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Open Source MANO Supports Public and Hybrid Cloud Deployments

The ETSI Open Source MANO (OSM) group today launched the second version of its open source code that includes new software-defined networking (SDN) capabilities and an Amazon Web Services (AWS) plugin to support public and hybrid cloud deployments. OSM, which aims to deliver an open network...
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Light a Fire under Cassandra with Apache Ignite

Apache Cassandra is a popular database for several reasons. The open source, distributed, NoSQL database has no single point of failure, so it’s well suited for high-availability applications. It supports multi-datacenter replication, allowing organizations to achieve greater resiliency by, for...
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Huawei’s $239 HiKey 960 Wants to Be a High-End Alternative to Raspberry Pi

Hoping to tap into the highly lucrative and popular Raspberry Pi market – 12.5 million sales in five years – Linaro and Huawei have unveiled a high-end (read: expensive) rival.  The HiKey 960 96Boards are designed as alternatives to Raspberry Pi, using ARM mobile technology specifically for Android...
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DevOps Lab: Learn to Use GitHub for Infrastructure Deployments

This article is part of a series to help IT ops professionals learn DevOps by building a home lab. In the second step, Git version control allows ops to manage infrastructure as code. A DevOps deployment requires quickly provisioned infrastructure that adapts to application needs. The Vagrant VM...
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Boot an OpenSSH Server in 10 Mins with LinuxKit

In this post we'll get hands-on and use Docker's LinuxKit to build, run and connect to a bootable Linux system image with OpenSSH. You will need Docker for Mac for this example, but LinuxKit can create images bootable on may types of system. LinuxKit is an exciting new project spun out of Docker's...
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Haters Gonna Hate: 7 Ways to Deal with Criticism

Learn how to handle the haters in a way that fits your personal needs, the community norms, and the specifics of the situation. It's an unfortunate reality of sharing your work: Some people jump in to provide unwanted and unconstructive criticism. As a wise philosopher (OK, it was Taylor Swift)...
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Patrick Ohly, a software engineer at Intel, discusses integrity protection schemes and system update mechanisms at the recent Embedded Linux Conference.

Pros and Cons of System Update and Integrity Protection Schemes

Given the increasing malware attacks against Linux-based IoT devices, there is growing interest in integrity protection schemes, as well as system update mechanisms that support over-the-air (OTA) field upgrades. At the recent Embedded Linux Conference, Patrick Ohly, a software engineer at Intel...
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The Future of Big Data: Distilling Less Knowledge Per Bit

Until recently, the word data didn’t require a modifier. But we passed a watershed moment when we started referring to big data. Apparently, that wasn’t a sufficient description for some chunks of data, because people grasped for bolder terms, such as humongous data. Sadly, now, it appears that we...
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Supply Chain Case Study: Canonical and Ubuntu

I love talking about supply chain management in an open source software context, especially as it applies to managing collaborative processes between upstream projects and their downstream products. In the article linked above, I called out a couple of examples of supply chain management: an...
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How Kubernetes Is Making Contributing Easy

As the program manager of the Kubernetes community at Google, Sarah Novotny has years of experience in open source communities including MySQL and NGINX. Sarah sat down with me at CloudNativeCon in Berlin at the end of March to discuss both the Kubernetes community and open source communities more...
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