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Pilot fish’s company uses a third-party MSP to monitor its servers. The in-house server is a hefty box with two VMs running, one for the file server, and one for the Exchange server. Comes a night with wild weather everywhere, and the power goes out for longer than the UPSs …

Roon Labs’ Nucleus music server review: Exquisite hardware for exceptional software

Roon Labs’ Roon music server software is is unparalleled in terms of its performance, its robust metadata support, and its flexibility. You can integrate any AirPlay, Chromecast, or native Roon RAAT (Roon Advanced Audio Transport) speakers and other audio gear for multi-room streaming. The high-end music-streaming services Tidal and Qobuz …

Memory-Lane Monday: Oops!

It’s a sizzling summer season at this retailer, and the main server has failed for the second time in a month, reports a pilot fish on the scene. “CEO is rather upset, and calls IT consultant and demands immediate action,” fish says. “IT consultant responds that he proposed investment in …

Flashback Friday: Step 1: Make sure you have performed Step 0

It’s the mid-1990s, and this pilot fish works as a software developer at a big insurance company where his focus is applications — applications from potential customers for new life-insurance policies, that is. “Our new-business data entry is the start of all applications entering our company,” says fish. “We’ve got …