Confidentiality, integrity, and availability are the traditional needs that need to be balanced in security according to business need. But Ben Tomhave argues that with the advent of the cloud, availability is often assumed to be at near 100% all the time, and has subsequently moved to a purely operation consideration. It’s an interested dissection of this infosec staple.
Backups are not archives. Here’s a quick helpful way to think about the two.
This post by Jen Maidenberg does a great job outlining how not to lose your sanity while working as a freelancer. Anyone that regularly works from home can relate to some of these rules.
Persistent storage is still a developing story with containers. It’s still a bit of the Wild West, there’s no consensus on how the problem will be solved. Docker took some steps to address this down the road with the acquisition of Infinit in 2016. But StorageOS has been at this for a little while, and have put together a solution that’s cloud-native and well thought out.
It seems like seeing Booth Babes at shows should be a relic of a Mad Men past. Something we look back at in dejected wonderment, that seems so incongruous with modernity that it must have come from another world entirely. At least, as someone who doesn’t go to many industry shows, that was my assumption.
If you haven’t been keeping up with OpenFaaS, it’s one of the more exciting projects in the emerging serverless space. It basically uses Docker to make Functions simple. Now the team has released OpenFaaS Cloud, designed to make it easier for developers (as opposed to DevOps engineers) to build functions in a familiar workflow.
Ben Thompson put together a great piece looking at the transition of Microsoft over the last five years. While the company’s embrace of services is no secret, what Ben shows is that this wasn’t a 360-degree shift. Under Steve Ballmer, Microsoft had many of the same assets, but applied them as a way to promote Windows. It shows that their shift is as much a cultural one if anything else.
Troy Hunt is done with IRL analogies being forced onto digital concepts. But maybe the problem isn’t the analogies, but the expectations we put on them. Analogies can be useful, but only if we acknowledge their limits while using them.
Hass.io, the Python-based open-source platform to run Home Assistant recently announced major updates are coming to in 2018. Luckily it looks like changes to their core Linux distribution should be minimally disruptive to existing users.
E8 Storage announced support for InfiniBand, expanding the company’s storage solution from Ethernet interconnect.