The Software Defined Infrastructure team at Intel uses Kubernetes to run a large part of their services. In this preview to his upcoming talk at KubeCon, Taylor Thomas describes some challenges that the team has encountered and overcome.

Steering Kubernetes Through Uncharted Territory

Taylor Thomas is a Cloud Software Engineer for the Software Defined Infrastructure team at Intel working on Kubernetes, CI/CD, and the Snap open telemetry framework. The team also uses Kubernetes to run a large part of their services, and Thomas will describe this work in his upcoming talk "Off the...
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Manage Disk Image Files Wisely in the Face of DevOps Sprawl

There are strategies to prevent obsolete disk images from clogging up valuable space, especially in a rapid-change DevOps shop. However, not all VMs will benefit from the same plan. Disk images are fast and easy to create, but they're not free and they cause administrative problems. Each image file...
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Using Wearables and Machine Learning to Help With Speech Disorders

A team from MIT and the Massachusetts General Hospital believe that machine learning can play a part in better understanding speech disorders. In a recent paper, they describe using a wearable device to collect accelerometer data to detect differences in people with Muscle Tension Dysphonia (MTD)...
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The Blockchain Created By Ethereum's Fork is Forking Now

A blockchain that was born out of the rejection of a contentious technical change is on the cusp of making a decision some argue contradicts its core values. That's the situation the developers behind ethereum classic face ahead of a hard fork expected to be enacted on its blockchain on 25th...
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CNCF is hosting CloudNativeCon, along with KubeCon and PrometheusDay, to bring together leading contributors in cloud native applications and computing, containers, microservices, central orchestration processing, and more November 8-9 in Seattle.

CloudNativeCon Unites Leaders in Open Source, Container and Cloud Native Tech

Today’s cloud native ecosystem is growing at an incredibly rapid pace – as new technologies are continuously introduced and current applications are ever-evolving. Taking the lead in bringing together the industry’s top developers, end users, and vendors, the Cloud Native Computing Foundation (CNCF...
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Brian Behlendorf
Brian Behlendorf, Executive Director of the Hyperledger Project, explains everything you need to know about blockchain, Hyperledger, and other amazing new technologies in his LinuxCon North America keynote.

Hyperledger -- The Source of Truth

Well, here we go again with yet another new technology with a name that doesn't tell us much about what it is: Hyperledger. Hyperledger is related to Bitcoin, Ethereum, and blockchains... but, what are these things? They sound like science fiction: I have plenty of Bitcoins, so let's go splurge on...
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Debunking Unikernel Criticisms

The security and tooling worries around unikernels are vastly exaggerated, asserted Idit Levine, creator of the Unik, a unikernel compilation tool, as well as a cloud chief technology officer at Dell EMC. A relatively new concept, Unikernels could be thought of as stripped-down containers with only...
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4 Useful Cinnamon Desktop Applets

The Cinnamon desktop environment is incredibly popular, and for good reason. Out of the box it offers a clean, fast and well configured desktop experience. But that doesn’t mean that you can’t make it a little better with a few nifty extras. And that’s where Cinnamon Applets come in. Like Unity’s...
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Where to Find the World's Best Programmers

So which countries produce the best coders is an interesting question to ask. Perhaps more importantly why do some countries lead the way? One source of data about programmers' skills is HackerRank, a company that poses programming challenges to a community of more than a million coders and also...
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Puppet Unveils New Docker Build and Phased Deployments

Puppet released a number of announcements today including the availability of Puppet Docker Image Build and a new version of Puppet Enterprise, which features phased deployments and situational awareness. In April, Puppet began helping people deploy and manage things like Docker, Kubernetes, ...
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