The cost of old corporate code ⇢

[A]pplication development and maintenance eats up 34 percent of the total IT budget and that by getting rid of legacy applications, simplifying complex architectures, and ceasing outdated approaches to IT staffing, companies can cut those application development and maintenance costs in half.


The Internet takes over the World


The Internet takes over the World


Containers are the foundation of modern enterprises ⇢

Krishnan Subramanian minces no words when describing the general tone of the tech discussions swirling around San Francisco last week, with the Red Hat Summit and Chef Conf 2014.

Containers are gonna rule. Deal with it.

The fact that you can easily encapsulate both application environments and applications inside Docker images opens up lots of opportunities for enterprises as they try to unshackle legacy architectures. Whether it is about modernizing application architectures or embracing big data, the future opportunities using containers are endless. Talking to pundits, customers, analysts, etc., I came away with the impression that containers are definitely going to be at the foundation of modern enterprises and it is time for organizations to put containers at the center of their modernization strategy.

Mandiant: Hackers Broke In Using Heartbleed ⇢

Mandiant’s customer (un-named) and, I’m certain, thousands of others, have everything to lose by waiting. Patch your OpenSSL now.

Mandiant’s hacker appeared to take advantage of a delay between Heartbleed’s announcement last Monday and before Internet companies began plugging the hole later in the week.

Beginning last Tuesday, the hackers began attacking a piece of OpenSSL-based networking equipment at the unnamed client, Mandiant said. Through Heartbleed, they obtained encryption keys that allowed them to bypass two kinds of safeguards–virtual private network software and requests for multi-factor identification.

Red Hat Linux Containers: Not Just Recycled Ideas ⇢

A good discussion of advantages and the approach being taken by Docker and Red Hat to lightweight containers.

And containers promise to fit more seamlessly into a DevOps world than virtual machines do. Containers can provide an automated way for the components to receive patches and updates — without a system administrator’s intervention. …

That’s one reason why Paul Cormier, Red Hat’s president of products and technologies, at the Red Hat Summit this week, called containers an emerging technology “that will drive the future.”


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