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DevOps Means Test Automation (too)

You have started down the road to DevOps. You have re-structured your teams and you are experimenting with DevOps tools and processes. You now understand that DevOps is a continuum that starts with planning and development and ends with deployment into operations. So where do you start your DevOps...
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Kubernetes-Powered PaaS Focuses on DevOps

The creator of Kel, a devops-focused PaaS for Web applications has released an open source edition of its platform. Kel is based on the container-cluster management system Kubernetes and was originally made to run Gondor, a managed host for Python and Django apps. Eldarion, the company behind...
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Microservices Require Robust API Management

As the microservices approach is becoming more prevalent in application development, API operations, or API Ops, is increasingly being recognized as a requisite skill amongst enterprise and startups. Microservices architecture breaks down services and assets into discrete, composable units. And...
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Infrastructure 'Coming to Life in a New Way,' SDN Inventor Says

There are those that believe the era of infrastructure is gone, but Martin Casado is not among them. Casado, now a venture capitalist at Andreessen Horowitz, discussed during a keynote address at the Interop conference here why we're now on the cusp of an evolutionary shift in the infrastructure...
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Open Wireless Standards Could Save Smart Cities 30% on Tech Costs

"Open standards can [ensure] money is invested more efficiently and dramatically accelerate IoT adoption and growth," said Jeremy Green, Machina analyst and author of the report. Machina provides market research and strategic guidance on M2M and IoT. Reliance on open standards should seem obvious,...
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Netbeast: A Cross-Platform Tool for the Internet of Things

When smart devices are closed, they're not smart at all. Netbeast is an open source platform for developing Internet of Things (IoT) applications for appliances and other devices. It's an environment-agnostic platform that allows users to ignore details like wireless protocols, brand-specific...
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Albert Greenberg, Director of Azure Networking and Distinguished Engineer at Microsoft, at Open Networking Summit 2016.
Albert Greenberg, Director of Azure Networking and Distinguished Engineer at Microsoft, at Open Networking Summit 2016.

Open Source Enables Scale-out in SDN Powered Microsoft Azure

Microsoft Azure’s programmable, scalable and high-performance network infrastructure is leveraging software-defined networking (SDN) principles as well as open source components to meet the demands of massive cloud-based production environments, said Albert Greenberg, Director of Azure Networking...
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Open Source Projects Are Transforming Machine Learning and AI

Machine learning and artificial intelligence have quickly gained traction with the public through applications such as Apple’s Siri and Microsoft’s Cortana. The true promise of these disciplines, though, extends far beyond simple speech recognition performed on our smartphones.  New, open source...
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 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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