Microsoft released Windows Server 2022 a few weeks ago. It did so earlier than expected, which is pretty odd, but it seems that the development of new features was already complete and mature so there was no point to wait a few months more. The last sentence pretty much explains the current status of Windows Server: so few changes, albeit interesting ones, that the product can be released months earlier than planned and without much fanfare.
While generally speaking the development of new features and functionalities for server applications mostly moved out of the base operating system and while we can also concede that Windows Server has many features at the OS level so [...]
At VaiSulWeb virtualization is so pervasive that basically there aren’t physical machines other than virtualization hosts or storage since about 2008 or 2009. That means about 10 years now. And counting. Microsoft Hyper-V served us very well and over time our reliance on that technology increased with happy results. It has been solid and consistent and allowed us to scale up more and more, adding new technologies and solutions and enabling us to virtualize roles and workloads that seemed a bit difficult to virtualize.
As many other providers, we recently started integrating AMD CPUs into our infrastructure, given the terrific advantages that those could bring to the [...]
La prima scelta che è stato necessario prendere mentre progettavamo il design di Skynet era ovviamente il framework o i framework da usare per lo sviluppo. Le soluzioni sono moltissime e sicuramente ognuno ha delle ragioni specifiche per pensare a questa o quella soluzione in modo da semplificare il lavoro ed ottenere magari una piattaforma aperta che possa includere altre tecnologie o soluzioni. Un esempio tipico è quello di partire da un progetto opensource o magari disegnare un frontend basato su WordPress e sviluppare estensioni e moduli per integrare le funzionalità che servono. Con tutte le tecnologie che esistono, non c’è un modo giusto o sbagliato ma semplicemente una [...]
A few days ago Microsoft introduced its new operating system designed for IoT devices: Azure Sphere OS. The new operating system aims at providing a secure-by-default platform to build IoT services and thus avoiding the pitfalls that made such devices so prone even to unsophisticated attacks that rogue organizations use them to build botnets or to compromise users’ privacy.
The new OS
Azure Sphere is just a part of a broader solution to provide a secure platform for IoT that also includes custom microcontrollers that implement Microsoft 7 rules for IoT security and a security service that runs on Azure to verify the status of each device and report any error or [...]