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How to reduce IT infrastructure costs

In the current global crisis, companies are forced to cut down costs as much as possible. Laying off employees or overhauling the production process is extremely hard, and not always the best choice, which is why companies tend to look at non-essentials, where IT infrastructure often falls, especially if they are not an IT...

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Puppet – nearly a decade long friendship

Puppet is an open-core configuration management tool that significantly simplifies infrastructure management, especially when sysadmins have to deal with a large number of servers. Essentially, with its declarative language, Puppet allows sysadmins to describe the desired system state in high-level terms - e.g. users, installed packages, enabled services, configuration files, etc. Puppet then compares desired with...

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HAProxy – sysadmin’s swiss army knife

HAProxy is a free, open-source, high-performance TCP/HTTP load balancer. HAProxy has been around since 2001, it's written in C programming language, and it uses an insignificant amount of memory and CPU resources, even with very advanced manipulations on HTTP traffic. It's also very secure, having only fifteen security issues during the last seven years. Four...

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What is DevOps and why is it important

In a nutshell, DevOps is a combination of development and operations. So what does that exactly mean? First, it's easier to say what DevOps isn't - it's not a technology, programming language or a standard. Many DevOps supporters will say DevOps is a culture or a movement - a way of improving collaboration and communication...

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Monitoring PHP applications

When considering web applications monitoring, it’s essential to monitor not only the application itself but the services on which the application depends, as well as the infrastructure hosting the application. Detecting performance bottlenecks and debugging problems can otherwise be very tricky, and unexpected downtime may occur.Infrastructure monitoring Our advanced monitoring system is partially based on...

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What to do when crisis hits: how to deal with the COVID-19 crisis

If your business is dependent on people moving about, you’re most likely already experiencing consequences of the Coronavirus outbreak. Companies are already suffering a drop in sales, and everyone is trying to cope with the current situation. So with that in mind, we’ve prepared a list of things you can do to help your...