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May 9, 2013
by sjvn01
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Open Compute to open-source high-end network switches

Since Facebook started open-sourcing the data center in 2011 in the Open Compute Project (OCP), Facebook and its OCP partners have had some successes in making data-center computing more open and affordable. Now, the OCP takes on what may be … Continue reading

July 23, 2012
by sjvn01
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Juju: DevOps for Cloud Services

PORTLAND, OR: Canonical, Ubuntu Linux’s parent company, is trying to make Development/Operations (DevOps) on the cloud easy with its Juju framework. The Juju project has been around for a while, but frankly it wasn’t that impressive… until now. At a … Continue reading

February 20, 2012
by sjvn01
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First IPv6 Distributed Denial of Service Internet attacks seen

The clock is running out on IPv4 on the Internet, but even so the next generation of Internet traffic protocols, IPv6, is being adopted very slowly. But, it seems IPv6 is finally making it to broad acceptance. Arbor Networks reports … Continue reading

January 10, 2012
by sjvn01
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Winners and Losers in Business Open-Source Software

We all know that Linux, Apache and Samba are vital for business data center servers, Web servers and file and print servers respectively in businesses both large and small. What you may not know though what’s trending below the top-tier … Continue reading