Author: Shawn Jackson

I’ve spent the last 18 years in the world of Information Technology on both the IT and Development sides of the aisle. I’m currently a Software Engineer for Paylocity. In addition to working at Paylocity, I’m also the Founder of Resgrid, a cloud services company dedicated to providing logistics and management solutions to first responder organizations, volunteer and career fire departments, EMS, ambulance services, search and rescue, public safety, HAZMAT and others.

To Cloud or not To Cloud?

As a developer, the choice to go to the cloud has always been pretty clear, do it! Why would anyone want to run their own machines. Cloud services like Azure and AWS have been a phenomenal boon to service delivery, options, and capabilities that developers like myself hoover up like it’s going out of style.
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The Present Home Lab

Ole’ Faithful! I know it’s only been up and running for about 2 1/2 years but outside of a single issue I have not had any issues with the box. But I know long term this isn’t a viable solution. After upgrade the fans with Noctua’s and a dedicated UPS the unit has not changed
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Why Build a Home Lab?

Over 2 years ago I built a custom development server for my house. Basically this box ran VMWare ESXi with parts I sources from eBay and Amazon. My choices were not the best, but I was limited at the time due to sky high pricing for used parts due to the Crypo Mining frenzy that
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