Articles from ADMIN Issue 17
All the great open source cloud solutions have similar goals, but they all have different histories, different communities, and some subtly different areas of emphasis. We asked CloudStack VP Chip Childers about how Apache CloudStack fits in.
Apache's CloudStack offers flexibility and some powerful networking features.
In some particularly sophisticated DDoS attacks, the attackers rely on and target the cloud, allowing attackers to work around conventional defense mechanisms. We explain how a DDoS attack in the cloud works, and how you can defend against it.
The OpenNebula enterprise cloud management platform emerged in 2005, so it has been on the market longer than many comparable products. In the current version 4.2 (code-named Flame), it has presented itself in a new guise.
OpenStack is attracting lots of publicity. Is the solution actually qualified as a cloud prime mover? We take a close look at the OpenStack cloud environment and how it works.
If you don't trust the cloud services of Amazon or cannot store customer data there for privacy reasons, you can create your own Eucalyptus cloud that is compatible with the Amazon tools and can be installed in a flash.
In June, Citrix released the latest version of XenServer Enterprise as open source software. The manufacturer hopes to benefit from input from the community, attract more customers for its desktop virtualization solution, and improve its market position.
Available on almost all platforms, the open source backup software Bacula is popular with many administrators – now the Bareos fork is poised to expand its leading role.