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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 […]

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 […]

My Ultimate Raspberry Pi 2 Starter Kit!

  Update: Yes these also work with the Raspberry Pi Zero. The Raspberry Pi credit card-sized single-board computer was developed by the Raspberry Pi Foundation with the intention of promoting the teaching of basic computer science in schools and developing countries. But it has blow up in popularity and applications way beyond that. In fact, over […]

GrooveHQ’s ‘Free Forever’ Plan – What you should know. Plus, list of help desk software.

Update: You can also read of another user’s similar experience with GrooveHQ in the comments section below. List of free forever and paid help desk software worth a try: Freshdesk*, Desk, Help Scout*, HappyFox, GrooveHQ, Jitbit, Kayako, Deskero*, Enchant, Zendesk, SupportBee, Mojo Help Desk*, Zoho*, Helprace*, Reamaze, Keeping, Bornevia, Firehose Help Desk, Brimir*. *Truly Free Forever plan offered. If you are looking for a Help Desk solution, GrooveHQ is amazing! But so […]

Best Linux distro and Desktop Environment Combinations.

Are you searching for the best Linux distro (distribution) and DE (Desktop Environment) combination? What better way to increase your familiarity with Linux servers than running Linux on your laptop and/or workstation. Best Linux distros As mentioned previously, the first rule to keep in mind is that there’s no “best” Linux distro. But rather there’s a best […]