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TLS 1.3: Stronger, better, faster

The vast majority of all traffic on the Internet is encrypted. It took almost 20 years to get to about 40 percent encrypted, and then we jumped another 40 percent plus in just the last four years (source: Google Transparency Report).

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QUIC: A game changer

With the proliferation of mobile and web applications, latency has certainly become a huge deal on the Internet of today. The Internet is a very competitive environment, and users are becoming more and more content hungry and certainly impatient with latency.

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Announcing the launch of Cascade Lake

Rackspace has recently released the second generation of the Intel Xeon scalable architecture processor family, code-named Cascade Lake.

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Oracle GoldenGate microservices architecture

OracleĀ® GoldenGateĀ® supports two architectures: the classic architecture and the Oracle GoldenGate Microservices Architecture (OGG MA).

Classic architecture has standard extract, replicat, pump, and receiver functions and is managed by the GoldenGate Software Command Interpreter (GGSCI).

OGG MA is a restful application program interface (API) microservices-based architecture that enables you to install, configure, monitor, and manage Oracle GoldenGate services through a web-based user interface. OGG MA was introduced in version GoldenGate 12.3 and was designed from the perspective of cloud operations.

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The thirteen tips on taking tech tests

The thirteen tips to take tech tests

Yes I can speak Cloud…I learned it from a book.

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Web proxy server and deployment

A proxy server is a computer system that sits between the client that requests a web document and the target server (another computer system) that serves the document. In its simplest form, a proxy server facilitates communication between the client and the target server without modifying requests or replies.

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Get decked out for Docker

Businesses compete to transform digitally, but most are restricted in some way or another from moving over to the cloud or to a new data center by existing applications or infrastructure. DockerĀ® comes to rescue and enables the independence of applications and infrastructure. It is the only container platform that addresses every application across the hybrid cloud.

This blog provides insights into the Docker architecture and key features so that you can get started with these migration activities and explains why you might want to use Docker.

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Working with Data Pump enhancements in Oracle Database 12c: Part 1

Originally published by TriCore: June 6, 2017

OracleĀ® Data Pumpā€Æ(expdp, impdp) is a utility for exporting and importing database objects in and across databases. While most database administrators are aware of Data Pump, support for multitenant architecture in Oracle Database 12c introduced changes to how Data Pump exports and imports data.

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Working with Data Pump enhancements in Oracle Database 12c: Part 2

Originally published by TriCore: June 6, 2017

OracleĀ® Data Pumpā€Æ(expdp, impdp) is a utility for exporting and importing database objects in and across databases. Part 1 of this two-part blog post series discussed the introduction of multitenant architecture in Oracle Database 12c and how to use Data Pump to export and import data. Part 2 covers how to take an export of only pluggable databases (PDBs) and the restrictions that Data Pump places on PDBs.

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Scantron - A distributed nmap scanning framework

scantron robot

Background

The Threat and Vulnerability Analysis team at Rackspace is charged with providing internal vulnerability scanning, penetration testing, and red/purple teaming capabilities to reduce cyber-based threats, risk, and exposure for the company. One of our tasks, as part of meeting certain compliance objectives, is to ensure systems are not exposed from various networking “perspectives” without going through a bastion first.

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