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Jose O'farril

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​Auto-on/off with AWS Lambda

Posted by Jose O'farril on July 7, 2016

Scheduled tasks and Cron jobs have always been a staple in a Systems Administrator toolkit. While workloads move to cloud platform, so do our tools. Below I’ll show one way of tackling the promise of being able to turn schedule EC2 resources to auto start and auto shutdown with AWS Lambda service.


Topics: AWS, AWS Lambda service, AWS Solution Architect, Cloud/IoT

Riptide Learning And Google Cardboard

Posted by Jose O'farril on April 23, 2015

Riptide Learning works tirelessly with trusted partners and business customers to create successful education and training tools of all kinds


Topics: AAR, Elearning, External Security Threats, Network Security, Network Vulnerabilities, PCoIP zero clients, Pen Testing, Raspian, SMS, VMware

Riptide Adopts Usage Of Surface Pro 3

Posted by Jose O'farril on April 20, 2015

Technology and Business Practices thrive on pushing each other to the very limits of what each is capable up - and then some. One force is constantly driving the other force, sharpening one another along the way. As each of these areas grow and change, it is up to the successful business to maintain that same pace, or forever be lost in the cold obscurity of failure.


Topics: Virtual Machine, VMware

Riptide Managed Services Recommends Synology DS411slim

Posted by Jose O'farril on April 20, 2015

The majority of Riptide’s Managed Services customers have a Network Attached Storage device deployed at their location. For our small to medium sized customers, Riptide Managed Services recommends the Synology DS414.


Topics: 3D Printing, BYOD Training, Configurable LMS Offering, Elements, VMware

It’s Time for a Technology Refresh

Posted by Jose O'farril on September 28, 2012

Computer hardware these days has about a 3 to 5 year lifecycle. At the end of that lifecycle, the computer is replaced with a brand new shiny one. When you first got that computer, it ran great. Software was installed, updated and upgraded, and new hardware and gizmos and gadgets were brought into the mix.


Topics: VMware

Topics: phpDHCPAdmin

6 Things CEO's Need to Know About Cloud Computing

Posted by Jose O'farril on August 3, 2011

The next big thing has arrived… "Cloud Computing"!

Now what does that mean to CEO's and how can you unleash the power the cloud has been promising. The following are 6 key points every CEO should know.


Topics: GUI

The 7 Pitfalls To Cloud Based Computing

Posted by Jose O'farril on August 3, 2011

When you host your Apps, Servers or computing capacity in the Cloud, you don't have the capital expense of setups or updates, your maintenance cost is slashed, you're going to use less power, and you free up a lot of valuable floor space, and your pricing is easily managed.

There are, however, some hidden pitfalls to cloud computing - ones that can end up costing you more money in the long run - that you need to be keenly aware of.


Topics: GUI, phpDHCPAdmin

Riptide Case Study: TranS1

Posted by Jose O'farril on August 3, 2011

TranS1 wanted an easier registry processes for their customers.

  • Needed a system to manage unique industry-specific processes for clinical data
  • Customers were getting confused when using the current process and their historical data was not clear
  • In addition, the company required greater visibility into client treatment history, future placement, clinical and behavioral trends which might impact it's marketing strategy


Topics: GUI, phpDHCPAdmin, VPNs