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Evolution or Revolution? The Impact of Open Source on Communication Providers

The march toward open source is rapidly turning into an all-out race, with research projects and applications extending to new industry sectors, including communication providers. What started out in the software realm has moved into the hardware space, bringing with it significant changes for...
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Corsa Technology Uses SDN to Traffic-Slice the WAN

Corsa Technology has been touting its programmable data-plane appliance as a way to implement SDN and OpenFlow. With the introduction of a smaller appliance today, the startup is talking more about a specific use case: virtualization for the metro and WAN networks. Corsa is saying its hardware-...
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This Week in Linux News: Hyperledger Project Set to Bolster Blockchain, AGL Membership Grows, & More

1) The Hyperledger Project will be the "open source programming project even bigger than bitcoin" to bolster a flexible blockchain system. maxresdefault.jpg The Linux Foundation's Jim Zemlin speaks to the importance of sharing the development of the blockchain; The Hyperledger Project...
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What’s the Difference Between Open-O & OSM?

It’s ridiculously early in the existences of Open-O and Open Source MANO (OSM), two open source NFV management and network orchestration (MANO) efforts that emerged at almost the same time this year. But it’s not too early to spot differences between the two. Specifically, each group hopes to solve...
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Avoiding Common Hang-ups in DevOps Pipelines

While many federal agencies have begun adopting a DevOps approach to software development, some are still struggling to develop proper DevOps pipelines. This is not surprising; getting a basic continuous integration (CI) and continuous delivery (CD) process to work correctly is difficult and takes...
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​Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6.8 Has Landed

If you're serious about server Linux, odds are good you're running Red Hat Enterprise Linux (RHEL). There are other good ones; SuSE Linux Enteprise Server (SLES) and Ubuntu 16.04 Long Term Support (LTS) Server both spring to mind. But the Fortune 500 loves RHEL. Who can blame them? It comes not...
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4 Tutorials for Building a Rugged Raspberry Pi Robot

In this series of four tutorials, Ben Martin provides step-by-step instructions, code, and troubleshooting tips to take you through the process of building, powering, connecting, and controlling your own Mantis robot mounted with a Raspberry Pi. Martin explains in detail how to attach motors,...
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All Things Graph: Computing vs. Analytics vs. Transactions

Editor's Note: This article is paid for by IBM as a Diamond-level sponsor of Apache Big Data, held May 9-12 in Vancouver, B.C., and was written by Linux.com. Graphs model relationships between objects and they’ve been in use since about 100 years ago in mathematics and mechanical computing. Graph...
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Jenkins Security Patches Could Break Plug-ins

Popular open source automation server Jenkins has fixed multiple security vulnerabilities. The latest version changes how plug-ins use build parameters, though, so developers will need to adapt to the new process.  The vulnerabilities affect all previous releases, including the mainline releases up...
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Embracing SDN & NFV to Optimize Enterprise Data Center Operations

Virtualization technologies such as software-defined networking (SDN) and  network functions virtualization (NFV) offer new opportunities for how data centers can manage their IT infrastructures. As networks become more programmable, enterprise data centers can achieve greater agility.  SDN and NFV...
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