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How to Copy Files to Azure Blob Storage

When working with Microsoft Azure, you'll inevitably come to a point to where you need to access material stored locally on premise. … [Read more...]

Podcast: Artificial Intelligence Vs. Automation for SecOps Teams

Automation is not always AI, but AI is an automated system. It’s easy to get the two terms confused because they both run off the same thing—data. However, the differences are far-reaching, and it’s important to know the differences between AI and Automation. … [Read more...]

How to Use Tags in a PowerShell Pester Test

One of Pester’s useful features is the Tags feature. A tag allows a developer to organize their tests based on different criteria and execute those tests accordingly. Tags allow a developer to manage large test suites that may take hours to run by only executing certain tests matching certain tags. … [Read more...]

6 security concerns to consider when automating your business

Automation is an increasingly-enticing option for businesses, especially when those in operations are in a  perpetual cycle of “too much to do and not enough time to do it.” When considering an automation strategy, business representatives must be aware of any security risks involved. Here are six concerns network admins and other IT staff should keep in mind. 1. Using automation for … [Read more...]

How to Run Commands on Remote Computers with PowerShell

Running commands locally on the remote computers is a common task many IT admins have to do every day. Here's how you can do that in PowerShell. … [Read more...]

Running PowerShell in Vagrant

In this article, I will show how to configure a Vagrant box to run PowerShell. … [Read more...]

How to Create an EC2 Instance with Python

In this article, we'll take a look at how Python can be used by System Administrators to automate the management of Amazon Web Services (AWS) Elastic Compute Cloud (EC2) infrastructure. You'll learn how to set up the Python scripting environment for first use, and how to enable yourself as a user to create Python scripts to launch virtual machine instances in AWS EC2 as per specific … [Read more...]

5 Cool New Features in MOVEit 2018 SP1

These five new features in MOVEit 2018 Service Pack 1 will increase the speed and security of your business' automated file transfer workflows. There are also new improvements to MOVEit's REST API! … [Read more...]

Running PowerShell Scripts in Puppet

There are times when you have a complex script that you just need to get into configuration management. Re-writing scripts into manifests is time-consuming, no doubt about it. In this article, I will show how to run PowerShell scripts from Puppet. … [Read more...]

Automate Multi-Platform Machine Image Builds with Packer

The majority of organizations are not going to use one specific provider to host their systems. Whether it be VMware on-premises, Azure in the cloud, AWS, or Hyper-V, most will be operating on more than one. … [Read more...]