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But the fire is so delightful. And since we have no place to go, Let it snow, Let it snow, Let it snow! (props to Sammy Cahn and Jule Styne). It’s true, I love a good snow storm, dustings are a joke, 4 inches of snow is decent, 1 foot or more of snow is…

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Tobin Isenberg
Jan 27, 2015
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IT Operations still face challenges that have been around since the dawn of the information age. Systems, networks, databases, middleware and applications must all work in near perfect harmony to deliver applications and services to the business, both reliably and securely. Over the past several years however, new wrinkles have been added to these age…

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Joe Rogers
Nov 11, 2014
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This week (well, month, sorry we’ve been a way for a while) on the Monitoring Guys – It’s all about BrainShare baby. That’s right, BrainShare is going down in just a few days and we are pumped. We’ll walk through some of the sessions and presenters that you should be checking out and talk a…

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Joe Rogers
Oct 22, 2014
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No one likes to think about disasters, or disaster recovery, but it seems every week some new disaster has made the news headlines.  I’m not sure whether there really is more going on in the world these days, or whether that’s a function of our ability to instantly get reports on newsworthy items from around…

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MikeRobinson
Jan 23, 2014
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Like executives at other organizations, those in the healthcare industry know they need an efficient disaster recovery (DR) system. They know this—but do they actually have one? According to Bridgeway Security Solutions, only 26 percent have a “robust, tried-and-tested” DR system. On top of that, 67 percent of healthcare CIOs say they face IT staff…

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David Shephard
Aug 13, 2013
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Wondering when Forge will support ESX 5? Here’s the answer.

By: coolguys
Sep 1, 2011
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Hidden within the jumble of a mixed platform data center is a secret. All those virtual resources can actually be used for more than simply virtual machine recovery. One wonderful thing about virtualization is that virtual machines can be used to run many different types of workloads. This flexibility can, and should be applied to…

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jasondea
By: jasondea
Jul 21, 2011
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A multi platform data center is no longer an exception and in fact has become quite normal. There was a time, long ago and far away, when most data centers were pretty homogeneous. All of the ‘stuff’ residing there typically came from one vendor. This made things pretty easy to manage. One set of instructions…

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By: jasondea
Jun 16, 2011
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Not that I ever do this ;) but if you think about the process to download a movie. To do it for free, I first have to find the files from a torrent tracking portal. Then I have to know how to use a download client. Next I have to check the file is what I want, as well as scan it for any malware. If I’ve done all this correctly I can watch my movie, and even then with my luck the quality is probably terrible. My wife on the other hand actually values her time, so she uses Netflix. All she does is browse their catalog and have the movie stream in near real time; they even have HD!

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By: jasondea
Dec 7, 2010
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One friend I made, Eddie, was the strongest guy I have ever met. He trained just for power and his specialty was the bench press. Eddie got to a point where he could put up a 500 pound bench press in the gym on any given day like it was nothing. In a competition his numbers were even more impressive.

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By: jasondea
Sep 7, 2010
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