Articles

Hardware-assisted Virtualization

The Intel VT and AMD-V extensions bring x86 virtualization to the 21st Century. Learn why hardware-assisted virtualization is important and what to watch for the next time you buy a computer. We'll also show you how to configure virtualization on a typical Linux system.

Open Virtualization Alliance

The Open Virtualization Alliance was founded three months ago to raise awareness about kernel-based virtualization and promote the adoption of KVM in the enterprise. We stopped in for a progress report.

KVM and PCI

The lean and fast KVM is now capable of passing physical PCI hardware through to the guest system. We take a close look at how to integrate PCI devices with KVM.

Virtual Desktop

Virtual Desktop Infrastructure (VDI) is poised to change the face of client support on enterprise networks. We talked to Virtual Bridges CTO Leonardo E. Reiter about VDI and the promise of the virtual desktop.

Btrfs

Btrfs is winning over the experts with advanced features like subvolumes, snapshots, and dynamic volume resizing. Read full article as PDF »

John the Ripper

Easy to remember but difficult to guess isn’t just a catchy phrase for choosing passwords, it’s the law of the Net. Learn how to check your password using a tool network intruders use every day: John the Ripper.

Many Clouds, One API

With the recent rise in cloud computing, most cloud providers have offered their own APIs, which means cloud users sign up for the services of individual providers at the expense of being able to migrate easily to other providers at a later stage. Apache Deltacloud addresses this issue by offering a standardized API definition for infrastructure as a service (IaaS) clouds with drivers for a range of different clouds.