Articles

Build a Network Attached Storage System with FreeNAS

We provide an overview of FreeNAS and ZFS, its main filesystem, then show you how to set up and maintain a FreeNAS installation.

A Management Platform for the Internet of Things

The Internet of Things is predicted to be a huge market in the next 10 years, taking the dumb objects around us and making them data-noisy.

Web Cryptography API

The controversial Web Cryptography API offers flexible encryption for web applications, but it also lays the groundwork for content providers to implement more powerful access restrictions through DRM.

Free Enterprise Backup with Bareos

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.

Denial of Service in the Cloud

In some particularly sophisticated DDoS attacks, the attackers rely on and target the cloud, which allows them to work around conventional defense mechanisms. We explain how a DDoS attack in the cloud works, and how you can defend against it.

Exploring the Xeon Phi

The Xeon Phi accelerator card from Intel takes an unusual approach: Instead of GPUs, the Xeon Phi features a cluster of CPUs for easier programming.

Elastic Beanstalk

A quick and easy way to deploy and manage apps in an AWS cloud.

CloudStack's Chip Childers

CloudStack is a versatile cloud alternative that runs in data centers around the world but never seems to get as much press as the ever-popular OpenStack. We talked with CloudStack VP Chip Childers on the state of the CloudStack project and the road into the cloud.

VMware Tools

VMware’s recent announcement about vCloud Hybrid Service involves expansion of the vCloud suite toward a public/hybrid cloud. In this article, we attempt to shed some light on the huge number of VMware products.

Floodlight: Welcome to the World of Software-Defined Networking

Software-Defined Networking (SDN) marks a paradigm shift toward a more holistic approach for managing networking hardware. The Floodlight OpenFlow controller offers an easy and inexpensive way to experience the power of SDN.