Tags: operations

Three Overlooked Lessons about Container Security

I’ve just joined container security specialists Aqua Security and spent a couple of days in Tel Aviv getting to know the team and the product. I’m sure I’m learning things that might be obvious to the seasoned security veteran, but perhaps aren’t so obvious to the rest of us! Here are three aspects...
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SSL or IPsec: Which Is Best for IoT Network Security?

Internet of Things (IoT) devices are soon expected to outnumber end-user devices by as much as four to one. These applications can be found everywhere—from manufacturing floors and building management to video surveillance and lighting systems. However, security threats pose serious obstacles to...
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10 IT Skills that Employers Need in 2017

Unemployment rates in the IT industry are still hovering at historic lows, and some roles -- like network and security engineers and software developers -- are showing unemployment rates of around 1 percent. A recent survey from Robert Half Technology showed that the majority of CIOs will either...
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Open Source Software Tools of DevOps

DevOps, once a small cultural movement, is driving demand for experienced professionals who can improve IT agility as they try to move at “cloud speed”. Mark Hinkle, VP at The Linux Foundation, talks about what’s next for the effort to improve coordination between software developers and operations...
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How to Continuously Involve Ops Stuff in the Agile Development Cycle (Part #2)

Let's look at the Agile development process - again focusing on Scrum from the Ops perspective. Let's review the places where we intervene: in which points in the process do we intervene? How do we help development? How do we help QA? And what about ourselves, Ops? How do we help ourselves? And...
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Canonical Log Lines

A lightweight and stack agnostic operational technique for easy visibility into production systems. Over the next few weeks I want to post a few articles about some of my favorite operational tricks that I’ve seen while working at Stripe. The first, and easily my favorite, is the canonical log line...
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Cloud Native: Service-driven Operations that Save Money, Increase IT Flexibility

I obsess about operations. I think it started when I was a department IT manager at a financial services institute. It was appallingly difficult to get changes deployed into production and the cost of change was spectacularly high. It felt like there had to be a better way, and most every decision...
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Keys to NFVI Components Selection

In this series on network functions virtualization (NFV), we’ve been spending time talking about some of the pitfalls and challenges involved in adopting NFVI components – and how to plan for deployment. This week we’re going to spend some time breaking down what to look for in moving to NFV ...
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Four Node.js Gotchas that Operations Teams Should Know about

This contributed piece is from a speaker at Node.js Interactive North America, an event offering an in-depth look at the future of Node.js from the developers who are driving the code forward, taking place in Austin, TX from Nov. 29 — Dec. 2. There is no doubt that Node.js is one of the fastest...
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Robert Shimp
Robert Shimp of Oracle paints a picture of a fascinating future full of specialized distributed services and devices, in his presentation at LinuxCon North America.

Microservices and Smart Networks Will Save the Internet

Imagine smart cars talking directly to each other so they don't crash. Imagine hooking your smart phone into a giant mesh of phone video streams at a stadium event, so you can watch your event from multiple perspectives. Imagine smart factory devices that manage themselves for better safety and...
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