Open source business
Here is a brief overview of open source programs at companies that may surprise you.

Enterprise Open Source Programs Flourish -- In Tech and Elsewhere

If you cycled the clock back about 15 years and surveyed the prevailing beliefs about open source technology at the time, you would find nowhere near the volume of welcome for it that we see today. As a classic example, The Register reported all the way back in 2001 that former CEO of Microsoft...
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SUSE Preps Linux for ARM Servers

The move toward ARM-based servers took another step forward this week as SUSE announced plans for server and storage versions of Linux supporting 64-bit ARM SoCs. SUSE Linux Enterprise Server and SUSE Enterprise Storage will be available before the end of the year. Intel currently dominates the...
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The Software Defined Infrastructure team at Intel uses Kubernetes to run a large part of their services. In this preview to his upcoming talk at KubeCon, Taylor Thomas describes some challenges that the team has encountered and overcome.

Steering Kubernetes Through Uncharted Territory

Taylor Thomas is a Cloud Software Engineer for the Software Defined Infrastructure team at Intel working on Kubernetes, CI/CD, and the Snap open telemetry framework. The team also uses Kubernetes to run a large part of their services, and Thomas will describe this work in his upcoming talk "Off the...
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What are the Top NFV Risks for Carriers?

What are the risks of network functions virtualization (NFV)? As with any emerging technology, moving fast or picking the wrong components can do more harm than good. Let’s spend some time breaking down the NFV risks in building a virtual network. I have spent the few months gathering feedback from...
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Manage Disk Image Files Wisely in the Face of DevOps Sprawl

There are strategies to prevent obsolete disk images from clogging up valuable space, especially in a rapid-change DevOps shop. However, not all VMs will benefit from the same plan. Disk images are fast and easy to create, but they're not free and they cause administrative problems. Each image file...
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The Point Of Docker Is More Than Containers

Spending time with Docker during Cloud Field Day about a month ago opened my eyes to the larger ecosystem that Docker is building, and that others are building around it. There is so much more to Docker than just the idea of immutable containers. For a start, Docker made using containers easy. That...
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Using Wearables and Machine Learning to Help With Speech Disorders

A team from MIT and the Massachusetts General Hospital believe that machine learning can play a part in better understanding speech disorders. In a recent paper, they describe using a wearable device to collect accelerometer data to detect differences in people with Muscle Tension Dysphonia (MTD)...
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The Blockchain Created By Ethereum's Fork is Forking Now

A blockchain that was born out of the rejection of a contentious technical change is on the cusp of making a decision some argue contradicts its core values. That's the situation the developers behind ethereum classic face ahead of a hard fork expected to be enacted on its blockchain on 25th...
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CNCF is hosting CloudNativeCon, along with KubeCon and PrometheusDay, to bring together leading contributors in cloud native applications and computing, containers, microservices, central orchestration processing, and more November 8-9 in Seattle.

CloudNativeCon Unites Leaders in Open Source, Container and Cloud Native Tech

Today’s cloud native ecosystem is growing at an incredibly rapid pace – as new technologies are continuously introduced and current applications are ever-evolving. Taking the lead in bringing together the industry’s top developers, end users, and vendors, the Cloud Native Computing Foundation (CNCF...
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Brian Behlendorf
Brian Behlendorf, Executive Director of the Hyperledger Project, explains everything you need to know about blockchain, Hyperledger, and other amazing new technologies in his LinuxCon North America keynote.

Hyperledger -- The Source of Truth

Well, here we go again with yet another new technology with a name that doesn't tell us much about what it is: Hyperledger. Hyperledger is related to Bitcoin, Ethereum, and blockchains... but, what are these things? They sound like science fiction: I have plenty of Bitcoins, so let's go splurge on...
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