Christopher Tozzi

Christopher
Tozzi

Christopher Tozzi has covered the channel for The VAR Guy on a freelance basis since 2008, with an emphasis on open source, Linux, virtualization, SDN, containers, data storage and related topics. He also teaches history at a major university in Washington, D.C. He occasionally combines these interests by writing about the history of software. His book on this topic, For Fun and Profit: A History of the Free and Open Source Software Revolution, is forthcoming with MIT Press.

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Understanding How Passwords are Stolen: Phishing, Spoofing and Beyond
Understanding How Passwords are Stolen: Phishing, Spoofing and Beyond
We've compiled an explanation of the most common strategies that attackers use to steal passwords - and what you can do to help prevent them.
5 Outdated Tech Habits that are Hard to Kick
5 Outdated Tech Habits that are Hard to Kick 1
Rebooting your computer, deleting email and having to install Acrobat are just some of the tech practices that used to be common, but shouldn't be today.
Why Expected Server Lifetime Is in the Eye of the Beholder
Why Expected Server Lifetime Is in the Eye of the Beholder 1
Replacing your servers every five years just because that's what other people do is not necessarily the most cost-effective way to manage hardware.
Why MSPs Deserve More Credit for Software Maintenance Work
Why MSPs Deserve More Credit for Software Maintenance Work
Managed Service Providers (MSPs) are crucial for helping to maintain software, but they get less credit than they deserve for maintenance work.
Note to MSPs: Don't Forget about Cost Monitoring for Your Software
Note to MSPs: Don't Forget about Cost Monitoring for Your Software
Cost monitoring and optimization is sometimes left out of software monitoring and APM strategies, but it should not be. Cost monitoring helps to streamline MSP operations.
Four Ways MSPs Can Use Blockchain to Improve Managed Services
Four Ways MSPs Can Use Blockchain to Improve Managed Services
Managed Services Providers (MSPs) can benefit from blockchain to handle payments, manage contracts, store data and more.
Dell's REX-Ray, A Storage Orchestrator for Docker, Embraces CSI Specs
Dell's REX-Ray, A Storage Orchestrator for Docker, Embraces CSI Specs 1
The tool from Dell Technologies' {code} project for managing persistent storage for Docker containers, is said to be the first to leverage Container Storage Interface. Organizations seeking to test it out can access the current development code from GitHub.
MSPs and the Post-Operating System World: Making Expectations Reality
MSPs and the Post-Operating System World: Making Expectations Reality
Managed IT Services providers (MSPs) can play a critical role in helping to smooth over operating system compatibility issues for users.
DH2i Adds Docker Support to App Portability Platform for Windows and Linux
DH2i Adds Docker Support to App Portability Platform for Windows and Linux
DH2i adds Docker container support to application portability platform for Windows and Linux.
The Benefits of Multi-Cloud Computing Architectures for MSPs
The Benefits of Multi-Cloud Computing Architectures for MSPs
A multi-cloud strategy helps Managed Services Providers (MSPs) by increasing service availability, protecting against DDoS, giving customers choice and making data management flexible.
The Managed Kubernetes Opportunity for MSPs
The Managed Kubernetes Opportunity for MSPs
MSPs can meet demand for managed Kubernetes, or Kubernetes-as-a-Service, which is currently available from only a handful of providers.
Four Technologies that Help MSPs Maintain SLA Guarantees
Four Technologies that Help MSPs Maintain SLA Guarantees
Incident management, anti-DDoS, Docker containers and other tools can help MSPs maintain Service Level Agreement (SLA) guarantees for managed IT services.
Advice to MSSPs: Prepare for the New Generation of Security Threats
Advice to MSSPs: Prepare for the New Generation of Security Threats
Managed Security Service Providers (MSSPs) must prepare to handle a new generation of threats and challenges, like massive DDoS attacks, shadow IT and microservices.
Managed IT Services: How MSPs Can Survive the Automation Revolution
Managed IT Services: How MSPs Can Survive the Automation Revolution
MSPs who want to survive the automation revolution need to identify services that are difficult to automate.
How to Modernize Your Log Management, Aggregation and Analysis Strategy
How to Modernize Your Log Management, Aggregation and Analysis Strategy
Log management and log aggregation have evolved. We look at how to develop an effective log strategy using real-time analysis, automated response, visualization tools like Grafana and more.



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