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Are You Load Balancing Wrong?
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Are You Load Balancing Wrong?

Anyone can use a load balancer. Using it properly is much more difficult.

10 Optimizations on Linear Search
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10 Optimizations on Linear Search

The operations side of the story.

The Small Batches Principle
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The Small Batches Principle

Reducing waste, encouraging experimentation, and making everyone happy.

How SysAdmins Devalue Themselves
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How SysAdmins Devalue Themselves

How to lose friends and alienate coworkers.

OpenFlow: A Radical New Idea in Networking
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OpenFlow: A Radical New Idea in Networking

An open standard that enables software-defined networking.

Successful Strategies for IPv6 Rollouts. Really.
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Successful Strategies for IPv6 Rollouts. Really.

Knowing where to begin is half the battle.

A Plea from Sysadmins to Software Vendors
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A Plea from Sysadmins to Software Vendors: 10 Do's and Don'ts

What can software vendors do to make the lives of system administrators a little easier?
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