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Auto-Scale Everything

If you’ve never received a message like this from your cloud provider, consider yourself lucky, because you will eventually: Dear Amazon EC2 Customer, One or more of your Amazon EC2 instances is scheduled for maintenance on 2016–01–01 for 2 hours starting at 05:00 UTC. During this time, the...
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Coming Soon to PowerShell: Docker Controls, Courtesy of Microsoft

Microsoft is hard at work making Docker a first-class citizen on Windows. It has already integrated Docker more closely with Windows' internals and made Docker's CLI run well. Now, the company is providing a first, early peek at a PowerShell module for the Docker Engine on Windows. The project...
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Encrypted Network Traffic Comes at a Cost

The use of encryption over the Internet is growing. Fueled by Edward Snowden's revelations on the extent of NSA and GCHQ content monitoring, encryption is now increasingly provided by the big tech companies as part of their standard product offerings. It's effectiveness can be seen in the...
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OpenStack for NFV Applications: SR-IOV and PCI Passthrough

Network Function Virtualisation (NFV) initiatives in the telecommunication industry require specific OpenStack functionalities enabled. Without entering into the details of the NFV specifications, the goal in OpenStack is to optimise network, memory and CPU performance on the running instances. In...
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OpenDaylight as an NFV Controller

The OpenDaylight and OPNFV Projects: An Update as of Brahma/Beryllium By Dave Neary of Red Hat and SeniorTechnical Marketing Manager of OpenDaylight and OPNFV, Alan Sardella odl-logo.png Used with permission In discussing our use cases, we’ve noticed that a key domain for...
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No Exit: The Case for Moving Security Information Front and Center

The Open Web Application Security Project (OWASP) was founded in 2001. This non-profit organization seeks to educate and inform developers on secure development practices, and provides developers with tools to create web applications securely. One of their flagship projects is the Top 10 list of...
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The NTP Project develops the protocol standard used to communicate time between systems.

Network Time Keeps on Ticking with Long-Running NTP Project

“Time is an illusion. Lunchtime doubly so.” This quote from The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy is the title of a recent article by George V. Neville-Neil in the Communications of the ACM that takes an in-depth look at how time is kept for individual machines and across computer networks. The...
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Apache Apex Is Promoted To Top-Level Project

The rise of interest in Apache Spark has demonstrated just how important streaming data has become in the big data ecosystem. Real-time data and the technologies that support it were perhaps the biggest stars of last month's Strata + Hadoop World conference in San Jose. So it's probably no...
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Out of the Box: A Peek at the Future of Containerisation in Enterprise

It may be the new ‘it’ technology, but how will it fit within current enterprise infrastructure and drive business value?  Since launching in 2013, open source cloud containerisation engine Docker has seen explosive growth. The concept of containerisation is not new - it’s been around for many...
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CoreOS’s Stackanetes Puts OpenStack in Containers

CoreOS said a few weeks ago it was working on a way to run OpenStack as an application on the Kubernetescontainer platform. Today the company says it has done just that with its new Stackanetes. Stackanetes puts OpenStack in containers as a way to make OpenStack easier to use, according to Alex...
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