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Amazon Web Services Introduces Load Balancing for Containers

Amazon Web Services (AWS) says it now delivers application load balancing for containers. The load balancing news comes as part of AWS’s move to make it easer for its customers to use containers. To do that, it’s in the process of integrating capabilities of its Amazon’s Elastic Compute Cloud (EC2...
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Your Next 10 Security Pain Points

  Going to security conferences always stimulates my imagination. It makes me think outside of the box and remove the cruff that develops when I sit inside my lab too long—staring at vCenter monitors, 10 open bash sessions, security consoles, and emails from colleagues swallowing Xanax. If advanced...
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Uncovering Network Performance Killers

We’ve been discussing the many things that could be killing your network’s performance – often quietly and without your knowledge. Last time, we covered the value of using the right tools to get network management data that you need. Let’s continue with a discussion of syslog, debug, managing voice...
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Alek Slominski, research staff at IBM Watson Research Center
Alek Slominski, research staff at IBM Watson Research Center will present at MesosCon Europe in Amsterdam, Aug. 31-Sept. 2, 2016.

IBM Watson Researchers Share Tips for Serverless Computing on Mesos

Serverless computing is the latest trend in cloud computing brought about by the enterprise shift to containers and microservices. Serverless computing platforms promise new capabilities that make writing scalable microservices easier and more cost effective, say IBM software engineer Diana Arroyo...
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In his upcoming LinuxCon + ContainerCon talk, Alban Crequy will discuss ways to test network connectivity of applications in containers.

Testing Network Connectivity for Applications in Containers

Testing applications is a critical part of software development as illustrated by the rise of continuous integration and automated testing. In his upcoming LinuxCon + ContainerCon talk -- Testing Applications with Traffic Control in Containers -- Alban Crequy will focus on one area of testing that...
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It’s the Year of Application Layer Security in Public Clouds

The cloud continues to be a significant force in enterprise computing and technology adoption.  Enterprises that have adopted cloud have seen slashes capital expenses, increased agility, centralized information management, and scaled their businesses quickly. The 2015 RightScale State of the Cloud...
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IoTiivity 2
Vijay Kesavan describes plans for IoTivity 2.0 to support new platforms and IoT ecosystems and explore usage profiles in automotive and industrial domains.

IoTivity 2.0: What’s in Store?

In May, we reported on an Embedded Linux Conference talk by Open Connectivity Foundation (OCF) Executive Director Mike Richmond on the potential for interoperability between the OCF’s IoTivity IoT framework and the AllSeen Alliance’s AllJoyn spec. We also looked at how the OCF has evolved from the ...
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The Onion Omega2 Lets You Add Linux to your Hardware Projects

Need a tiny, $5 computer to build a robot that will bring you your slippers, initiate a massage chair session, and pour out your daily dose of bourbon?The Onion Omega2 can do all that and more. This tiny board is Arduino-compatible but also runs Linux natively. This means you can plug it in and get...
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Google Waves Goodbye to Linux for New IoT OS Fuchsia - Coming Soon to Raspberry Pi

Google has started building a new open-source operating system that doesn't rely on the Linux kernel. While Android and Chrome OS have Linux at their heart, Google's new OS, dubbed Fuchsia, opts for a different kernel to create a lightweight but capable OS, suitable for running all Internet of...
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New R Extension Gives Data Scientists quick Access to IBM's Watson

Data scientists have a lot of tools at their disposal, but not all of them are equally accessible. Aiming to put IBM's Watson AI within closer reach, analytics firm Columbus Collaboratory on Thursday released a new open-source R extension called CognizeR. R is an open-source language that's widely...
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