for AWS and Azure with WhatsUp® Gold

Metered cloud-billing isn't always as straight-forward as it seems. How do you keep track of cloud-spend and keep your resource usage efficient?

Posted on 03.14.18 by Adam Bertram

How to Cleanup Proprietary PowerShell Scripts to Share with the Community

Before sharing code with the external world, there are a few essential questions to consider.

Posted on 03.12.18 by Jeff Edwards

New Cloud Monitoring Capabilities In WhatsUp® Gold 2018

If you’re a Network Administrator in a small to medium-sized business, chances are you’ve heard about our monitoring solution, WhatsUp Gold. You may even have fond memories of using it years ago. If you've never heard of WhatsUp Gold, then even more reason to check out...

Posted on 03.12.18 by Kevin Conklin

WhatsUp® Gold 2018 - Monitor Cost Vs Usage For Cloud Resources

We're excited to announce WhatsUp Gold 2018 (WUG 2018)! The new version brings cloud performance monitoring and the ability to track virtual resource usage. Now you always know how much you're spending on cloud services such as Azure and AWS.

Posted on 03.09.18 by Adam Bertram

How to Copy Files From an Azure App Service with PowerShell

Creating your own tools through PowerShell makes transferring content locally exponentially simpler. Here's how to do it yourself. 

Posted on 03.07.18 by Kevin Conklin

PICNIC Podcast #24 — What is Intent Based Networking? 

In today’s PICNIC episode, we welcome Ronnie Ray, Senior Director of Product Management for DNA in the Enterprise Networking Business in Cisco, who explains what Intent Based Networking (IBN) is and why it matters.

Posted on 03.07.18 by Adam Bertram

What is Kubernetes and the Hype All About?

Containers are all the rage these days ever since Docker came on the scene and made containers available to us mere mortals. But how do you deploy, manage, and monitor all these containers? Meet Kubernetes, an open-source, container management service!

Posted on 03.05.18 by Jeff Edwards

Defrag The Month: The Biggest IT Stories from February 2018

New month, new IT stories, and some (not so) new security problems. And what a month it’s been! From the Olympic hacks to cryptominers on government websites to the continued fallout of the Meltdown/Spectre flaws, February kept us busy. In this edition of Defrag This,...

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