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AT&T Sharpens Edge With New Open Source Effort, Test Lab Launch

AT&T is continuing its aggressive edge computing push, today announcing that its first test zone for edge applications is up and running at its AT&T Foundry in Palo Alto, Calif., and that it is creating a new open source project focused on automated, distributed cloud infrastructure for...
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Understanding SELinux Labels for Container Runtimes

"I've just started to deal with some software that is containerized via Docker, and which is ordinarily only ever run on Ubuntu. Naturally this means nobody ever put any thought into how it will interact with SELinux. "I know that containers get a pair of randomly chosen MCS [Multi-Category...
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What is LLVM? The Power Behind Swift, Rust, Clang, and More

LLVM makes it easier to not only create new languages, but to enhance the development of existing ones. It provides tools for automating many of the most thankless parts of the task of language creation: creating a compiler, porting the outputted code to multiple platforms and architectures, and...
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Linux: To Recurse or Not

Linux and recursion are on very good speaking terms. In fact, a number of Linux commands recurse without ever being asked, while others have to be coaxed with just the right option. When is recursion most helpful and how can you use it to make your tasks easier? Let’s run through some useful...
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The 4 Major Tenets of Kubernetes Security

In a previous article, we learned about the threats to a Kubernetes deployment that may result in a multitude of compromises and undesirable scenarios. With these threat models in mind, we can now explore Kubernetes security along four major tenets: authentication and authorization resource...
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Enterprises Identify 10 Essential Tools for DevOps

In rough order of their appearance in the DevOps pipeline, based on real-world user feedback, here are the most essential DevOps tools:In some of these 10 major categories, just one tool rules the roost, such as Docker for application containers and Jenkins for CI/CD. In others, DevOps...
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Xen Project Contributor Spotlight: Kevin Tian

The Xen Project is comprised of a diverse set of member companies and contributors that are committed to the growth and success of the Xen Project Hypervisor. The Xen Project Hypervisor is a staple technology for server and cloud vendors, and is gaining traction in the embedded, security and...
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The CNCF Takes Steps Toward Serverless Computing

Even though the idea of ‘serverless’ has been around since 2006, it is a relatively new concept. It’s the next step in the ongoing revolution of IT infrastructure that goes back to the days when one server used to run one application. Many vendors and users who attended KubeCon Austin expressed a...
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Observability: The New Wave or Buzzword?

Monitoring tells you whether the system works. Observability lets you ask why it’s not working. — Baron Schwartz (@xaprb) October 19, 2017 In Monitoring in the time of Cloud Native, Cindy Sridharan views monitoring (alerting and overview dashboards) as the tip of the observability iceberg with...
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Fluid HPC: How Extreme-Scale Computing Should Respond to Meltdown and Spectre

The Meltdown and Spectre vulnerabilities are proving difficult to fix, and initial experiments suggest security patches will cause significant performance penalties to HPC applications. Even as these patches are rolled out to current HPC platforms, it might be helpful to explore how future HPC...
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