LISA 2014 Experience

Large Install System Administrators (LISA) show is one of my favorite events and this year it was in one of my favorite cities, Seattle. Seattle is home to Microsoft, Starbucks, Amazon, Costco,…

Out in the rain

A bit over a week ago here in Brisbane (where the Opengear R&D team is located), it was a case of déjà vu as ex-cyclone Oswald approached the South-East corner…

Cisco Live London – Don’t drink & Config

(But if you must, use Opengear instead of driving to site..) Opengear are regulars at Cisco Live events in the USA & Australia, but last week was our first time…

Mountain top remote access

[caption id="attachment_998" align="alignright" width="300"] Summit Weather[/caption] Anyone who has ever gone skiing with kids understands the sheer amount of gear required. On one such trip recently, our planned departure was…

Revisiting NY two months after Hurricane Sandy

It's  been nearly two months since hurricane Sandy visited the New York Metro area, laying waste to both seaside towns and critical infrastructure alike.   National media coverage has fallen off to…

Total Eclipse of the UART

When it comes to astronomical events there’s nothing on earth that beats a total solar eclipse, so when I heard about the total eclipse in Northern Australia on the 14th…

KVM over IP is QWOP

To keep your data center serving its users, out-of-band management for servers has always been necessary, and up until a few years ago a KVM over IP switch was often…