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Writing SELinux Modules

SELinux struggles to cast off its image as difficult to maintain and the cause of potential application problems. Yet in recent years, much has changed for the better, especially with regard to usability. For example, modules have replaced its monolithic set of rules. If you want to develop a new...
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Tools and Processes for Monitoring Containers

With the introduction of containers and microservices, monitoring solutions have to handle more ephemeral services and server instances than ever before. And while the infrastructure landscape has changed, operations teams still need to monitor the same information on the central processing unit (...
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The flexibility of Swift means you can change your cluster to meet the storage demands as necessary.

Swift Is Old, Why Should I Use it?

With emerging technology, there can be the thought that old is not good. It could lack the features and performance the business requires.  Cloud technology changes so much, do we still need something like Swift that predates OpenStack? To answer this question, we must understand Swift’s unique...
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AWS Sets Cloud Networking Example For IT Organizations

Industry standard servers have played a big role in reducing the cost of networking across the enterprise. But there is a fair amount of nuance that needs to be appreciated to understand how to achieve that goal. One of the best examples is the way Amazon Web Services offloads network services from...
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Containers Moving Beyond Servers

So far, containers have been used mostly to develop or deploy apps to servers—specifically, x86 servers. But containers have a future beyond the data center, too. From internet of things (IoT) devices, to ARM servers, to desktop computers, containers also hold promise. It’s obvious enough why...
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TNS Guide to Serverless Technologies: The Best of FaaS and BaaS

This post is the first of a two-part series that collects many of the technologies and services in the emergingserverless ecosystem. The installment covers providers of Functions-as-a-Service (FaaS) and Backend-as-a-Service (BaaS or mBaas for mobile providers). Check back soon for part two, which...
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OpenStack’s Latest Release Focuses on Scalability and Resilience

OpenStack, the massive open source project that helps enterprises run the equivalent of AWS in their own data centers, is launching the 14th major version of its software today. Newton, as this new version is called, shows how OpenStack has matured over the last few years. The focus this time is on...
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The History of Pets vs Cattle and How to Use the Analogy Properly

I have been meaning to write this post for a long time, but one thing or another has gotten in the way. It’s important to me to provide an accurate history, definition, and proper usage of the Pets vs Cattle meme so that everyone can understand why it was successful and how it’s still vital as a...
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Linux Disable USB Devices (Disable loading of USB Storage Driver)

The USB storage drive automatically detects USB flash or hard drives. You can quickly force and disable USB storage devices under any Linux distribution. The modprobe program used for automatic kernel module loading. It can be configured not load the USB storage driver upon demand. This will...
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IBM Launches New Linux, Power8, OpenPower Systems

IBM on Thursday rolled out its latest Power8 processor, which is designed to move data faster, and new servers with OpenPower features. For IBM, the OpenPower Foundation community is critical for its Power8 processor. A bevy of companies are in OpenPower, a group that aims to be a counterweight to...
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