News Category: Enterprise

How to Speak Linux

I didn’t even stop to imagine that people pronounced Linux commands differently until many years ago when I heard a co-worker use the word “vie” (as in "The teams will vie for the title") for what I’d always pronounced “vee I.” It was a moment I’ll never forget. ... Unix commands evolved with a...
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Containers and Microservices and Serverless, Oh My!

A new round of buzzword-heavy technologies are becoming relevant to—or at least discussed among—developers, operations professionals, and the tech staff who lead them. Need to come up to speed on the changing cloud and container trends and technologies? If you feel out of the loop, this tech-...
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Purism Partners with Nitrokey to Reinforce the Security of Their Linux Laptops

Purism, the maker of Linux-powered laptops, announced today that it partners with Nitrokey, a maker of Free Software and Open Hardware USB GPG SmartCards and Hardware Security Modules (HSMs), to create a GPG-based SmartCard called Purekey. Purism has always tried to offer its customers some of the...
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Red Hat's Serverless Blockchain Future Powered by Open Source Innovation

On the final day of the Red Hat Summit last week, Red Hat CTO Chris Wright presided over the closing keynotes where he outlined how his company innovates and hinted at multiple future product developments. "Innovation in the enterprise is about adapting to change without compromising the business...
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How to Maximize the Scalability of Your Containerized Environment

One main reason to use containers is that they help make apps, services and environments highly scalable. But that doesn’t happen magically. In order to take full advantage of the benefits of containers, you have to build your stack and configure your environment in ways that maximize scalability....
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GitOps: ‘Git Push’ All the Things

While the idea of cloud-native computing promises to change how modern IT operations work, the idea remains vague for many who work in the profession. “GitOps,” an idea that generated some buzz at the KubeCon + CloudNativeCon EU conference in Copenhagen last week, could bring some much-needed focus...
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What Is an API? Application Programming Interfaces Explained

API, for application programming interface, is one of those acronyms that is used everywhere from command-line tools to enterprise Java code to Ruby on Rails web apps. Unless you write every single line of code from scratch, you’re going to be interacting with external software components, each...
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People Are Freaking Out That PGP Is ‘Broken’—But You Shouldn’t Be Using It Anyway

Hackers that can intercept your encrypted emails, or steal your emails from your computer or a server, may be able to decrypt them taking advantage of new vulnerabilities found in the way some email clients treat HTML. On Monday, the world was reminded once again that the almost 30-year-old...
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Using the Command Line to Decrypt a Message on Linux

If you have disabled the PGP plugin from your mail client and saved a copy of an encrypted email to your desktop, this guide will help you read that message in as safe a way as possible given what we know about the vulnerability described by EFAIL. Note that the first three steps (opening the...
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Wendy Cartee, Nick McKeown, Guru Parulkar, and Chris Wright discuss the first 10 years of software defined networking at Open Networking Summit North America.

The First 10 Years of Software Defined Networking

In 2008, if you wanted to build a network, you had to build it from the same switch and router equipment that everyone else had, according to Nick McKeown, co-founder of Barefoot Networks, speaking as part of a panel of networking experts at Open Networking Summit North America.  Equipment was...
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