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With Ansible Update, Docker Compose Files Can Configure Networks

If you’re deploying containers at very large scale, there’s a very good chance that you use a variety of automation tools simultaneously.  Docker has its own, naturally, and its scripts are almost delightfully straightforward and easy for the mind to digest. But it doesn’t really matter how simple...
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Securing the Cloud With SDN

It’s becoming clear that rising network security threats will drive increasing integration between network virtualization (NV) and security, as we’ve long predicted here. This means that software-defined networking (SDN) will become a key technology for securing the cloud. SDN can significantly...
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Distributed Tracing for Polyglot Microservices

Distributed tracing is a critical tool for debugging and understanding microservices. But setting up tracing libraries across all services can be costly—especially in systems composed of services written in disparate languages and frameworks. In this post, we’ll show you how you can easily add...
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Year 2038 Fixes Still Being Worked On for The Linux Kernel

The Linux kernel has been working on many Year 2038 fixes for a while now but the work is not over. Another pull request was sent in for the Linux 4.7 kernel in trying to prepare the VFS layer with Y2038 fixes. Arnd Bergmann has submitted a batch of Y2038 fixes for the Linux 4.7 merge window for...
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Five-Minute Screencasts to Learn Kubernetes

Containers are disrupting the way we develop applications and the way we manage them in our datacenter. Docker provides a great user experience for developers, who can develop, package, ship, and run applications easily. However creating a truly distributed application made of several dozens,...
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Netronome Integrates P4 and C Programming on Production Server NICs

Netronome introduced a P4 and C compliant Integrated Development Environment (IDE) for dynamically programming new networking capabilities on its Agilio CX and LX family of intelligent server adapters (ISAs). The news is significant because bringing SDN capabilities into a server NIC could help...
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Lee Cheng of Newegg speaking at Collaboration Summit.

How Newegg is Winning the Battle Against Patent Trolls [Video]

As Lee Cheng explained in his keynote speech at the Collaboration Summit held March 29-31 in Lake Tahoe, California, fighting patent trolls as part of his job at Newegg Inc. is a natural progression from his earliest legal involvement in civil rights advocacy. In 1994, a non-profit organization...
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What Containers and Unikernels Can Learn from Arduino and Raspberry Pi

I had always viewed Arduinos and Raspberry Pi as these cool, little, specialized devices that can be used to make all kinds of fun gadgets. I came from the software side of the world and have always considered Linux on x86 and x86-64 "general purpose." The truth is, Arduinos are not specialized. In...
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Cloud Foundry’s Security Strategy: Rotate, Repair, Repave

Most enterprises are addressing security at the wrong tempo: They roll out what they assume are secured applications and infrastructure, and then are slow to make any changes, fretful that reconfigurations might open security holes. But the threat landscape is an always changing, and the...
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Ciena Says Toolkit Makes DevOps Easier

Ciena is unveiling a new software toolkit for its Blue Planet orchestration platform designed to help network operators embrace a DevOps approach to adding new services and features to their virtualized network infrastructure. The new tools can be used by telecom operators' own personnel or in...
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