REST easy with our new API

A Representational State Transfer or RESTful API uses standard web methods (e.g. HTTP GET/POST for CRUD operations), conventions (e.g. URIs to select represented resources, HTTP response codes as return codes,…
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British Airways: A Cautionary Tale in Data Center Management

An IT engineer on contract to an enterprise data center disconnects and then reconnects the power supply. He isn’t authorized to do so. Whoops. No big deal, right? Wrong. Last…

Out-of-Band Management in the Test & Dev Lab

The forces of globalization have disrupted the network lab big time. No longer are engineers and product developers reliant on being in the room or down the hall. Thanks to…

What’s in a port number?

What's in a number? A port by any other number would secure shell as sweet. Oh, the glorious, halcyon days of the Internet circa 1995!  Pre-browser wars, a nascent WWW…

Why do you call my Terminal Server a Console Server?

Before the 1980’s most of computing happened in centralized mainframe or mid-sized computers. Users accessed shared computing resources thorough “dumb terminals” (those green-screen terminals displaying text-based interfaces we used to…

Should your remote network be living on the edge?

Cloud, IoT, M2M, failover, failback and security; a bunch of buzzwords that probably define the challenges you face today as a remote network administrator.  You’re no longer sitting at the…

VPN: All Eyes on Privacy

ISP mandatory data retention laws rolling out worldwide are a reminder that your Internet communications are not just being watched, in many cases they're being logged and stored. Affected citizens…

How to get your phone to speak CLI

The introduction of the smartphone has changed the way we live our lives.  With instant communications, and thousands of applications to enhance our daily routines, the mobile phone is now…

Dude, where’s my RSSI?

The two most common questions that arise when we begin discussing cellular out-of-band is reception and security.  Today we’ll be covering cellular reception which is absolutely critical to maintaining a…

Agile Day One Deployments: Cellular Out of Band

Businesses strive to be more agile to keep up with the competition and to meet ever-changing market demands.  To keep up with the business, IT departments need to adapt to…