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The Rise of the Helpful Operational Bots: ChatOps

Over the last number of years, the idea of a conversational interface to technology has entered the mainstream conscience. As is often the case, many of the ideas that get neatly packaged up into consumer facing technology have been knocking around for a long time, and conversational interfaces are...
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A Primer on OVN

OVN is a virtual networking platform developed by the fine folks over at openvswitch.org. The project has been in the works for nearly two years now and is starting to mature to the point of being production ready. In this posting I’ll walk through the basics of configuring a simple layer-2 overlay...
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Ubuntu's Shuttleworth Explains Why Not All Containers are the Same

As container use continues to grow, Mark Shuttleworth provides some definition on why he's backing Kubernetes but isn't a fan of OpenStack Magnum. Mark Shuttleworth, the founder of Ubuntu Linux, was an early backer of OpenStack as well as containers. This week, Shuttleworth's company Canonical...
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Tom Bie
China telecom giant Tencent is looking to SDN to solve network challenges on a massive scale, said Tom Bie in his keynote at Open Daylight Summit.

Tencent: Transforming Networks with SDN

“SDN can really transform the way we do networks,” said Tom Bie, VP of Technology & Operation of Data Center, Networking and Server, Tencent, during his Wednesday keynote address at the Open Daylight Summit. The China telecom giant should know about the issues of massive scale networks: they...
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OpenStack Marketplace
Looking for an OpenStack job? Here are the answers to some frequently asked questions about working on OpenStack professionally.

How to Find Your First OpenStack Job

We’ve covered the growth of OpenStack jobs and how you can become involved in the community. Maybe that even inspired you to search for OpenStack jobs and explore the professional opportunities for Stackers. You probably have questions, so we’re here to answer the frequent questions about working...
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Minijail
Minijail lets developers and admins safely run untrusted programs for debugging and security checks, said Google Software Engineer Jorge Lucangeli Obes at the Linux Security Summit.

Minijail: Google’s Tool To Safely Run Untrusted Programs

Google’s Minijail sandboxing tool could be used by developers and sysadmins to run untrusted programs safely for debugging and security checks, according to Google Software Engineer Jorge Lucangeli Obes, who spoke last month at the Linux Security Summit. Obes is the platform security lead for...
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Fuchsia OS
Fuchsia OS is built on Magenta, a “medium-sized microkernel” designed to be used in embedded systems.

Google’s Open Source Fuchsia OS: The Mystery Linux Distro

Few things are more tantalizing than a good mystery, and Google is making waves for an open source-centric mystery that may end up having profound implications. It all started in August when an extensive and unusual code repository for a new operating system called Fuchsia was discovered online,...
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Meet Apache Spot, a New Open-Source Project for Cybersecurity

Hard on the heels of the discovery of the largest known data breach in history, Cloudera and Intel on Wednesday announced that they've donated a new open-source project to the Apache Software Foundation with a focus on using big data analytics and machine learning for cybersecurity.  Originally...
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The Second Wave of Platforms, an Interview with Cloud Foundry’s Sam Ramji

In today’s world of platforms, services are increasingly connected. In the past, PaaS offerings were pretty much isolated. It’s that new connected infrastructure that is driving the growth of Cloud Foundry, the open source, service-oriented platform technology. Sam Ramji is CEO of Cloud Foundry,...
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Open Source Is Not to Blame for a Lack of Industry Standards

Carol Wilson wrings her hands over the "boring" nature of open source standardization, declaring that "Open source processes can take the fun out of everything, particularly technology wars." Putting aside for a minute the irony of expecting standards to ever be anything more than mind-numbingly...
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