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Posted by: Garrett Holmstrom | March 31, 2014

To unlock a disk that is encrypted with OS X’s FileVault feature one needs to type in the password that belongs to any user on the machine who is allowed to unlock the disk. The system then boots and helpfully logs you in as that user. In general that is probably a convenient little feature, but for me it just makes things awkward — I want to use different passwords for unlocking the disk and logging into my user account. To make that work I have to create a second account dedicated to...

Posted by: Colby Dyess | March 25, 2014

Starting with this entry, we'll be kicking off each week with a round-up of current news about Eucalyptus and the cloud industry as a whole, as well as an overview of recent Eucalyptus blog posts. We'll touch upon main topics such as public, private and AWS hybrid cloud, controlling IT costs, DevOps and agile development. Without further ado, let's recap some of the highlights from last week.

The Cloud and Downtime: How Can Companies Mitigate Cost and Maintain Continuity?

In an...

Posted by: Harold Spencer, Jr. | March 24, 2014

hspencer77:

Great blog discussing how to use Motherbrain, Chef and Eucalyptus.

Originally posted on Testing Clouds at 128bpm:

Introduction

Installing distributed systems can be a tedious and time consuming process. Luckily there are many solutions for distributed configuration management available to the open source community. Over the past few months, I have been working on the Eucalyptus cookbook which allows for...

Posted by: Vic Iglesias | March 24, 2014

 

Introduction

Installing distributed systems can be a tedious and time consuming process. Luckily there are many solutions for distributed configuration management available to the open source community. Over the past few months, I have been working on the Eucalyptus cookbook which allows for standardized deployments of Eucalyptus using Chef. This functionality has already been implemented in MicroQA using individual calls to Knife (the Chef command line interface) for each machine...

Posted by: Tim Zeller | March 20, 2014

On the surface, the costs of public cloud computing are inexorably going down, making it a more attractive for many organizations. But, as I've noted before, accurately assessing cloud TCO is a difficult process that must account for performance, not just price and speed. Many organizations can improve their cloud economics by shifting some workloads to private infrastructure.

What's Happening with Public Cloud Prices?

Are organizations really reaping operational and economic...

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