George Chetcuti’s Blog

Last Updated on 1 Sept. 2015, Total: 714 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.

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167 General
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85 Security
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16 Virtualization
  1. Submarine cables – Internet’s physical infrastructure

    If you're into the physical infrastructure of the Internet then this map should be your starting point. The Submarine Cable Map is a free resource from TeleGeography. Data contained in this map is drawn from Global Bandwidth Research Service and is updated on a regular basis. The map is rich of information including cable capacity, provider name and other elements;... Read More

  2. Be aware of fake Google’s Chrome installers for Windows

    Trend Micro, the antivirus vendor has identified suspicious URLs which appear to be hosted on legitimate sources such as, Facebook and Google domains that promote a malicious file called ChromeSetup.exe. This file has nothing to do with Google's Chrome installation but is simply an information-stealing Trojan application and is offered for download on various websites! An analysis of the file... Read More

  3. Microsoft’s Surface

    Microsoft announces its first tablet computer called the Surface. The first two versions that Microsoft will release run on different processors. The Surface for Windows RT runs on an ARM processor. It is less powerful than the Surface for Windows 8 Pro, which uses an Intel processor. The RT is also thinner and weighs less than the Pro. Both tablets... Read More

  4. 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

  5. Cisco’s reply about Connect Cloud policies

    Cisco apologizes for the inconvenience caused after a new software platform for its Linksys Wi-Fi routers was released. It also explains the objectives of the platform and clarifies its Connect Cloud policies and terms of service after several days of complaints received by its customers. In a blog post, Brett Wingo states "We also wanted to clear up any confusion... Read More

  6. Amazon’s RDS supports MS SQL Server Database Engine Tuning Advisor

    The Amazon Relational Database Service for SQL Server now supports the Microsoft SQL Server Database Engine Tuning Advisor. The Advisor will help you to select and create an optimal set of indexes, indexed views, and partitions even if you don't have an expert-level understanding of the structure of your database or the internals of SQL Server. Read more here -... Read More

  7. Amazon’s Cloud announces the availability of a high I/O Instance

    Amazon customers can now launch an EC2 High I/O Quadruple Extra Large (hi1.4xlarge in the EC2 API) instance. This I/O beast consists of 8 virtual cores, clocking in at a total of 35 ECU (EC2 Compute Units), HVM and PVM virtualization, 60.5 GB of RAM, 10 Gigabit Ethernet connectivity with support for cluster placement groups, and 2 TB of local... Read More

  8. Amazon’s AWS re:Invent event

    Attend Amazon's AWS re: Invent this November, the No.1 event for the AWS Cloud community. It is the event of the cloud computing developers, hottest start-ups, and visionary technology leaders. The event includes topics that will make you a Cloud expert in: monitoring cloud resources, optimizing performance, managing security, and cutting costs. Plus you can meet with Amazon's AWS engineers... Read More

  9. Zoho’s online office apps integrate with Google drive

    Zoho's online office apps integrate with Google Drive and users can now open their documents using Zoho's Writer, Sheet & Show – Zoho's word processor, spreadsheet and presentation applications. Zoho offers a comprehensive suite of award-winning online business, productivity & collaboration applications. This integration is not just for viewing files using Zoho's apps, but it also allows users to edit... Read More

  10. Amazon’s Cloud VPN additional features

    Amazon's Virtual Private Cloud (VPC) include route tables and gateways features, that allow you to both extend your organization's network to Amazon's Cloud, and connect your VPC to the Internet and leverage the benefits of Amazon EC2. In addition, you can create VPNs using devices that do not support BGP. Some firewalls and entry-level routers support IPSec but not BGP... Read More

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