George Chetcuti’s Blog

Last Updated on 19 Dec. 2014, Total: 589 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
154 General 27 Nov. 2014
40 Implementation 4 Dec. 2014
23 Monitoring 16 Oct. 2014
192 News 19 Dec. 2014
94 Products 28 Aug. 2014
56 Security 16 Dec. 2014
5 Troubleshooting 2 May 2012
16 Virtualization 23 June 2014
  1. Top-secret base revealed on Apple Maps

    'A top-secret base in Taiwan, revealed on Apple Maps. The Navy SEALs' rehearsal site for the Osama bin Laden raid, found on Bing. Once again, commercial satellites have snapped images of things that governments would rather hide from public view. And once again, those governments are finding that there's not much they can do once this sensitive imagery ends up... Read More

  2. Creating an Office 365 Hybrid Deployment without a Lab Server

    Extract taken from September's MSExchange.org newsletter authored by Henrik Walther, MCM: Exchange Okay so there's quite a few of you that would like to test a migration from an on-premise Exchange environment to Office 365 in order to get some hands on experience prior to doing this as an administrator within your enterprise organization or maybe as a partner consultant... Read More

  3. Can we trust the Chinese with our critical data infrastructure?

    The Chinese world leader in fourth generation communication networks, known as 4G, sets its eye on the U.S market. This latest technology is used for high volumes of phone calls, data, and high definition video. Its innovative low cost systems have already captured markets in Africa, Latin America and Europe. Many U.S. congressional leaders and others see this move as... Read More

  4. Eulogy for TMG – Monthly Newsletter

    This year we celebrated the 15th birthday of Microsoft's proxy/firewall solution that has gone through a couple of name changes to get where it is today. Sadly, on September 12, Microsoft announced that the company is discontinuing TMG, along with FPE, FPSP, FSOCS and TMG Web Protection Services… Microsoft will continue to support the products through 2015, with extended support... Read More

  5. The first European Cyber Security Month – October 2012

    The Czech Republic, Luxembourg, Norway, Romania, Slovenia, Spain, Portugal, and the United Kingdom are participating with various activities and events throughout October, to raise awareness of cyber security. The objectives of the European Cyber Security Month (ECSM) are to promote cyber security awareness among citizens, to modify their perception of cyber threats, and to provide updated security information through education,... Read More

  6. Set the desired level of IOPS with Amazon RDS

    Amazon's Cloud computing now includes new high performance provisioned IOPS storage for its Relational Database Service. Now, you can provision new RDS database instances with 1,000 to 10,000 IOPS, and with 100GB to 1 TB of storage for MySQL and Oracle databases. If you are using SQL Server, the maximum IOPS you can provision is 7,000 IOPS. The creation of... Read More

  7. IT Pros and Technology Consumers – Monthly Newsletter

    We often think about the IT professional and the technology consumer as two very different and always separate entities. Tech vendors target their products to one market or the other. Tech publications write to one audience or the other. But whereas Grandma might not ever buy a Cisco Catalyst 6509 switch or understand a word of the articles published on... Read More

  8. The European Cloud Computing Strategy

    The European Commission aims at enabling and facilitating faster adoption of cloud computing throughout all sectors of the economy in order to boost the productivity, growth and jobs in Europe. The strategy includes three key actions which are Standards & Certification, Contract terms & Conditions, and European Cloud Partnership Read more here - http://ec.europa.eu/information_society/activities/cloudcomputing/cloud_strategy/index_en.htm... Read More

  9. There is Too Much Cooling in Data Centers

    According to an assistant professor of computer science at the University of Toronto Scarborough, server environments can easily operate at warmer temperatures thus saving costs on air conditioning without endangering the health and performance of the hardware. Read more here – http://www.tomsitpro.com/articles/datacente-cooling-science_research-UTSC,1-549.html... Read More

  10. A live MSExchange.org Webinar sponsored by KEMP Technologies

    Is your organization's network service up-to-date with the latest configuration best practices for High Availability and Load Balancing? Now is the time make sure, before you have an outage. Learn the latest from a Microsoft Exchange MVP who will help you identify where your High Availability network stands today and avoid future outages. Join J. Peter Bruzzese, Microsoft Certified Trainer... Read More

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