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  • Packet Inspection for Unauthorized OS Detection in Enterprises

    The authors discuss an approach that uses TCP SYN packets for OS fingerprinting to detect the presence of unauthorized OSs in an enterprise.

  • Self-service Delivery Platform at Tuenti

    Óscar San José, technical lead at Tuenti (largest Spanish social network) explains how and why their in-house Flow deployment system allowed developer teams to be more independent and deliver faster.

  • "The Docker Book" Review and Author Q&A

    "The Docker Book", by James Turnbull, is a hands-on book for everyone who wants to learn about Docker. It will take you from your first installation, through simple examples that explain Docker's concepts, to more complex scenarios that shed some light on how you would use Docker on the real world. InfoQ took the opportunity to hear the author on the book and Docker.

  • Application Delivery Controllers - Bridging the Gap Between DevOps and Network Planning

    This article examines the attributes needed to make an application delivery controller suited for SaaS and cloud-based Web properties and how these attributes map to the unique requirements of cloud-based application service providers.

  • Docker: Present and Future

    Chris Swan presents an overview of the Docker journey so far and where it is headed along with its growing ecosystem of tools for orchestration, composition and scaling. This article provides both a business and a technical point of view on Docker and separates the hype from the reality.

  • Virtual Panel on Immutable Infrastructure

    “Immutable Infrastructure” is a term that has been increasingly talked about lately among the Ops community. InfoQ reached out to experienced ops engineers to ask them what is the definition and borders of immutable infrastructure as well as its benefits and drawbacks, in particular when compared to current widespread “desired state” configuration management solutions.

  • Monty Taylor and Jim Blair on CI and Test Automation at OpenStack

    Monty Taylor and James Blair talk about the build and test challenges they face at OpenStack, and how they managed to tackle them. Managing hundreds of VMs on public clouds, integrating up to 400 commits a day and running thousands of test jobs on them are some of the challenges described.

  • Software Is Eating Your Organizational Silos

    Luke Kanies, CEO of Puppet Labs, discusses how software is taking over what have always been hardware functions, and how that shift is causing dramatic realignments in how people work together.

  • Docker: Using Linux Containers to Support Portable Application Deployment

    Docker is an open source tool to run applications inside of a Linux container, a kind of light-weight virtual machine. In addition to running, it also offers tools to distribute containerized applications through the Docker index -- or your own hosted Docker registry -- simplifying the process of deploying complex applications.

  • Interview with Ian Hughes on Virtual Environments and Gaming for Product Development

    Virtual environments can be a rich form of communication, where people can brainstorm, share and discuss ideas, or collaborate on a virtual version of a product. They can also add a new dimension to customer interaction. Games can be used to simulate situations, as an enhancement for learning and teaching complex problems. Ian Hughes talking about mixing the physical world and the virtual world.

  • PaaS Is The Word

    This article presents a transition path to Platform-as-a-Service for IT. An exploration of the steps from pre-virtualization or virtualization through selecting and operating a PaaS.

  • The Azul Garbage Collector

    Azul's recently announced Zing product brings their Garbage Collector, which achieves both pauseless garbage collection and a high tolerance to the factors which typically impact collection and application responsiveness, to Java programs running on Intel and AMD based servers. This article takes a detailed look at how Azul has been able to achieve these design goals.

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