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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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Static vs dynamic website: a sysadmin’s perspective

Every website can be categorized as either static or dynamic. In this post, we’re going to define a dynamic website as one that needs server-side processing to function, while a static one serves the same content for all users. Another way of looking at it is that the content of a static page is...