ITSM

ITSM stands for IT Service Management. The term ITSM encompasses all processes and activities related to the design, creation, delivery and support of IT services. In some cases, ITSM focuses on IT technical support and helpdesk systems, such as Service Now and BMC Helix. An example architecture from BMC Helix ITSM platform is shown below.

Azure Container Registry and the Open Container Initiative

Open Container Initiative

The Open Container Initiative (OCI) is a lightweight, open governance structure (project), backed by the Linux Foundation, for the express purpose of creating open industry standards around container formats and runtime. The OCI was launched on June 22nd 2015 by Docker, CoreOS and other leaders in the container industry. This article provides information on the … Read more

Mainboard TPM 2.0 hardware support for Windows 11

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This article discusses mainboard TPM 2.0 hardware support for Windows 11. For upgrade instructions from Windows 10 to Windows 11, review the following article: https://stefanos.cloud/upgrade-to-windows-11/. Mainboard TPM 2.0 hardware support Many Windows 10 PC owners these days are looking for ways to upgrade their PC to Windows 11. One mandatory preparation step is to ensure … Read more

Honeywell quantum milestone

honeywell quantum computing

Honeywell Quantum Solutions has achieved another milestone in its quest to develop the highest-performing quantum computers on the market. This week, the System Model H1 quadrupled its performance in terms of quantum volume and became the first commercial quantum computer to measure 512. It marks the third time in nine months Honeywell has set an … Read more

The Microsoft Pluton processor

microsoft pluton processor

The Microsoft Pluton processor Microsoft very recently officially announced the Microsoft Pluton Processor in Microsoft security blog. Pluton is a Microsoft-designed security subsystem that implements a hardware-based root of trust for various Microsoft services. It includes a security processor core, cryptographic engines, a hardware random number generator, public/private key generation, asymmetric and symmetric encryption, support … Read more

Recommended services for on-prem virtualization infrastructures

This post discusses recommended services for on-prem virtualization infrastructures. The post is also available in my podcast. When deploying an on-premises virtualization infrastructure (which could also be thought of as a private cloud with the sole customer being the enterprise/organization itself) there are services and server roles which should be considered in order to achieve … Read more

Traefik router

Traefik Edge Router

Traefik router is an Edge Router, it means that it’s the door to your platform, and that it intercepts and routes every incoming request: it knows all the logic and every rule that determine which services handle which requests (based on the path, the host, headers, and so on …). Auto Service Discovery Where traditionally … Read more