Author Archives: Anthony Suda

Inside the Brain of a Network Admin

Want to know what goes on in the head of your SysAdmin or Network Admin every day? No? Yes you do. Well at least pretend to, and check out these entertaining (well, at least for us labeled within these categories) … Continue reading

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The Gift for Hackers

If you’re an individual, an owner of your own little business, or even someone responsible for setting up technology for your relatives, let me stress the importance of reading manuals and setting passwords… Here’s a 30 minute documentary showing how … Continue reading

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AWS announces EBS Snapshot Copy

Amazon Web Services just announced a new feature called EBS Snapshot Copy. Before this feature, if you had an EBS Instance or drive in one region and wanted to bring the data over to another region, you had to rely … Continue reading

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Google Cloud SQL

I was surprised when I saw Google’s Enterrpise blog post about new features a product that I didn’t know they offered: Cloud SQL – a fully managed and hosted MySQL database platform. This service is another product in Google’s Cloud … Continue reading

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Amazon Introduces Glacier

Amazon Web Services announced another product offering this past week: Glacier. This is a very low cost storage solution meant for storing data that won’t be accessed frequently but needs to be kept around for future reference. The cost can be … Continue reading

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I’m Excited for Google Vault

Google Vault for Google Apps was introduced back in March but I honestly didn’t get a good look at it until they announced earlier this month that it was available to their global audience. What excites me about it? Well Google Vault is … Continue reading

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AWS Outage

Netflix, Pinterest and Instagram are just a few of the sites affected by the storm that knocked down one of Amazon’s data centers in Virginia last night. Does this mean AWS isn’t as reliable as some would claim? No… Here’s the thing: … Continue reading

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Automatic Amazon EC2 Snapshot Backups

Amazon Web Services EC2 platform has a great snapshot feature that can be used as a backup for your server and files. Here’s how I’ve automated the process so there is a backup around in case something bad happens. This … Continue reading

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Bonjour Printers Over VLANs

So there’s an inherent flaw with Apple’s Bonjour service that, among other things, allows for quick sharing and setup of shared printers over a network: it won’t talk across VLANs. So if your network has different VLAN segments, printers (and … Continue reading

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2012 IT Resolutions

Here are my IT resolutions for 2012. Maybe your IT staff could benefit from some of them: 1. Fully test our backups – from tape to fully working server… not just a file or two 2. Move our Voicemail provider … Continue reading

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