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SiFive Launches Freedom FOSS SoC Platforms

SiFive announced its flagship Freedom family of system on a chip platforms. The platforms are based on the free and open source RISC-V instruction set architecture that several of the company's founders created at the University of California at Berkeley. SiFive's Freedom U500 and E300 platforms...
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Linux Kernel 4.1.28 LTS Is a Massive Update with XFS, MIPS and ARM Improvements

Linux kernel developer Sasha Levin has announced the release of the twenty-eighth maintenance update for the Linux 4.1 long-term supported kernel series, version 4.1.28. Linux kernel 4.1.28 LTS has been in development for the past three weeks since the June 23 debut of the previous maintenance...
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DigitalOcean Launches Block Storage Service for Storage-Hungry Cloud Users

Responding from strong customer demand, DigitalOcean is expanding its range of cloud infrastructure services by adding a new block storage offering. The service will use solid state drives (SSD), and will cost $0.10/GB per month, with no additional costs for data ingest or egress. The block storage...
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Best Linux Distros for Small Businesses

GNU Linux started as one man's personal project – it's now one of the most popular operating system bases in the world. But unlike macOS and Windows, there's not just one Linux OS. There are hundreds of individual platforms assembled from components and built upon the Linux kernel. Different...
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UNH-IOL Tackles SDN Interoperability with New Consortium

The University of New Hampshire’s Interoperability Laboratory (UNH-IOL) has launched a software-defined networking (SDN) consortium to provide controller and switch interoperability testing for SDN vendors and service providers. It also will handle conformance and benchmark testing. The nonprofit...
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DevOps: Chef Offers Enterprise-Wide Analytics with Automate Tool

The new tool brings together Chef's apps into one single interface product to speed up software automation. Already known as a vendor of software automation tools, Chef software has launched a new tool that combines Chef's existing software into one, single-interface product. Aimed at software...
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From DevOps to BizDevOps: It’s All About the People

Several of us from the OpenCredo team were in attendance at the inaugural EU edition of the DevOps Enterprise Summit conference. We have been big fans of the two previous US versions, and have watched the video recordings of talks (2014, 2015) with keen interest as many of our DevOps transformation...
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The Truth About Penetration Testing Vs. Vulnerability Assessments

Organizations Must Put Security Vulnerabilities Into the Context of Their Exploitability Vulnerability assessments are often confused with penetration tests. In fact, the two terms are often used interchangeably, but they are worlds apart. To strengthen an organization’s cyber risk posture, it is...
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How to Run Containers in Production Environments

The benefits of adopting a container-oriented development and deployment workflow are not fully realized if the adoption is only retained within the boundaries of development and test environments. The reluctance to run containers in production stems from concerns surrounding security and isolation...
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The Long March to SDN Transformation

There's been much progress in transforming enterprise networks, but not enough organizations equate advances in software-defined networking (SDN) with increased business agility, according to a new survey from Juniper Networks and Wakefield Research of 2,700 IT decision makers (ITDMs) and business...
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