News Category: DevOps

Linux Containers vs. VMs: A Security Comparison

More vulnerable than virtual machines? In fact, containers have some security advantages.  Developers love containers. They’re easy to use and fast to start. You can run a lot of them on even simple hardware. Startup overhead has always been a bane of development and testing, and this overhead only...
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DevOps Model, A Profile in CIO Leadership, Change Management

Take it from IT leaders who have been there: Adopting a DevOps model will require strong leadership, exceptional people skills, a high tolerance for failure and financial savvy.  CTO Alexander Pluim described his company's situation as typical: An enterprise technology system has issues, no one is...
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F5’s Latest Updates Give a Nod to Developers

As virtual appliances become a bigger part of its business, F5 is tweaking some of its products to better fit the concept of developers programming the network. The company has separated its orchestration tool from its management tool. The latter, which involves monitoring the network and making...
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Scaling Collaboration in DevOps

Most DevOps platforms and tools are designed with scalability in mind. DevOps environments often run in the cloud and tend to be volatile. It’s important for the software that supports DevOps to be able to scale in real time to address spikes and lulls in demand. The same thing is true for the...
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OSOps Gives Operators a Powerful Tool to Poke OpenStack Developers

For JJ Asghar, senior partner engineer of OpenStack at Chef, there is one issue that continues to hamper OpenStack’s success: Operations. It’s no secret in the Ops community that there is a large barrier to entry involved in becoming a part of theOpenStack community. When it comes to submitting...
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Enterprises Bullish On 100 GbE, Cloud, And SDN

Study provides a view into how enterprise networks are changing.  Companies are tackling surging bandwidth requirements by adding bigger network pipes and adopting newer technologies such as cloud and software-defined networking, according to a new study released today. The ninth annual State of...
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ONUG Hopes to Nudge Networks Toward Real Interoperability

For all the complexity underlying software-defined networking (SDN) — the shift to a DevOps culture, the ending of siloed organizational habits — one recurring gripe is that all these “open” and “standards-based” networking products don’t operate cleanly with one another. It’s an old complaint in...
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DevOps and Sharing

Right now I hold the hilarious title of “DevOps Heroine” at Acrolinx. For non-native English speakers: a heroine is a female hero. I started working at Acrolinx in the beginning of this year. Earlier I was a junior software engineer at a small Polish company called Three of Coins. Three of Coins is...
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Avoiding Common Hang-ups in DevOps Pipelines

While many federal agencies have begun adopting a DevOps approach to software development, some are still struggling to develop proper DevOps pipelines. This is not surprising; getting a basic continuous integration (CI) and continuous delivery (CD) process to work correctly is difficult and takes...
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Jenkins Security Patches Could Break Plug-ins

Popular open source automation server Jenkins has fixed multiple security vulnerabilities. The latest version changes how plug-ins use build parameters, though, so developers will need to adapt to the new process.  The vulnerabilities affect all previous releases, including the mainline releases up...
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