Securing Data

As a data geek, I've been wondering how I could protect my data from the main threats (if possible by using only open source software). For instance, losing data because of a hardware failure is just something that shouldn't happen anymore, thanks to all the technology available today ...

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Windows Images for OpenStack

This note summarizes articles from other places about Microsoft Windows images for OpenStack creation, along with some first hand experience. The whole process of creating Windows 2008 and Windows 2012 images fully usable on OpenStack instances is described there.

Prerequisite

To achieve the creation of a qcow2 Windows image for ...

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Chef Server on Raspberry Pi

Raspberry Pi devices are cheap, quiet, and powerful enough to run a Debian based Linux Operating System called Raspbian. Such device would be very convenient to manage one's personal infrastructure, composed of some physical and / or virtual machines, by running Chef Server.

While, the official Chef website mostly documents ...

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Data management

When using several computers (or devices) from different locations, the question of data management arises. Basically, I wish being able to access my data from any computer; I wish my data to be protected, accordingly to its privacy and I wish my data to be backed up appropriately.

With the ...

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Customizing OpenStack RBAC policies

OpenStack uses a role based access control (RBAC) mechanism to manage accesses to its resources. With the current architecture, users' roles granted on each project and domain are stored into Keystone, and can be updated through Keystone's API. However, policy enforcement (actually allowing or not the access to resources ...

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