George Chetcuti’s Blog

Last Updated on 17 April 2014, Total: 480 Blog Posts

With a career spanning more than 23 years in IT, George Chetcuti has hands-on experience on HP high-end UNIX setups, Windows high-availability clusters and cloud computing. He has overseen various network projects and managed IT departments. The aim of this blog is to address various network related issues and topics from networking concepts to hands-on tasks for the community of network administrators, where your comments and suggestions are always welcome. He also writes about Windows 7 in the little free time he has at www.windows7library.com.

9 Command-line 10 Sept. 2013
149 General 17 April 2014
36 Implementation 15 Jan. 2014
19 Monitoring 10 March 2014
141 News 4 April 2014
86 Products 7 April 2014
21 Security 15 April 2014
5 Troubleshooting 2 May 2012
14 Virtualization 6 March 2014
  1. Monthly Newsletters Teaser

    Some salient points from our monthly newsletters... Read More

  2. More Than Half of IT Professionals Make Undocumented Changes to IT Systems - Netwrix Survey Finds

    Just 60% of Organizations have Change Management Controls in Place, Leaving 40% at Risk from Security Threats or System Downtime... Read More

  3. More organizations move to Private Clouds

    The University of Western Australia is shifting its 400 TB of data resources to private cloud. All of the University IT resources will now be hosted on the cloud while the connections between the cloud data centers and the University have been upgraded to 10Gbps. So what's the big fuzz? The move is quite big and the interesting part is... Read More

  4. Mozilla Thunderbird Vulnerability

    The vulnerability in Mozilla Thunderbird email application 17.0.6 can result in multiple attack vectors on the client end which may eventually result in complete compromise of the end user system... Read More

  5. Mozilla smartphone OS

    The Mozilla Foundation makers of the Firefox web browser will be releasing an operating system for mobile phones later on this year. The first handsets running Mozilla's "Boot to Gecko" (B2G) software will be available in Brazil on Telefonica Vivo's mobile network. Gary Kovacs, chief executive of Mozilla, said this openness would make a difference to the way applications on... Read More

  6. Mozy’s Data Shuttle

    Have you ever wondered how you can transfer a large data set to an online backup provider over a limited bandwidth? There's no need to saturate your limited bandwidth with the upload of the initial full data backup when moving your backup platform to the cloud. With Mozy's Data Shuttle service you will get a storage device, perform the initial... Read More

  7. MySQL 5.6 support on Amazon AWS

    Amazon RDS now supports version 5.6 of MySQL... Read More

  8. NAP Logging

    During any NAP (Network Access Protection) deployment, it is important to have a record of events in particular during the initial stages. During initial stages you will be gathering information about computers and their compliancy levels. Through the NAP logs you identify which computers are non-compliant and can take the necessary actions before going for NAP enforcement. Additionally, you would... Read More

  9. NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory uses Amazon’s Simple Workflow Service

    NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL) uses Amazon Simple Workflow Service (SWF) as an integral part of several missions including the Mars Exploration Rover (MER) and Carbon in the Arctic Reservoir Vulnerability Experiment (CARVE). These missions continuously generate large volumes of data that must be processed, analyzed, and stored efficiently and reliably. Read more - http://aws.amazon.com/swf/testimonials/swfnasa/... Read More

  10. NSA to cut system administrators by 90%

    The National Security Agency, hit by disclosures of classified data by former contractor Edward Snowden, said Thursday it intends to eliminate about 90 percent of its system administrators to reduce the number of people with access to secret information... Read More

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