Freelance – the term for a Knight of honour that is not pledged to a Lord. Modern Use: person who pursues a profession without a long-term commitment to an employer ((Wikipedia)) On the contest field, each Knight would pledge his lance to the Lord who owns his fealty. A Knight with no such pledge was [...]
“velvet rut” describes operational practice in a network that hasn’t changed in along time. Typically, some action that is done that way “because it’s always done that way”. Because it works and the world is a happy place therefore the practice must be a good one. Being stuck in a rut is no excuse for [...]
Press release at Secure Computing website confirming that they have been sold to McAfee – its a sad day when one of the best security technology companies gets the kiss of death.
I was thinking over the integration of an IT Engineering team to provide a cloud computing services. While discussing team responsibilities and operational “edges” I realised how divisive and dysfunctional FCoE will be to a team.
I have been planning cloud computing systems recently, and had many long discussions with different teams. I have prepared the following diagram to show the perceptual difference between how each team perceives the data centre.
I am seriously considering whether to undertake my second CCIE exam by doing the CCIE Security. Since the credit crunch has created a downturn in the market it is the best time to study. I am reviewing the training resources available and deciding which products might be worth purchasing.
I have a constant struggle to memorise new content and review material. After some research I decided to try using flash cards as a new technique. Now I have some software to do this and its one of my favourite tools.
“orgy of failure” is the party thrown at the end of large project to celebrate it’s “completion”. This is not necessarily a negative term, but usually, it is. At some point in your career you will be involved in a project that doesn’t achieve the original goals, but will be declared a success by ‘adapting [...]
A TCP SYN Cookie is typically used in DDoS engines and load balancers to create another level of protocol security for Denial of Service attacks. Lets take a quick dive through the technology.