This column presents the latest news coverage of breaking news events, products releases, and treading topics of the BSD new stories.
The FreeBSD Corner
BSD in the CLOUDS
This “Cloud Technology movement” in the computing world is already robust. Cloud vendors are experiencing growth rates of 50% per annum, as more users are demanding cloud services. The following statements are, or soon will be, true:
- The next billion dollar business is in the cloud.
- More companies are firing up BSD in their data center and clouds.
- BSD-savvy professionals are in high demand.
Attorney Confidentiality in Cloud Computing
Are attorney records stored in the cloud accorded confidentiality by law? Five recent developments raise questions about the confidentiality of digital records belonging to lawyers. Anyone who, by legal authority, seeks to access or impede data in this center is advised that through the use of skill and diligence, his or her lawful mission can be accomplished without infringing on the rights of bystanders, such as non-involved customers and individuals.
FreeNAS: A Worst Practices Guide
There are many best practices guides for managing storage solutions out there, but a lot of how you administer your storage depends on your specific use case and what you’re trying to accomplish. While we have created a best practices for FreeNAS, we also decided to take a look at what you don’t want to do.’
The Cloud is as Secure as You Make It
Every company claims it’s cloud is secure; however, is it true? How are they secure?
The Cloud It Self Is Not The Risk...
To take a risk management approach to the cloud, start with the classification of the data. It is a fallacy to assume that just because an asset does not sit in your data center that it is less secure than an asset in someone else’s.
Patterns For Cloud Integration
Recent statistics show that 90% of businesses have adopted at least one cloud application. 56% of enterprises are still identifying IT operations that are candidates for cloud hosting. However, a recent survey, that was conducted by IDG Enterprise across 1600 IT decision makers, reflects that 46% of survey participants consider cloud integration as one of the major disconnects that hold organizations from going to the cloud.
Cloud Service in a Developer Point of View
In this article, we will have an overview of writing a cloud service. There exists various ways to achieve your goals, we will focus on one which is memory efficient, multiplatform (POSIX systems), multi-language (from C++ to Erlang), and reasonably fast. It is Apache Thrift. I recently, from top to bottom, wrote a cloud service and it worked reliably.
Getting Started with Go on FreeBSD
Two of my favorite things are the FreeBSD operating system and the Go programming language. The two are similar inasmuch as they’re uniquely equipped to solve difficult problems in different ways from others in their respective categories. FreeBSD and Go together yield a powerful combination for productivity and fun.
Interview with Brian Callahan from Devio.us
Marta Ziemianowicz and Marta Strzelec
Among certain sections of the marketing, editorial and certainly advertising communities, the use of Ad blockers is considered immoral, and in some cases users have been accused indirectly of theft. Are these users leeches or just more savvy netizins?