The future of open source and DevOps.

Source- jaxenter.com Only a few short years ago, organizations considered open source to be a high risk. These days, enterprises and governments alike are embracing open source and placing it at the center of their software development stacks. IBM’s recent acquisition of Red Hat and Microsoft’s acquisition of GitHub, which is the home of many open source projects, show that open source has won the hearts and minds of the general populace. In fact, if you’re not already using open source,

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Spinnaker is the next big open source project to watch

Source- techcrunch.com Spinnaker is an open source continuous delivery (CD) platform from Netflix and Google, though it now also has the backing of other major software companies. Spinnaker  1.0 launched last July, so it’s not the newest kid on the block, but the service is slowly but surely gaining momentum now, with users that include Target, Adobe, Daimler and Capital One, as well as a growing ecosystem of vendors who support it. Today, after a few years of working on the project without any

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DevOps: Using Ansible to deploy Cacti for network monitoring

Source – opensourceforu.com Cacti is written in PHP and uses the MySQL database as a backend. It uses the RRDtool (Round-Robin Database tool) to handle time series data and has built-in SNMP support. Cacti has been released under the GNU General Public License. Figure 1: Licence agreement Setting up Cacti We will use a CentOS 6.8 virtual machine (VM) running on KVM to set up Cacti. Just for this demonstration, we will disable SELinux. You will need to set the following

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Red Hat to Acquire Codenvy to Extend DevOps Tools Capability

Source – infoq.com Red Hat has announced the acquisition of Codenvy, an Agile and cloud-native tools provider. Financial terms of the deal are not being publicly disclosed. Red Hat’s acquisition of Codenvy adds to its portfolio of development tools providing capability for container-based and cloud-native applications. Codenvy will be incorporated into Red Hat’s OpenShift.io environment – a hosted development environment for developers building hybrid cloud services that the firm announced earlier in the month. Codenvy is based on Eclipse Che, an

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Open source for hybrid cloud success: Is it an open and shut case?

Source – computerweekly.com The FOSS acronym – standing for free, open source software – has been a clarion call for many since the open source movement started, despite being nominally based on a misinterpretation of what open source is all about. A group of people got together in 1998 to examine the “free software” market, out of concern that the concept was being hijacked and perverted in political and moral terms, prompting a push to create a more commercially oriented definition

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3 steps to secure, open source DevOps

Source – opensource.com Nobody really writes their own code anymore, right? We go out to GitHub, download some libraries, avoid recreating unnecessary wheels, and package those wheels together along with our own glue to create new software. Then we download a half dozen front-end frameworks to make it all pretty and responsive and we’re off the races. In my review of apps, both in my company and others, I’ve found that more than 90% of the code that makes up an

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5 open source frameworks for serverless computing

Source – infoworld.com Sometimes all you need is a single function. That’s the idea behind serverless computing, where individual functions spin up on demand, perform a minimal piece of work (serve as an API endpoint, return static content, and so on), and shut down. It’s cheap, it uses minimal resources, and it has little management overhead. Most of what we currently identify as serverless computing kicked off with AWS Lambda, later joined by similar services on Microsoft Azure, Google Cloud Platform,

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The top open source rookie projects of the year to watch

Source:- zdnet.com Open-source projects underpin many of today’s popular apps, software packages, and online services. If a vendor releases code to the open-source community, license restrictions are removed and software can be integrated into other systems. From Google’s end-to-end encryption system E2EMail to the Netflix cross-scripting site vulnerability scanner Sleepy Puppy, open-source development is thriving and thousands of developers contribute their time to improving coding and ferreting out bugs every month. There are ongoing open-source projects which have been built

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Why 2017 will belong to open source ?

Source:- ETCIO.com A few years ago, open source was the less-glamourous and low-cost alternative in the enterprise world, and no one would have taken the trouble to predict what its future could look like. Fast-forward to 2016, many of us will be amazed by how open source has become the de facto standard for nearly everything inside an enterprise. Open source today is the primary engine for innovation and business transformation. Cost is probably the last reason for an organisation

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