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Automated server updates

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This is going to be a contentious one, but here at Anchor we think automatically applying updates to servers is a Good Thing. It’s definitely not for everyone, but in an environment like ours with hundreds of managed servers it’s the only way you’re going to get things done and get any sleep at night. Sysadmin of note Tom Limoncelli advocates rolling out updates to progressively more machines with prior testing beforehand to mitigate the scope of potential problems (it’s called “one, some, many”). It’s certainly a good strategy for a large number of homogenous computers, but what we’re talking about here is a bit smaller-scale. Specifically, we have customers with servers that we never touch, we call this Anchor Monitor. These customers often have particular environments that they’re better…

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The Value of Commercial Marketing Spiels

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Following on from our previous musings on commercial support, I thought it’d be worthwhile sharing a missive from our much-loved (*snicker*) OS vendor. I’m thinking they could really stand to invest in a spell-checker, it’s not like there’s no free and open-source options. For your reading pleasure, the following is copy-pasta’d without correction… Are you currently running a proprietary Java EE technology? Take the JBoss 30 Day Challenge! Now more than ever, wasting money on expensive, proprietaru application infrastructure is just not an option. Red hat can help to take the rish out of moving to JBoss, a lower cost, enterprise class, open source solution for application development, deployment and management. Through the 30 Day Challenge, Red HAt will assist your organisation in migrating one of your existing Java applications…

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