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  • Containers rated more secure than conventional apps

    Containers are more secure than apps running on a bare OS and organisations that like not being hacked therefore need to seriously consider a move, according to analyst firm Gartner.

  • Evolution of Linux Containers and Future

    Linux containers are an operating system level virtualization technology for providing multiple isolated Linux environments on a single Linux host. Unlike virtual machines (VMs), containers do not run dedicated guest operating systems. Rather, they share the host operating system kernel and make use of the guest operating system system libraries for providing the required OS capabilities. Since there is no dedicated operating system, containers start much faster than VMs.

  • 10 Essential Skills for Novice, Junior and Senior SysAdmins

    As the world evolves for systems administrators, “Linux is exploding with new ideas and it's a little scary …,” as commenter Mike Tarkowski put it.

    Keeping up with emerging technologies in cloud computing such as OpenStack will be key to navigating this changing landscape, according to Randy Russell, director of certification for Red Hat.

Big Data/Hadoop

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  • Apache Foundation Crucial to Hadoop, Big Data’s Success

    Looking back at 10 years of Hadoop, project co-founder and Cloudera Chief Architect Doug Cutting can see two primary factors in the success of open source big data technology: a heap of luck and the Apache Foundation’s unique support.

  • TP empowers Singapore students with big data analytics skills

    Temasek Polytechnic (TP), Singapore and Cloudera have teamed on cultivating the next generation of data professionals through the Cloudera Academic Partnership (CAP) program.

  • TP, Cloudera to help S'pore students prepare for big data-related roles

    Temasek Polytechnic (TP) and Cloudera are working together to cultivate the next generation of data professionals through the Cloudera Academic Partnership (CAP) program. Through this program, students from Temasek Polytechnic’s School of Informatics & IT (IIT) have access to the latest Apache Hadoop curriculum, software and skills training for the Hadoop platform.

  • Empowering Growth Hackers with Big Data

    Growth hacking often leverages customer data in the experimentation process, in the form of A/B testing. The goal is to use big data to gain a better understand of the customer, via a complete view across every touch point of the organization, in order to enable an optimal customer experience. Growth hackers—who can be anyone from marketing professionals to product manager and engineers—are seeking insights to help optimize marketing campaigns across channels, increase customer loyalty and retention, and enhance the customer experience.

Blockchain on GNU/Linux

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How To Setup A Web Server And Host Website On Your Own Linux Computer

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Welcome to small tutorial series of hosting website on Linux machine. This series of articles will teach how to setup a web server on Linux computer and make it available online. The website we'll host on our personal computer can be accessed from around the globe. In this article(Part 1), we are going to install all the required tools to setup web server. So let's get started and start our own setup web server. ​

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Servers News

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  • Operators Are Migrating From NFV MANO Trials to Reality

    Some operators are progressing from network functions virtualization (NFV) management and orchestration (MANO) trials to the launching of commercial services, according to a new report from Current Analysis.

    While some of those commercial services are at the virtualized infrastructure manager (VIM) levels of orchestration, some are at the virtual network function manager (VNFM) level and even the NFV orchestrator level, the analyst firm says. This is happening even though ETSI hasn’t released final MANO specifications.

  • The Emerging Containers as a Service Marketplace

    While many developers are enthusiastic about the way containers can speed up deployments, administrators and operators may be a bit more wary, given the considerable amount of retooling that their internal systems may need to go through to support container-based pipelines.

    Which is why the emerging Containers as a Service (CaaS) approach may prove popular to both camps.

  • ​IBM to open blockchain innovation centre in Singapore

    IBM plans to open its first blockchain innovation centre in Singapore, with one of its first projects to focus on developing trade solutions using blockchain technology to improve the efficiency of multi-party trade finance processes and transactions.

    According to IBM, the centre -- to be staffed by Singaporean-based talent and researchers from IBM Research Labs worldwide -- together with the Singapore Economic Development Board (EDB) and the Monetary Authority of Singapore (MAS) will work with government, industries, and academia to develop applications and solutions based on blockchain, cybersecurity, and cognitive computing technologies.

  • What Has the Open Container Initiative Achieved in Its First Year?

    The Open Container Initiative (OCI) was formed in June 2015. Their main goal was to establish common standards for software containers. It was originally named the Open Container Project and later became a Linux Foundation project. Founding members included CoreOS, Amazon Web Services, Apcera, Cisco, EMC, Fujitsu, Goldman Sachs, Google, HP, Huawei, IBM, Intel, Joyent, Mesosphere, Microsoft, Pivotal, Rancher Labs, Red Hat, and VMware Docker.

Server Administration

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  • AT&T Releases Virtualization Playbook Into Open Source

    AT&T today committed to releasing into open source the software platform that powers our software-defined network (SDN). Making our current Enhanced Control, Orchestration, Management and Policy (ECOMP) platform available in open source will enable global service providers and cloud developers to meet non-stop network demands as data-hungry technologies like autonomous cars, augmented and virtual reality, 4K video and the Internet of Things (IoT) take off.

  • The Long March to SDN Transformation
  • 10 Myths About NFV (Mostly) Dispelled

    The transition toward network functions virtualization (NFV) is in progress and, as with any technology transition, companies are proceeding with caution. The trick is figuring out which anticipated hazards are real, if any of those have already been cleared, and making sure you don't get frozen by hazards you anticipated but which failed to materialize.

  • What is DevOps? Mark Imbriaco Explains

    Mark Imbriaco has spent the past 20 years working at some of the most interesting and innovative companies in the industry, including 37Signals, GitHub, and DigitalOcean before moving on to become Co-Founder and CEO at Operable. You can also find him talking about various DevOps topics at conferences and elsewhere online.

  • #HugOps in Practice: Empathy Skills for DevOps

    We think we’re doing the whole DevOps thing right — new hires can deploy on day one, Travis CI is humming along, and we own the code we ship. But then something breaks, something doesn’t go according to plan, tempers flare up, and all that warm, fuzzy collaboration seems to evaporate. What’s going on? What happened to #HugOps?

  • NGINX Is the Most Popular Docker Container App [VIDEO]

    There are a lot of different applications that are available on the Docker Hub repository for containerized applications, but none is more popular than the open-source Nginx web server.

    In a video interview interview, Gus Robertson, CEO of NGINX discusses his firm's Docker popularity and why OpenStack isn't all that far behind.

    "Typically Nginx and containers go together very closely," Robertson said.

Server Administration

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NethServer 7 Gets Shared Folder Refactoring, Let’s Encrypt Support, and New Look

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Softpedia has been informed today, June 7, 2016, by NethServer developer Alessio Fattorini about some of the features coming to the NethServer 7 server-oriented open-source operating system.

It's been more than one month since the third and last Alpha build of the NethServer 7 distribution has hit the streets, and users were asking for a new development build. As such, Alessio Fattorini and his team of skillful developers have been working hard all this time to bring you a Beta version of NethServer 7, which will be based on the CentOS 7 series of server-oriented distros.

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Storpool upgrades software-defined storage but remains Linux-only

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Bulgarian software-defined storage maker Storpool adds Cloudstack support and boosted performance, but holds fire on adding enterprise-friendly VMware and Microsoft Hyper-V environments

Software-defined storage – and hyper-converged infrastructure – provider Storpool has added some incremental improvements to its product, such as Cloudstack integration and boosting scalability to 20,000 volumes and snapshots per cluster.

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Java on the Mainframe - on z/OS rather than Linux - An opportunity well worth researching, if you run a Mainframe

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There is suddenly new interest in monitoring Java on mainframes - I'm not talking about running lots of Java VMs on Linux but about running Java against big mainframe systems on z/OS. This might be about modernising legacy COBOL applications (Java skills are easier to find than COBOL skills these days) or about extending the legacy with new business functionality. JAVA is very flexible, you can use it in DB2 stored procedures, or in CICs, or even in IMS programming (yes, IMS database is still in active use). According to BMC's 2015 Mainframe Survey, 46% of those surveyed say that Java usage on their mainframe has increased by over 10% in the past two years; and 70% of respondees reporting growth indicated that writing new applications in Java was a key factor in this.

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