51 percent of hiring managers say experience with or knowledge of OpenStack and CloudStack are driving open source hiring decisions. While 21 percent of hiring managers cited networking and 14 percent cited security experience as having the biggest impac
Fifty-one percent of hiring managers say experience with or knowledge of OpenStack and CloudStack are driving open source hiring decisions, according to the 2016 Open Source Jobs Report from The Linux Foundation and Dice.

Open Source Hiring to Increase in Next 6 Months, Says 2016 Jobs Report

Professionals skilled in open source tools and technologies are now in high demand as open source adoption in the enterprise continues to climb, according to the Open Source Jobs Report released today by The Linux Foundation and Dice. open-source-jobs-report-2016-infographic.png The...
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Mashing Up OpenStack With Hyperconverged Storage

OpenStack has pretty much vanquished Eucalyptus, CloudStack, and a few other open source alternatives from the corporate datacenter, and it is giving VMware’s vCloud/vRealize a run for the money and has even compelled VMware to launch its own OpenStack distribution, VMware Integrated OpenStack....
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Interop: SDN Growing to $12.5B, SD-WAN to $6B

With Software Defined Networking (SDN), Software Defined Wide Area Networks (SD-WAN), Network Function Virtualization (NFV) and the overall disaggregation of networking from hardware, IDC's view is that now is an exciting time for networking. At the 2015 IDC Interop breakfast meeting the analyst...
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Preparing Your Network for the IoT Revolution

We seem to be hearing about Internet of Things (IOT) and the security challenges related to it everywhere these days… While there is no denying that IP-based connectivity continues to become more and more pervasive, this is not a fundamentally new thing. What is new is the target audience is...
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Qualcomm Security Flaw Impacts Android Devices, Project APIs

The issue can result in information leaks and local privilege escalation -- and it may be impossible to patch all vulnerable devices. A security flaw affecting Android devices using Qualcomm chips leading to information disclosure and device manipulation has been revealed by researchers. The...
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Bufferbloat Is Still Being Fought In Linux Kernel, Another Big Improvement Queued

Bufferbloat is the excess buffering of packets resulting in high latency, jitter, and lower network throughput. There's been efforts to battle bufferbloat within the Linux kernel going back a long time while this week another new patch has surfaced. Dave Taht, one of the Linux developers who has...
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Watch: Linus Torvalds Talks About Why You Should Choose a Career in Linux

Open Source is the way to go for a modern IT career. The Linux Foundation, a non-profit organization dedicated to promoting the growth of Linux, publish recently a new video starring the father of Linux, Mr. Linus Torvalds. watch-linus-torvalds-talk.jpg Used with permission It's a...
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OpenSSL Patches Two High-Severity Flaws

OpenSSL has released versions 1.0.2h and 1.0.1t of its open source cryptographic library, fixing multiple security vulnerabilities that can lead to traffic being decrypted, denial-of-service attacks, and arbitrary code execution. One of the high-severity vulnerabilities is actually a hybrid of two...
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Samsung Launches Artik Open IDE and Cloud Platform

At the Samsung Developer Conference in San Francisco last week, Samsung was all about the Internet of Things (IoT), but surprisingly, much of did not revolve around Tizen or SmartThings. Instead, the main focus was on its newly shipping Artik embedded boards, which ship with Fedora. There was some...
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New features in Ubuntu 1604 LTS.

Ubuntu 16.04 Review: What’s New for Desktop Users

Ubuntu 16.04 was announced recently, and, as a Long Term Support (LTS) release, the primary focus is on enterprise users. That doesn’t mean there is nothing exciting for desktop users; in fact, there’s a lot. First of all, it’s an LTS release. That means it's supported for five years. If you are...
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