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Docker Networking and DNS: The Good, The Bad, And The Ugly

Docker SDN (Software Defined Network) already exists for quite some time. What is new, starting from the release 1.11, is the addition of DNS round-robin load balancing. That is both a reason for celebration and an opportunity to explore Docker networking and DNS. We’ll explore internal and...
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Virtustream Launches Global Hyper-scale Storage Cloud

Dell EMC cloud will face tough, entrenched competition from IBM Softlayer, Amazon, Microsoft and Oracle for enterprise storage business. EMC, soon to be known as Dell EMC in the enterprise IT world, on May 2 launched a global, hyper-scale storage cloud to compete in a huge emerging market with IBM...
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Demystifying Containers for a Better DevOps Experience

Working with containers in the enterprise often can seem daunting to a business which has no experience with them. Developers and DevOps teams alike can benefit from implementing containers into their infrastructure and pipeline, as a solid container-based development workflow not only allows for...
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Distributed Tracing — The Most Wanted and Missed Tool in the Microservice World

We, as engineers, always wanted to simplify and automate things. This is something in our nature. That’s how our brains work. That’s how procedural programming was born. After some time, the next level of evolution was object oriented programming. The idea was always the same. Take something big...
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The First Five Linux Command-Line Apps Every Admin Should Learn

Linux has taken over the enterprise. It runs the backbone for many of the largest companies. It's one of the biggest players in big data. If you're serious about moving up the IT ladder, at some point, you're going to have to know Linux. And although the Linux GUI tools are now as good as those...
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Break Scalability Barriers in OpenFlow SDN

Over the past couple of years, software-defined networking (SDN) has emerged as a strong alternative to traditional networking approaches in the areas of WAN, data center networks, and network overlay solutions. The primary benefit realized from SDN, besides open networking, is the ability to...
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Git 2.8.2 Popular Source Code Management System Released with Over 18 Bug Fixes

The stable 2.8 series of the popular Git source code management system just received its second point release, version 2.8.2, bringing over 18 improvements and bug fixes. As usual, we've managed to get our hands on the internal changelog (attached at the end of the article for reference), so we can...
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Linus Torvalds Announces Linux Kernel 4.6 RC6, Dubbed "Charred Weasel"

It's Sunday night, so Linus Torvalds has announced the release of a new RC build for the upcoming Linux 4.6 kernel series, which has been dubbed "Charred Weasel." According to Linus Torvalds, things continue to remain fairly calm in the development cycle of Linux kernel 4.6, which might very well...
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Defining the OpenStack Cloud Roadmap

VIDEO: Jonathan Bryce, executive director of the OpenStack Foundation, gives the new roadmap effort a 'D' grade, but expects improvement soon. In the standard philosophy that has defined open-source since its earliest days, developers simply "scratch an itch" for things they want done, rather than...
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Apache Milagro Project Aims to Fix Web Security for Cloud, Mobile, IoT

Editor's Note: This article is paid for by MIRACL as a Diamond-level sponsor of ApacheCon North America, to be held May 11-13, 2016, and was written by Linux.com. As the Internet continues to both grow in size and widen in scope, so do demands on the supporting infrastructure.  The number of users...
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