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SMS Engineering is Keeping a Close Eye on OpenTofu

OpenTofu is making waves as an open-source Infrastructure as Code tool. See how SMS Engineers can help migrate your IaC projects.
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The Many Faces of Agile Integration

Programs, even simple projects, can seem like exercises in herding cats. I’d like to discuss an approach to streamline execution.
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Zero Trust Microsegmentation with Illumio Core

Legacy network segmentation methodologies are increasingly inadequate. It's time to implement microsegmentation.
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Complex Routing Symmetry in BGP

Enforcing network traffic symmetry has long been the biggest routing challenge faced in our network. Here is the solution.
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Use Azure Automation Runbook to deploy Nessus Agent via Terraform

We use an Azure Automation to install anything on a Virtual Machine.
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Automating Operating System Hardening

Learn the importance of operating system hardening and how to automate your process with OpenSCAP, Ansible, Packer and Terraform.
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SMS HCIaaS With Nutanix

IT infrastructure-as-a-service (ITaaS) models, such as hyperconverged infrastructure (HCI) as a service (HCIaaS), are becoming more popular as businesses look for ways to reduce costs and simplify IT management.
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EVPN is a next-generation VPN protocol for building both L2 and L3 VPNs, addressing the challenges of traditional L2VPN protocols while providing L3VPN capabilities.
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Setup of Ansible on Eve-NG

Learn how to perform a basic setup of Ansible on Eve-NG to push configurations to network devices, and you’ll have the building blocks to begin constructing your own playbook.
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Deploying DokuWiki on Amazon Elastic Container Service (ECS) – Part 2 of 2

How to move on from a "Click-Ops" deployment via the AWS console to an Infrastructure as Code (IaC) deployment using Terraform.
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Cisco Certified Internetwork Expert (CCIE) Recertification

SMS Cloud Solutions Architect, Ryan DeBerry provides a straight forward approach to Cisco Certified Internetwork Expert re-certification.
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Deploying Your First Container on Amazon Elastic Container Service (ECS) – Part 1 of 2

The experts have all weighed in and Amazon Elastic Kubernetes Service (EKS) is the only option worth considering.
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Network Engineer to Cloud Engineer

Making the transition from Network to Cloud Engineering requires learning new things, but it's worth it.
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Bare Metal to Kubernetes as a Service – Part 3 of 3

Integrating Rancher with Openstack simplifies the deployment and management of production-ready Kubernetes clusters at scale on any cloud, public or private.
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Bare Metal to Kubernetes as a Service – Part 2 of 3

Deploy an Openstack cloud on top of hosts managed by MAAS using Canonical's Juju, an open source application modelling tool that deploys, configures, scales and operates cloud infrastructures efficiently.
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Ordering Fraud: The Other Side of the Supply Chain

Our interconnected world increasingly relies on the outputs of a multitude of companies located globally. Monitoring the sell-side of your transactions is every bit as important as monitoring the buy-side of your transactions.
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Bare Metal to Kubernetes as a Service – Part 1 of 3

For all of the gains made by Kubernetes as it relates to managing applications, there is a general consensus that deploying and managing Kubernetes itself is hard.
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