APM Showdown: Which APM tool is right for you?

Guest post by Anand Akela, Director of Product Marketing, AppDynamics. In an ever-increasing digital world, IT Operations teams are struggling to monitor their application landscapes and third-party dependencies. A major key in their toolbelts is an application performance monitoring (APM) solution, which can provide business and user context and correlation to their application performance. Choosing the […]

WordPress Plugin being exploited. Delete inactive plugins

For the past few days an increasing number of WordPress websites have been infected by attackers exploiting a vulnerability in the WordPress plugin: WP Mobile Detector. The plugin with over 10,000 active installs was at one point removed completely from the WordPress repository with no patch available. However, as of today the WP Mobile Detector plugin has been patched […]

Use atop for Linux server performance analysis, here’s why.

Why use atop? We’re all familiar with top, a real-time system monitor. Some prefer htop and recently I mentioned iotop but for disk read/write monitoring. Today, I wanted to highlight another popular tool for Linux server performance analysis… atop. Atop is a ASCII full-screen performance monitor which can log and report the activity of all server processes. One feature I […]

Raspberry Pi 3 Overclock and Turbo Config

It’s that time again. You may remember my old overclocking post for Raspberry Pi and the Raspberry Pi 2. Yes, still obsessed with performance.This Raspberry Pi 3 Overclock post seeks to overclock the Raspberry Pi 3 Model B. Squeezing out some extra performance without compromising stability. It’s highly recommended that you use a capable power supply with 2.5 amps […]

The Linux Foundation’s New Training Bundle to Increase Career Mobility for SysAdmins

SAN FRANCISCO, May 12, 2016 – The Linux Foundation, the nonprofit advancing professional open source management for mass collaboration, today announced the availability of its new course, LFS211 Advanced Linux System Administration and Networking. The course provides the knowledge and skills necessary to succeed as a senior Linux sysadmin, as well as to pass the […]

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