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Why the Future of Data Storage is (Still) Magnetic Tape

Studies show [PDF] that the amount of data being recorded is increasing at 30 to 40 percent per year. At the same time, the capacity of modern hard drives, which are used to store most of this, is increasing at less than half that rate. Fortunately, much of this information doesn’t need to be...
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Linux on Windows 10: Running Ubuntu VMs Just Got a Lot Easier, Says Microsoft

Ubuntu maintainer Canonical and Microsoft have teamed up to release an optimized Ubuntu Desktop image that's available through Microsoft's Hyper-V gallery. The Ubuntu Desktop image should deliver a better experience when running it as a guest on a Windows 10 Pro host, according to Canonical. The...
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A Deep Dive Into Data Lakes

In the age of Big Data, we’ve had to come up with new terms to describe large-scale data storage. We have databases, data warehouses and now data lakes. While they all contain data, these terms describe different ways of storing and using that data. Before we discuss data lakes and why they are...
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Call for Code
Learn more about IBM’s open source initiatives, including the Call for Code.

How IBM Is Using Open Source for a Greater Good

Dr. Angel Diaz is the face of open source at IBM as Vice President of Developer Technology, Open Source & Advocacy. At the recent Open Source Summit in Vancouver, we spoke with Diaz to talk about the importance of open source at IBM and how it’s changing the world around us. LF: What’s the...
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TNS Context: The CNCF Open Source Survey and the Ballerina Programming Language

Today on The New Stack Context podcast, we talk with Chris Aniszczyk, co-founder of the TODO Group and Chief Technology Officer of the Cloud Native Computing Foundation (CNCF) about the results of our recent open source program management survey.  This week, we released the results of a survey on...
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Quantum Computing and Cryptography

Quantum computing is a new way of computing -- one that could allow humankind to perform computations that are simply impossible using today's computing technologies. It allows for very fast searching, something that would break some of the encryption algorithms we use today. And it allows us to...
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Linux For Beginners: What's A Desktop Environment?

As I continue my journey into the world of Linux, I've realized that one of its most distinct advantages over Windows and macOS can also be one of its most confusing hurdles for beginners. Choice has a tendency to be overwhelming, and Linux is all about choice. Let's say you've set your sights on...
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OSN Days
OSN Days are a series of one-day events to facilitate F2F collaboration. Tours this fall cover China, APAC, and North America starting October 12.

Open Source Networking Days Returning This Fall

As we gear up the for the first ever Open Networking Summit Europe event, Amsterdam, September 25-27, it’s becoming clear to me just how far we’ve come this year since the formation of LF Networking. With new major operators joining, like Deutsche Telekom, and others requiring open source project...
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Cloud Foundry Survey Finds Top Enterprise Languages

Programmers may love hot newer languages like Kotlin and Rust, but according to a Cloud Foundry Foundation (CFF)recent survey of global enterprise developers and IT decision makers, Java and Javascript are the top dog enterprise languages. That said, the CFF also found that, "More and more,...
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Why You Need To Understand Your Software Supply Chain

Every company uses software, obviously. There isn’t a technology industry keynote that passes without a besuited evangelist telling us that ‘every business is a technology business’ – and they may even pepper in the old ‘hey Uber has no cars, Amazon has no bookstores’ chestnut if they really want...
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