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EXT4 File-System Tuning Benchmarks

Following last month's Btrfs file-system tuning benchmarks, in this article are a similar set of tests when stressing the EXT4 file-system with its various performance-related mount options. Here are a number of EXT4 benchmarks from Ubuntu 12.10 with different mount option configurations.

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Distributed Filesystem: XtreemFS 1.4 with Hadoop Support

XtreemFS 1.4 improves write performance through asynchronous background writes and offers to deposit replicas on servers that are "close by."

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With 50M Users In Tow, OpenDNS Looks To Bring Enterprise Security Into the Mobile Era

Bring up the topic of “enterprise security platforms” around polite company, and you may be quickly shown the door. The subject can be boring, but the truth is that enterprise security writ large are critical, ideally making the Web a safer place for both businesses and consumers by policing malware, botnets, phishing and other malicious software. 

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SDN: Experimental Networking Tech Gets a Commercial Boost

The SDN suite from Big Switch Networks gives admins access to OpenFlow-based technology for increasing the efficiency of their networks and is backed by Microsoft, Citrix and other major IT companies.

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How Do You Solve an IT Skills Crisis Before it Happens? Estonia has the Answer

Estonia's ProgeTiiger project aims to preventing a future IT skills shortage in the country by teaching some of its youngest citizens how to get to grips with tech and code. It's proved so popular, it's hoped local IT companies will step in to finance the initiative.

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