Remote Into Other Computers – OpenSSH on Windows

If you manage both Windows and Linux in your environment (which almost everyone does) why would you want to use more than one method to remotely manage computers? … [Read more...]

Leveraging Configuration Data for both DSC and Pester Tests

When writing code, it's important to make it modular by decoupling the code as much as possible. Check out how to accomplish this with Pester tests. … [Read more...]

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. … [Read more...]

Testing Puppet Code Using the Vagrant Provisioner

Vagrant is an excellent tool used for testing out applications 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 configuration management solutions like Puppet, Ansible and Salt. … [Read more...]

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? … [Read more...]

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. … [Read more...]

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 the newest version, WhatsUp Gold 2018, which is packed with new features and capabilities.  … [Read more...]

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.  … [Read more...]

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! … [Read more...]

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, hosts Greg Mooney and Jeff Edwards break down the biggest tech stories of February, 2018. … [Read more...]