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Monthly Snap March 2022

In March we celebrated the fifth birthday of NETWAYS Web Services! Time really does fly, now we couldn`t imagine a workday without Jitsi, Nextcloud & Co. so Happy Birthday NWS!

 

Our Consultants…

 

What exactly is this NETWAYS Support Collector? Tobias B. started the month with explaining it to us. Then Thomas G. talked about a new Icinga module in IDO Snap: war vorher wirklich alles besser? Thilo gave us another Ansible know-how, this one on how to create reusable tasks. And Tobias R talked about how IT consulting has evolved over the years in Ein Berufsbild im Wandel der Zeit. Then Thomas W. taught us how to visualize graphs with Mermaid.

 

Our Sales-Team selling

 

Nicole taught us about Graylog: Basics for a Best Practice installation, and Stefan shared part two in his series NETWAYS Managed Services – Alles im Flow, wherein he wrote about upcoming opportunities and news. Then Christian gave us upcoming Webinars to look forward to in NETWAYS Webinar Plan 2022 – Phase 2, and Isi taught us more about the HWgroup IP Watchdog2.

 

#lifeatnetways

 

On the International Women Day Natalie proudly presented some of our Women in tech! And she interviewed Thomas W in her series Natalie meets. And we have news in our blog series NETWAYS stellt sich vor: Read about Nik, Matthias and Babsi.  

  

 

OSMC 2021

 

Katja opened the door to the OSMC- archives and shared links to the talks with us. This month she wrote about Jacob Baungård Hansen and his talk Scaling Naemon deployments to Kubernetes with Merlin and Jakob Semre`s talk Open Source API_HUB – Connect Icinga2, Zabbox, CheckMK and more with OpenCelium. And, of course, Christian`s talk Icinga for Windows – Evolution.

 

Trainings @NETWAYS!

 

Katja gave us an overview on various upcoming trainings in Hol dir dein Profiwissen zu InfluxDB & Grafana und Foreman. Read it and decide which one to attend!

 

Stackconf

 

Stackconf 2021 was great, but now we are looking forward to stackconf 2022 in July in Berlin! Katja gave us the latest news in stackconf 2022 – Check out what`s new. To get us in the right mindset Katja shares info about last year`s talks on a regular basis, including links to the entire talks should you have missed one. This month she recapped Paul Puschmann`s talk how we finally migrated an eCommerce Platform to GCP and Tobias Berdin`s talk Introducing Thola- A tool for Monitoring and Provisioning Network devices. And also, Dotan Horovits`s talk Monitoring Microservices The Right Way as well as Kris Buytaert`s talk Help, My Datacenter is on Fire.

 

Header- photo by Adi Goldstein on Unsplash

Catharina Celikel
Catharina Celikel
Office Manager

Catharina unterstützt seit März 2016 unsere Abteilung Finance & Administration. Die gebürtige Norwegerin ist Fremdsprachenkorrespondentin für Englisch. Als Office Manager kümmert sie sich deshalb nicht nur um das Tagesgeschäft sondern übernimmt nebenbei zusätzlich einen Großteil der Übersetzungen. Privat ist der bekennende Bücherwurm am liebsten mit dem Fahrrad unterwegs.

Monthly Snap February 2022

February was such a short month, but we managed to squeeze in a hole lot of quality content for you!

Let`s start with the technical part!

 

Rania kicked off the month with her article LUKS LVM Resizing, a thorough step-by-step guide. And she also informed us of New graphics cards for your NETWAYS projects. Patrick followed with Promox Routed NAT für die NWS Openstack Cloud. Hetzner uva. Then Saeid wrote about the InfluxDB Time Series Database. Stefan gave us an update from NETWAYS Managed Services in Alles im Flow. And Philipp joined in with his article on GO – automatic package updates. Finally Leonie compared GitLab SaaS to IaaS and showed us the difference.

 

Stackconf 2021

 

Did you miss some of the talks? Luckily Katja shares glimpses into the stackconf archives every now and then! This month she took a closer look at Serhat Can`s talk How DevOps changed the way we operate software and, also, at JJ Asghar`s talk We accidentally created a Cloud on our IBM Cloud. Then she talked about The Tyranny of Taylorism and how to spot Agile BS by Martin Hinshelwood and about Frank Karlitschek`s talk on How Nextcloud stayed productive during COVID- 19

 

#lifeatnetways

 

Nathaniel talked about his apprenticeship in Eine Ausbildung in Zeiten von Corona, and Natalie interviewed Rania in the blog series Natalie meets. And then Natalie got to be the person of interest, as Katja interviewed her! Then Julia shared many of the reasons why we love to work here in NETWAYS: Open to grow together

 

NETWAYS Shop

 

Melanie informed us of an update in SMSEagle Neue Software-Version 4.30

 

OSMC Flashback

 

The OSMC 2021 was a blast! If you missed some of the talks it is not a problem, as we take peeks at the OSMC archives every now and then and share them with you! This month Marc recapped the talk Observability will not fix your broken Monitoring, or Culture by Kris Buytaert. Don`t miss the link to the whole talk! And Matthias shared Marcelo Perazolo`s talk Logs with Real Life Examples

And then Katja stated the benefits of becoming a sponsor in OSMC 2022 | Contribute & benefit!

Enjoy the read!

 

 

Catharina Celikel
Catharina Celikel
Office Manager

Catharina unterstützt seit März 2016 unsere Abteilung Finance & Administration. Die gebürtige Norwegerin ist Fremdsprachenkorrespondentin für Englisch. Als Office Manager kümmert sie sich deshalb nicht nur um das Tagesgeschäft sondern übernimmt nebenbei zusätzlich einen Großteil der Übersetzungen. Privat ist der bekennende Bücherwurm am liebsten mit dem Fahrrad unterwegs.

Monthly Snap January 2022

January 2022- A new year with new possibillities, new resolutions and of course lot`s of new blog articles!

Our highlight in January was definitely our annual meeting, even though it was held online. We are looking forward to, and planning for, better times when we can all meet in person!

 

The NETWAYS Shop

In our first blog article this year Nicole informed us of an important Software update for the brevis.one SMS Gateway. And Nicole also helped us out in Troubleshooting: SMSEagle bekommt keine IP.

 

Let`s consult

 

Markus F taught us about connecting your devices in Wireguard mit dynamischen DNS Namen. Then Marc showed us how to create our own Mini- NAS with Raspberry Pi and OpenMediaVault. Björn talked about the Static Site Generator HUGO in HUGO: Statische Websites generieren aus Markdown Dateien. And Markus W wrote about how to connect Grafana and InfluxDB 2 in Grafana quireis InfluxDB

 

#lifeatnetways

 

In our blog series Natalie meets, Natalie interviews members of the team! This time she presented Janina.

 

Our Sales engineers

 

Martin offered our assistance in Betriebsunterstützung für Icinga, Elastic, Puppet & co. and Christian released the dates of upcoming Webinars on Icinga for Windows. Then Nicole taught us about Graylog in Log Managemant mit Graylog

 

Stackconf

 

Katja reviewed several talks from the stackconf 2021 archives! Read about Diego Ciangottinis` talk or klick on the link to see and hear the entire talk in Setup Min.io and Open Policy Agent for a multi purpose scientific platform. Then take a look at Rosemary Wangs` lecture Stretching the Service Mesh Beyond the Clouds. And, of course, Matt Jarvis` talk Continuous Security- Integrating security into your pipelines. Katja also reminded us to submit our proposals for the stackconf 2022, and Natalie told us how long the early bird tickets will be available!

 

OSMC Flashback

 

In our blog articles from the OSMC 2021 archives we always share a link to the full talks. This time Björn took a closer look at the talk by Tobias Berdin and Stephan Schmidt Thola- A tool for monitoring and provisioning network devices, and Matthias recapped Peter Zaitsevs` talk Advanced MySQL optimization and troubleshooting using PMM 2

Catharina Celikel
Catharina Celikel
Office Manager

Catharina unterstützt seit März 2016 unsere Abteilung Finance & Administration. Die gebürtige Norwegerin ist Fremdsprachenkorrespondentin für Englisch. Als Office Manager kümmert sie sich deshalb nicht nur um das Tagesgeschäft sondern übernimmt nebenbei zusätzlich einen Großteil der Übersetzungen. Privat ist der bekennende Bücherwurm am liebsten mit dem Fahrrad unterwegs.

Monthly Snap December 2021

December in Nuremberg!

The Netwaysers had a pretty good month, though it was sadly overshadowed by the lack of our traditional Christmas party. Not only do we like to party, but we also love spending time together, and missing out on the Christmas party was not part of our plan. But we`ll come back stronger next year! And what did we write about in December?

 

Tech news

 

Johannes tested openSUSE-Kubic for us!  A new version of the Icinga Installer is now available, and Lennart told us about the new features in Neues vom Icinga-Installer. Janina shared how and why to use Homebrew- der fehlende Paketmanager für MacOS. Then Matthias wrote about tricks for using Vim in Nur Vim ist nicht genug! And Lorenz gave us a thorough guide on how to use SSSH in Administrators Toolbox: SSH

 

Remember stackconf 2021?

 

The stackconf online 2021 was a great event, and luckily Katja gives us tidbits from the archives every now and then! This month she shared a link to Bram Vogelaars` talk Autoscaling with HashiCorp Nomad and, also to Ricardo Castros` talk GitOps: yea or nay? The Call for Papers for the stackconf 2022 is already running! Submit your talk and be a part of the bigger picture. Or do you want to become a sponsor? The benefits are definitely worthwhile!

NETWAYS Web Services

 

Andrew was very excited to show us how the new Jitsi- features work in Jitsi Feature- Breakout Rooms. And Joshua taught us how to enable the Breakout Rooms Feature and walked us through the required update. Then Rania shared good news for our NWS customers in Neue Openstack Integration im NWS Kundenportal. If you are happy with our NWS Services, and want to recommend us to others, read Leonies tipps on what you can gain in the process in Werde NWS- Partner

OSMC Flashback

 

Marc wrote about Philipp Krenn`s talk at the OSMC 2021 | On the Bleeding Edge of OpenTelemetry, and also shared a link to the talk in our OSMC archives!

 

NETWAYS Shop Classics

 

At the end of the year Nicole praised the popular „all-stars” from our shop in Kleine Klassiker.

 

#lifeatnetways

 

In the blog series Natalie meets, she presented Achim! And on Chrismas eve, Natalie shared how some of our colleagues celebrate christmas, and then she reviewed the year 2021 in Jahresrückblick.

Catharina Celikel
Catharina Celikel
Office Manager

Catharina unterstützt seit März 2016 unsere Abteilung Finance & Administration. Die gebürtige Norwegerin ist Fremdsprachenkorrespondentin für Englisch. Als Office Manager kümmert sie sich deshalb nicht nur um das Tagesgeschäft sondern übernimmt nebenbei zusätzlich einen Großteil der Übersetzungen. Privat ist der bekennende Bücherwurm am liebsten mit dem Fahrrad unterwegs.

Monthly Snap November 2021

November was the month of the OSMC! It was such a great event, and we already look forward to next year!

Lorenz recapped day 1 and day 3 of the event, whereas Janina reported from day 2. You should also read Natalie`s report from behind the scenes!

 

Techie posts

 

Thilo taught us about important settings in Ansible- Check your data. Then Christoph gave us useful tips in It`s just an Influx Task- Scrapers. Daniel gave us two new posts on Open Search in the blog series Offen gesucht! Offen gefragt! OpenSearch. The first one was OpenSearch: Aller Anfang ist schwer! and the second was OpenSearch: Woher kommen die Informationen?

 

OSMC Archives

 

Katja brought us the happy news that the OSMC archives are now online!

 

Flashback stackconf 2021

 

Katja shared links to Tadeh Hakopians` talk from the stackconf online 2021 The Importance of Visuals in Teaching Code and Reducing Bias and also to Lawrence Finns` talk stackconf online 2021 | Enabling multi-cloud and breaking vendor lock-in with Cloud Sidecar

 

The NETWAYS Shop

 

Isi gave us news on the Starface Premium App and the importance of updates. Then Nicole informed us of a new rack version of the brevis.one in Neue brevis.one Rack Version erhältlich. And she also spread the word about a software update in STARFACE: Software Version 7.1.1and reported of a new Software Version for the SMSEagle

 

#lifeatnetways

There is a new post in our blog series Natalie meets! This time Natalie interviewed Nik & Matthias!  And then Andre reviewed his first year as an apprentice in Azubi Tagebuch: Das erste Ausbildungsjahr ist um. And we have a new recipe for you. In our series NETWAYS Chefs I baked cinnamon rolls!

Catharina Celikel
Catharina Celikel
Office Manager

Catharina unterstützt seit März 2016 unsere Abteilung Finance & Administration. Die gebürtige Norwegerin ist Fremdsprachenkorrespondentin für Englisch. Als Office Manager kümmert sie sich deshalb nicht nur um das Tagesgeschäft sondern übernimmt nebenbei zusätzlich einen Großteil der Übersetzungen. Privat ist der bekennende Bücherwurm am liebsten mit dem Fahrrad unterwegs.