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Top Five Reasons to Attend Hyperledger Global Forum

In just over two months, the global Hyperledger community will gather in Basel, Switzerland, for the inaugural Hyperledger Global Forum. With business and technical tracks filled with a diverse range of speakers – from Kiva to the Royal Bank of Canada and from Oracle to the Sovrin Foundation –...
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Shareware: Yesterday, Today, and Tomorrow

Shareware software had a simple premise: You could try the application and if you liked it, you paid for it. In those halcyon days, the PC software market was still getting its traction. Most programs were expensive—a single application often retailed for $495, in 1980s dollars. Often, they were...
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How to Install OpenLDAP on Ubuntu 18.04

LDAP is the Lightweight Directory Access Protocol, which allows for the querying and modification of an X.500-based directory service. LDAP is used over an IP network to manage and access a distributed directory service. The primary purpose of LDAP is to provide a set of records in a hierarchical...
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A New Method of Containment: IBM Nabla Containers

By James Bottomley In the previous post about Containers and Cloud Security, I noted that most of the tenants of a Cloud Service Provider (CSP) could safely not worry about the Horizontal Attack Profile (HAP) and leave the CSP to manage the risk.  However, there is a small category of jobs (mostly...
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Kubernetes 1.12 Arrives With TLS and Better Cloud Integrations

The Kubernetes project has been hurtling at breakneck speed towards the boring. As the popular open source container orchestration platform has matured, it’s been the boring features which have come front and center, many of which focus on stability and reliability. For the Kubernetes 1.12 release ...
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Programming Snapshot: Implementing Fast Queries for Local Files in Go

To find files quickly in the deeply nested subdirectories of his home directory, Mike whips up a Go program to index file metadata in an SQLite database. ...the GitHub Codesearch [1] project, with its indexer built in Go, at least lets you browse locally available repositories, index them, and...
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Survey Shows Service Provider Confidence in Open Source, SDN

The Linux Foundation published results of an industry survey that revealed strong confidence among communication services providers (CSPs) in open source networking, and software-defined networking (SDN) in particular. The foundation announced the results during the Open Networking Summit Europe in...
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What Comes after Moore's Law?

The literal meaning of Moore’s Law is that CMOS transistor densities double every 18 to 24 months. While not a statement about processor performance per se, in practice performance and density have tracked each other fairly well. Historically, additional transistors were mostly put in service of...
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Linux Guide: How To Easily Create A Bootable Live USB Using Ubuntu

I've been writing frequently about Ubuntu and have come across a bunch of people who've dipped their toes into Linux desktop waters as a result. Perhaps they referenced this guide to create a bootable Live USB on Windows, allowing them to test drive something like Ubuntu without making any changes...
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Handling Real-Time Data Operations in the Enterprise

Getting DataOps right is crucial to your late-stage big data projects. Companies need to understand there is a different level of operational requirements when you're exposing a data pipeline. A data pipeline needs love and attention. For big data, this isn't just making sure cluster processes are...
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