Hardened Node.js Distro Comes to Docker-Friendly Alpine Linux

NodeSource primes its enterprise-oriented NSolid Node.js distro for Docker containers. NodeSource is releasing a distribution of its enterprise-level, commercially supported NSolid Node.js runtime that works with Docker-friendly Alpine Linux. NSolid for Alpine Linux is intended to work with Alpine’...
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Kubernetes cluster
A Kubernetes cluster is made of a master node and a set of worker nodes. In a production environment these run in a distributed setup on multiple nodes.

What Makes Up a Kubernetes Cluster?

In our first three installments in this series, we learned what Kubernetes is, why it's a good choice for your datacenter, and how it was descended from the secret Google Borg project. Now we're going to learn what makes up a Kubernetes cluster. A Kubernetes cluster is made of a master node and a...
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Serverless Computing Picks Up New Docker Option

Serverless computing and Docker are fast turning into seatmates. Where you find one, you'll find the other. Case in point:, a container hosting service that uses custom hypervisor technology to run containers on bare metal, has introduced Func, a Docker-centric spin on serverless computing...
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Using Microsegmentation to Prevent Security Breaches

No one likes to admit it but most of what has passed for IT security in the enterprise has historically been rudimentary at best. Most organizations physically segmented their networks behind a series of firewalls deployed at the edge of the network. The trouble is that once malware gets past the...
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Tools as a Catalyst for Culture Change

Over the past two and a half years, I’ve led a project at IBM that deployed a new set of tools to help improve the company’s product development efforts. What is the benefit of providing better tools to employees? A first answer is that it helps increase employee productivity. While this is true...
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Intel Pulls Out of OpenStack Effort It Founded with Rackspace

Intel has cut funding for an effort it launched two years ago with Rackspace to encourage the use of OpenStack software technology by big business customers that want more flexible and cheaper data center infrastructure. The two companies announced the joint effort, called the OpenStack Innovation...
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Ubuntu 17.04: The Bittersweet Linux Release

It's been a heck of a month for Canonical, Ubuntu Linux's parent company. The company dropped its smartphone and tablet plans. This, in turn, ended to its plans to make Unity its universal default interface. Instead, Gnome will become Ubuntu's once and future desktop. Days later, long-time CEO Jane...
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ApacheCon North America is happening May 16th through the 18th in Miami, and this year includes the TomcatCon mini-conference.

Going to ApacheCon? Check out TomcatCon, a Mini-Conference Featuring Apache Tomcat

ApacheCon North America is only a few weeks away and will be happening May 16-18, 2017, in Miami. It’s particularly exciting this year because ApacheCon is going to be a little different. For one thing, there is a series of mini-conferences running in and around ApacheCon that you will not want to...
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Un-Masking – the Open Source Project that Processes Packets

The Fast Data Project ( is a networking open source project whose scope includes software-based packet processing, fast Input/Output (IO), and universal data plane management across bare metal, hypervisor, and container environments., which was open-sourced by the Linux Foundation in...
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New Linux SSH Server Shows Off Golang's Infrastructure Power

Gravitational, maker of a software-as-a-service support system built with Kubernetes, has released the latest open source iteration of a key part of that system. Teleport, an SSH server that provides support teams with a simpler way to remotely manage server clusters, is an example of Google's Go...
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