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The modern data center and the rise in open-source IP routing suites

Open source enables passionate people to come together and fabricate work of phenomenal quality. This is in contrast to a single vendor doing everything.

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Open architecture and open source – The new wave for SD-WAN?

As networking continues to evolve, you certainly don't want to break out a forklift every time new technologies are introduced. Open architecture would allow you to replace the components of a system, and give you more flexibility to...

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How to identify duplicate files on Linux

Some files on a Linux system can appear in more than one location. Follow these instructions to find and identify these "identical twins" and learn why hard links can be so advantageous.

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How to hack your own Wi-Fi network

Free (or almost free) Wi-Fi penetration testing tools can help you spot potential Wi-Fi security vulnerabilities and figure out ways to protect against them.

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How to use the nmcli command: Linux Tip

Nmcli is a command-line tool for controlling NetworkManager and getting the status of network interfaces. Learn about using the command on this episode of 2-Minute Linux Tips.

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The Open Compute Project is quickly gaining ground

Sales figures from companies participating in the Open Compute Project are starting to come in, and they are close to what was forecasted in 2017 and growing.

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The role of open source in networking

SD-WAN vendors use open source as the foundation of their solutions and then add additional functionality over the baseline.

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Linux Foundation backs a group to boost edge networking

A new group called LF Edge is pushing for an open unified framework that will promote plug-and-play interoperability, cloud provisioning, other streamlining to improve edge networks.

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Review: 4 open-source network management tools improve usability, performance

With each iteration, open-source network management tools get better. OpenNMS, Zenoss Core, NetXMS and Sensu Core deliver comprehensive monitoring, flexible reporting, cross-platform support and more.

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Open-source containers move toward high-performance computing

Thanks to the efforts of Sylabs, open-source containers are starting to focus on high-performance computing—providing new ways of working for enterprise IT organizations.

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How Java has stood the test of time

Java has been one of the top two programming languages for the past 10 years. How has it stood the test of time? Good design and continuous innovation have a lot to do with it.

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Linux will seem to be everywhere in 2019

Faster, more versatile and secure, Linux gets better every year. Let's take a look at some of the highlights expected in 2019.

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Dell EMC committed to networking, shares product and partnership plans

Tom Burns, senior VP and GM of Dell EMC Networking and Solutions, sheds some light on the company's diverse and broad networking portfolio.

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RHEL 8 Beta arrives with application streams and more

In the four years since the introduction of Red Hat Enterprise Linux (RHEL) 7, the IT world has evolved. RHEL 8 Beta brings innovation and dozens of new features.

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The future of Red Hat: How will IBM's acquisition affect the company?

IBM's purchase of Red Hat may be a good strategic fit for IBM, but the payback is anything but guaranteed.

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The IBM-Red Hat deal: What it means for enterprises

IBM hopes the acquisition of Red Hat will give its customers the tools to expand their use of cloud by creating and deploying cloud-friendly applications on a larger scale, a goal shared by IBM competitors Google, Amazon and...

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Craig McLuckie and Joe Beda, creators of Kubernetes | True Technologist Ep 4

In this episode of True Technologist, the inventors of the open source project Kubernetes, Craig McLuckie and Joe Beda, talk about the technology's benefits in the enterprise

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Alternatives to Nmap: from simple to advanced network scanning

Nmap has established itself as a premier, free, open-source network mapping tool. There are alternatives that are also free, though they vary in their sophistication and ease of use.

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