Tuesday Dec 15, 2009

HowTo: Using Virtualization to Secure MySQL in a Chrooted Environment

Chrooted environments - often used with MySQL - are known to improve system and application security by providing them with a higher degree of isolation.  With the latest OpenSolaris release, virtualization can be used to bring isolation - thereby security - to the next level[Read More]

Thursday Dec 03, 2009

VirtualBox Factory: HowTo Automate VBox Provisioning in a Cloud

How to automate VirtualBox provisioning in a cloud-like environment. Can be used as a foundation to virtualize desktop. Source code is available at Kenai.com[Read More]

Friday Nov 06, 2009

ZFS compression: perf, disk-space, and watts. The naked truth. (part 2 of 2)

ZFS compression improves IO perf by 1.35x, saves disk space by 1.77x, and reduces power consumption by 1.09x. Find out more.[Read More]

Friday Oct 23, 2009

ZFS compression: perf, disk-space, and watts. The naked truth. (part 1 of 2)

I did a quick check about what ZFS compression brings in terms of IO performance and I also measured the impact on power consumption - a good opportunity to familiarize with the OpenSolaris Power Management. This article describes my experiment and provides the results.[Read More]

Saturday Oct 17, 2009

Technical Webinars

Take advantage of some free technical Webinars conducted by Sun's experts.[Read More]

Monday Aug 11, 2008

Installing AMP on OpenSolaris

Installing the AMP stack on Solaris is a piece of cake. Following this step by step description to get your AMP stack running in 5 minutes.[Read More]

Sunday Jul 27, 2008

ZFS write throttle observations

The new ZFS write throttle feature, which integrated in Nevada build 87, specifically addresses write intensive workloads. Today, we take a closer look at the write throttle in action...[Read More]

Thursday Jul 03, 2008

A Hands on Introduction to ZFS Pools; Part 2: Mirrors, Disk Failures and Spare Disks

The second part of the ZFS  hands on tutorial shows how to build mirrors and spare disks with the help of 6 USB sticks and a hub. It'll allow to test failure and recovery procedures with least cost components.[Read More]

Wednesday Jul 02, 2008

A Hands on Introduction to ZFS Pools: Part 1: Getting Started (zpool create, status, import, export)

Learn how to run your own ZFS training with a USB hub and 6 memory sticks. The tutorial introduces the key concepts of zpools in part 1.[Read More]

Monday Jun 02, 2008

Präsentationen des Partnerbriefings in Langen (2.6.2008)

Zugang zur OpenSolaris Präsentation des Partner Briefings in Langen.[Read More]

Thursday May 08, 2008

Erstes Schweizer Code Camp für Software Partner in Hegnau

in der Sprachkategorie "Deutsch" betreuen wir jetzt auch explizit die deutschsprachigen Softwarepartner in der Schweiz. Wir freuen uns auf unser erstes Code Camp am 27.5.2008 in Hegnau bei Zürich![Read More]
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