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Roles and Responsibilities of Cloud Native DevOps Engineers

Cloud Native DevOps is a relatively new collection of old concepts and ideas that coalesced out of a need to address inadequacies in the “old” way of building applications. To understand what Cloud Native DevOps engineers do on a daily basis, one needs to understand that the objective of the Cloud...
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Kubernetes Dominates in IT Job Searches

Kubernetes was the dominant technology skill requested by IT firms in 2018, according to a new report from jobs board Dice. The report, which scoured the site’s job postings, found that “Kubernetes” was far and away the skill most requested by IT recruiters and hiring managers. Nate Swanner, editor...
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Entroware Launches Ubuntu Linux All-In-One PC With 6-Core Intel CPU

Entroware, a UK-based PC manufacturer specializing in custom Linux systems, just rolled out their new Ares PC. It's a stylish-looking AIO that ships with Ubuntu or Ubuntu MATE and should be a great fit for classrooms, home office and business use. I have a review system on the way, but until it...
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The Many New Features & Improvements of the Linux 5.0 Kernel

Linus Torvalds just released Linux 5.0-rc1, what was formerly known as Linux 4.21 over the past two weeks. While the bumping was rather arbitrary as opposed to a major change necessitating the big version bump, this next version of the Linux kernel does come with some exciting changes and new...
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Kubernetes Federation Evolution

Deploying applications to a kubernetes cluster is well defined and can in some cases be as simple as kubectl create -f app.yaml. The user’s story to deploy apps across multiple clusters has not been that simple. How should an app workload be distributed? Should the app resources be replicated into...
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7 CI/CD Tools for Sysadmins

Continuous integration, continuous delivery, and continuous deployment (CI/CD) have all existed in the developer community for many years. Some organizations have involved their operations counterparts, but many haven't. For most organizations, it's imperative for their operations teams to become...
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LF Networking Moving Forward to Consolidate Open Source Networking Efforts

In January 2018, the Linux Foundation announced a major reorganization of its networking efforts under the umbrella organization known as LF Networking. A year later, it's an effort that continues to advance. In a video interview, Arpit Joshipura, General Manager for Networking at the Linux...
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It's a Linux-Powered Car World

Linux is everywhere including your car. While some companies, like Tesla, run their own homebrew Linux distros, most rely on Automotive Grade Linux (AGL). AGL is a collaborative cross-industry effort developing an open platform for connected cars with over 140 members. This Linux Foundation-based...
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MIPS Joins RISC-V as Second Open Source Alternative to Arm

The open source silicon space has suddenly become more crowded. Shortly before Christmas, Silicon Valley AI startup Wave Computing, which is developing hardware for running deep learning applications in data centers and offices, announced plans to open source its MIPS instruction set architecture,...
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Troubleshooting Hardware Problems in Linux

It can take some time to troubleshoot and solve hardware-related issues on Linux. Even highly experienced sysadmins sometimes spend hours working to solve mysterious hardware and software discrepancies. The following tips should make it quicker and easier to troubleshoot hardware in Linux. Many...
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