Leveling Up: Skill Building for Systems Administrators

taos

As technologists, half the technology we need to know for our jobs is getting invented or reinvented on a daily basis. You already know this: look at the rapid onset of Docker; look to the continual improvement of languages like Java and Go; look to the features and services that public clouds introduce daily. Mastering new technology is a constant challenge for us; how do we meet it? I recently had the pleasure of talking to a group of fellow consultants at a Taos Practice Dinner.

5 Pitfalls of Benchmarking Big Data Systems

Cloudera Engineering

Benchmarking Big Data systems is nontrivial. Benchmarking matters because one of the defining characteristics of Big Data systems is the ability to process large datasets faster. The post 5 Pitfalls of Benchmarking Big Data Systems appeared first on Cloudera Engineering Blog. Avoid these traps! Here at Cloudera, we know how hard it is to get reliable performance benchmarking results.

3 Questions That Every CIO Should Be Asking About Clouds (a chief information officer needs an IT strategy to create IT alignment)

The Accidental Successful CIO

Buying more servers would require more IT staff to act as systems administrators – no servers means no hiring of additional administrators. Post tags: backup , capital expenditure , cost savings , data , performance , security , servers , systems administrators , Virtualization.

Server Tracker Windows App

Cabot Solutions

A network utility which will help system administrators quickly and conveniently check the availability of ports and services on several servers at a time The application allows to add servers assign ports and to ping them for availability

Infrastructure as Code: The Key Offering of AWS DevOps

Daffodil Software

It enables developers and systems administrators to easily create and manage a collection of related AWS resources. AWS was the first to offer Infrastructure as Code (IaC) via AWS CloudFormation as a part of AWS DevOps.

Connected Devices, Remote Security: Data Encryption and Security in the Cloud

CTOvision

Then the “bring your own device” (BYOD) phenomenon caused system administrators to worry about things like […]. Security” used to mean worrying about HTTPS certificates on your websites. The notion of a “device” was a browser and all you really had to do was to guarantee that traffic between it and your web servers was encrypted. Cloud Computing CTO Cyber Security News

10 top AWS resources on O’Reilly’s online learning platform

O'Reilly Media - Ideas

AWS System Administration — Federico Lucifredi and Mike Ryan show developers and system administrators how to configure and manage AWS services, including EC2, CloudFormation, Elastic Load Balancing, S3, and Route 53.

5 Tips for Using Dynamics 365 CRM

Datavail

The user interface makes it easy to adapt the system to fit your unique needs. A workflow automates repetitive administrative tasks and streamlines business processes. Based on the type of approvals needed, the system would automatically set up a routing path.

DevOps: Principles, Practices, and DevOps Engineer Role

Altexsoft

Developers wrote code; the system administrators were responsible for its deployment and integration. A Version Control System (VCS) allows developers to record changes in the files and share them with other members of the team, regardless of its location.

Adaptiva: OneSite – Advanced IT Systems Management Software

CTOvision

It provides system administrators with the ability to run SCCM from a single site with no DPs for distribution, and no impact to business WAN traffic. OneSite solves the complexities of large-scale systems management by extending the functionality of Microsoft System Center Con. Communications Companies Company GreenIT Companies Adaptiva microsoft OneSite operating system System Center Configuration Manager WAN Wide area network Windows XP

GitLab Uses TriggerMesh to Offer Knative-Based Serverless Workflows

The New Stack

“Deploying self-service IT on premises for developers still requires a degree of system administration knowledge.

Chances to Speak at O’Reilly Media’s Upcoming Conferences

CTOvision

As we shift to focusing on distributed systems, we’re moving away from web performance talks as part of the Velocity program. We invite proposals from system engineers, architects, developers, system administrators, operations managers, site reliability engineers, and more—people on the front lines with stories of great success and worthy failures, especially if they provide clear ideas for what to do next. Bob Gourley.

AI brings speed to security

O'Reilly Media - Ideas

The respondents answer to a wide range of job descriptions, from system administrators and network operations to upper management. Survey results indicate incident response times improve with AI-based security services.

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Go is gaining momentum

Federico Cargnelutti

Ruby gained popularity among web developers and system administrators after David Hansson created Rails and Luke Kanies Puppet. Experts predict that Go will become the dominant language for systems work in IaaS, Orchestration, and PaaS in the next couple of years.

120+ live online training courses opened for January and February

O'Reilly Media - Ideas

Managed Machine Learning Systems and Internet of Things , January 9-10. Systems engineering and operations. Red Hat Certified System Administrator (RHCSA) Crash Course , January 7-10.

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Digital Reasoning: Maker of the Synthesis mission-focused analytics software platform

CTOvision

Analyst Queue: Provides ability for compliance analysts to review system-generated alerts in support of eComms surveillance. Reference Data: Enables importing reference data from HR systems, CRM, and other systems to enhance the context of eComms analysis.

Bright Computing Integrated with Intel Enterprise Edition for Lustre

CTOvision

With this integration, system administrators can easily deploy, use and maintain Intel® Enterprise Edition for Lustre using Bright. The enhancements reduce the ongoing administrative burden through proactive diagnostics based on Lustre-specific metrics and tests. Announcing a unique solution that works for HPC, Big Data Analytics, or a hybrid environment.

Mueller’s indictment of election hackers a cybersecurity ‘wake-up call’

The Parallax

When in doubt, rebuild your systems,” she says. Before taking the enormous step of rebuilding computer systems and networks from scratch, Matwyshn says, organizations need to reset log-in credentials , and when system providers are compromised, they need to address their vulnerabilities.

Modern GRC: What is Change and How to Adapt

Saviynt

The access reviews detected if MFA was being bypassed, notifying the system administrator. In this case, there was a custom-scripted exception that needed to be monitored and approved by the administrator. Change is evident everywhere. Last week, at the Saviynt Converge Conference, I remembered how many things have changed in the past year, as with most year-end reviews. These types of reviews have been something that I have tried to comprehend and embrace.

Modern GRC: What is Change and How to Adapt

Saviynt

The access reviews detected if MFA was being bypassed, notifying the system administrator. In this case, there was a custom-scripted exception that needed to be monitored and approved by the administrator. Change is evident everywhere. Last week, at the Saviynt Converge Conference, I remembered how many things have changed in the past year, as with most year-end reviews. These types of reviews have been something that I have tried to comprehend and embrace.

Best Programming Quotations

I'm Programmer

A good programmer is someone who looks both ways before crossing a one-way street. — Doug Linder, systems administrator. In this article, we provide Best Programming Quotations that are written by experts, a well-known programmer, and developer.

Is Information Security the Right Profession for Me?

Linux Academy

These controls could be firewalls, Security Information and Event Monitoring (SIEM) systems, Intrusion Prevention Systems (IPSs), Network Access Control (NAC) systems, etc. Wondering if information security is the right profession for you? Great question!

Recorded Future Provides Awareness Into Issue of Government Credentials On The Open Web

CTOvision

They are regularly used to hold and share small working documents by programmers/developers/systems administrators as well as academics and students.

How to Handle Part-time Team Members in a Scrum Team

AGILE-CODE.COM

The recruitment of part-time team members may be due to specialist skills that may not be required full-time on a project e.g. security specialists or systems administrators.

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Everyday Regular Expressions

Linux Academy

Nearly every programmer or systems administrator will use regular expressions at some point in their career; whether it’s as simple as changing a select bit of text in vim, or as advanced as validating detailed bits of information. While it’s not uncommon to think of confusing hieroglyphics of characters when considering regular expressions, if you use Linux or do any programming, then you’ve probably already used them in many of your day-to-day tasks.

How IOT may impact your Mobile App Development

AGILE-CODE.COM

IoT states to a system of articles or gadgets that involve established innovation, which empowers them to convey and cooperate with one another. These applications join a few parts – associated gadgets, sensors, systems administration, cloud, and examination.

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Cisco and Hitachi Adaptive Solutions for Converged Infrastructure

Hu's Place - HitachiVantara

Ten years ago, in 2009, Cisco introduced the Unified Computing System ( UCS ), a data center server computer product line composed of computing hardware, virtualization support, switching fabric, storage, and management software.

Getting Started with Kubernetes Using Minikube

Linux Academy

Working in technology, whether that be software development, DevOps, or system administration, you’ve undoubtedly heard of Kubernetes. To install Minikube, we need to make sure that we already have a hypervisor installed on our system so that we can run VMs. It’s one of the fastest growing pieces of technology that I’ve ever seen and that’s for good reason. As a powerful tool, Kubernetes does have quite a learning curve.

Data engineers vs. data scientists

O'Reilly Media - Data

Their programming and system creation skills aren’t the levels that you’d see from a programmer or data engineer— nor should they be. They have an emphasis or specialization in distributed systems and big data. A data engineer has advanced programming and system creation skills.

What CIOs Can Learn From Bank of America’s Trip Into The Cloud

The Accidental Successful CIO

They currently use one system administrator to manage roughly 300 servers. They want to become more like Facebook which uses one system administrator to manage 20,000 servers. They hope to use new, cheaper hardware that will allow them to replace their legacy systems.

CI/CD for Networking: Adopting DevOps Principles for a More Robust Network

The New Stack

Sullivan has a BS in Network and Systems Administration from RIT (Rochester Institute of Technology). Built upon legacy, monolithic architectures — the Network Operating System (NOS), as it exists today, is not able to take advantage of CI/CD philosophies. Glenn Sullivan.

12 Best Open Source Text Editors (GUI + CLI) 2019

I'm Programmer

Notepad++ is a free and popular advanced text editor for the Windows operating system. It is one the most popular and widely used text editors among System Administrators and programmers that is why many users often refer to it as a programmer’s editor.

Organic Event. TheAwards: Best mobile apps in Spain 2018

Apiumhub

1 hosting voucher and systems administration, valued at € 3,000. The 4th edition of the app festival ORGANIC : The App Party took place 15th of November 2018 in Duvet Club Barcelona. Case Studies, Fun and a Lot of Networking!

CTOvision Named One Of The Top 50 Must-Read IT Blogs In The US

CTOvision

Some of the blogs on our list are perfect for system administrators while others will appeal to IT managers, such as CIOs and chief technology officers. We are very proud to announce that CTOvision has just been named to BizTech Magazine 's list of the 50 Must-Read IT Blogs. In their words: For the past four years, BizTech has recognized the best and brightest IT blogs in business and we're proud to present this year's list of 50 Must-Read IT Blogs.

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Why hasn’t AI taken off yet in monitoring?

LogicMonitor

The addition of dependency data, load correlation, anomaly detection, and other systems will improve the efficacy of today's monitoring systems substantially. Database queries from a QA system?

Security for Big Data Designs: Examining best practices with security architect Eddie Garcia

CTOvision

Data security segregates data from privileged user accounts including system administrators and protects storage from theft or improper disposal. Working in conjunction with Navigator Encrypt is Cloudera Navigator Key Trustee, a centralized key management and policy enforcement system.

Thank You to Our Customers: Tenable Recognized as a March 2019 Gartner Peer Insight Customers’ Choice

Tenable

These include unsecure system configurations or missing patches, as well as other security-related updates in the systems connected to the enterprise network directly, remotely or in the cloud.”. Systems Administrator, Services Industry.

250+ live online training courses opened for January, February, and March

O'Reilly Media - Ideas

Managed Machine Learning Systems and Internet of Things , January 9-10. Managed Machine Learning Systems and Internet of Things , March 6-7. Systems engineering and operations. Red Hat Certified System Administrator (RHCSA) Crash Course , January 7-10.

What Google’s CIO Can Teach Us About Becoming Better CIOs

The Accidental Successful CIO

Ben states that they hire the equivalent of a system administrator to work the front lines of their support department. Google’s belief is that in the end, it’s cheaper to have experts in their support department rather than dumbing down the entire support system.

Are You an E-Commerce Site Owner? Here are 3 Simple Marketing Tips & Ideas

InfoBest

Yes, you still have to first consider improvements with your web hosting provider – if you are a small or mid-sized business, or your server administrator/system administrator if you’re a large-sized shop. Time needed to finish reading: 4-7 minutes.