News Category: Networking

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When thinking about your career road map, Linux and open source training and certification can help you stay on track.

7 Tips for SysAdmins Considering a Linux Foundation Training Certification

Open source is the new normal for startups and large enterprises looking to stay competitive in the digital economy. That means that open source is now also a viable long-term career path.   “It is important to start thinking about the career road map, and the pathway that you can take and how...
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5 Sysadmin Horror Stories

Happy System Administration Appreciation Day! The job ain't easy. There are constantly systems to update, bugs to fix, users to please, and on and on. A sysadmin's job might even entail fixing the printer (sorry). To celebrate the hard work our sysadmins do for us, keeping our machines up and...
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How Project Calico Transcends the Limits of Software-Defined Networking

Project Calico is an open source layer three virtual networking system for containers, which can be deployed across a variety of todays platforms and setups, including hybrid environments. While centralized control can quickly cause an underlying software-defined network (SDN) to reach load...
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The new CORD Project aims to bring “datacenter economy” and “cloud agility” to service providers by building an open reference implementation and nurturing a vibrant open source community.

CORD Project Aims to Bring Cloud Agility to Service Providers

The CORD Project recently became an independent project hosted by The Linux Foundation. CORD (TM) (Central Office Re-architected as a Datacenter), which began as a use case of ONOS®, brings NFV, SDN, and commodity clouds to the telco central office and aims to give telco service providers the same...
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LFCE Prep Course -- DNS Overview (Part 4)

Start exploring Linux Networking and Administration by downloading the free sample chapter today. Download Now   In this week's LFCE sneak peek blog, we learn about the domain name system, DNS, which powers the Internet and provides the underlying mechanism for converting domain names into IP...
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Navigating the Data Center Networking Landscape

System administrators today are tasked with creating a much smarter networking layer. One that is capable of keeping up with some of the most advanced business and IT demands. In a recent Worldwide Enterprise Networking Report, IDC pointed out that virtualization continues to have a sizable impact...
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Google, Samsung Join AT&T and Verizon in Independent CORD Project

Google and Samsung join AT&T and Verizon as partners in ONOS project’s CORD platform, which is set to be spun off as an independent open source project. The Open Network Operating System project’s central office re-architected as data center platform continues to gain momentum, with the Open...
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As businesses rely more on open source solutions to support business needs, the sysadmin role has evolved, with employers seeking individuals with cloud computing, networking, and configuration management skills.

SysAdmins With Open Source Skills Are In Demand

System administrators play a crucial role in businesses today. They are the individuals responsible for the configuration, support and maintenance of company computer systems and servers. For this reason, they are a popular hiring request, with defense and media companies alike looking for these...
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Europol, Intel and Kaspersky Team Up to Crack Down on Ransomware

Paying those who take your data hostage only makes the ransomware problem worse, says Kaspersky. The European Police Agency Europol on Monday announced a collaboration with tech giant Intel, security expert Kaspersky Lab and the Netherlands police to tackle the exponential growth of ransomware use...
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Speed Bumps Ahead for Network Security

Traffic volumes are growing exponentially across every segment. Will faster network speeds outrun essential security controls? It’s a question that should be top of mind for securityprofessionals today. Traffic volumes are growing exponentially across every segment, with the fastest growth rates...
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