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Almost 20 percent of open source professionals said containers would have a big impact on open source hiring in 2016, but only 8 percent of employers felt this way, according to the 2016 Open Source Jobs Report.

Why Container Skills Aren't a Priority in Hiring Open Source Pros (Yet)

It should come as no surprise that open source training and hiring is typically predicated on what skills are trending in tech. As an example, Big Data, cloud and security are three of the most in-demand skillsets today, which explains why more and more open source professionals look to develop...
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Apache Spark creator Matei Zaharia speaking at MesosCon North America.

Apache Spark Creator Matei Zaharia Describes Structured Streaming in Spark 2.0 [Video]

Apache Spark has been an integral part of Mesos from its inception. Spark is one of the most widely used big data processing systems for clusters. Matei Zaharia, the CTO of Databricks and creator of Spark, talked about Spark's advanced data analysis power and new features in its upcoming 2.0...
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All Hail the New Docker Swarm

As part of the Docker Captains program, I was given a preview of Docker 1.12 including the new Swarm integration which is Docker’s native clustering/orchestration solution (also known as SwarmKit, but that’s really the repo/library name). And it’s certainly a big change. In this post I’ll try to...
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Nokia, Intel Collaborate on Open Source Hardware

Just a week after Nokia (NYSE:NOK) announced an agreement to help China Mobile move to a more flexible cloud network infrastructure, Nokia said it is teaming up with Intel to make its carrier-grade AirFrame Data Center Solution hardware available for an Open Platform Network Functions...
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Linus Torvalds Announces Linux Kernel 4.7 RC5, Things Are Calming Down

Another Sunday, another Release Candidate build of the upcoming Linux 4.7 kernel is out for testing, as announced by Linus Torvalds himself a few hours ago, June 26, 2016. According to Linus Torvalds, things appear to have calmed down lately, and Linux kernel 4.7 Release Candidate 5 is a fairly...
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Python Gains Functional Programming Syntax via Coconut

The new language compiles directly to standard Python, so apps don't need a new interpreter to run. Coconut, a newly developed open source dialect of Python, provides new syntax for using features found in functional languages like Haskell and Scala. Programs written in Coconut compile directly to...
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Open Source NFV Part Four: Open Source MANO

Defined in ETSI ISG NFV architecture, MANO (Management and Network Orchestration) is a layer — a combination of multiple functional entities — that manages and orchestrates the cloud infrastructure, resources and services. It is comprised of, mainly, three different entities — NFV Orchestrator, VNF...
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After the Hype: Where Containers Make Sense for IT Organizations

The big tech companies are going all in. Google, IBM, Microsoft and many others were out in full force at DockerCon, scrambling to demonstrate how they’re investing in and supporting containers. Recent surveys indicate that container adoption is surging, with legions of users reporting they’re...
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The Rise of New Operations

It has been 6 years since I wrote a blog post titled The Rise of Devops. Many things have changed during this time and I realized a re-evaluation could be interesting. Today, in 2016, here is where I think we are. 1. Operations main focus is now scalability In the past, our primary purpose in life...
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​Red Hat Ceph Storage 2 Unveiled

Red Hat's Ceph is a popular software-defined object and file cloud storage stack. Now Red Hat is moving forward with its latest release: Red Hat Ceph Storage 2. This product is based on the Ceph Jewel release. This edition comes with several new capabilities to enhance object storage workloads...
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