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Meet SONiC, the new NOS (definitely not the same as the old NOS)

The open-source SONiC network operating system has the potential to become 'the Linux of networking,' experts say.

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How to use the OR operator: 2-Minute Linux Tips

In this Linux tip, learn how to use the OR (||) operator that provides a useful functionality in scripts. But, first, to demonstrate how this operator works, we’ll run a couple simple commands on the command line.

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Nvidia, after $7B Mellanox hardware deal, grabs Cumulus for big network software play

Nvidia, a company known for developing advanced chips for artificial intelligence and high-speed gaming applications has is making a concerted effort to go after cloud-based data center customers by acquiring Cumulus Networks for an...

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Release the monkey! How Infection Monkey tests network security

This free, open source penetration testing tool uses real attacks and real techniques to try and exploit its way into a network.

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Blockchain/IoT integration accelerates, hits a 'sweet spot'

IoT and blockchain may be a natural fit, but it will still take five to 10 years before kinks are worked out and the two technologies can reach their full potential, according to Gartner.

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Why Kubernetes is vital for your business

To manage moving all your server applications to the cloud in containers, you’ll need to do some container orchestration, that's where Kubernetes comes in.

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Xilinx unveils open source FPGA platform

New Vitis kit from FPGA vendor Xilinx will use familiar languages like C++ and Python for everything from IoT to video encoding.

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Will rolling into IBM be the end of Red Hat?

IBM's acquisition of Red Hat is a big deal – a $34 billion big deal – and many Linux professionals are wondering how it's going to change Red Hat's role in the Linux world. Here are some thoughts.

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How to send Slack messages with R

In this episode of Do More With R, Sharon shows you how to send Slack messages using R. It may not seem helpful at first, but there's plenty of uses. You can even use it to notify yourself or others when a lengthy R script finishes...

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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 Wi-Fi for better security

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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