Like most organizations, K-12 school districts are under pressure to do more with less. While all-flash storage such as the Lenovo DM5100F can provide blazing-fast performance for day-to-day operations, it can be an expensive option for storing “cold” data that needs to be retained, but is infrequently accessed. You can use hybrid models with a […]
I attended a hands-on class today about using Hashicorp’s Terraform to build infrastructure using code. I have been building network infrastructure for decades using command lines, web interfaces, templates, and FortiManager and Cisco Meraki dashboard templates. At the same time, I have been working with Amazon Web Services to build out my own virtual private […]
As pretty well any IT person knows, VMware is the leader and industry standard in hypervisor technology. Companies have been building and running applications in their own data centers using the VMware vSphere hypervisor for years. The tools are mature, staff are highly trained managing VMware workloads, and companies understand how to manage security, maintain […]
I just completed VMware for AWS Cloud training this week. I have done a fair amount of work with AWS, but most of it has been with a native AWS environment – EC2 instances, RDS databases, EBS storage, VPC networks. I have always been amazed at how easy it is to spin up environments in […]
Learning to deal with Amazon Security Keys is integral to using Amazon Web Services. Think of security keys as paswords, and treat them as such. It took me several days to figure out the various types of security keys used by Amazon and how to implement them in my workflow.