News Category: Enterprise

Security Orchestration and Incident Response

Last month at the RSA Conference, I saw a lot of companies selling security incident response automation. Their promise was to replace people with computers ­-- sometimes with the addition of machine learning or other artificial intelligence techniques ­-- and to respond to attacks at computer...
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Containerization Leaders Explore Possible Standardized Data Storage Interface

A group of engineers from every leading container orchestrator maker have gathered together, virtually, around an initiative to explore a common lexicon for container-based data storage. Initially proposed by Mesosphere’s Benjamin Hindman, the Container Storage Interface initiative — which, for now...
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The Zephyr Project: An RTOS for IoT

How do you develop and sustain an operating system primed for the continuously evolving nature of the internet of things? You model it, in part, on the highly successful Linux platform, which is exactly the tactic of the Zephyr Project, an open, real-time operating system overseen by the nonprofit...
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OpenSDS at CloudNativeCon + KubeCon: Moving Forward with SDS and Cloud Computing

CloudNativeCon + KubeCon Europe 2017 has begun and is bringing together the world’s top experts in open source cloud computing. Their goal is to maintain and promote the development of integrated open source technologies to better deploy and implement cloud computing. OpenSDS, a Silver sponsor of...
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Developer salaries
Developers earn the highest salaries if they live in North America and work on backend web applications, machine learning (ML), and augmented reality (AR) software. Source: VisionMobile, State of the Developer Nation 2017.

VisionMobile Report Lays Out Developer Salaries by Skill, Software Sector, and Location

Developers earn higher salaries when their software skills are scarce and more complex, according to VisionMobile’s 12th annual report on developer economics released this week. In 2017, that means skilled cloud and backend developers, as well as those who work in emerging technologies including...
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Kubernetes users
Enterprises are adopting Kubernetes at a rapid pace.

What Is Kubernetes?

Kubernetes is open source software for automating deployment, scaling, and management of containerized applications. The project is governed by the Cloud Native Computing Foundation, which is hosted by The Linux Foundation. And it’s quickly becoming the Linux of the cloud, says Jim Zemlin,...
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Modules vs. Microservices

Much has been said about moving from monoliths to microservices. Besides rolling off the tongue nicely, it also seems like a no-brainer to chop up a monolith into microservices. But is this approach really the best choice for your organization? It’s true that there are many drawbacks to maintaining...
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IEEE Looks Beyond Moore’s Law with IRDS Technology Roadmap

IEEE is taking a lead role in building a comprehensive, end-to-end view of the computing ecosystem, including devices, components, systems, architecture, and software. In May 2016, IEEE announced the formation of the IRDS under the sponsorship of IEEE RC. The historical integration of IEEE RC and...
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Open Source Project Uses Docker for Serverless Computing

Function as a Service (FaaS) uses Docker and Swarm to create a simple system for running functions in the container, language, and runtime of your choice. Serverless computing has fast become a staple presence on major clouds, from Amazon to Azure. It’s also inspiring open source projects designed...
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Yunong Xiao
Yunong Xiao, Principal Software Engineer at Netflix, describes scaling challenges the company has encountered and explains how the company delivers content to a global audience on an ever-growing number of platforms.

Slaying Monoliths at Netflix with Node.js

The growing number of Netflix subscribers -- nearing 85 million at the time of this Node.js Interactive talk -- has generated a number of scaling challenges for the company. In his talk, Yunong Xiao, Principal Software Engineer at Netflix, describes these challenges and explains how the company...
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