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Experiences of a Web Infrastructure Architect in the Hosting Industry

April, 2005

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    RedHat Cap at MMS 2005

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    Even though I didn't get as many comments as I'd hoped , the few that I received convinced me to commence wearing my RedHat cap at the Microsoft Management Summit 2005 in Las Vegas. I wore it on Thursday. It was a good day to wear it, as just the day...
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    European Web Hoster on Strike

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    According to an article posted at thewhir.com , Nearly the entire staff for European Web hosting provider Amen ( amenworld.com ) has been on strike since its parent company Via Net.Works announced early last week that it had been acquired by Claranet...
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    MOM for Heterogeneous Environments (part 1)

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    I talked with the CTO of Jalasoft yesterday at MMS 2005. They build connectors and management packs for MOM. The interesting thing about their product is that they also support linux monitoring. They do this via an agent that is installed on the managed...
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    I need more if I'm going to wear the RedHat Cap to MMS

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    Come on people! I need more of you saying that I should wear my cap if I'm going to do it. So far, there are only two comments on my post asking whether I should wear my RedHat cap to MMS 2005 to draw attention to the fact that for companies like Web...
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    Blogging from MMS 2005

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    What do you think? Should I wear the RedHat cap to MMS 2005? Let me know and post comments to my blog. Your voice will determine whether I wear the cap or not....
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    Linux Can't Kill Windows

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    Today when reading slashdot , I was referenced to an article that so eloquently states what I've been thinking for some time now: You can quit proclaiming Linux the Windows killer. Linux is established and has a niche that, as various pendulums...
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    Tired of the same themes anyone?

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    I really like blogging. I'm very glad for blogs.msdn.com . I also think Community Server (the software on which blogs.msdn.com is built) is a great piece of software. Today I was reading some of the other posts from blogs.msdn.com and I noticed a post...
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    Attack of the Clones

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    An article posted about a month ago details a serious challenge for companies with GPL software seeking to protect their intellectual property. Basically, RedHat's newly released Enterprise Linux 4 was cloned shortly after its launched by few other companies...
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    The Journey Begins Part 3 - Abuse, Automation, Management, and Aquisition

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    As we last left my chronicle of my experiences in Web Hosting, I was the sole systems administrator at Virtual Servers. The systems were running high on load average, which isn't surprising given what we were running on the hardware that was available back then. I quickly realized that the only way to begin to address the problems in any meaningful way was to automate fixes and avoid short-term "band-aid" fixes....
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