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Kubernetes Magic Kingdom
Make some of the magic happen for yourself, said Disney senior cloud engineer Blake White in his talk at CloudNativeCon.

How Disney Is Realizing the Multi-Cloud Promise of Kubernetes

The Walt Disney Company is famous for “making magic happen,” and their cross-cloud, enterprise level Kubernetes implementation is no different. In a brief but information-packed lightning talk at CloudNativeCon in Seattle in November, Disney senior cloud engineer Blake White laid out a few of the...
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Moving Persistent Data Out of Redis

Historically, we have used Redis in two ways at GitHub: We used it as an LRU cache to conveniently store the results of expensive computations over data originally persisted in Git repositories or MySQL. We call this transient Redis. We also enabled persistence, which gave us durability guarantees...
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Public Cloud on the Rise While Private Cloud Usage Declines

The use of public clouds has nearly doubled to 57 percent from 30 percent since 2012, while private cloud use has dropped to 40 percent from 52 percent, according to an Interop ITX and InformationWeek survey. Even further, the respondents who use a private cloud estimate a 12 percent drop between...
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17 Essential Skills for Growing Performance Engineers

Performance engineering as a discipline goes back several decades. I’ve heard firsthand accounts of testing and optimization of software from the 1960s. Still, much of what we practice today has built up in the last twenty years or so, since the first generation of commercial performance testing...
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Writing SELinux Modules

SELinux struggles to cast off its image as difficult to maintain and the cause of potential application problems. Yet in recent years, much has changed for the better, especially with regard to usability. For example, modules have replaced its monolithic set of rules. If you want to develop a new...
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Let's Encrypt
We’re incredibly close to a Web that is more encrypted than not, says Josh Aas in this update from the Let’s Encrypt project.

3 Lessons in Web Encryption from Let’s Encrypt

As exciting as 2016 was for encryption on the Web, 2017 seems set to be an even more incredible year. Much of the infrastructure and many of the plans necessary for a 100 percent  encrypted Web really solidified in 2016, and the Web will reap the rewards in 2017. Let’s Encrypt is proud to have been...
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security tips
In this series, we’ll cover essential information for keeping hackers out of your system. Watch the free webinar on-demand for more information.

How to Keep Hackers out of Your Linux Machine Part 2: Three More Easy Security Tips

In part 1 of this series, I shared two easy ways to prevent hackers from eating your Linux machine. Here are three more tips from my recent Linux Foundation webinar where I shared more tactics, tools and methods hackers use to invade your space. Watch the entire webinar on-demand for free. Easy...
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unikernels
A unikernel is essentially a pared-down operating system that can pair with an application into a unikernel application, typically running within a virtual machine. Download the Guide to the Open Cloud to learn more.

The Age of the Unikernel: 10 Projects to Know

When it comes to operating systems, container technologies, and unikernels, the trend toward tiny continues. What is a unikernel? It is essentially a pared-down operating system (the unikernel) that can pair with an application into a unikernel application, typically running within a virtual...
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Google Ventures into Public Key Encryption

Google's Key Transparency project offers a model of a public lookup service for encryption keys. Google announced an early prototype of Key Transparency, its latest open source effort to ensure simpler, safer, and secure communications for everyone. The project’s goal is to make it easier for...
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Mobile Edge Computing Creates ‘Tiny Data Centers’ at the Edge

One key element of 5G is likely to be Mobile Edge Computing (MEC), an emerging standard that extends virtualized infrastructure into the radio access network (RAN). ETSI has created a separate working group for it — the ETSI MEC ISG — with about 80 companies involved.  “MEC uses a lot of NFV ...
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