Segmenting Datacenter Servers (Security and Performance)

In data center networking, you really don’t care what is hosted on a server. Let’s face it. You know it’s true. Some business unit probably calls this app “critical”. It probably generates a report that 3 people in the company see. But it’s important to them. To you, it’s a VLAN, an IP address, a … Continue Reading

Passion for…. Anything? Everything? Something!?

Passion, desire, enthusiasm, excitement, zeal, and fervor…… These words describe more than just a passing interest or modest caring for something. They describe a level of devotion and dedication that surpasses the “normal”. They so poignantly portray an artist lost in her instrument, an athlete at his peak output during an event, an evangelical preacher … Continue Reading

Consultant….is not a bad word…busting the myth

Hello, my name is Ben and I am a consultant. I feel like sometimes that’s my introduction to clients. Like it’s a bad thing that I’m there helping them out. There are a few reasons why you’d bring in a consultant: It’s free! A lot of the time, a vendor will throw in free service when … Continue Reading

Dual routing-engines/control ports on a @JuniperNetworks SRX

The Juniper Networks SRX architecture is frequently deployed in a redundant configuration. Especially the data-center SRX’s (SRX1400, SRX3400, SRX3600, SRX5600, SRX5800). It’s pretty obvious why. When you think about the data that the firewall is protecting, uptime is just as critical to the security of the system, sometimes even more-so. Production web, database, storage, and … Continue Reading

MetroUI Hex Color Scheme

If you want to design a user interface integrating the Windows/Microsoft MetroUI color scheme, you’ll need the HEX codes for them. You could look at these codes below… or just find them at metroui.org.ua