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  Shared storage is a term readily thrown around, but just what is it and why do we use it? Who shares it? Do I need to worry about it? What is shared storage? This is storage that usually resides in a specialised device or set of devices that form a SAN (Storage Area Network) […]
The virtual networking we will focus on here will all be Linux based as we only use Linux for virtualization at Host Africa. Virtual networking or Software Defined Networking (SDN) is the way we set up networks in cloud environments. SDN is a method to provide the same functionality in a virtual environment as you can […]
remote applications
    In our previous post on Remote Desktop Services – Part 1, we had just completed installing Remote Desktop Services. Before we continue, just a reminder:  your server hostname MUST be a full domain name (FQDN) that resolves e.g rdp01.mydomain.co.za. If it is not, the Remote application links will NOT work.   Remote Desktop […]
When IT Managers get asked why they prefer Windows over Linux, the excuse is often given that it would be too expensive to run Linux as they would need to retrain staff or hire a specialist. Other reasons given are software compatibility and “lack of support”. I have been a hardcore Open Source fanatic for […]
What database options are there ? When it comes to a database for your server, there are many more options than just Microsoft SQL. As we all know Linux users have a free choice of database options. Less known is that Microsoft Server users also have a choice. Instead of paying a fortune for MS […]

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