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Mitch Pronschinske11/03/13
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Amazon Reportedly Found a Better Deal w/ SDN Than Cisco Could Offer

Tech media keeps predicting that Cisco is going to be hit the hardest by the arrival of software-defined networking. According to a Business Insider article , that has already happened in a $1B deal with Amazon, which was dropped to only $11M.

Mitch Pronschinske11/01/13
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Amazon Previews JavaScript SDK

Recognizing the swelling popularity of JavaScript, Amazon has finally released a developer preview SDK that can populate S3 buckets, manage SQS message queues, create, populate, and query DynamoDB tables, and much more!

Mitch Pronschinske10/31/13
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The Path to NFV and SDN is Still Very Uncertain

Despite early marketing efforts to tout NFV and SDN solutions, Graham Finnie is sobering things down in his recent article.

Mitch Pronschinske10/31/13
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Heroku Adds Java Category to Discourse Forums

Less than two weeks after spinning up a Discourse-based forum for Heroku Buildpack Developers, Heroku has now unveiled its latest forum section, and it's for Java devs exclusively.

Mitch Pronschinske10/29/13
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SDN Explained Through the Analogy of Maps, Routes, and GPS

Sure it's a little over-simplified... almost all analogies are. But I think Juniper's David Noguer Bau makes a helpful metaphor for how today's networks work and how the software-defined networks of tomorrow will work.

Mitch Pronschinske10/29/13
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OpenStack Solum Hopes to Compete in the Open Source PaaS Space

Looks like Alex Freedland's recent prediction that OpenStack Will Eat IaaS AND PaaS Vendors could be coming true. Just last week, Rackspace, one of the founders of OpenStack and a primary steward of many of its projects, announced Project Solum.

Mitch Pronschinske10/28/13
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Unicorn-Powered SDN

A wonderful tongue-in-cheek article on etherealmind.com looks at a "Unicorn-Powered SDN Data Center" in the form of Legos. Go take a look at the whimsical picture tour along with some good inside jokes for all the members of data center teams.

Mitch Pronschinske10/28/13
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DZone Weekly Link Roundup (October 28)

Lots of new releases including NetBeans 7.4, FontAwesome 4.0, and native PIP for Python 3.4. News about these, plus a book on "conversational Git" and some potentially harmful CSS practices.

Mitch Pronschinske10/28/13
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How to Compete With Amazon Web Services

But Luke Wheeler thought now was a good time to revisit how other companies are competing strongly in a few specific areas of services, some that AWS doesn't even provide. Wheeler has some really good distillations of each company's focus and how they differentiate themselves...

Mitch Pronschinske10/25/13
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Coder Reactions Part 3

My feature is working! Oh wait... now this is happening... Another week of gifs for when programs fall apart.

Mitch Pronschinske10/23/13
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OpenFlow-Based Forwarding

In this video, Greg Ferro explains how OpenFlow could replace the traditional network device architectures and separate the forwarding and control plane functionality.

Mitch Pronschinske10/23/13
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MongoDB: Genius? Folly? Both?

MongoDB doesn't really bring much new stuff to the table. Whereas Cassandra has an innovative consistency protocol, Redis has "crazy data structures," and Hadoop has powerful batch data-processing abilities, MongoDB has mmap. But that's okay.

Mitch Pronschinske10/23/13
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Large-Scale, RESTful Enterprise Integration

Large-scale legacy replacement might be the hardest job in the entire IT industry. Let Brandon Byars share his experiences with nonpublic APIs, and lessons learned from doing large scale RESTful integration across multiple teams.

Mitch Pronschinske10/23/13
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ZeroVM: A New Take on App Container Virtualization

With the release of Docker, the conversation about application portability containers is heating up. Now Rackspace is introducing their own take on virtualization containers with a technology called ZeroVM. They've recently taken the reigns on this existing project, which is a hypervisor designed specifically for the cloud.

Mitch Pronschinske10/22/13
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Antifragile Architecture with Cassandra

Even with the best infrastructure, failures will occur without warning and are almost guaranteed. Building applications that can resist this fact of life can be both art and science.