Tags: SysAdmin


Dustin Kirkland
Canonical developer Dustin Kirkland is a space cowboy on the great Ubuntu-on-Windows frontier.

Howdy, Ubuntu on Windows! An Intro From Canonical's Dustin Kirkland

Hi there!  My name is Dustin Kirkland, a Linux user for nearly 20 years, and an open source developer for almost as long.  I worked on Linux at IBM for most of a decade, on site at Red Hat for a bit, and now at Canonical for nearly another decade.  I started at Canonical as an engineer on the...
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The Linux Foundation Training (LiFT) Scholarship Program is giving away free training courses; apply now.

Last Day to Apply for Free Training and Certification Scholarship

Each year for the past six years, The Linux Foundation Training (LiFT) Scholarship Program has given away free training courses to individuals who may not otherwise have access to these opportunities.   lift-001.png Creative Commons Zero This year the 14 recipients chosen for a...
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Holberton school
Innovative full stack engineering school is teaming with PagerDuty to teach what being a real-life DevOps is like, sometimes at 3am. [Image source: Sylvain Kalache]

DevOps Students Learn the Value of Uptime With 3 a.m. Calls

Students at the Holberton School, San Francisco’s innovative new school for training students of any age to be full stack software engineers, are being woken early, really early, to learn just what’s it’s like to be a part of a DevOps team. DevOps is a set of practices, a philosophy aiming for...
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managing IT orgs and steering digital transformation in the enterprise
When managing IT organizations and steering digital transformation in the enterprise, technology leaders need to support proper use of both OSS and commercial technologies as part of their toolchain, while putting the right systems in place to enable enterprise-scale, governance and security.

Open Source as Part of Your Software Delivery Toolchain in the Enterprise: Perspectives for CIOs

A myriad of point-tools are involved in every organizations’ software production. Some of our enterprise customers report using over 50 tools along their pipeline – from code development all the way to releasing into Production. For the majority of development organizations today, these tools are...
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Linux Foundation Certified System Administrator: Gustavo Franklin Nobrega

The Linux Foundation’s Certification Program is designed to give you a way to differentiate yourself in a job market that’s hungry for your skills. But, how well does the certification prepare you for the real world? To illustrate that, we are featuring some of the people who have recently passed...
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DevOps fist bump
"A lot of organizations want to be the cool kids on the block. They want to be like the DevOps poster children,” with easy deployments, stability, and a reputation as a good employer, says DevOps expert Kris Buytaert.

What is DevOps? Kris Buytaert Explains

Kris Buytaert is known as one of the instigators of the current DevOps movement and organizer of several related conferences, including DevOpsDays and Config Management Camp. He is a long-time Linux and open source consultant who often claims that everything is a freaking DNS problem. You can find...
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What is Operations?

Hi, I’m grouchy and I work with operations and data and backend stuff.  I spent 3.5 years helping Parse grow from a handful of apps to over a million.  Literally building serverless before it was cool TYVM. So when I see kids saying “the future is serverless!” and “#NoOps!” I’m like okay, that’s...
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Web browsers shriek scary SSL alerts and try to save us from ourselves. Learn what you can do about it.

Quieting Scary Web Browser SSL Alerts

The entire Internet depends on OpenSSL to secure sensitive transactions, but until the Linux Foundation launched the Core Infrastructure Initiative to support crucial infrastructure projects, it was supported by a small underfunded team with only one paid developer. This is not good for an...
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Introducing Runway, a Distributed Systems Design Tool

Runway is a new tool for distributed systems design that I’ve been working on at Salesforce. It combines specification, model checking, simulation, and visualization, all centered around the idea of a system model. We hope Runway might one day be widely adopted as a distributed systems design tool...
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Microsoft, MapR Announce New Apache Spark-Based Releases

Microsoft, with its Hortonworks-based cloud Hadoop distro, and MapR with its own Hadoop-powered wares, each pivot toward Apache Spark.
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