In IT from 1996, Raff Poltronieri started his journey as a system administration learning the basics in the field, ’till now, a Cloud Solutions Architect for one of the most important Italian service integrator offering cloud services, connectivity, and telecommunications. VCP6-DCV, studying for VCAP, he has some other certifications in AWS, Zerto, and Tintri. Actively involved in local VMUG’s activities, this year is the third one that he received a vExpert award. Lucky enough for his job being his hobby too.


Applications Aren’t an Island

In my last post, I talked about microservices and how their deep connection can offer a quality application. Now, I want to move up a layer. Not only between microservices, but interaction between applications. I would call it architecture applied to applications, where their behavior is strictly …


Adopting a Distributed Tracing Architecture

In a distributed tracing architecture, we need to define the microservices that work inside it. We also need to distinguish the “component” behavior from the “user” behavior and experience—similar words, but totally different concepts. We should think of the multitude of microservices that constitute …

Networks Systems

Customizing Logwatch for Sysadmin Needs

Logwatch is essentially a system log analyzer and reporter. It elaborates logs that are simply collected by syslog. This kind of evolution is simplifying the daily job of modern system and network administrators. Logs are everywhere and almost everything produces logs—not only specific IT …