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IPv6 Auto-Configuration in Linux

Thu, 12/14/2017 - 09:40
Title: IPv6 Auto-Configuration in Linux14 DecLearn more

What’s New in Kubernetes Containers

Thu, 12/14/2017 - 07:03

The latest version of the open source container orchestration framework Kubernetes, Kubernetes 1.9, brings to the container-orchestration framework both full-blown and beta-test versions of significant new features:

  • The general availability of the Workloads API.
  • Beta support for Windows Server.
  • An alpha version of a new container storage API
What’s new in Kubernetes 1.9

Kubernetes 1.9 was released in December 2017.

Production version of the Workloads API

Simplicity Before Generality, Use Before Reuse

Thu, 12/14/2017 - 06:00

A common problem in component frameworks, class libraries, foundation services, and other infrastructure code is that many are designed to be general purpose without reference to concrete applications. This leads to a dizzying array of options and possibilities that are often unused or misused — or just not useful.

How to Squeeze the Most out of Linux File Compression

Thu, 12/14/2017 - 05:30

If you have any doubt about the many commands and options available on Linux systems for file compression, you might want to take a look at the output of the apropos compress command. Chances are you'll be surprised by the many commands that you can use for compressing and decompressing files, as well as for comparing compressed files, examining and searching through the content of compressed files, and even changing a compressed file from one format to another (i.e., .z format to .gz format).

CoreOS’s Open Cloud Services Could Bring Cloud Portability to Container-Native Apps

Thu, 12/14/2017 - 04:30

With the release of Tectonic 1.8, CoreOS provides a way to easily deploy container-native applications as services, even across multiple service providers and in-house resources.

“We take open source APIs, make them super easy to consume, and create a catalog of these things to run on top of Kubernetes so they are portable no matter where you go,” said Brandon Philips, CoreOS chief technology officer.

HPC Storage Grows Cloudier, Flashier

Thu, 12/14/2017 - 03:30

Organizations running high performance computing (HPC) workloads are increasingly seeking out cloud-based storage solutions and speedy flash-enabled systems to help them cope with growing complexity and the sheer amounts of data they are managing nowadays, according to new research from DataDirect Networks (DDN).

3 Essential Questions to Ask at Your Next Tech Interview

Wed, 12/13/2017 - 10:00
Title: 3 Essential Questions to Ask at Your Next Tech Interview13 DecLearn more

What Open Means to OpenStack

Wed, 12/13/2017 - 08:22

In his keynote at OpenStack Summit in Australia, Jonathan Bryce (Executive Director of the OpenStack Foundation) stressed on the meaning of both “Open” and “Stack” in the name of the project and focused on the importance of collaboration within the OpenStackecosystem.

Many Cloud-Native Hands Try to Make Light Work of Kubernetes

Wed, 12/13/2017 - 07:00

The Cloud Native Computing Foundation, home of the Kubernetes open-source community, grew wildly this year. It welcomed membership from industry giants like Amazon Web Services Inc. and broke attendance records at last week’s KubeCon + CloudNativeCon conference in Austin, Texas. This is all happy news for Kubernetes — the favored platform for orchestrating containers (a virtualized method for running distributed applications).

Asynchronous Decision-Making: Helping Remote Teams Succeed

Wed, 12/13/2017 - 06:33

Asynchronous decision-making is a strategy that enables geographically and culturally distributed software teams to make decisions more efficiently. In this article, I'll discuss some of the principles and tools that make this approach possible.

Leveraging NFV and SDN for Network Slicing

Wed, 12/13/2017 - 03:07

Network slicing is poised to play a pivotal role in the enablement of 5G. The technology allows operators to run multiple virtual networks on top of a single, physical infrastructure. With 5G commercialization set for 2020, many are wondering to what extend network functions virtualization (NFV) and software-defined networking (SDN) can help move network slicing forward.

Virtualized infrastructure

Juniper Moves OpenContrail to the Linux Foundation

Wed, 12/13/2017 - 03:00

Juniper Networks is moving the codebase for its OpenContrail network virtualization platform to the Linux Foundation.

Juniper first released its Contrail products as open source in 2013 and built a community around the project. However, many stakeholders complained that Juniper didn’t work very hard to build the community, and some called it “faux-pen source.”

Language Bugs Infest Downstream Software, Fuzzer Finds

Wed, 12/13/2017 - 02:30

Developers working in secure development guidelines can still be bitten by upstream bugs in the languages they use. That's the conclusion of research presented last week at Black Hat Europe by IOActive's Fernando Arnaboldi.

Challenges and Solutions in Edge Computing: The Future

Tue, 12/12/2017 - 09:00
Title: Challenges and Solutions in Edge Computing: The Future12 DecLearn more

Linux Foundation Continues to Emphasize Diversity and Inclusiveness at Events

Tue, 12/12/2017 - 07:50

This has been a pivotal year for Linux Foundation events. Our largest gatherings, which include Open Source Summit, Embedded Linux Conference, KubeCon + CloudNativeCon, Open Networking Summit, and Cloud Foundry Summit, attracted a combined 25,000 people from 4,500 different organizations globally. Attendance was up 25 percent over 2016.

Mint 18.3: The Best Linux Desktop Takes Big Steps Forward

Tue, 12/12/2017 - 05:40

I run many operating systems every day, from macOS, to Windows 7 and 10, to more Linux desktop distributions than you can shake a stick at. And, once more, as a power-user's power user, I've found the latest version of Linux Mint to be the best of the best.

Overcoming Challenges When Building Great Global Communities

Tue, 12/12/2017 - 05:03
Title: Overcoming Challenges When Building Great Global Communities12 DecLearn more

Kubeflow: Bringing Together Kubernetes and Machine Learning

Tue, 12/12/2017 - 04:33

Kubeflow brings composable, easier to use stacks with more control and portability for Kubernetes deployments for all ML, not just TensorFlow.

Introducing Kubeflow, the new project to make machine learning on Kubernetes easy, portable, and scalable. Kubeflow should be able to run in any environment where Kubernetes runs. Instead of recreating other services, Kubeflow distinguishes itself by spinning up the best solutions for Kubernetes users.

Why switch to Kubeflow?

SysAdmins and Kernel Developers Advance Linux Skills with LiFT

Mon, 12/11/2017 - 10:22
Title: SysAdmins and Kernel Developers Advance Linux Skills with LiFT11 DecLearn more

With OPNFV, Orange Plans a Full-Scale Rollout of Network Functions Virtualization

Mon, 12/11/2017 - 07:33

Learn how Orange leverages open source software via OPNFV to solve several important issues along the way. 

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