Tech Article: Securing a Cloud-Based Data Center When you build a private cloud, you need to protect sensitive data not only while it's in storage, but also during transmission
between servers and clients, and when it's being used by an application. When a project is completed, the cloud must securely
delete sensitive data and make sure the original data is kept secure. These are just some of the many security precautions
a sysadmin needs to take to secure data in a cloud infrastructure. Orgad, Ron, and Richard and explain the rest and show you
how to employ the security features in Oracle Solaris 11 to protect your cloud infrastructure. Part 2 of a three-part article
on cloud deployments that use the Oracle Solaris Remote Lab as a case study. posted Mon, 18 Aug 2014 22:43:12 +0000
Playing with ZFS Snapshots Alexandre creates a ZFS pool, loads it with files, takes a snapshot, verifies that the snapshot worked, removes files from
the pool, and finally reverts back to the snapshot file. Then he shows you how to work with snapshot streams. Great way to
do backups. posted Wed, 30 Jul 2014 18:02:03 +0000
Blog: Get Your ZFS On Five how-to articles showing you how to use ZFS capabilities in the real world, by Oracle ACE Alexandre Borges, plus a great
shot of Yellowstone Falls posted Wed, 16 Jul 2014 17:59:04 +0000
Tech Article: Playing with ZFS Encryption Oracle Solaris 11 supports native encryption on ZFS so that it can protect critical data without depending on external programs.
It's also integrated with the Cryptographic Framework. Alexandre explains the benefits of these and other Oracle Solaris encryption
capabilities, and the different methods for encrypting and decrypting files, file systems, and pools. posted Wed, 16 Jul 2014 17:25:33 +0000
Tech Article: Delegating a ZFS Dataset to a Non-Global Zone Adding a dataset to a non-global zone does not give the non-global zone's administrator control over the dataset's properties.
They are retained by the global zone's administrator. Delegating a dataset, however, does give the non-global zone's administrator
control over the dataset's properties. Alexandre explains how. posted Thu, 26 Jun 2014 18:29:00 +0000
Playing with ZFS Shadow Migration If you need to migrate data from a server running Oracle Solaris 10 or 11 to one running Oracle Solaris 11.1, use Shadow Migration.
It's easy, and allows you to migrate shared ZFS, UFS, or VxFS (Symantec) file systems through NFS or even through a local
file system. Alexandre shows how. posted Fri, 20 Jun 2014 15:30:12 +0000