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Most powerful supercomputers ranking

The 500 most powerful supercomputers use Linux

The world’s most powerful supercomputers use Linux. A supercomputer is a device whose computing capabilities are by far higher than those of common computers. The most powerful supercomputer nowadays exceeds 1,100 Petaflops (PFlops). This is a performance no personal device can achieve. Besides, it is worth mentioning that Linux has dominated the list of the

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High Availability (HA)

High Availability (HA)

High Availability or HA eliminates single points of failure in IT systems to minimize the impact of a disruption in systems, databases and applications. Thus reducing the risk of damaging productivity and losing revenue. Redundancy and automatic failure detection are key features to achieve HA. High Availability & Operational performance High Availability refers to an

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Interview with Stackscale's cofounder, David Carrero

Interview with Stackscale’s VP Sales & cofounder on CyberNews

Stackscale’s VP Sales & cofounder, David Carrero Fernández-Baillo, had an interview with CyberNews to talk about IT, the Internet and cybersecurity. The Covid-19 pandemic has entailed many challenges and threats and the digital world has been at the core of this new reality. As everyone’s digital activity increased, both personally and professionally, so did cyberattacks.

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Debian GNU/Linux distro

Debian: the second most used Linux distro

Debian is a free, open source Linux distribution. It was initially launched by Ian Murdock in 1993 as the “Debian Linux Release”. It was the first distribution to be open for contribution to all users and developers. Debian GNU/Linux The Debian GNU/Linux distribution includes the Linux kernel or the FreeBSD kernel, and thousands of prepackaged

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Energy efficiency measures in data centers

How do data centers improve energy efficiency?

Energy efficiency is essential for building sustainable solutions and ensuring long-term sustainable growth. Maximizing the benefits of technology while reducing its impact on the planet is one of the main challenges of data centers nowadays. Data centers require a vast amount of energy to keep running. Therefore, energy efficiency is a priority, not only in

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NAS or Network Attached Storage

NAS: Network Attached Storage

Network Attached Storage (NAS) is one of the main storage architectures, together with Storage Area Network (SAN) and Direct Attached Storage (DAS). What is Network Attached Storage or NAS? NAS is one of the most commonly used storage systems thanks to the flexibility it provides. On the one hand, Network Attached Storage or NAS is

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Cloud service models: SaaS, PaaS and IaaS

IaaS, PaaS and SaaS cloud service models

The main three cloud service models are: IaaS, PaaS and SaaS. Each cloud service model covers different user and company needs, and provides a different level of control, security and scalability. IaaS is the cloud service model that offers a higher level of control compared with an on-premises solution. PaaS makes the process of developing

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Server administration

Server administration: key aspects and tools

Server administration is essential to guarantee high performance and business continuity, as servers often host valuable data and mission-critical applications. So, either internally or externally, it must be carefully addressed. What is server administration? Server administration comprehends all tasks related to managing, optimizing and monitoring servers, networks and systems in order to ensure they work

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Import and export MySQL and MariaDB databases

How to export and import MySQL or MariaDB databases

In this post, we will focus on the process to export and import databases in MySQL and MariaDB in order to create a backup. There is not the slightest doubt that backups are essential to be protected against incidents such as data losses or cyberattacks. Therefore, when backing up websites and applications, it is important

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Popular Linux distributions

30 popular Linux distributions

In the following list, we have gathered some of the most popular Linux distributions and some growing distros too. GNU/Linux operating systems are Unix-like and open source, and based on the Linux kernel. Among the long list of Linux distributions, there are a number of distros that clearly stand out among the others — in

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