We love ideas like this: Open-source hardware could defend against the next generation of hacking

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Pearce argue that open-source hardware could be the ultimate key against cyber attacks that companies are trying hard to find on The Conversation : You must have heard about open-source software helping in fighting cyber attacks but imagine open-source hardware doing the same job for you in much better way. Read Prof. Joshua M.

what every open source project needs

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In the last few years open source has transformed the software industry. From Android to Wikipedia, open source is everywhere, but how does one succeed in it? While open source projects come in all shapes and sizes and all forms of governance, no matter what kind of project you’re a part of, there are a set of fundamentals that lead to success. What Every Successful Open Source Project Needs. The Software Era: ?

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AT&T to Open Source Network Hardware, NFV Software

Data Center Knowledge

As it replaces complex appliances with commodity hardware and software, the telco plans to make some of its own innovation public Read More. Networking Open Compute Virtualization

Hack together your own e-paper smartwatch with this $50 open-source kit

The Verge

If you’ve ever wanted to be like Steve Wozniak and have your own custom-made, geeky watch, Squarofumi (stylized SQFMI) may have the product for you: an open-source, Arduino-powered smartwatch with a 1.54-inch e-paper screen ( via Gizmodo ). Image: SQFMI.

Fusion-io Accelerates Flash Apps With Open Source Contributions.

Data Center Knowledge

Fusion-io Accelerates Flash Apps With Open Source Contributions. Fusion-io Accelerates Flash Apps With Open Source Contributions. Atomic writes are used in the popular MySQL databases for streamlining the software stack by replacing the need to write twice to maintain atomicty, or database ACID compliance. Amazon has cut prices for dedicated EC2 instances – an instance on single-tenant hardware that is particularly attractive to enterprise customers.

5 open source alternatives for routing/firewall

Network World

Economical and flexible Open source software offers an economical and flexible option for deploying basic home, SMB or even enterprise networking. These open source products deliver simple routing and networking features, plus they are combined with security functionality, starting with a basic firewall and possibly including antivirus, antispam and Web filtering.

Review: 5 open source alternatives for routers/firewalls

Network World

Open source software offers an economical and flexible option for deploying basic home, SMB or even enterprise networking. These open source products deliver simple routing and networking features, like DHCP and DNS. These products can be downloaded and deployed on your own hardware, on a virtual platform, or in the cloud.

IDF 2014: Open Source Storage Optimizations

Scott Lowe

This is a liveblog of IDF 2014 session DATS009, titled “Ceph: Open Source Storage Software Optimizations on Intel Architecture for Cloud Workloads.” This brings Chagam to discussing Ceph, which he describes as the “only” (quotes his) open source virtual block storage option. This brings Chagam to a discussion of where Intel is specifically contributing back to open source storage solutions with Ceph.

Accelerated PCAP: An Architecture for Precision Packet Capture and Analysis on High-­?Speed Networks

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Enabling PCAP at 10/40/100 Gbps speeds and beyond necessitates that the processing of captured packets be pushed to the point of ingest, leveraging hardware acceleration to maintain precise, lossless capture at these speeds. Using programmable logic and open source software deployed on commodity servers, a novel architecture can be conceived that can meet the demands of PCAP on high-­?speed By Charles Hall.

Deep Insights Into The Future of #Hadoop By @Cutting of @Cloudera

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For example, with hardware the past has always been that hardware gets cheaper and transistor counts go up so this cheaper hardware gets more powerful. Turns out that in parallel with this growth in capabilities in hardware is the adoption of technology. Regarding software, in the past decade we have seen remarkable transition towards open source software as platform technologies. Open source avoids this lock-in and does so economically.

An Interview with Curt Beckmann of Brocade

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Curt is extremely influential in the Open Networking Foundation and spends a lot of time working with groups creating new, more agile network standards. A software defined networking (SDN) and cloud evangelist, Curt and I got into some of the nitty-gritty of how SDN and cloud can make agencies more agile and efficient, save money, and better meet future challenges. Cloud Computing CTO Data Open Source Podcasts. Cloud Computing CTO Data Open Source Podcasts

- Microsoft vs Open Source

Chief Seattle Greek Blog

In this environment, it sure is tempting to chuck Microsoft’s Office and web products and their complicated Enterprise and Select Agreements in favor of open source equivalents. Regular readers of this blog – if there are any – know I’m from Seattle and most of you know I’m a serious supporter of Microsoft software and products. Sure, you’ll say, Microsoft software is really prone to security flaws and attacks.

Diamanti thinks it has a way to make open source containers pay

Tech Republic Data Center

By marrying hardware and software in container appliances, stealth-mode startup Diamanti has a chance to make containers mainstream

Weekly DCIM Software News Update: August 21

Data Center Knowledge

Altima releases version 15 of its NetZoom DCIM solution, Device42 adds international languages and support for BlueNet PDUs, and Facebook enhances its open source software that handles certain hardware management functions. Read More. DCIM News altima device42 netzoom

Red Hat Ceph Storage 3 brings file, iSCSI and container storage

Computer Weekly

Latest version of open source OpenStack-targeted software-defined storage adds CephFS, ISCSI and storage that can be deployed in containers to save hardware

Heck yeah! Facebook's Open Compute Project is making an open source switch

Virtualized Greek

Reblogged from GigaOM: The Open Compute Project, which Facebook launched a little more than two years ago, has decided that utterly disrupting the server and storage market isn''t enough. On Wednesday, it said it would solicit input on an open source top-of-rack switch. It would be great to put opensource software of openswitch like software on white box devices. As the interface into the hardware layer is open and standard.

Why NoSQL Is The Wrong Choice For A CIO — Sometimes

The Accidental Successful CIO

Open source noSQL databases seem to appear to be the solution to all of their data processing needs. This is where the door of opportunity opens for noSQL databases. noSQl will be the right database to use when you have BASE workloads that are clearly not ACID, when you have a great deal of data , and when you want to be able to run your database using commodity hardware and software.

Nvidia launches Rapids to help bring GPU acceleration to data analytics

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Any artificial intelligence or machine learning has to be backed by a powerful hardware as well as software. Premier chip maker Nvidia is bringing the hardware part to machine learning. It has launched Rapids, an open source platform for data science and machine learning, to help bring GPU acceleration to data analytics. Nvidia has tied […]. Artificial Intelligence News

Antifragile Software: 6 Things to Know and Watch

Perficient - Digital Transformation

This blog is a summary, with lots of links, of the antifragile software movement. You can refer to the budding antifragile software manifesto , but note also that this goes beyond robust/resilient (see the picture below). Bilgrin Ibryam’s picture of Antifragile Software. In software, we use fault injection to improve testing coverage by adding some trouble. See also Simulated Fault Injection ( SFI ) and Software Implemented Fault Injection ( SWIFI ).

13 More IT Cost Cutting Ideas

CIO Dashboard

Make every piece of hardware and software count. Use more open source products. Launch a holistic supplier sourcing and contracting campaign which will provide an overall strategic plan to optimize negotiations and improve vendor performance and costs while reducing risk. IT Budgets IT Management cost cutting enterprise resource planning Open Source pc desktops standards technical staffing virtual desktop

Why machine learning benefits the rich, and everyone else is toast

Tech Republic Big Data

Big data started with cheap hardware and open source software, but the winners in machine learning are the world's richest companies

Vendors Take Facebook Data Center Switches to Market

Data Center Knowledge

String of hardware and software products seek to commercialize Facebook's open source networking tech Read More. Cumulus Facebook Featured Networking Open Compute Cumulus Linux Dinesh Dutt disaggregation Facebook Backpack Josh Leslie Luis MartinGarcia open compute project

Cheap Ways To Connect Data Centers

The Accidental Successful CIO

The challenges that Facebook has been facing when it comes to interconnecting data centers is that when they went looking for hardware that they could use to link their data centers using high bandwidth connections, all they could find were the major equipment vendors. This was not an ideal solution because the Facebook CIO knew that if the company started to rely on the software that is provided by the major hardware manufactures then they would be tied to them going forward.

Top Best Free Video Converter For Windows 10 (Review And Comparison)

TechnoBezz

Thanks to a unique Hardware Processing powered by Intel®, NVIDIA®, AMD®, and multiple CPU cores (up to 8), MMX-SSE, Hyper-threading, and AMD 3DNow! The test shows that when you enable the Hardware Acceleration on WinX HD you are able to convert a 2.5

OpenStack VDI: The What, the Why, and the How

Data Center Knowledge

If you’re looking for an alternative to running desktops on dedicated hardware in the data center, open source software may be the name of the game. Read More. Industry Perspectives

Heathkits but better: Get started with IoT

David Linthicum

The Intel Edison module provides an open source hardware and software development environment that supports Wi-Fi and Bluetooth Low Energy 4.0 The Intel IoT starter kit includes an Arduino processor along with 11 Grove sensors and actuators for you to detect the indoor environment, as well as create smart-home applications by mixing and matching hardware components. Remember the Heathkit you got when you were a kid?

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How Open Hybrid Clouds Will Change Cloud Computing

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If those options weren’t enough, here comes the open hybrid cloud. An open hybrid cloud leverages the benefits of accessing data and processes across private and public implementations, while facilitating open source development. The DoD’s technology development community can use open source software and collaborate privately. What the Open Hybrid Cloud Means for Businesses. The business also has many perks of open source at their disposal.

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Best IT and Tech Blogs – Must Read Information Technology Resources 2019

Galido

Information technology is the use of any tech devices, infrastructure, software and processes to create and process, store, secure and exchange all forms of digital data. These areas of IT include general IT and technology, security, IT feeds, cloud computing, data center, mobile, social media, tips and tricks, virtualization, and operating system and software blogs. This blog is a great source for all Android news, apps, games, phones, and tablets with great posts for developers.

Tech Blogs – Best Must Read Tech Resources 2019

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These areas of tech include general IT and technology, security, IT feeds, cloud computing, data center, mobile, social media, tips and tricks, virtualization, and operating system and software blogs. Our articles are typically focused on software recommendations, business, security, interesting topics and search engine optimization and marketing. Mashable is a valuable go-to source for tech, digital culture and entertainment content with a large worldwide following.

Best Tech Blogs – Must Read Tech Resources 2019

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These areas of tech include general IT and technology, security, IT feeds, cloud computing, data center, mobile, social media, tips and tricks, virtualization, and operating system and software blogs. Our articles are typically focused on software recommendations, business, security, interesting topics and search engine optimization and marketing. Mashable is a valuable go-to source for tech, digital culture and entertainment content with a large worldwide following.

Cray Targets Enterprise Big Data with New Open Agile Analytics System

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has announced the launch of the Cray® Urika®-GX system -- the first agile analytics platform that fuses supercomputing technologies with an open, enterprise-ready software framework for big data analytics. The system includes enterprise tools, such as OpenStack for management and Apache Mesos for dynamic configuration -- all designed to protect customers' investments in the rapidly-changing big data software landscape. Katie Kennedy.

Top Tech Websites 2019

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These areas of tech include general IT and technology, security, IT feeds, cloud computing, data center, mobile, social media, tips and tricks, virtualization, and operating system and software blogs. Our articles are typically focused on software recommendations, business, security, interesting topics and search engine optimization and marketing. Mashable is a valuable go-to source for tech, digital culture and entertainment content with a large worldwide following.

Best Practices for Securing Remote Desktop Protocol (RDP)

SecureWorld News

Open-source reports indicate that Remote Desktop Protocol (RDP) usage jumped an estimated 41% when COVID-19 struck.". Open-source reports also tell us that over 3.5 million devices have RDP open publicly. Update and patch software that uses RDP.

Technology Short Take #80

Scott Lowe

Servers/Hardware. Acra is open source and available via GitHub. Here’s a post outlining some of VMware’s more prominent open source projects in the “cloud-native” space. Or, in plain English instead of vRA jargon, Gavin shows how to prepare a Photon OS instance that can be deployed by vRA and which registers automatically with Admiral (VMware’s open source GUI for deploying containers). Welcome to Technology Short Take #80!

Memcached servers can be hijacked for massive DDoS attacks

Network World

It is a combination of open-source software and standard server hardware that consists of memory, memory, and more memory. A flaw in the implementation of the UDP protocol for Memcached servers can allow anyone to launch a massive Distributed Denial of Service (DDoS) attack with little effort. The problem was first discovered by security researchers at content delivery network (CDN) specialist Cloudflare.

What’s Trending For Hackers?

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The HackRF Jawbreaker, a $275 software defined radio that’s shaking up the hacker community. Helping hackers get into the radio scene are several low-cost software-defined-radios which have been developed and released to the public either for free (as circuit board designs and specifications) or at low cost. In addition to the hardware, very effective and fairly robust software has been released as well (GnuRadio).

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Exclusive: Google suspends some business with Huawei after Trump blacklist – source

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Alphabet Inc’s Google has suspended business with Huawei that requires the transfer of hardware, software and technical services except those publicly available via open source licensing, a source familiar with the matter told Reuters on Sunday, in a blow to the Chinese technology company that the U.S.

Best IT Blogs – Must Read Information Technology Resources 2019

Galido

Information technology is the use of any tech devices, infrastructure, software and processes to create and process, store, secure and exchange all forms of digital data. These areas of IT include general IT and technology, security, IT feeds, cloud computing, data center, mobile, social media, tips and tricks, virtualization, and operating system and software blogs. This blog is a great source for all Android news, apps, games, phones, and tablets with great posts for developers.

More On Hadoop World: Expect action oriented sessions that will inform your Big Data strategy

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This year’s event is expected to draw record attendance, with well over 2,500 end users, business leaders, solution providers, and open source contributors for three days of tutorials, workshops and discussions about the tools and techniques that make data work. In addition to founding Hadoop, Cutting is also a founder of several other Apache open source projects, including Lucene, Nutch and Avro.

Understanding Readium – Features, Architecture and Alternatives

Kitaboo

The Open Source Foundation aims to develop technology for expediting the adoption of ePUB3 and the Open Web Platform by the Digital Publishing Industry. It strives to deliver leading-edge functionality that is fully specified, free, open, and interoperable. Readium aims at networking and coordinating between other similar open-source efforts. What is Readium? The Readium Foundation was created in March 2013 as an independent non-profit corporation.

Technology Short Take #60

Scott Lowe

And while we are on the topic of Linux and open source in the networking industry…read this entertaining and informative article on the importance of (truly) open source libraries in networking. Servers/Hardware. As such, I recently came across the announcement of CloudFoundry-Mesos , an open source project aimed at running Cloud Foundry directly on Mesos (and thus the Mesosphere DCOS). The project itself is open source and hosted on GitHub.

Comprehending Machine Intelligence: Research and Graphic by Shivon Zilis

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New organizational models: Bringing software development methodologies to other applications (e.g., Human-computer interaction: Hardware companies with network effects. Technology platforms: Exploiting the increasing power of the browser, and WebRTC in particular; exploring companion businesses to open source software. Bob Gourley. Shivon Zilis is an investor at Bloomberg Beta , a very interesting early stage venture capital fund.

Technology Short Take #70

Scott Lowe

In this post you’ll find a collection of links to articles discussing the major data center technologies—networking, hardware, security, cloud computing, applications, virtualization…you name it! (If Numan Siddique describes the native DHCP support available in OVN (Open Virtual Network). Thinking of using a hardware VTEP (VXLAN Tunnel Endpoint) with VMware NSX? Servers/Hardware. Welcome to Technology Short Take #70!

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