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IT Infrastructure for Small Business - Data Synchronisation

A friend of mine has asked for some advice about the I.T. infrastructure he should put in place for his small business. His business is in the science field and is very data-centric (i.e., they ...
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LAN Redundancy - NIC, Cables + Switch?

I'm trying to move to a HA solution and would like to understand what hardware is required to have redundancy in the NICs, switch and cables. The diagrams below show how I envisage a non-redundant ...
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Chef vs. Puppet: Which works best on Joyent SmartMachines?

Currently we're planning to take our app to a dynamic infrastructure and we're caught between Chef and Puppet. Each has pros and cons but seeking community answer from anyone who has experience with ...
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infrastructure about mmof

I just want to know how much loss a multimode fiber can have before it does not transfer information or slow down the system? I have tested a 12 core mmof that is about 60m long and i am getting 4.5dB ...
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Separating Secure Network and DMZ (nonsecure) in a PCI Compliant Infrastructure

We are setting up a PCI Compliant infrastructure where most of our applications are running in a DMZ (demilitarised zone) that contain no sensitive information. The part that contains sensitive ...
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Infrastructure Wiki Documentation Diagram?

I am in the process of designing a documentation Wiki for Infrastructure. That is, the whole gamut of servers, networks, storage, and applications. I have been poking around with some ideas via ...
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Switching from Windows Server to NAS

so I recently started my new job as an IT specialist in a small media agency (~6-8 people). We currently struggle with the server crashing occasionally (within 4h - 48h) probably due to a hdd / ...