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The Company of the Future

In the process of eating the world, software had traditional organizational structures for lunch. Analogies, methods and tactics that originated in the IT world have a major influence on general business thinking (as they should; the two are increasingly the same thing). Today, we talk about ‘new...
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Trireme Open-Source Security Project Debuts for Kubernetes, Docker

Network isolation isn't the only way to secure application containers anymore, so Aporeto unveils a new security model for containers running in Docker or as part of Kubernetes cluster. Dimitri Stiliadis co-founded software-defined networking (SDN) vendor Nuage Networks in 2011 in a bid to help...
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What Is the Linux Kernel?

So Linux is 25 years old now. The Linux kernel was created by a Finnish student named Linus Torvalds in 1991 who at the time was a 21-year-old computer science student at the University of Helsinki, Finland . On 25 August 1991, Torvalds posted the following to comp.os.minix, a newsgroup on Usenet...
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Apcera Platform Primes Containers for Enterprise Deployment

Apcera today is launching what it claims is the first enterprise-grade container management platform. The idea is to provide a turnkey package that includes all the functions necessary for running containers — functions such as orchestration and networking, along with aspects such as security. It...
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It’s Finally Legal To Hack Your Own Devices (Even Your Car)

Last Friday, a new exemption to the decades-old law known as the Digital Millennium Copyright Act quietly kicked in, carving out protections for Americans to hack their own devices without fear that the DMCA’s ban on circumventing protections on copyrighted systems would allow manufacturers to sue...
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Shanghai skyline
In his talk at KubeCon, Xin Zhang, CEO of Caicloud, will describe his company’s experiences using Kubernetes to manage production systems in large-scale Chinese enterprises.

Managing Production Systems with Kubernetes in Chinese Enterprises

Kubernetes has rapidly evolved from running production workloads at Google to deployment in an increasing number of global enterprises. Interestingly, US and Chinese enterprises have different expectations when it comes to requirements, platforms, and tools. In his upcoming talk at KubeCon, Xin...
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Microsoft Open Sources Its Next-Gen Cloud Hardware Design

Microsoft today open sourced its next-gen hyperscale cloud hardware design and contributed it to the Open Compute Project (OCP). Microsoft joined the OCP, which also includes Facebook, Google, Intel, IBM, Rackspace and many other cloud vendors, back in 2014. Over the last two years, it already...
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Let's Automate Let's Encrypt

HTTPS is a small island of security in this insecure world, and in this day and age, there is absolutely no reason not to have it on every Web site you host. Up until last year, there was just a single last excuse: purchasing certificates was kind of pricey. That probably was not a big deal for...
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‘Thanks for Using Containers!’ … Said No CEO Ever

“We think we’re going to get magical powers when we use other people’s servers,” said Casey West, Principal Technologist for Pivotals Cloud Foundry platform, during his OSCON Europe talk, in which he provided a humorous, and insightful look  at how the CEO sees, or doesn't see or honestly doesn't...
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How DNS Works: A Primer

The Domain Name System is critical to fundamental IP networking. Learn DNS basics in this primer. DNS has been in the news a great deal as of late. First, there was the controversy over the United States government essentially handing over control of the Internet's root domain naming system. Then...
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