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Partnering with Amazon Web Services

We are pleased to announce that Red Wire Services is now an accredited Amazon Web Services consulting partner! Joining the Amazon Web Services (AWS) Partner Network lets us combine our expertise in systems management and solutions architecture with industry-leading optimization … Continue reading

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Assign AWS Elastic IP (EIP) With Windows Powershell

After many Amazon Web Services Elastic Compute Cloud (AWS EC2) projects involving Linux, I’m finally working on a Windows EC2 project. With that we need a variety of maintenance scripts, such as assigning a static IP at boot (Elastic IP … Continue reading

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Postfix SMTP Relay Via GoDaddy Alternate Port (and others)

Configuring a relayhost in postfix with the appropriate authentication setup can be tricky, this post will help you set up postfix correctly to relay through GoDaddy’s smtpout.secureserver.net using an alternate port (3535). Continue reading

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Linux: Route Reply Packets Back Through The Same Interface

Once again I’m thwarted by the design of the Linux network stack. You see, by default, when a packet comes into one interface in Linux, you can’t count on the reply coming back through the same interface. This is not … Continue reading

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Prevent Data Loss During Relocation (Checklist)

Like many accidents, data loss is more likely to occur when organizations go through changes in their routines such as relocating to a new office or upgrading to new systems or hardware. Changes in a system increase chances of problems … Continue reading

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Photo Backup For Professional Photographers (And Serious Amateurs)

Our latest research project at Red Wire Services involves backup solutions for professional photographers and advanced amateurs (videographers stay tuned). Our intent is to discover if the photography market is well served with reasonable backup solutions, and if not come … Continue reading

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Office Fire: It Can Happen To You!

I just got an email this morning from a new client that their office suffered a fire today! It’s really sad to hear this, and even more unfortunate that all of the data protection steps we were to implement for … Continue reading

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Strong Passwords Made Easy: Passphrases

Recently I got the following note about password security and how to make a strong password from Seattle Search Marketing Consultant Mark McLaren (edited for brevity): My clients are having more trouble with hackers these days. WordPress is susceptible to hackers … Continue reading

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Disaster Recovery Plan: Does My Business Need One?

Every business should at least take basic steps to be prepared for disruptions, and the Disaster Recovery Plan (DRP) accomplishes that for your computing systems.  It’s not just being prepared for the next “big one,” it’s about being prepared for eventualities such as … Continue reading

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What Is A Disaster Recovery Plan?

A Disaster Recovery Plan is a comprehensive, well thought out, and tested process document that maps out how to respond during disaster scenarios including events such as fires, floods, earthquakes or other disasters. The plan also addresses more mundane situations … Continue reading

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