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Solaris 11.2 beta is out.

Oracle Solaris 11.2 Beta is being released to allow developers, administrators and architects to evaluate the latest version of the #1 platform for enterprises. Over the course of the beta program, participants can provide feedback on the usability, stability, and overall quality of the product. Find out more about these features in theSolaris 11.2 Highlights:

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Kernel Zones
Kernel Zones bring the ability to run a non-global/local zone at a different kernel version from the global zone and can be patched or updated independently without the need to reboot the global zone. In other words, kernel zones are independent and isolated environments with a full kernel and user environment.

How To Add Swap on Ubuntu 14.04

One of the easiest way of increasing the responsiveness of your server and guarding against out of memory errors in your applications is to add some swap space. Swap is an area on a hard drive that has been designated as a place where the operating system can temporarily store data that it can no longer hold in RAM.

How To Create a SSL Certificate on Apache for Ubuntu 14.04

TLS, or transport layer security, and its predecessor SSL, secure sockets layer, are secure protocols created in order to place normal traffic in a protected, encrypted wrapper. These protocols allow traffic to be sent safely between remote parties without the possibility of the traffic being intercepted and read by someone in the middle. They are also instrumental in validating the identity of domains and servers throughout the internet by establishing a server as trusted and genuine by a certificate authority.

Nokia Joins Mobile Device Makers Kicking BlackBerry While It's Down

A new video from Nokia provides step by step instructions on how to dump BlackBerry and start using Nokia's Lumia Windows phones. There's no question that other smartphone vendors are trying to kick BlackBerry when it's

Samsung Galaxy S5 less durable than the iPhone 5S

Smartphone insurance firm SquareTrade tested the Samsung Galaxy S5 using its Phone Terminator test. According to the company, the S5 scored 6 points during the test. However, despite Samsung pushing the ruggedness of the handset, it still failed to beat

Samsung Galaxy S5 fingerprint scanner hacked

The Samsung Galaxy S5 launched at the end of last week, with the phone seeing both a warm critical and commercially reception. Its fingerprint scanner is one of the headline features of the new smartphone. The feature was seen as a necessity for

How to Scan and Repair an Infected Windows Computer

If a Windows system is badly infected with malware, running an antivirus from inside Windows often won’t help. You can more easily find and purge malware by scanning from outside Windows. Malware can hide itself on an infected system, avoiding detection. Other malware may attempt to

Windows Phone beats iOS and Android

It may not have the market share or indeed the breadth of apps that iOS and Android do, but Microsoft's mobile OS has a lot more going for it than you might think. In fact in many ways it combines the strengths of its rivals: it's more customizable than iOS, but you won't get the fragmentation and manufacturer branding that you get with Android, for example. Now not all of these characteristics are well and truly unique to Windows Phone - some of the features we've mentioned can be

Oracle announced the enhanced Fujitsu SPARC64 X+ servers

The enhanced Fujitsu M10 systems run on the new jointly developed SPARC64 X+ chips, which offer 1.3 times the performance of the previous processors.

Fujitsu and Oracle, a year after introducing the first of their jointly developed Fujitsu M10 servers, are rolling out upgraded systems powered by the new SPARC64 X+ processors that are faster and better performing than their predecessors.

The new systems, announced April 8, are aimed at server consolidation and

Seagate unveils world’s fastest 6TB hard drive

Seagate has joined Western Digital’s previously exclusive 6TB hard drive club, with the enterprise-class 7,200 RPM ST6000NM0004. Priced at around $600 (similar to WD’s Ultrastar He6), Seagate’s new drive isn’t likely to find a home in your gaming rig or office workstation — but that’s not really the point of ultra-high-end hardware, anyway. No, the main reason you should be excited about Seagate’s 6TB drive is that the technology that makes

Microsoft unveiled its own version of Siri for Windows Phone

Microsoft has officially unveiled its own answer Siri and Google Now for Windows Phone 8.1, and the rumours were true: it is genuinely called Cortana. Cortana was introduced today by Microsoft's Joe Belfiore onstage at the company's annual Build conference in San Francisco.

The voice of Cortana sounded like it was being provided by voice actress

How to allow only Windows Update Services from ISA Server

You experience problems when you access the Windows Update through a server that is running ISA Server. When you access the Windows Update through a server that is running Microsoft Internet Security and Acceleration (ISA) Server, and that server requires authentication, you may experience the problems while accessing updates through ISA Server.


Installing and Configuring XenServer 6.2 and XenCenter 6.2 – Part1

This step by step guide will help you to install Citrix XenServer 6.2 and XenCenter Windows Management Console 6.2. XenServer runs directly on your bare-metal hardware, if you are familiar with VMware ESX or ESXi/vSphere then its easy to understand XenServer functionality.

Installing and Configuring XenServer 6.2 and XenCenter 6.2 – Part2

Step2 - Installing XenCenter

So now let me take you through the installation process for XenCenter where I can show you how to connect and manager your newly configured XenServer.

Double click to launch the XenCenter installer


Introduction to HAProxy and Load Balancing Concepts

HAProxy, which stands for High Availability Proxy, is a popular open source software TCP/HTTP Load Balancer and proxying solution which can be run on Linux, Solaris, and FreeBSD. Its most common use is to improve the performance and reliability of a server environment by distributing the workload across multiple servers (e.g. web, application, database). It is used in many high-profile environments, including: GitHub, Imgur, Instagram, and Twitter.

This document provide a general overview of what HAProxy is, basic load-balancing terminology, and examples of how it might be used to improve the performance and reliability of your own server environment.

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