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Edge Computing Moves the Open Cloud Beyond the Data Center

Edge computing, like public cloud at scale, requires a convenient, powerful cloud software stack that can be deployed in a unified, efficient and sustainable way. Open source is leading the way. When we think of cloud computing, most of us envision large-scale, centralized data centers running...
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The Role of API Gateways in Microservice Architectures

Despite their differences in nomenclature, newly emerging service meshesaren’t all that different that API Gateways, and the similarities between the two will continue to grow over time, so predicts Marco Palladino, Chief Technology Officer of API Gateway provider Mashape. The two technologies...
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Finding the Mainframers of the Future With Linux and Open Source

Speak the word “mainframe” to many millennial techies, and the first things that likely come to mind are in the form of grainy sepia photos of floor-to-ceiling, wall-to-wall computers with big spinning tapes. But that’s far from the reality of the modern mainframe. Imagine instead up to 240 10-core...
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The Cloud-Native Architecture: One Stack, Many Options

As the chief technology officer of a company specialized in cloud native storage, I have a first hand view of the massive transformation happening right now in enterprise IT. In short, two things are happening in parallel right now that make it radically simpler to build, deploy and run...
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The Ten Essentials for Good API Documentation

API documentation is the number one reference for anyone implementing your API, and it can profoundly influence the developer experience. Because it describes what services an application programming interface offers and how to use those services, your documentation will inevitably create an...
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All the Facts about Linux Long-Term Support Releases

Long Term Support (LTS) releases are as old as software. However, Canonical, the company behind Ubuntu, was the first to use the term, and now other open source projects, including the Linux kernel and many distributions, distinguish between LTS, regular, and rolling releases, each of which has...
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Distributed Systems Are Hard

In this post, we’ll look at some of the ways distributed systems can trip you up and some of the ways that folks are handling those obstacles. Forget Conway’s Law, distributed systems at scale follow Murphy’s Law: “Anything that can go wrong, will go wrong.” At scale, statistics are not your friend...
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This Week in Numbers: Serverless Adoption on Par with Containers

Serverless technologies like functions as a service (FaaS) are in use by 43 percent of enterprises that both have a significant number of strategic workloads running in the public cloud workloads and the ability to dynamically manage them. Without those qualifications, it is easy to misinterpret...
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Designing a Microservices Architecture for Failure

A Microservices architecture makes it possible to isolate failures through well-defined service boundaries. But like in every distributed system, there is a higher chance for network, hardware or application level issues. As a consequence of service dependencies, any component can be temporarily...
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Join the conversation at API Strategy & Practice Conference, Oct. 31-Nov. 2 in Portland. Check out the full conference schedule.

Expand Your API Experience at APIStrat: See the Full Conference Schedule

The newly announced schedule for the API Strategy & Practice Conference (APIStrat) — taking place Oct. 31 to Nov. 2 in Portland, Oregon — includes keynotes, workshops, technical talks, and more focused on the API economy. Jointly hosted by the Open API Initiative and The Linux Foundation, this...
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