Operations is a Competitive Advantage

January 31, 2008

Sadly most small and medium size organizations misjudge the value in spending resources on operations, and even fewer see sys-adminry as an iterative process.Operations is a competitive advantage explains the operations in a way that managers and programmers can understand.

How Google Does Things

January 31, 2008

LISA is one of the best conferences relating to system administration and in ’06 Tom Limoncelli gave a frank and informative talk on how Google handles the largest of the large systems. Though few of us have access to the same tools and resources as Google, I think everyone can take home something from this talk, “My First Year At Google”

Rules for Sysadmins

January 30, 2008

For our first post, a nice set of Rules for Sys-Admins. The only thing I might change is 12 should be “Be sure you have remove console/KVM access to a host”, but whose counting.