News Category: Enterprise

With Azure Container Service, Microsoft Works to Make Container Management Boring

Earlier this week, Microsoft made the Kubernetes container orchestration service generally available on Azure Container Service, alongside the other predominant container orchestration engines Docker Swarm and Mesosphere’s Data Center Operating System (DC/OS). The move is one more step in building...
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A Brief History of Blockchain

We’re now in the midst of another quiet revolution: blockchain, a distributed database that maintains a continuously growing list of ordered records, called “blocks.” Consider what’s happened in just the past 10 years: The first major blockchain innovation was bitcoin, a digital currency...
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Stateful Containerized Applications with Kubernetes

Stateless services are applications like web servers, proxies, and application code, which may handle data, but they don't store it. These are easy to think about in an orchestration context because they are simple to deploy and simple to scale. If traffic goes up, you just add more of them and...
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Alex Rukletsov of Mesosphere explains Mesos role quotas, which reserve resources for one or more frameworks in a cluster.

Using Mesos Quotas to Control Resource Allocation

Did you know that Apache Mesos supports quotas? It has since version 0.27. In an ideal world, we could fine-tune quotas to manage resources for maximum efficiency, reining in hogs and making sure that services get what they need without going overboard. In the real world, it's a little more...
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Linus Torvalds on SHA-1 and Git: 'The Sky Isn't Falling'

Yes, SHA-1 has been cracked, but that doesn't mean your code in Git repositories is in any real danger of being hacked. The real worry about Google showing SHA-1 encryption is crackable, as pointed out by Peter Gutmann, a cryptography expert at the at the University of Auckland, New Zealand, is "...
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EFF: Half of Web Traffic is Now Encrypted

Half of the web’s traffic is now encrypted, according to a new report from the EFF released this week. The rights organization noted the milestone was attributable to a number of efforts, including recent moves from major tech companies to implement HTTPS on their own properties. Over the years,...
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Tying Together the Many Open Source Projects in Networking

The Open Platform for Network Functions Virtualization (OPNFV) is driven more by iterative code releases than by heavyweight up-front standardization efforts. There are a lot of pieces to the ongoing network transformation going up and down the stack. There's the shift away from proprietary...
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“I Am A Mainframer” Interview Series: IBM

In our second conversation of our “I Am A Mainframer” interview series, Jeffrey Frey talks with Emily K. Hugenbruch, OpenStack Cloud Enablement Engineer, z/VM and Software Engineer at IBM about the OpenStack Newton release and her overall career experience as a woman working in the mainframe space...
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OpenStack Sets its Sights on the Next Generation of Private Clouds

Today, the OpenStack Foundation is launching the latest version of its platform that allows enterprises to run an AWS-like cloud computing platform in their data centers. Ocata, as the 15th release of OpenStack is called, arrives after only a four-month release cycle, which is a bit faster than its...
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CORD Partners with xRAN to Bring SDN to the RAN

The Central Office Re-architected as a Data Center (CORD) open source project is partnering with the xRAN Foundation. The two groups plan to work on a software-based, extensible Radio Access Network (xRAN) architecture. Apparently, the xRAN Foundation is a new standards group that was formed in...
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