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Celebrating Linux's 28 years

Linux just turned 28, and in that time, it has moved from being an interesting project to what is in many ways the most significant operating system, spawning hundreds of distributions and taking over the field of supercomputing.

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Monitoring the Amazon wildfires with satellites, IoT sensors and GIS

Recent advances in IoT, satellites and geographical information systems are allowing us to track the location, intensity and direction of wildfires – including the current conflagration in the Amazon.

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Software-defined perimeter – the essence of trust

Within a zero-trust environment, there is no implicit trust. Thus, trust must be sourced from somewhere else in order to gain access to protected resources.

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Top 5 IoT networking security mistakes

IT supplier Brother International shares five of the most common internet-of-things security errors it sees among buyers of its printers and multi-function devices.

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Don’t worry about shadow IT. Shadow IoT is much worse.

Shadow IoT—unauthorized internet of things devices and networks—poses a new level of threats for enterprises.

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Breakthroughs bring a quantum Internet closer

Universities around the world are making discoveries that advance technologies needed to underpin quantum computing.

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IoT-enabled shipping containers sail the high seas improving global supply chains.

Global supply chains depend on shipping containers to transport supplies to manufacturers and finished goods to distributors. IoT makes it possible to track the location and condition of containers and their contents across ships,...

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Intent-Based Networking (IBN): Bridging the gap on network complexity

Intent-Based Networking was a result of the need for greater network automation.

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How BMW’s new annual fee for Apple CarPlay could define the IoT

BMW's plans to charge for Apple CarPlay access illustrates the promise—and the pitfalls—of the internet of things (IoT).

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How edge computing is driving a new era of CDN

A CDN is an edge application and an edge application is a superset of what your CDN is doing.

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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 wonder how it's going to change Red Hat's role in the Linux world. Here are some thoughts.

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Tempered Networks simplifies secure network connectivity and microsegmentation

Tempered Networks’ IDN platform uses the Host Identity Protocol to partition and isolate the network into trusted microsegments, providing an easy and cost-effective way to secure the network.

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Undo releases Live Recorder 5.0 for Linux debugging

Debugging on multi-process systems just got significantly easier with the release of Live Recorder 5.0 from Undo.

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With net neutrality repealed, how blockchain-based networking can protect online privacy

VPNs may not offer enough protection.

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Where are all the IoT experts going to come from?

The fast growth of the internet of things (IoT) is creating a need to train cross-functional experts who can combine traditional networking and infrastructure expertise with database and reporting skills.

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Picking hyperconvergted infrastructure vendors: 10 HCI startups to consider

With interest growing in hyperconverged infrastructure, large tech incumbents have been buying startups with HCI expertise, but there remain a lot more startups carving out niches. Here are 10 of them.

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Software Defined Perimeter (SDP): The deployment

After discussing with numerous SDP vendors, I have discovered that the current SDP landscape tends to be based on specific use cases and projects, as opposed to a technology that has to be implemented globally.

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Software Defined Perimeter (SDP): Creating a new network perimeter

Considering the way networks work today and the change in traffic patterns; both internal and to the cloud, this limits the effect of the fixed perimeter.

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5G will augment Wi-Fi, not replace it

Jeff Lipton, vice president of strategy and corporate development at Aruba, adds a dose of reality to the 5G hype, discussing how it and Wi-Fi will work together.

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Satellite-based internet possible by year-end, says SpaceX

Amazon, Tesla-associated SpaceX and OneWeb are emerging as just some of the potential suppliers of a new kind of data-friendly satellite internet service that could bring broadband IoT connectivity to most places on Earth.

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