Category: Storage

What is ZFS and how can I use it? (Part 1/3)

Reading time: 9 minutes You have probably heard about ZFS. But perhaps you are still wondering what all the fuss is about, what it is exactly and how to use it. I’ve been using it for the past 3 years, so I hope I can help you understand how you can benefit from it. In a nutshell, ZFS is a combined filesystem and logical volume manager. It […]

SDN Security: Five reasons SDN is more secure than legacy networks

Great malware infections hit hard in 2017, leading to new cybersecurity concerns  As malware evolves, so too do networks and SDN and NFV solutions, which may be a good response to increasing threats.

Do you even Zuul? CI system reloaded

Compared to its previous version, Zuul v3 brings a lot of fresh ideas and solutions forged by the almost extreme needs of OpenStack.

The difference between SDN and NFV – a simple guide

Network Function Virtualization (NFV) and Software Defined Networking (SDN) technologies are similar and can easily be mistaken for one another.

Webpack 3 to webpack 4: tips on migrating

Having heard a lot about speed improvements, we recently migrated from webpack 3 to webpack 4. The results have been astonishing: our average build time improved by 30%, and hot-reloading by 83%!

Five cloud challenges solved by Software Defined Networking (SDN)

Empowering old-style on-prem infrastructure with SDNs allows companies to tackle their most pressing challenges in building a hybrid cloud.

CI/CD of CI/CD – how to avoid technical debt while delivering cutting edge software

When a company’s core business is delivering software, the tools it chooses to use are crucial to maintaining efficiency. Thus there is no reason to deliver CI/CD software in a model other than CI/CD.

Debugging faultily inherited file handles on Microsoft Windows

Some time ago we fixed issues with multi-thread building in SConscripts. Since then, we have encountered strange, flaky compilation errors occurring randomly in about 5% of our builds. We couldn’t leave it that way

Legacy code: a time bomb for your business?

The problem with aging software and legacy apps afflicts every industry, from banking to insurance to telecommunications.

Microsoft Windows Nano mass deployment using VMware

Last year Microsoft released Windows 2016, which contained Windows Nano 2016. Nano is the answer to the market need for a lightweight system. In other words, Nano Server is a very fast and powerful tool for remote administration of Windows Servers. How Nano can be used in CI The whole concept allows to build VM from scratch. This will help to avoid potential bugs related to previous test scenarios, remaining […]