Using OpenStack To Build A Hybrid Cloud With AWS

Multi-cloud has become the new standard and a lot of organizations see it as a necessary evil. Organizations cannot avoid investing in a cloud and still expect to remain competitive. However, it is extremely complex to deploy and manage a multi-cloud across diverse endpoints, while trying to use a...
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Microsoft Releases Open Source Toolkit Used to Build Human-Level Speech Recognition

Last week, Microsoft announced a speech recognition breakthrough: a transcription system that can match humans, with a word error rate of 5.9 percent for conversational speech. This new system is built on an open source toolkit that Microsoft already developed. A major new update to the...
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Root Cause: How Complex Web Systems Fail

Distributed web-based systems are inherently complex. They’re composed of many moving parts — web servers, databases, load balancers, CDNs, and many more — working together to form an intricate whole. This complexity inevitably leads to failure. Understanding how this failure happens (and how we...
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How to Assess the Benefits of SDN in Your Network

Find out what three networking problems the benefits of SDN could address in your network and the questions you should ask to make sure you're on the right track. In terms of the benefits of SDN, let's look at three of the most important problems the technology can solve, along with some...
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The World Runs on OpenStack

The OpenStack Summit keynotes got underway the morning of October 25, with Mark Collier, Chief Operating Officer of the OpenStack Foundation, declaring that the world runs on OpenStack. Collier's claims were not exactly bravado, as they were backed by a conga line of large operators all using...
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How to Keep your Linux PC Safe From Exploits

As with any big piece of software, Linux is complex, and difficult for outsiders to comprehend. That’s why it’s not terribly shocking that a 9-year-old Linux kernal vulnerability, known as Dirty COW, wasn’t patched until just a few days ago on October 20. First off, here’s a...
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Internet of Things
This fifth article in our IoT series looks at the many new open source operating systems that target IoT -- it all starts with the OS.

Open Source Operating Systems for IoT

Over the past decade, the majority of new open source OS projects have shifted from the mobile market to the Internet of Things. In this fifth article in our IoT series, we look at the many new open source operating systems that target IoT. Our previous posts have examined open source IoT...
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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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TNS Guide to Serverless Technologies: The Best Frameworks, Platforms and Tools

This post is the second of a two-part series that collects many of the technologies and services in the emerging serverless ecosystem. The first installment covered providers of Functions-as-a-Service (FaaS) and Backend-as-a-Service (BaaS or mBaas for mobile providers)....
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“DevOps Is a Management Problem”

Improving your own organization’s performance – from where they are now to performance levels equal to the industry leaders – seems like a very long and difficult road. What is missing in most organizations? We talked to Damon Edwards, co-founder and managing partner of DTO Solutions and ...
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