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What Serverless Architecture Actually Means, and Where Servers Enter the Picture

Serverless architecture is not, despite its name, the elimination of servers from distributed applications. Serverless architecture refers to a kind of illusion, originally made for the sake of developers whose software will be hosted in the public cloud, but which extends to the way people...
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The Evolution of IT Infrastructure – From Mainframe to Serverless

Our journey through the history of IT infrastructure starts with the centralised mainframe era kicked off by IBM in the 1960s and advances through to the cloud-based, server-less world we now occupy. In between, we’ve seen the eras of personal computers, client/server computing and web-based...
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How to Monitor Network Protocol Traffic on your Data Center Linux Servers

With Linux in your data centers, you value the ability to monitor different network protocols on your servers. With this gathered information, you can troubleshoot issues or tweak your servers such that they outperform the original specs. Most Linux administrators might recall ntop. It was the de...
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Introducing Agones: Open Source, Multiplayer, Dedicated Game-Server Hosting Built on Kubernetes

It’s no surprise that game server scaling is usually done by proprietary software—most orchestration and scaling systems simply aren’t built for this kind of workload.Many of the popular fast-paced online multiplayer games such as competitive FPSs, MMOs and MOBAs require a dedicated game server—a...
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Eliminating Storage Failures in the Cloud

With the advent of disk mirroring over 35 years ago, data redundancy has been the basic strategy against data loss. That redundancy was extended in the replicated state machine (RSM) clusters popularized by cloud vendors in early aughts, and widely used today in scale-out systems of all types. The...
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Oracle Joins the Serverless Fray with Fn

With its open source Fn project, Oracle is looking to make a splash in serverless computing. The functions-based, open source serverless computing platform requires Docker and initially supports Java.  Fn is a container native serverless platform that can be run on-premises or in the cloud. It...
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DevOps: Is It More Than Just A Name?

The title of DevOps Engineer has consistently been gaining momentum for over five years. From the outside, it appeared it might be a corporate preference to call an individual a DevOps engineer as opposed to a System Administrator. It was thought they were virtually one and the same. As time has...
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Five Edge Data Center Myths

With mobile and last-mile bandwidth coming at a premium and modern applications needing low-latency connections, compute is moving from centralized data centers to the edge of the network. But there a lot of myths about edge data centers. Here’s what organizations are typically getting wrong,...
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How to Set Up Private DNS Servers with BIND on Ubuntu 16.04

BIND (Berkeley Internet Name Domain) is the most used DNS software over the Internet. The BIND package is available for all Linux distributions, which makes the installation simple and straightforward. In today’s article we will show you how to install, configure and administer BIND 9 as a private...
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Facebook to Open Source LogDevice for Storing Logs from Distributed Data Centers

Facebook is planning to open source LogDevice, the company’s custom-built solution for storing logs collected from distributed data centers. The company made the announcement as part of its Scale conference. Logs are used to track database events. If a server suffers an outage for any reason,...
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