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Backup and storage
Safe and reliable backups are a must for all system administrators. Here are some guidelines to consider for your own peace of mind.

How to Safely and Securely Back Up Your Linux Workstation

Even seasoned system administrators can overlook Linux workstation backups or do them in a haphazard, unsafe manner. At a minimum, you should set up encrypted workstation backups to external storage. But it’s also nice to use zero-knowledge backup tools for off-site/cloud backups for more peace...
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Release Update: Prometheus 1.6.1 and Sneak Peak at 2.0

After 1.5.0 earlier in the year, Prometheus 1.6.1 is now out. There’s a plethora of changes, so let’s dive in. The biggest change is to how memory is managed. The -storage.local.memory-chunks and -storage.local.max-chunks-to-persist flags have been replaced by -storage.local.target-heap-size. ...
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Google Zero-Trust Security Framework Goes Beyond Passwords

With a sprawling workforce, a wide range of devices running on multiple platforms, and a growing reliance on cloud infrastructure and applications, the idea of the corporate network as the castle and security defenses as walls and moats protecting the perimeter doesn’t really work anymore. Which is...
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OpenStack for Research Computing

In this video from Switzerland HPC Conference, Stig Telfer from StackHPC presents: OpenStack for Research Computing. OpenStack is a cloud operating system that controls large pools of compute, storage, and networking resources throughout a datacenter, all managed through a dashboard that gives...
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NASA’s 10 Coding Rules for Writing Safety Critical Program

The large and complex software projects use some sort of coding standards and guidelines. These guidelines establish the ground rules that are to be followed while writing software.a) How the code should be structured?b) Which language feature should or should not be used? In order to be effective...
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On Multi-Cloud Tradeoffs and the Paradox of Openness

In any technology adoption decision organisations are faced with a balancing act between openness and convenience. Open standards and open source, while in theory driving commoditization and lower cost, also create associated management overheads. Choice comes at a cost. Managing heterogeneous...
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Linux Foundation Launches EdgeX Foundry for IoT Edge Interoperability

There is a new internet of things (IoT) project launching at the Linux Foundation today—EdgeX Foundry. Dell is contributing its Fuse IoT code base as the initial code for EdgeX Foundry, providing an open framework for IoT interoperability. "We lack a common framework for building edge IoT solutions...
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LC3 China
Check out the full schedule for LinuxCon + ContainerCon + CloudOpen China 2017 (LC3) -- to be held June 19-20 in Beijing.

LC3 2017 Features Open Source Experts in SDN, Cloud, DevOps, and More

Developers, architects, sysadmins, DevOps experts, business leaders, and other professionals will gather in China June 19-20 to discuss the latest open source technology and trends at LinuxCon + ContainerCon + CloudOpen China 2017 (LC3). This event -- held for the first time in Beijing, China --...
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Kubernetes
Learn how Kubernetes keeps state with etcd and how normal Linux networking ties everything together in this Kubernetes course preview.

Keeping State and Networking in Kubernetes

In our previous installments of this series (see below), we learned a lot of neat things about Kubernetes. We learned that it is descended from the secret Google Borg project, its architecture, and why it is a good choice for your datacenter. Now we'll learn how Kubernetes keeps state with etcd,...
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The Cloud Foundry Approach to Container Storage and Security

Recently, The New Stack published an article titled “Containers and Storage: Why We Aren’t There Yet” covering a talk from IBM’s James Bottomley at the Linux Foundation’s Vault conference in March. Both the talk and article focused on one of the central problems we’ve been working to address in the...
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