Taking Advantage of the pfSense Developer Shell

Happy New Year! Welcome to 2015 Now that it everyone is back in the office after the holiday slowdown and kicking off the new year, it's once again time to share some fresh tips for managing your pfSense security appliance. The challenge was to migrate a customer to a new pfSense firewall and … [Read more...]

Using 802.1q VLAN tagging on Windows Server 2012

In part of implementing additional Veeam Backup & Recovery servers as part of Atlantic Metro's managed backup service, and supporting our Cloud/vmware managed hosting and disaster recovery environments, the need for having isolated 802.1q VLANs for inter-site communication was established. … [Read more...]

Enabling automation with ISC DHCP and Puppet

We're in the process of rearchitecting our automated server provisioning process. For this we're using Razor, Puppet, The Puppetlabs module for DHCP and ISC DHCP server. Note: A pull request was submitted to allow for empty ranges in puppetlabs-dhcp module so this will be needed for this to really … [Read more...]

Top 10 Steps to Developing a Business Continuity/Disaster Recovery Plan

1. Define Your Key Assets & Operations Business Continuity and Disaster Recovery (BC/DR) efforts start with identification of key assets of your infrastructure and processes that are most important to keeping your business operational. Define the financial and operational impact of the loss of each … [Read more...]

Save Yourself a Trip to the Post Office, Send Your Valentine a Card with Paperless Post

As Valentine’s Day approaches and you start thinking about mailing that special someone a card, think again… Our client Paperless Post (http://www.paperlesspost.com) offers a unique online alternative to the traditional experience of sending and receiving holiday cards, as well as a variety of oth … [Read more...]