With the promotion of CloudStack to an Apache top-level project in March, four open source solutions are now in the race to conquer the cloud, the other contenders being OpenNebula, Eucalyptus, and OpenStack. The projects have a number of similarities.
SSD manufacturers try to impress customers with performance data. If you want to know more, why not try your own performance measurements with a standardized test suite that the free TKperf tool implements.
Time and again, situations arise in which admins need access to a system they do not otherwise manage. But, do you want to hand over responsibility for password management to a centralized software? What capabilities must that software have?
The world is swimming in data, and the pool is getting deeper at an alarming rate. At some point, you will have to migrate data from one set of storage devices to another. Although it sounds easy, is it? We take a look at some tools that can help.
The change from centralized user authentication on a vanilla LDAP server to the FreeIPA identity management solution is easier than many admins think. Given attention to a few points, the migration takes very little time and effort.