IT isn’t just boys‘ business

Girls an technology don't go well together? We think it's quite the opposite: They go together very well! This year, my employer is participating in the 15th annual "Girls'Day". Our goal is to show girls some possible career paths, that they - thanks to prevailing gender roles and stereotypes - might have not considered yet....

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RANCID on Ubuntu 14.10

Just a quick one today... RANCID (Really Awesome New Cisco config Differ) is a software to monitor a routers software and hardware configuration, and to maintain history of configuration changes by using CVS. If you need more information about Rancid, you can take a look at their website. Installing RANCID Installing Rancid on Ubuntu 14.10...

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Running Proxmox VE 3.3 on a software RAID

(Disclaimer: Workplace related! I encountered this problem and wrote a blog post about it originally on my employers blog. You can also read the original article there: http://blog.synyx.de/2015/01/running-proxmox-ve-3-3-on-a-software-raid/) During installation of Proxmox VE 3.3 (available here), you are only given the choice of what disk you want to use for the installation process, but not...

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Time Series Data is the the new Big Data

Together with my colleague, Christian Mennerich, i published a new article on my employers blog and the MapR Blog. Read the whole article there! On 22 November 2014, the NoSQL matters conference took place in Barcelona at the Casa Convalescència, which is doubtless one of the most beautiful locations for a conference! The Casa was...

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Installing XenServer and Virtual Hosts in a Routed Network

A few days ago, we had to set up a XenServer Host, running on one of Hetzners dedicated servers. There are plenty of howto's around, but since we happened to run into a few problems with routed networking and Domain Name Resolution during installation, that weren't documented in Hetzners Wiki, i decided to provide a...

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Planning and designing your IT Infrastructure – Part II: Evaluating and designing

I originally posted this article on my employers blog. Read the original there. In my last blog post, i talked about all these little things you need to keep in mind when setting up a new or replace your current network infrastructure. I came up with that topic first, because in our case we are...

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Planning and designing your IT Infrastructure – Part I: Networking

I originally posted this article on my employers blog. Read the original there. Welcome 2014! This year will be pretty big for us here at synyx - business has been doing well and in the last couple of years, we have been grown to, as of now, employ a dedicated team of almost 50 individuals....

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The Open Source Datacenter Conference 2013

I originally posted this article on my employers blog. Read the original here. As some of you might already know, synyx provides their employees with an annual budget that we can spend on anything that helps us improve our job skills, such as professional literature, training or seminars and conferences. So, a few weeks ago,...

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