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DevOps is the emerging process and mindset for managing modern, cloud-based infrastructure.

DevOps: A Pillar of Modern IT Infrastructure

A massive transformation is underway in the way we manage IT infrastructure. More companies are looking for improved agility and flexibility. They are moving from traditional server stacks to cloudy infrastructure to support a new array of applications and services that must be delivered at...
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Google, Samsung Join AT&T and Verizon in Independent CORD Project

Google and Samsung join AT&T and Verizon as partners in ONOS project’s CORD platform, which is set to be spun off as an independent open source project. The Open Network Operating System project’s central office re-architected as data center platform continues to gain momentum, with the Open...
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NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory designed the OODT framework, which transformed NASA’s big data into an accessible virtual knowledge system.

The Apache Software Foundation's Two New Big Data Projects Tackle Science and Processing

The Apache Software Foundation is making a big commitment to Big Data. As reported in this post, in recent months the foundation has promoted a slew of open source Big Data projects to Top-Level Status.  This puts a number of them on the same kind of development fast track that catapulted the Spark...
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Docker London: Container Security [Video]

In this talk, Phil Estes will walk through the core security capabilities available today in Docker and other container runtimes, and how those capabilities have improved for both pure container isolation, but also improvements and capabilities that touch across the whole lifecycle of a container...
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Linux 4.8 Bringing Intel MPX Enhancements, Work Towards Virtually Mapped Kernel Stacks

Ingo Molnar sent in his pull requests on Monday for the Linux 4.8 kernel. Among the interesting material this cycle were the x86/mm changes with some notable commits.The x86 memory management work for Linux 4.8 includes prep work for supporting virtually mapped kernel stacks, a workaround for...
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OpenBSD 6.0 Tightens Security by Losing Linux Compatibility

OpenBSD, one of the more prominent variants of the BSD family of Unix-like operating systems, will be released at the beginning of September, according to a note on the official OpenBSD website. Often touted as an alternative to Linux. OpenBSD is known for the lack of proprietary influence on its...
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How To Check Pokémon Go Server Status on Ubuntu

Playing Pokemon Go? This indicator applet for Ubuntu tells you when the game's servers are up and running so you can head out and catch em all.  Pokémon GO is ripping up the world right now, but trying to catch ’em all isn’t made easy thanks to continual server outages. Any wannabe trainers among...
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Electric Cloud Automates Rolling Deployments for Zero-Downtime Updates

Electric Cloud wants to free up deployment teams weekends by eliminating the heavy scripting and manual steps involved in releasing new software. The latest feature for its ElectricFlow release automation software is rolling deployments with the push of a button, allowing customers to choose the...
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TNS Research: Multiple Orchestrators, Multiple Clouds, What a Mess

Most users of containers have Docker Engine in their stack, even if it is just the open source engine. Now that Docker Engine 1.12 comes with built-in orchestration capabilities, we expect future surveys to find a substantial increase in people using some of that capability. While this gives Docker...
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Linux 4.7 Debuts with Improved Security

The fourth major new Linux kernel of 2016 is now out with the debut today of Linux 4.7. The Linux 4.7 kernel follows Linux 4.6, which debuted on May 15. Among the new features that are included in Linux 4.7 is the LoadPin Linux Security Module "This LSM enforces that kernel-loaded files (modules,...
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