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Steven S. Warren

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Seasoned Freelance Technology Writer

About Me

Steven is a seasoned freelance technology writer with a leading industry voice. He has covered IT issues for over 2 decades and written more than 5000 articles. Publications include: Techrepublic, Tech Target, Datamation, DatabaseJournal, Pluralsight, DevX, CIOupdate and many others. He can be reached by email at pingsteven@gmail.com.

Industries I Write About

Computer & Network Security

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My Writing Samples

The VMware Workstation Handbook

Published Author of VMware Workstation Handbook

https://www.amazon.com/VMWare-Workstation-Handbook-Networking-Security/dp/1584503939

5 Great Blogs for DevOps

If you are a DevOps professional looking to get more involved or further your learning, or just looking for some entertaining, insightful content, we wanted to put together a list of 5 great blogs for DevOps. And, we know we missed some, so feel free comment and share what other blogs should be on here!

https://blog.rapid7.com/2014/03/28/5-great-blogs-for-devops/

Adopting New Tech -- Conservative or Aggressive?

Columnist Steven Warren says you need to figure out what kind of company you work for -- visionaries, early adopters, average adopters or conservatives. Once that's clear, you'll be prepared to deal with emerging technologies.

https://www.datamation.com/erp/article.php/3565056/Adopting-New-Tech----Conservative-or-Aggressive.htm

Encrypt Data or Invite Disaster

Just as your organization should have a disaster recovery plan, it's crucial to have a data encryption plan.

https://www.datamation.com/secu/article.php/3515811/Encrypt-Data-or-Invite-Disaster.htm

Columnist: Virtualization Coach

Virtualization Coach

https://www.techrepublic.com/blog/virtualization-coach/

How do I... Install and configure a DNS server in Windows Server 2008?

Example of a How To Article....

https://www.techrepublic.com/pictures/how-do-iinstall-and-configure-a-dns-server-in-windows-server-2008/

The Future of Computing: the Flash Key

At some point we’ll be logging on to the Internet to access our operating system, argues a personal computing expert.

https://www.datamation.com/netsys/article.php/3660626/The-Future-of-Computing-the-Flash-Key.htm

The Podcasting Revolution

Soon your organization may be podcasting quarterly reports, training sessions and other business-related activities.

https://www.datamation.com/columns/article.php/3566331/The-Podcasting-Revolution.htm

Experience

Freelance Writer

Freelance writer covering a wide array of topics such as cloud, virtualization, Windows and open Source

Company: Techrepublic

I worked there from 1/1997 until now

Freelance Writer

Freelance writer for Devx.

Company: Devx

I worked there from 1/2010 until now

Blogger

Cloud blogger

Company: Datamation

I worked there from 1/2010 until now

Content I Write

Ideas and Pitches I Wrote

Why does Data Center Colocation makes more sense than Building from Ground Zero?

Building the infrastructure for a Data Center can be hard work. Having to purchase a building or retrofit office space to accommodate for your Data Center can be hard work. Examples include, cabling, cooling, raised floor, multiple Internet Carrier feeds, redundant power etc can take months or longer to setup. It makes more sense to go partner with a company that has the facilities all configured. This is what colocation is all about. Here is are the top 10 reasons why colocation makes sense.

Content type: Blog Post

Keywords: data center,colocation,cloud,IaaS,PaaS,virtualization

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Cloud Computing: Horizontal and Vertical Scaling Defined

When it comes to cloud computing, scaling is the ability for an IT resource to handle increased or decreased usage demands. There are two types of scaling. They are: Horizontal and Scaling Vertical Scaling.

Content type: Blog Post

Keywords: cloud,cloud computing,elasticity,IaaS,PaaS,public cloud,private cloud

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Understanding Multitenancy vs. Virtualization

Cloud computing takes advantage of multitenancy and virtualization. Very often the two are confused because multiple tenants are confused with virtualized instances. Let's define each one so you are not confused when discussing multitenant applications and virtualized instances around the water cooler.

Content type: Blog Post

Keywords: virtualization,containers,multitenancy,cloud

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Making sense of Big Data through BI to gain insights into your customers

Today, we are inundated with data – terabytes and petabytes of it Exabytes, zettabytes and yottabytes of data surround us.

Content type: Whitepaper

Keywords: big data,TVaaS,cloud,iaas,pats

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How do I Secure my IoT devices?

The Internet of Things is taking off like crazy. By 2020 Gartner estimates 20.4 billion endpoint devices will be in circulation. Don't invite hackers into your home! Learn how to secure your IoT devices. In this blog post, we will go over what you need to do to secure your devices.

Content type: Blog Post

Keywords: IoT,Internet of Things,security,access point,networking,api,endpoints

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How do I Perform Due Diligence on a Potentianl Cloud Vendor?

Are you moving to a SaaS or Cloud based solution? If so, how do you measure how secure the company is? Examples of questions to ask are the following: What are your SLA’s? , ISO 27018 Certified? , SOC1/SOC? Do you perform penetration tests? These are just some of the questions you would need to ask before moving to the cloud. This post will help you to prepare for what you may have to ask a cloud vendor before signing on the dotted line.

Content type: Blog Post

Keywords: Cloud,PaaS,IaaS,cloud security,nist,ISO,compliance

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Protect your Business with DRaaS

According to Gartner, DRaaS is a 2.02 billion dollar business and expected to hit 3.73 by 2021. Gone are the days of copying data to tapes and transporting to an off-site location. Leveraging DRaaS, you can programmatically replicate your virtual machines or containers to a cloud based solution. Let's go over how you can take advantage of DRaaS in your business.

Content type: Blog Post

Keywords: cloud,DRaaS,disaster recovery,BCP,business continuity

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How do you ensure Data Protection in 3rd Party SaaS Providers?

In the wake of Uber's massive data breach, how can you protect your data when companies hide breaches.

Content type: Blog Post

Keywords: SaaS,PaaS,IaaS,Cloud,Private cloud,Public Cloud,breach,breaches,security

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The Death of the Virtual Machine

This blog post will discuss the death of the virtual machine and the rise of containers (Dockers, Kubernetes). An informative piece. Since the slogan on your website is the following: "A Monumental Transformation in Networking is Coming", I believe this piece is great since the world is shifting from vm's to containers when leveraging the cloud.

Content type: Blog Post

Keywords: cloud computing,containers

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How to Manage all of your Cloud Document storage via One Centralized Backup

Many companies leverage multiple solution in the cloud, Dropbox, Box, Google Docs, Quip and Slack. It is a mess to manage and how to backup that data that houses the knowledge that makes your company run? This blog posts looks at some of the pains of managing multiple cloud solutions and why you should look for a central backup.

Content type: Blog Post

Keywords: cloud services,cloud storage,box,dropbox

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Big Data and the Internet of Things (iOT)

Big Data and the iOT are completely disrupting the market. You have natural language processing and machine learning (AI) bridging the gap between the physical and virtual worlds. With all this data coming from all these different data points, how are you as a technology leader going to bring this data together. Let's explore this and what the future may look like.

Content type: Blog Post

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Big Data and IOT

Big Data and the iOT are completely disrupting the market. You have natural language processing and machine learning (AI) bridging the gap between the physical and virtual worlds. With all this data coming from all these different data points, how are you as a technology leader going to bring this data together. Let's explore this and what the future may look like.

Content type: Blog Post

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Around the Water Cooler: Bare Metal Restore vs Backup Debunked.

In this blog we will go over Bare Metal Restores and Bare Metal Backups and when to use each and why it makes sense.

Content type: Blog Post

Keywords: SaaS,IaaS,Cloud

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Colocation: The Best of Both Worlds

Looking to colocate? This blog post will describe what to look for in a colocation provider and will arm you with the knowledge to pick the correct provider. The word count will be 1000-1200 words.

Content type: Blog Post

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How do I Encrypt a USB Drive?

Article that shows how to encrypt a USB drive to share sensitive files.

Content type: Blog Post

Keywords: USB

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