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Networking and Orchestration
The Linux Foundation is in the best position to help harmonize SDN projects due to its umbrella of projects and the services it provides to them.

Open Source Networking: Disruptive Innovation Ready for Prime Time

Innovations are much more interesting than inventions.  The “laser” is a classic invention and “FedEx” is a classic innovation.  Successful innovation disrupts entire industries and ecosystems as we’ve seen with Uber, AirBnB, and Amazon to name just a few.   The entire global telecommunication...
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Ben Hindman
Ben Hindman, the founder and chief architect of Mesosphere, explains how his team is developing a DC/OS software development kit (SDK) to support the development of even more sophisticated distributed systems.

Mesos Is to the Datacenter as the Kernel Is to Linux

Necessity is the mother of invention. We needed our datacenters to be more automated, so we invented tools like Puppet and Chef. We needed easier application deployment, so we invented Docker. Of course it didn't stop there. Ben Hindman, the founder and chief architect of Mesosphere, co-created...
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Intent-Based Security Gains Momentum at RSA

It isn’t a buzzphrase on par with “artificial intelligence” yet, but intent-based security has been gathering steam, as evidenced at this week’s RSA Conference. Startups such as Illumio, Twistlock, and vArmour have staked their plans on intent-based security, and at least one established player, ...
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Of Pies and Platforms: Platform-as-a-Service vs. Containers-as-a-Service

I’m often asked about the difference between using a platform as a service (PaaS) vs. a containers-as-a-service (CaaS) approach to developing cloud applications. When does it makes sense to choose one or the other? One way to describe the difference and how it affects your development time and...
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Arunesh Chandra at Node.js Interactive
Arunesh Chandra, Senior Program Manager at Microsoft, introduced ChakraCore and how it fits into the larger Node ecosystem at Node.js Interactive.

Time-Travel Debugging with ChakraCore and Node.js

ChakraCore is the Core part of Microsoft Edge's JavaScript Engine as used in Windows 10. It’s a standalone JavaScript engine in its own right but does not include bindings and the API for Windows because this is provided by a larger framework, Chakra. Arunesh Chandra, Senior Program Manager at...
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Docker's Tops for DevOps, AWS Is the Cloud King

RightScale's 'State of the Cloud' survey also shows hybrid cloud beating public-only and private-only clouds, and Microsoft Azure making major inroads. If there's one devops tool that's out in front with cloud-conscious companies, it's Docker. Thirty-five percent of respondents were already using...
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What's the Difference Between NFV Automation and NFV Orchestration?

NFV automation is the ability to transfer manual network configuration to technology; NFV orchestration creates the deployment and automation blueprint. NFV automation and NFV orchestration have overlapping and interrelated capabilities, which are essential to the deployment of virtual network...
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Doug Goldstein
We recently sat down with Doug Goldstein, principal software engineer at Star Lab, to discuss how companies can use hypervisors to reduce attack surfaces.

How To Shrink Attack Surfaces with a Hypervisor

A software environment’s attack surface is defined as the sum of points in which an unauthorized user or malicious adversary can enter or extract data. The smaller the attack surface, the better. We recently sat down with Doug Goldstein (https://github.com/cardoe or @doug_goldstein) to discuss how...
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A Closer Look at Git Rebase

Most of the comments to my recent articles on 3 Git commands I use every day and When to make a Git commit have mentioned using git rebase. So, let's talk about git rebase. Jumping right in, I use git rebase for two reasons: To bring a stale branch up to date. To change a set of unmerged commits...
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The Basics: Explaining Kubernetes, Mesosphere, and Docker Swarm

The IT world is turning to containers, but to control them you need container management programs. That's where Kubernetes, Mesosphere, and Docker Swarm step in. Containers, a lightweight way to virtualize applications, are an important element of any DevOps plan. But how are you going to manage...
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