Enjoying the Journey of Learning

Joy of Knowing and the Joy of Learning Real talk. Keepin’ it hunnit. This is something that I’ve wanted to write about since coming to college because I know just how relevant it can be. Although it’s been something that I have struggled with for many years now, it’s something that I think is the…

A Data Lake? They’re Getting Bigger!!!

Data Warehouse Down, Data Lake Up Next! As soon as I thought we were done, I hear of data lakes. Oh woe is data… I thought everything was good, I had wrapped up my series on data warehouses and I was slowly working on topics more foundational and basic to my knowledge so far. I…

B2B – Understanding Modems and Routers

Asking the age old question. Which box do I restart for the internet to start again? A simple explanation for a perplexing dilemma. What box do I have to power cycle? For far too long, or at least longer than I could care to admit, I never really understand the difference between a modem and…

B2B – Digital Signatures and Certificates

Understanding Digital Signatures and Certificates The second Back2Basics post, this time covering how the CIA triad is applied and what comes of it. We know of the CIA triad when it comes to security, but there are additional things that must take place to ensure that the documents came from the correct person as well….

Back2Basics (B2B) – The CIA Triad

Understanding the importance of the CIA triad If you just had to learn something, just know the letters CIA are important in information security. In all things information security, one of the most basic yet foundational concepts is the CIA triad. Now, I could go off into a pun and little short story about “No……

SLA Introduction-(Service Level Agreements)

What is a SLA? According to Oracle Documentation, an SLA “specifies minimum performance requirements and, upon failure to meet those requirements, the level and extent of customer support that must be provided.” Essentially, it is a written down agreement that the organization will commit to responding to certain troubles within a set time frame. SLA…

CDN Content Delivery Network Introduction

Let’s Take a Dive into CDNs! Content Delivery Networks After our little discussion regarding cloud infrastructure services such as AWS and Microsoft Azure, I wanted to touch upon a little topic that I’ve gone over a couple of times but it’s something that is a bit more specific than storage itself and those are the…

AWS Down. Let’s see some MS Azure!

Next stop? Microsoft Azure Introduction! Now that we talked through AWS and some introductory information, let’s talk a bit on Microsoft Azure, one of its competitors. Although I believe that AWS has its merits and I might prefer to use AWS, I’m also a little bit of a Microsoft fanboy and since I’m starting to…

Hybrid Cloud Infrastructure? What is it?

Hybrid Cloud Infrastructure! The Fork Between a Local and a Cloud Place. Hybrid Cloud Infrastructure is when your local infrastructure and your cloud infrastructure create a seamless network. As an administrator you no longer view cloud and local as unique infrastructure, but rather as a single network map. AWS, MS Azure and VMware offer solutions…

Backup Solutions – A Complex Simpleton

What is considered a backup? Now it might seem like a really simple answer and almost like common sense, but in the information technology and almost any other industry, it’s important to consider what is ACTUALLY a backup solution for information and everything else. Nowadays, with “cloud this” and “cloud that” the term “backup” has…