Have you ever thought about how secure your servers are “in the cloud”? Well, the good news is that servers in the cloud, or even virtualized within your own infrastructure on-premises cloud, are likely to be more secure than those on bare metal. Read More
  Many courses will try to teach you Linux by cramming as many topics into the course as possible. This course takes a different approach by exposing you to one very important topic, Tar, with the goal of teaching it well and in depth. Tar is the unified way of backing up and sharing files in Unix and Linux, so we must learn it once and learn it properly. Dive into Tar with Andrew Mallett by logging into your INE Member's Account. Read More
  Big Blue Buys Red Hat It was October 28th that IBM announced its intended purchase of Red Hat. What we will try to discover is, if merging red into blue produces a purple downpour or if raspberry berets will be the new millinery of choice.   Prowling IBM Firstly, this purchase should not have been too much of a surprise. IBM has been looking at this type of purchase for many years. Initially, IBM showed an interest in the purchase of SUSE by Novell in 2004. Not only had IBM been stalking... Read More
Every day we are bombarded with articles relating to the latest security breach and how cyber-crime is an ever-increasing market for the unscrupulous among us. While it is always hard to apportion blame in these instances; security is very much like an onion, being many layered. The more layers that you have, the less likely you are to cry. Let’s take a look at three external security layers that we can wrap around our application or service. Service/Application account: The security context in... Read More
As an administrator myself I am well aware of the challenges that you will face trying to decide where and how to start coding. We are more than aware of the need to code: Accelerating repetitive tasks Ensuring accuracy of the task and it being repeatedly correct Delegating administrative tasks Sharing of tools Running commands across many systems simultaneously Linux is a great platform on which to begin writing code, therefore the need for developers and administrators in Linux is high. Linux... Read More
Tune into our newest addition to our course library: Ubuntu Server (18.04): Installing and Managing openLDAP Directories, with Andrew Mallet to learn the basics of Ubuntu server. Read More

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