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Python Gains Functional Programming Syntax via Coconut

The new language compiles directly to standard Python, so apps don't need a new interpreter to run. Coconut, a newly developed open source dialect of Python, provides new syntax for using features found in functional languages like Haskell and Scala. Programs written in Coconut compile directly to...
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Open Source NFV Part Four: Open Source MANO

Defined in ETSI ISG NFV architecture, MANO (Management and Network Orchestration) is a layer — a combination of multiple functional entities — that manages and orchestrates the cloud infrastructure, resources and services. It is comprised of, mainly, three different entities — NFV Orchestrator, VNF...
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After the Hype: Where Containers Make Sense for IT Organizations

The big tech companies are going all in. Google, IBM, Microsoft and many others were out in full force at DockerCon, scrambling to demonstrate how they’re investing in and supporting containers. Recent surveys indicate that container adoption is surging, with legions of users reporting they’re...
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The Rise of New Operations

It has been 6 years since I wrote a blog post titled The Rise of Devops. Many things have changed during this time and I realized a re-evaluation could be interesting. Today, in 2016, here is where I think we are. 1. Operations main focus is now scalability In the past, our primary purpose in life...
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​Red Hat Ceph Storage 2 Unveiled

Red Hat's Ceph is a popular software-defined object and file cloud storage stack. Now Red Hat is moving forward with its latest release: Red Hat Ceph Storage 2. This product is based on the Ceph Jewel release. This edition comes with several new capabilities to enhance object storage workloads...
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9 Best Practices for DevOps

It appears that DevOps best practices are more important than ever. Thanks in part to the growth of mobility and the Internet of Things (IoT), enterprise development teams are under increasing pressure to deliver more apps, faster. In December 2015, Gartner predicted that "market demand for mobile...
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Video: Announcing Intel HPC Orchestrator

“Intel HPC Orchestrator simplifies the installation, management and ongoing maintenance of a high-performance computing system by reducing the amount of integration and validation effort required for the HPC system software stack. Intel HPC Orchestrator can help accelerate your time to results and...
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Raspberry Pi 3 tops latest SBC survey.

Raspberry Pi Stays on Top in Survey of 81 Open-Spec SBCs

Two years ago, the Raspberry Pi seemed as if it might be eclipsed by a growing number of open-spec single board computer projects with faster processors, Android support, and more extensive features. But then the Raspberry Pi reestablished its lead in two major great leaps forward. In early 2015,...
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​Apache Libcloud: The Open-Source Cloud Library to Link All Clouds Together

Apache Libcloud, the leading cloud service interoperability library used by Amazon Web Services, Apache CloudStack, Google Cloud Platform, Microsoft Azure, OpenStack, and VMware, has finally reached 1.0 status. One of the great problems with cloud has always been interoperability. The Apache...
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How DevOps Failed 60K Users

Back in 2006, when I was an operations engineer at Slideshare, I was part of a team that launched a DevOps model to speed processes and stay ahead of our competition. We were a small startup, with fewer than 20 employees, building what became one of the most successful professional content sharing...
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