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HP goes after Cisco, Arista with open source OS

HP teams with Broadcom, Intel, and VMware on OpenSwitch NOS

Why aren't you managing your Macs?

Macs are showing up at work in larger numbers, but all too often, they're left unmanaged

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Security risks increase as cloud data centers change

Change is always risky. Fast change is even riskier, leaving less time for change management and checks on changed technologies

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18 cardinal rules of systems administration

Holding yourself to this set of rules will help to keep your systems running smoothly and your users happy

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HashiCorp: Meet Otto, the new Vagrant

The plans for a 'spiritual successor' to the Vagrant devops tool are ambitious, but it might prove to be a difficult sell for existing users

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Not sure if devops is right for your company? Look to Etsy and Netflix

Devops is a darling, but can seem daunting. Here's a checklist for seeing if your company's ready

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5 key trends in open source

InfoWorld's Best of Open Source Software Awards shows how dependent we've become on open source for everyday infrastructure and for today's rapid-fire tech development

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Remember sed and awk? All Linux admins should

We aren’t doing the next generation of Linux and Unix admins any favors by forgetting init scripts and fundamental tools

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Nginx boosts devops with custom JavaScript

Nginx launches NginScript for configuring its Web server

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The 2015 Ig Nobel Prize winners

Behold the 'winners' of this year’s weirdest prize in science

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Bossie Awards 2015: The best open source data center and cloud software

InfoWorld's top picks of the year in open source platforms, infrastructure, management, and orchestration software

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5 guidelines for building modern applications

Step back from the vast array of new tools and platforms now available to developers, and a few common principles arise to help guide your development efforts


Data center myopia creates cloud illusions

What is the Cloud other than 'other people's data centers'? What happens if you move IT-support for your business to the cloud? It disappears from your data center and that makes it seem as a reduction of complexity. But it also moves...

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Microsoft headed to court to protect Irish data from DOJ search

Microsoft will ask an appeals court to scotch the U.S. Department of Justice efforts to search emails stored in a company facility in Ireland

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Know-it-all newbies learn a red-hot lesson

For a seasoned techie, it's tough to find the right balance of assisting or letting young IT pros learn their own lessons through trial and error

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Ride 'em cowboy? Easy does it in IT

There are old admins and bold admins, but very few old, bold admins

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Hey tech titans: Your cloud cliches don’t help

Big companies are now marketing pro-cloud surveys, though not always for honest purposes. They should be more constructive instead

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Jenkins-Docker pairing gathers momentum

Jenkins and Docker together could be a force in continuous delivery

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