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AWS – Serverless

AWS – Serverless Serverless is one of those stupid names within IT that doesn’t really explain whats going on. Its led to the comical meme below But buzzword bingo aside what is it and what can you do with it?  Well, my AWS cert is due to expire shortly and I haven’t played with it for…
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Cloudflare

Cloudflare – What is it and why would I care ? I have been using Cloudflare for a long time.  It is one of my goto services and I use it to protect all of the public services I run for myself and other sites/ organizations. The basic premise of what Cloudflare do is that…
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Work in Progress

I am in the process of changing large parts of this site. Please bear with me during the transition   James

Lab Storage

I have been meaning to post around some of lab setup for a while.   Although it changes frequently at present its as below.  I will add some pics when I have tidied up the lab/cables My primary lab storage is all contained within a HP Gen8 Microserver. Currently Configured: 1x INTEL Core i3-4130 running at 2.3Ghz…
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Nutanix CE

I ran a Nutanix CE server at home for a little while when it first came out.  However due to the fairly high requirements, it didn’t make sense to me to continue running it at home.  This was compounded by the fact that I have many clusters to play with at work.   These all run my…
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Sophos UTM Endpoint protection

I have been using the Sophos UTM Appliance at home for about 3 years.  It has been my internet gateway all this time and also has been useful for the lab I run at home. It’s pretty much the full featured enterprise edition but its limited to 50 IP’s on the lan side.  The feature…
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Money Saving ( UK Version)

I recently got back from an amazing conference in New Orleans. This was the VeeamON conference and I was invited as part of the Veeam Vanguard programme that I am part of. A lot of the UK Vanguards all travelled out together and after numerous discussions, it became clear that a lot of them were paying…
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