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Why Hyperledger Wants To Be The ‘Linux of Blockchain'

Blockchain technology offers many different benefits to enterprise developers — but there’s no cross-industry open standard for how to develop it. That makes it difficult for vendors and CIO customers to place their bets and begin building it into their technology architecture. Hyperledger, a Linux...
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AT&T Will Launch SDN Service in 63 Countries Simultaneously This Year, de la Vega Says

AT&T has some grand plans for its growing SDN-enabled network, one that will see the provider launch the new service in multiple countries. Ralph de la Vega, vice chairman of AT&T and CEO of AT&T Business Solutions and AT&T International, told investors during the 44th Annual JP...
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OpenDaylight performance report
OpenDaylight just updated its performance report to give a more comprehensive picture of ODL’s performance when programming network devices using the industry’s most complete set of southbound protocols, including OpenFlow, NETCONF, BGP, PCEP, and OVSDB.

SDN Developers Report Key Lessons in Testing OpenDaylight Performance

OpenDaylight (ODL) is an open source SDN platform designed to serve a broad set of use cases and end user types, mainly service providers, large enterprises, and academic institutions. Uniquely, ODL provides a plethora of network services in all domains--data center, WAN, NREN, metro and access....
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Hello HaLow: Your Guide to the Wi-Fi Alliance’s New IoT spec

The Wi-Fi Alliance recently announced a new IEEE specification, 802.11ah, developed explicitly for the Internet of Things (IoT). Dubbed HaLow (pronounced HAY-Low), it’s aimed at connecting everything in the IoT environment, from smart homes to smart cities to smart cars and any other device that...
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Cray’s Latest Supercomputer Runs OpenStack and Open Source Big Data Tools

Cray has always been associated with speed and power and its latest computing beast called the Cray Urika-GX system has been designed specifically for big data workloads. What’s more, it runs on OpenStack, the open source cloud platform and supports open source big data processing tools like Hadoop...
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GitLab Container Registry

Yesterday we released GitLab 8.8, super powering GitLab's built-in continuous integration. With it, you can build a pipeline in GitLab, visualizing your builds, tests, deploys and any other stage of the life cycle of your software. Today (and already in GitLab 8.8), we're releasing the next step:...
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Luciano Resende
Luciano Resende, architect at the Spark Technology Center, speaks at Apache Big Data.

IBM Uses Apache Spark Across Its Products to Help Enterprise Customers [Video]

IBM loves Apache Spark. It’s training its engineers on it, it’s contributing to the project, and it’s building many of its big data products on top of the open source platform so IBM’s enterprise customers can use its powerful tools. Luciano Resende, an architect at IBM’s Spark Technology Center,...
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Users Cite Management Challenges With Network Virtualization

Any IT professional looking at software-defined networking (SDN) implementation will need to have a long and in-depth discussion about network virtualization (NV) with management tool vendors. Enterprise Management Associates (EMA) research has found that the majority of early adopters have...
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Big IT Rising: An Overview of Lean, Agile and DevOps

The lunch of big corporate IT is being stolen by smaller, nimbler companies. Big IT, with its greater resources, should have crushed the competition. Rather it is playing catch-up. But things are changing. There is a quiet revolution in corporate IT. Big organisations are learning from small...
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AT&T on Track to Virtualize 30 Percent of its Network Functions by End of 2016

AT&T continues to move down the virtualization path by transforming more of its hardware-based network functions into software by leveraging a mix of SDN and NFV. AT&T is on track to virtualize 200 functions in its network, which allows the telco to create a new set of services like its...
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