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 51 percent of hiring managers say experience with or knowledge of OpenStack and CloudStack are driving open source hiring decisions. While 21 percent of hiring managers cited networking and 14 percent cited security experience as having the biggest impac
Fifty-one percent of hiring managers say experience with or knowledge of OpenStack and CloudStack are driving open source hiring decisions, according to the 2016 Open Source Jobs Report from The Linux Foundation and Dice.

Open Source Hiring to Increase in Next 6 Months, Says 2016 Jobs Report

Professionals skilled in open source tools and technologies are now in high demand as open source adoption in the enterprise continues to climb, according to the Open Source Jobs Report released today by The Linux Foundation and Dice. open-source-jobs-report-2016-infographic.png The...
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Mashing Up OpenStack With Hyperconverged Storage

OpenStack has pretty much vanquished Eucalyptus, CloudStack, and a few other open source alternatives from the corporate datacenter, and it is giving VMware’s vCloud/vRealize a run for the money and has even compelled VMware to launch its own OpenStack distribution, VMware Integrated OpenStack....
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Interop: SDN Growing to $12.5B, SD-WAN to $6B

With Software Defined Networking (SDN), Software Defined Wide Area Networks (SD-WAN), Network Function Virtualization (NFV) and the overall disaggregation of networking from hardware, IDC's view is that now is an exciting time for networking. At the 2015 IDC Interop breakfast meeting the analyst...
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Preparing Your Network for the IoT Revolution

We seem to be hearing about Internet of Things (IOT) and the security challenges related to it everywhere these days… While there is no denying that IP-based connectivity continues to become more and more pervasive, this is not a fundamentally new thing. What is new is the target audience is...
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Bufferbloat Is Still Being Fought In Linux Kernel, Another Big Improvement Queued

Bufferbloat is the excess buffering of packets resulting in high latency, jitter, and lower network throughput. There's been efforts to battle bufferbloat within the Linux kernel going back a long time while this week another new patch has surfaced. Dave Taht, one of the Linux developers who has...
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OpenSSL Patches Two High-Severity Flaws

OpenSSL has released versions 1.0.2h and 1.0.1t of its open source cryptographic library, fixing multiple security vulnerabilities that can lead to traffic being decrypted, denial-of-service attacks, and arbitrary code execution. One of the high-severity vulnerabilities is actually a hybrid of two...
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HPE Won’t Ignore Open Source NFV MANO

Now that we’ve got open source factions rivaling for attention in NFV management and network orchestration (MANO), it’s easy to forget that Hewlett Packard Enterprise (HPE) has had a complete MANO stack for a while. But that doesn’t mean the vendor won’t take an interest in Open Source MANO (OSM) ...
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Claude Shannon, the Father of the Information Age, Turns 1100100

Claude Shannon: Born on the planet Earth (Sol III) in the year 1916 A.D. Generally regarded as the father of the information age, he formulated the notion of channel capacity in 1948 A.D. Within several decades, mathematicians and engineers had devised practical ways to communicate reliably at data...
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The First Five Linux Command-Line Apps Every Admin Should Learn

Linux has taken over the enterprise. It runs the backbone for many of the largest companies. It's one of the biggest players in big data. If you're serious about moving up the IT ladder, at some point, you're going to have to know Linux. And although the Linux GUI tools are now as good as those...
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Break Scalability Barriers in OpenFlow SDN

Over the past couple of years, software-defined networking (SDN) has emerged as a strong alternative to traditional networking approaches in the areas of WAN, data center networks, and network overlay solutions. The primary benefit realized from SDN, besides open networking, is the ability to...
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