Datacenter technologies and systems

Datacenter Infrastructure

Introduction to Datacenter Technology This article provides a technical overview of datacenter technologies and systems. Datacenters form the backbone of the digital world, acting as the central hubs where computing resources are concentrated for remote access. These sprawling complexes of servers, networking equipment, and other hardware allow for the seamless delivery and storage of data, … Read more

Free training resources for TCP IP networking

Free training resources for TCP IP networking

Free training resources for TCP IP networking Starting your journey in the TCP IP networking stack, it is important to understand concepts but also to put these networking concepts into a hands-on perspective. This article provides a list of free training resources for TCP IP networking.

Overview of Azure gateway resources

Azure gateways

Introduction A gateway is a networking resource which handles network traffic while traversing different segments of the same ISO OSI network layer, for example a default gateway is a layer 3 domain (broadcast) gateway for routing purposes. The term gateway can also signify an application layer appliance which handles traffic for specialized application traffic scenarios, … Read more

Azure Virtual Network Manager

Azure virtual network manager

Introducing Azure Virtual Network Manager Azure Virtual Network Manager (AVNM) is now generally available. AVNM is a highly scalable and available network management solution that allows you to simplify network management across subscriptions globally. Using its centralized network management capabilities, you can manage your network resources at scale from a single plane of glass.  *The … Read more

Optimizing your Windows network connections with TCP Optimizer

tcp optimizer

Introduction The TCP Optimizer is a free, easy Windows program that provides an intuitive interface for tuning and optimizing your Internet connection. There is no installation required, just download and run as administrator. When optimizing your Windows network connections with TCP Optimizer, take into account my other KB article on how to troubleshoot your Internet … Read more

Tinywall free software firewall

tinywall firewall

The Tinywall free software firewall has recently been revamped to its new major version, i.e. version 3.0. The following release notes from the developer and creator of TinyWall outline its new functionality. TinyWall 3.0 focuses on improving its firewall engine, and achieves this by not piggybacking on the built-in firewall in Windows anymore. This new … 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

Bandwidth usage and VoIP considerations for Citrix XenDesktop

Citrix bandwidth

This blog post provides an overview of bandwidth usage and VoIP considerations for Citrix XenDesktop. The following Citrix articles include detailed guidance and formulas for calculating acceptable bandwidth consumption estimations for various scenarios in Citrix XenApp and XenDesktop. Each user in XenApp and XenDesktop is modelled and organized into various user types, such as heavy … Read more

Troubleshooting DNS and network issues

Introduction to troubleshooting DNS and network issues This article discusses troubleshooting DNS and network issues. The article describes how to use the dig and nslookup tools to test DNS settings and troubleshoot name resolution issues. Microsoft Windows uses nslookup, while Mac OS X and Linux use dig. You can use these tools to determine the IP address associated with … Read more