Linux File Systems: Heading Toward Btrfs
I’ve recently told you about the Ext–Ext2–Ext3–Ext4 series of Linux file systems, and the XFS file system originally invented by Silicon Graphics and now the default file system in many Linux distributions. Where are things going? Enterprise-Class File Systems Linux came from humble beginnings, just consider Linus Torvalds’ original announcement. Meanwhile the engineers at Sun […]
The Smorgasbord of Linux File Systems, Part One: The Extended Family
“Linux has a wealth of filesystems to choose from, but we are facing a number of challenges with scaling to the large storage subsystems that are becoming common in today’s data centers. Filesystems need to scale in their ability to address and manage large storage, and also in their ability to detect, repair and correct […]
What’s The Story of the OpenSSL Hack?
As we discuss in Learning Tree’s Cloud Security Essentials course, the cloud is based on open-source technology. And, if you are developing your own solutions, as you do in PaaS (Platform as a Service) and IaaS (Infrastructure as a Service) cloud settings, you should use carefully tested and trusted open-source components. The OpenSSL project provides […]
Flame Authorship is Acknowledged… Now What?
Last week the Washington Post reported that “Western officials with knowledge of the effort” said that the malware called Flame had been jointly developed by the United States and Israel. The main surprise here was the announcement itself. The complexity and sophistication of the Flame malware had led researchers to conclude that it was probably […]