Memcached Caching System

A free and open source high-performance distributed memory object caching system, Memcached is the DevOps tool that speeds up dynamic web applications by alleviating database load.  While it is a simple tool, Memcached is powerful and promotes quick deployment, ease of development, and problem-solving for large data caches. Key Features: API available for most popular languages In-memory key-value store for small chunks of arbitrary data from results of database calls, API calls, or page rendering Simple, yet powerful

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MySQL Database

The world’s most popular open source database, MySQL is a DevOps tool that saves teams time and money by making it faster and easier to deliver high performance, scalable database applications. MySQL offers several editions to meet users’ various business and technical requirements. Key Features: Reduce the risk, cost, and complexity in developing, deploying, and managing business-critical MySQL applications High performance, reliability, and scalability Cross-platform flexibility Easy to use and fast installation, configuration, and integration make it possible for developers to focus on application development and reduce costs and time…

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Docker Platform

An integrated technology suite enabling DevOps teams to build, ship, and run distributed applications anywhere, Docker is a tool that allows users to quickly assemble apps from components and work collaboratively. This open platform for distributed applications is appropriate for managing containers of an app as a single group and clustering an app’s containers to optimize resources and provide high availability. Key Features: Package dependencies with your apps in Docker containers to make them portable and predictable during development, testing, and deployment Works with any stack Isolates apps in containers to…

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Cacti Graphing Solution

A complete RRDTool-based graphing solution, Cacti is a DevOps tool that provides complete network graphing that harnesses the power of RRDTool’s data storage and graphing functionality. Cacti is a popular DevOps tool because it features an intuitive and easy-to-use interface that is ideal for any application from LAN-sized installations through complex networks with thousands of devices. Key Features: Provides a fast poller, advanced graph templating, multiple data acquisition methods, and user management features out of the box Create data sources that utilize RRDTool’s create and update functions Supports RRD files…

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CFEngine Automation Tool

A DevOps tool for IT automation at web scale, CFEngine is ideal for configuration management and helps teams automate large-scale, complex, and mission-critical infrastructure. With CFEngine, you can ensure compliance even while securely making consistent global changes. Key Features: A lean, fast solution with execution time less than one second Written in C An open source configuration solution with an unparalleled security record A mature solution that has conducted hundreds of billions of compliance checks in large-scale production environments Scalable: deploy a model-based configuration change across 50,000 servers in five…

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Amazon Echo Show Limited Offer

Echo Show brings you everything you love about Alexa, and now she can show you things. Watch video flash briefings, Amazon Video content, see music lyrics, security cameras, photos, weather forecasts, to-do and shopping lists, browse and listen to Audible audiobooks, and more. All hands-free—just ask. Call almost anyone hands-free, or make video calls to family and friends with an Echo Spot, Echo Show, or the Alexa App. Instantly connect to other Echo devices around your home. See lyrics on-screen with Amazon Music. Just ask to play a song, artist…

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What makes a city “smart” in 2018?

Photo by Luca Bravo on Unsplash What makes a city “smart” in 2018? Current trends, technologies, and companies you need to know about in the smart city space I recently attended the Smart Cities New York conference as a volunteer. SCNY operated at the intersection of technology, policy and urban living, bringing together mayors, startups, big industry and… me. As someone just beginning my journey in the sustainability field, I was blown away by the work being done to make cities more modern, connected, and resource-efficient. At the conference, I noticed several key…

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Stepping Back From Technology Addiction

“Nearly everyone I know is addicted in some measure to the Internet,” wrote Tony Schwartz in an essay in The New York Times. It’s a common complaint these days. A steady stream of similar headlines accuse the Net and its offspring apps, social media sites and online games of addicting us to distraction. There’s little doubt that nearly everyone who comes in contact with the Net has difficulty disconnecting. Just look around. People everywhere are glued to their devices. Many of us, like Schwartz, struggle to stay focused on tasks…

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The Decentralization of Corporations

Scott Webb on Unsplash The author of Sapiens and Homo Deus, Yuval Noah Harari, writes that humans have become the most powerful species on Earth because they can “cooperate flexibly and at scale.” This becomes clear when we contrast humans with other species. For example, bumblebees can cooperate at scale (in large numbers), but they cannot collaborate . If there is some sort of crisis, bumblebees cannot lead themselves to adapt. Alternatively, many types of monkeys can work together, but not in large groups (at scale). Humans are unique because they are able…

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