Nov 012016
 

Today I want to repost a great article first posted on sysadvent blog.

I think it’s a great post that show how to integrate different software to achieve a modern continuos integration.

Original article by:
Written by: Paul Czarkowski (@pczarkowski)
Edited by: Dan Phrawzty (@phrawzty)

Docker and the ecosystem around it have done some great things for developers, but from an operational standpoint, it’s mostly just the same old issues with a fresh coat of paint. Real change happens when we change our perspective from Infrastructure (as a Service) to Platform (as a Service), and when the ultimate deployment artifact is a running application instead of a virtual machine.

Even Kubernates still feels a lot like IaaS – just with containers instead of virtual machines. To be fair, there are already some platforms out there that shift the user experience towards the application (Cloud Foundry and Heroku come to mind), but many of them have a large operations burden, or are provided in a SaaS model only.

In the Docker ecosystem we are starting to see more of these types of platforms, the first of which was Dokku which started as a single machine Heroku replacement written in about 100 lines of Bash. Building on top of that work other, richer systems like Deisand Flynn have emerged, as well as custom solutions built in-house, like Yelp’s PaaSta.

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Oct 302016
 

Guest post by Emma.

Home automation technology has struggled to gain serious traction because, for all its promised convenience, the current tangle of cords and communication standards still has consumers in knots. New quote-unquote-smart systems have made huge strides recently, but not everyone has chosen invest – yet. Totally “smart” homes still await the mainstream. To unlock this new market, technology companies are looking to a tool we’ve taken to heart already: the smart mobile phone.

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Jun 102016
 

If you walked into the office this morning to find that your customer information had been compromised, or a disgruntled employee had wiped a database clean, would you be prepared? Have you set preventative measures in place to safeguard you against total loss? Do you have security features in place to help you retrieve lost data? Are you able to continue with business as usual or would a security breach such as this bring you to a standstill?

It’s a lot to think about, but according to USA Today, approximately 43% of businesses encountered a data breach at some level in the year 2014. With percentages like this, the likelihood of it happening to your business is high. So again, are you prepared? Below are a few signs to determine whether your data loss prevention plan is intact or if your company’s data is vulnerable:

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May 032016
 

Guest Post by Oliver.

Linux Mint is one of the most powerful and elegant Operating system. The purpose of launching a Linux Mint in the market is to provide the modern and comfortable OS which is easy to use for every user. The best thing about Linux Mint is that it is both free and Open Source. Also, it comes at the third position after Microsoft Windows and Apple Mac OS. Due to its simplicity and clean design, it is worth for the user. Many users prefer it because it works well on low end machines or old hardware components. The latest version of Linux Mint is 17.3 and one can easily download it from the Search Engines. The process of Installing Linux Mint on your Windows PC is quite simple. Let’s see how we can install the Linux Mint on our System.

Go ahead and get started.

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Jan 232016
 

If you were to ask the average person about Linux, it’s likely you would get either a blank stare or a reply about an operating system that a bunch of anti-Microsoft geeks like to use. Both responses are unfortunate misconceptions. Linux has never been more in the mainstream than it is today, and it plays a very important role in advanced computing technology.

The Internet of Things

The Internet of the future will be dominated not by human users, but by billions of inanimate objects, otherwise known as the Internet of Things (IoT). Cisco has predicted for a long time that about 50 billion objects will be connected by 2020.

Although skeptics feel such a prediction is overly optimistic, even their predictions expect the number of connected devices by 2020 to be in the tens of billions. Ericsson puts the number at 26 billion; Gartner Research places it at 20 billion.

So even if Cisco’s prediction of 50 billion devices doesn’t happen by 2020, it’s still hard to imagine that the number of connected devices would not reach that level eventually. Grand View Research predicted in 2014 that the global embedded systems market will reach $214 billion by 2020, and be a major contributing factor in future IoT growth. These systems will include computer module boards, and many of these boards will run on Linux.

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