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Stephen O'Grady
Open source software is in danger of being beaten at its own game by upstart services that are tightly integrated, less complex, and easier to use, said Stephen O’Grady at ApacheCon North America in May.

Open Source Projects Must Work Together to Survive

Open source software is in danger of being beaten at its own game by upstart services that are tightly integrated, less complex, and easier to use. That message was at the heart of the cautionary tale told by Stephen O’Grady in his keynote at this year’s ApacheCon North America in May. O’Grady,...
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Swapnil Bhartiya looks at some of the advantages of using Fedora 24 as a DevOps tool.

Fedora 24 -- The Best Distro for DevOps?

“Give us the tools, and we will finish the job.” Winston Churchill. If you have been to any DevOps-focused conferences -- whether it’s OpenStack Summit or DockerCon -- you will see a sea of MacBooks. Thanks to its UNIX base, availability of Terminal app and Homebrew, Apple hardware is extremely...
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Use Models to Measure Cloud Performance

With good modeling, you can have a clear view of what is going on with your cloud deployment even though you don’t have control of the underlying systems. When I was young, I made three plastic models. One was of a car—a '57 Chevy.  Another was of a plane—a Spitfire. And a third was of the Darth...
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Rich Bowen OpenStack
Rich Bowen of Red Hat provided a high-level view of OpenStack as a software project, an open source foundation, and a community of organizations in his talk at LinuxCon North America.

Exactly What Is OpenStack? Red Hat's Rich Bowen Explains

You've probably heard of OpenStack. It's in the tech news a lot, and it's an important open source project. But what exactly is it, and what is it for? Rich Bowen of Red Hat provided a high-level view of OpenStack as a software project, an open source foundation, and a community of organizations in...
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ONOS Hummingbird SDN Release Touts Core Control Function Improvements

ON.Lab’s ONOS Project noted its eighth SDN platform release expands southbound and northbound protocol, legacy device support. The telecommunications market’s choice of software-defined networking platforms continues to blossom, with the Open Networking Laboratory’s Open Network Operating System...
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Bamvor Jian Zhang of Huawei will share some ways to improve the trinity fuzzing tool for more efficient unit tests in his upcoming talk at LinuxCon Europe.

Improving Fuzzing Tools for More Efficient Kernel Testing

Fuzz testing (or fuzzing) is a software testing technique that involves passing invalid or random data to a program and observing the results, such as crashes or other failures. Bamvor Jian Zhang of Huawei, who will be speaking at LinuxCon Europe, realized that existing fuzz testing tools -- such...
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OPNFV Begins Its Colorado Trail

OPNFV today issued its third software release, ending the agonizing six-month period in which folks had to pronounce and spell Brahmaputra. (See OPNFV Issues Third Software Release.) This latest release continues the river theme but is sensibly named Colorado: It has other advantages as well,...
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The Best Way to Develop Software with Effective Security

Regardless of the level at which you're doing your programming, security is going to get in the way. No amount of application abstraction or modern development process seems capable of shielding developers from the barriers raised by security. It's pretty hard not to hate security when it doesn't...
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Writing Your First Postmortem

I’m one of the operators of Wonderland, Jimdo’s in-house PaaS for microservices. Two weeks ago, on September 5, I did something embarrassing at work. We were debugging a broken deployment of our central API service. This API is nothing less than the entry point for managing all container-based...
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East-West Encryption: The Next Security Frontier?

Microsegmentation, a method to create secure, virtual connections in software-defined data centers (SDDCs), has already emerged as one of the primary reasons to embrace network virtualization (NV). But some vendors believe that East-West encryption of traffic inside the data center could be the...
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