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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,...
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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...
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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...
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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,...
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DevOps tools
Different organizations have different needs, and they use different DevOps tools to get the job done. Here are recommendations from some of the major player themselves.

How to Find the Best DevOps Tools

Automation and orchestration are key in any infrastructure setup. DevOps professionals need tools that can help them do their jobs more accurately and efficiently, but there isn’t one key to open all doors. According to a recent report from The New Stack, for example, more than 40 percent of survey...
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Persistent vs. Non-Persistent Workloads: the Admin's Conundrum

Virtualization isn't the answer to every problem in IT. There are plenty of workloads where neither containers nor hypervisors are the answer. The old problems of being able to easily provision, utilize and make highly available bare-metal workloads remain, so what options exist for the modern...
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NIST Declares the Age of SMS-Based 2-Factor Authentication Over

2-factor authentication is a great thing to have, and more and more services are making it a standard feature. But one of the go-to methods for sending 2FA notifications, SMS, is being left in the dust by the National Institute of Standards and Technology. NIST creates national-level guidelines and...
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