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      What is Open Source?


      Open source software (OSS) is software that’s freely available to use, redistribute, and modify, typically shared via a public code repository hosting service.

      Projects that are open source encourage a transparent process that is advanced through distributed peer review. Open source projects can be updated quickly and as needed, and offer reliable and flexible software that is not built on locked proprietary systems.

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      Scaling an Open Source Web App to 30 Countries in Less Than 3 Weeks


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      About the Talk

      How do 157 people from all over the world scale a web app to 30 countries in less than three weeks? We talk about how we built Coronastatus — an open source web application that enables people to self-report symptoms of COVID-19 — using DigitalOcean’s infrastructure.

      What You’ll Learn

      • How to manage an open source community distributed all over the world.
      • Being pragmatic in choice of tech when the clock is ticking.

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      About the Presenter

      After Michael McMillan hacked his own grades at university, he began building BustByte, a small consultancy based in Oslo, Norway. They help banks, hotels, and startups create exceptional software.



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      Open for Business: INAP’s London Data Center


      Back in August of 2018, INAP announced a multiyear alliance with Colt Data Centre Services, which included the build-out of a standalone, self-contained Tier 3-equivalent data center space in Colt’s North London facility. This London data center offers our extensive portfolio of high-density colocation, cloud and network services in this space, including Performance IP®, our patented automated route optimization engine.

      This state-of-the-art facility features the robust capabilities you’d expect of a premium, Tier 3-design data center, including:

      • 1 MW total power, 33 MVA power capacity and up to 12 kW of power per rack
      • 350 tons of cooling capacity
      • Carrier-neutral with a wide variety of options (Colt, CenturyLink, BT, Verizon, Zayo, SSE, Virgin Media, AT&T, Vodafone)
      • Key card access, 24/7/365 onsite personnel and video surveillance with 30-day video retention
      • PCI DSS, SOC 2 Type II and ISO 9001, 14001 and 27001 certifications

      Interested in learning more? Download the London data center spec sheet [PDF].


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      This post was originally published Dec. 13, 2018

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