Paul Venezia

Senior Contributing Editor

Paul Venezia is a veteran enterprise architect and senior contributing editor at InfoWorld, where he writes analyses and reviews.

Review: Cisco ACI shakes up SDN

NAS shoot-out: QNAP vs. Synology

NAS shoot-out: QNAP vs. Synology

The beefy QNAP TVS-EC880 delivers better performance under heavy workloads, while the elegant Synology DS2015xs shines with useful tools.

First look: VMware vSphere 6 keeps its edge

First look: VMware vSphere 6 keeps its edge

With welcome improvements to key features, as well as the bundling of backup and recovery, the leading virtualization platform doesn't disappoint.

Review: Mirantis takes the sting out of OpenStack deployments

Review: Mirantis takes the sting out of OpenStack deployments

Mirantis' wizardly discovery, configuration, deployment and pre-flight testing tool takes you from zero to OpenStack in a matter of hours.

How-to: Get started with Nginx

How-to: Get started with Nginx

Follow these steps to install Nginx on Linux and configure PHP support, virtual hosts, HTTP authentication, SSL support, URL rewrites and load balancing.

SDN in action: Hands on with Cumulus Linux

SDN in action: Hands on with Cumulus Linux

Imagine being able to manage scores of network switches as easily as scores of servers; Cumulus Linux makes it happen

7 great open source monitoring tools

7 great open source monitoring tools

Seeking greater visibility into your network? Look no further than these excellent free tools.

How-to: Get started with MariaDB

How-to: Get started with MariaDB

An easy, step-by-step guide to setting up a MariaDB database server and phpMyAdmin on Fedora, CentOS, or Ubuntu.

7 free tools every network needs
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7 free tools every network needs

From device discovery to visibility into systems, networks, and traffic flows, these free open source monitoring tools have you covered.

How to choose the right Linux distro for you

How to choose the right Linux distro for you

RHEL/CentOS, Fedora, Ubuntu, Debian, and OpenSuse have far more similarities than differences, but choosing the wrong one for the job can make life much harder

How-to: Get started with Docker

Docker makes virtualization light, easy, and portable; follow this step-by-step guide from installing Docker to building a Docker container for the Apache Web server

Salt keeps server automation simple

Salt brings simplicity, flexibility, and high scalability to Linux and Unix server infrastructure management -- it does Windows too

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