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Experiences of a Web Infrastructure Architect in the Hosting Industry

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  • Blog Post: Microsoft PDC 2008

    I'm attending the Microsoft Professional Developer Conference this week. If you're at the PDC or in the LA area, give me a shout out!
  • Blog Post: The Journey Begins Part 3 - Abuse, Automation, Management, and Aquisition

    … Continued from part two ( part one ): 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...
  • Blog Post: Almost There

    Last week I was in Atlanta to pack up my families stuff and close on my house. Everything went relatively smooth, but I'll hold my breath until everything is delivered out of storage. The good news is that my house closed, so I'm officially homeless now. I've got a new home lined up that the family and...
  • Blog Post: Back from Vegas

    I just got back from being in Las Vegas for a few days for the CSNA offsite meeting. Overall, I enjoyed the meetings as it helped me get a better understanding of the organization I'm working in, and to meet all of the members of my team in person for the first time. I have decided that I don't really...
  • Blog Post: The Journey Begins Part 2 - The Early Days of Hosting

    … Continued from part one : In the beginning of 1999, the small hosting company I worked for (Virtual Servers, LLC.) realized that they were loosing business because they didn’t have a Windows based hosting product offering. By this time we were using NT 4.0 as workstations in the office, but we didn...
  • Blog Post: A little housekeeping

    I guess I got a little more attention than I expected when I posted my "Linux is no longer free" post. In expressing my opinion about how the major linux distributions which target enterprises are now charging premiums for usage/support of their distributions, I drew out the trolls, along with some good...
  • Blog Post: The Journey Begins

    With this post, a new blog is born. Keep reading, as this isn't your typical blog by your typical Microsoft employee. My name is Deven Kampenhout. I'm not new to blogging, but you probably won't find my name on other blogs, as I've posted as an anonymous alias in the past. My blog wasn't only technically...
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