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Mar 30, 2007
Andy Pace

Zenoss won the Sourceforge project of the month recently, and ironically enough, SingleHop utilizes this brilliant piece of software to monitor network statistics and customer servers. Zenoss is rich with many features that sets it above the competition. Auto-discovery, which is the automatic importing of services into the Zenoss database, is one of the many […]

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Mar 16, 2007
Andy Pace

The SingleHop crew was generously allowed to attend the Google’s Chicago Sales Office’s St. Patrick’s open house last evening in the River North area of the city. The event turned out to be quite a success, and it was rumored that some people were denied due to the number of attendees. Google did quite a […]

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Feb 27, 2007

Last night SingleHop sponsored the Chicagoland Fast Pitch Competition, a local competition where entrepreneurs vied head to head for $5,000 and validation of their aspirations! We were on hand to lend our support and to watch the best and the brightest pitch their ideas for a panel of judges made up of professors, investors and […]

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Feb 21, 2007
Dan Ushman

Network Neutrality, the concept that all traffic on the Internet should be treated equally, is under attack in Congress. It has been for a while, largely due to lobbying efforts by large telecom and cable companies to allow them to prioritize, and shape traffic through their networks. Essentially, this means that (in theory) customers of […]

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Feb 20, 2007

It is said that the transition to a “paperless world” is complete. That is, people are putting their files (their important documents) on electronic mediums more than ever before. What does this entail? Well, more productivity and efficiency, and also the chance for a hard disk failure to cause a massive amount of damage. The […]

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Feb 16, 2007
Zak Boca

How many times have you talked to a doctor and not known what the hell he was talking about? What about a lawyer, maybe a car mechanic, or even a computer technician? Well what’s interesting is that these are MASSIVE industries, and it’s rare to see an organization that can present their services on a […]

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Feb 1, 2007
Dan Ushman

Before I start, I want to give a little background. SingleHop operates a very comprehensive CRM (customer relationship management) system which generates a lot of information. We store this information in a MySQL database, and as the database has grown over time we have had trouble keeping up with our backup needs. Lucky for us, […]

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Jan 31, 2007

Before we go anywhere, I wanted to say that I hard a hard time writing this article. The reason I say this is because CentOS and RHEL are essentially the same thing. Both distro’s use the same binary package format (RPM). Both use the same kernel version (I briefly discuss what a kernel is below). […]

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Jan 26, 2007
Andy Pace

We hear it all of the time. “How did you set up our server so quickly?” Well, read on, and we’ll tell you a bit about how we’re able to deploy servers in less than two hours. SingleHop utilizes the PXE protocol (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Preboot_Execution_Environment) to deploy new production environments. Not only does this allow us to […]

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