Tags: system management

SELinux, Seccomp, Falco, and You: A Technical Discussion

One of the questions we often get when we talk about Sysdig Falco is “How does it compare to other tools like SELinux, AppArmor, Auditd, etc. that also have security policies?” To help answer some of those questions, we thought we’d present a summary of other related security products and how they...
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Containers in Production – Is Security a Barrier? A Dataset from Anchore

Over the last week we have had the opportunity to work with an interesting set of data collected by Anchore (full disclosure: Anchore is a RedMonk client). Anchore collected this data by means of a user survey ran in conjunction with DevOps.com. While the number of respondents is relatively small,...
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Health Checking Your Docker Containers

One of the new features in Docker 1.12 is how health check for a container can be baked into the image definition. And this can be overridden at the command line. Just like the CMD instruction, there can be multiple HEALTHCHECK instructions in Dockerfile but only the last one is effective. This is...
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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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Agencies Face Cyber Concerns as Apps Rely on Aging Systems — Report

More than 70 percent of the 100 federal IT business decision-makers polled in Dell’s State of IT Trends 2016 Study said their agency is using old operating systems to run important mission applications. And a little more than half of respondents said their agency is using software or systems that...
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How to Deal with COTS Products in a DevOps World

The primary objective of DevOps is to increase the speed of delivery at reliable quality. To achieve this, good configuration management is crucial as the level of control at higher speed of delivery becomes more and more important (while riding a bike you might take your hands off the handle bar...
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Enterprises Increasingly Joining Open Source Ecosystem – Wikibon

A new wave of open source participation is growing among large traditional enterprises not normally considered technology developers, writes Wikibon Lead Cloud Analyst Brian Gracely. Companies like Capital One Financial Corp., Nike Inc., Deere & Co. and General Electric Co. are joining open...
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Creating a Culture of Observability

For a change of pace, I’d like to share a video of me talking, rather than writing something for you! The gist is pretty simple: When I joined Stripe I began a process of adding Observability to the company culture. You may be wondering whatobservability even is! Well, in control theory, ...
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Network Virtualization Merging LANs & WANs

For as long as anyone in the networking world can remember, management of local area networks (LANs) and wide area networks (WANs) has been distinctly different. LANs were primarily the responsibility of local IT departments, while WANs have been made up of MPLS and Internet connections controlled...
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5 Sysadmin Horror Stories

Happy System Administration Appreciation Day! The job ain't easy. There are constantly systems to update, bugs to fix, users to please, and on and on. A sysadmin's job might even entail fixing the printer (sorry). To celebrate the hard work our sysadmins do for us, keeping our machines up and...
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