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Building Linux Distributions That Aren't Boring [VIDEO]

Fedora Project Leader Matthew Miller discusses why Linux has become boring to some and his plan to change that perception.

Tags: Linux Distro, Fedora Project, Linux Distributions, Linux, Linux server, open source, Fedora

Docker Founder Details His Plan to Secure Virtualization

VIDEO: Solomon Hykes explains what's coming next in the open-source Docker container virtualization project.

Tags: Docker Containers, open source, virtualization

CentOS 7 Open-Source Server OS Arrives in Style

Red Hat-based CentOS 7 debuts less than a month after the general release of RHEL 7.

Tags: server operating system, CentOS 7, Red Hat Server, RHEL 7, open source, Red Hat, Linux server, CentOS, server os

AMD Demos x86 APU Server Running Fedora Linux

The chip maker is looking to show the strength of the software ecosystem around heterogeneous computing processing.

Tags: application developers, IT infrastructure, GPU, SoC, processors, Linux, x86 servers, Fedora, AMD, CPU, open source, Red Hat

Fear Not Working with FreeRADIUS

Running into problems when installing, using or troubleshooting FreeRADIUS? We have some helpful configuration and usage tips to relieve your FreeRADIUS-related stress.

Tags: open source, troubleshooting, servers, server tutorial, FreeRADIUS, Radius

Red Hat Banking on OpenStack for Future Growth

Red Hat's fiscal 2014 revenues top $1.5 billion as interest in OpenStack and RHEL 7 set the stage for more growth to come.

Tags: Linux, OpenStack, Red Hat Enterprise Linux, Red Hat, open source, Cloud, RHEL

Open Source Apache and Nginx Web Servers Get More Secure

Apache HTTP Server 2.4.9 and Nginx 1.5.12 debut with patches for security vulnerabilities.

Tags: web servers, open source, Apache, server software, web server, security patch, Nginx

Samsung Joins IBM's OpenPower Foundation

The group aims to extend the reach of IBM's Power architecture by licensing the chip design to companies for servers and storage systems.

Tags: ARM processors, data storage, bid data analytics, IBM Power Systems, HPC, SoC, enterprise networking, IBM, Intel, processors, servers, x86, Samsung, open source, OpenPOWER Consortium

Open Source FreeBSD 10 Takes on Virtualization

byhve debuts as the new FreeBSD virtualization hypervisor in the first major update for the server OS since early 2012.

Tags: server operating system, FreeBSD, server os, open source, server virtualization, virtualization, Unix

Dell Sets Different Cloud Path Than HP, IBM

At Dell World, the vendor announces partnerships with Red Hat, Microsoft and Google, eschewing building its own public cloud.

Tags: OpenStack, IT infrastructure, IBM, Red Hat, cloud computing, HP, Google, Microsoft, open source, Dell

SUSE Linux Goes Long on Support

Enterprise Linux vendor SUSE extends support term length for SLES 11 and builds on its partnership with Microsoft for systems management.

Tags: SUSE, SUSE Linux Enterprise Server, Attachmate, Linux, Novell, Microsoft, open source, Red Hat

Dell to Demo 64-Bit ARM-Based 'Copper' Server

The system maker will show off the server during ARM's TechCon event, where much of the attention will be ARM technology in the data center.

Tags: cloud computing, Fedora, servers, open source, Dell, SoC, ARM processors, microservers, HP

OpenStack Demand Is High as Havana Debut Nears: Report

A Red Hat-sponsored report shows growth potential for the open-source OpenStack cloud, though there are some challenges.

Tags: open source, OpenStack, Cloud, Red Hat

How Xen Virtualization Got Its Zen Back: LinuxCon

The open-source Xen virtualization hypervisor has undergone a transformation in recent years, revitalizing its community and generating new interest. How did it do it?

Tags: Xen, Linux Foundation, LinuxCon, Citrix, Linux, Amazon Web Services, virtualization, open source, hypervisor

New Nginx Plus Web Server Navigates Commercial Waters

Nginx is setting its sights on enterprises with a new all-in-one bundle of its popular open source web server that delivers commercial-grade features.

Tags: open source, Enterprise, Nginx, web servers, web server

VMware's Love-Hate Relationship With OpenStack

VMware is one of the leading enterprise virtualization technology vendors, but where does it stand in relation to the open-source OpenStack cloud?

Tags: VMware, virtualization, Cloud, OpenStack, open source

Open Source Xen 4.3 Advances Server Virtualization Security

Milestone marks the first release as a Linux Foundation Collaboration project, with new ARM and SDN capabilities.

Tags: hypervisor, Xen, virtualization, server virtualization, Xen 4.3, open source, Xen Hypervisor

Citrix Takes XenServer Open Source

XenServer 6.2 gets a new licensing model as Citrix tries to gain share.

Tags: Xen Hypervisor, virtualization, Cloud, server virtualization, Citrix, XenServer, Citrix XenServer, open source, XenServers

How Red Hat Does Open Source: From GNOME to OpenStack

Red Hat's Mark McLoughlin currently holds the title as the top OpenStack developer in the world by volume of code commits, but he wasn't always a cloud guy.

Tags: OpenStack Grizzly, OpenStack, cloud computing, Cloud, open source, Red Hat

The Secret to OpenStack's Cloud Success? Gravity

The Executive Director of the OpenStack Foundation explains what it takes to build a platform ecosystem.

Tags: Cloud, OpenStack, OpenStack Foundation, OpenStack Summit, open source, cloud computing

Dell Partners with SUSE Linux for OpenStack

The new Dell SUSE Cloud Solution, Powered by OpenStack takes aim at private clouds.

Tags: Dell, PowerEdge, SUSE Linux, SUSE, Dell PowerEdge, OpenStack, open source, Cloud, cloud computing

Red Hat Launches Open Source OpenStack RDO

Linux vendor's new OpenStack distribution aims to make it easier to get up and running on the open source cloud.

Tags: Cloud, Red Hat, open source, OpenStack, OpenStack RDO, cloud computing

OpenStack Grizzly Cloud Poised for Enterprise Release

Linux leader Red Hat details open source innovation in the latest OpenStack cloud platform release.

Tags: open source, Cloud, cloud computing, Red Hat, OpenStack Grizzly, OpenStack

Red Hat Taps Former Microsoft Exec as New Server Virtualization Chief

Radhesh Balakrishnan hired away from Microsoft to help spur Red Hat's role in virtualization and the cloud over the coming years.

Tags: Red Hat Enterprise Virtualization, virtualization, Microsoft, Cloud, cloud computing, open source, Red Hat, server virtualization, OpenStack, RHEV

OpenSUSE 12.3 Advances Linux Servers

OpenSUSE may be moving from MySQL to the open source MariaDB, but don't expect SUSE Linux Enterprise to do the same.

Tags: MySQL, open source, Linux server, Linux, SUSE Linux Enterprise Server, openSUSE, MariaDB, servers

IBM Opens Up to OpenStack for Enterprise Cloud Foundation

Big Blue tabs the open source cloud platform as the base for all of its cloud computing offerings.

Tags: IBM, open source, OpenStack, Cloud, cloud computing, Big Blue, OpenStack Foundation

Linux 3.8 'Unicycling Gorilla' Accelerates Server Filesystems

Linus Torvalds walks away from Intel 386 chip support as Linux moves ahead.

Tags: Linux, operating system, open source, Linux server, server operating system, Linux 3.8

Red Hat Updates OpenShift PaaS

The Linux vendor releases OpenShift Enterprise 1.1 as plans for converged cloud server offerings continue to ramp up.

Tags: Red Hat, open source, cloud computing, PaaS, OpenShift, OpenStack

Piston Cloud Raises $12.5 Million for OpenStack Cloud Tech

Open source OpenStack cloud vendor gets a little help from Cisco in a new round of funding.

Tags: OpenStack, Piston, VMware, open source, Cisco, cloud computing, hybrid cloud

Nebula Aims to Deliver OpenStack Cloud Control

The CEO of the cloud computing startup explains why his company's approach will make it easier to get started with OpenStack and why contributing to open source is important.

Tags: Nebula, OpenStack, open source, IaaS, Cloud, cloud control platform

Dreamhost Looking to Contribute Back to Linux

Dreamhost's CEO elaborates on the evolving role of Linux use at his hosting company.

Tags: server, Linux, servers, Ubuntu, open source, Ubuntu Server

Dell Pushes ARM Servers to Open Source Apache Project

Dell helps out the Apache Software Foundation with the donation of a new Calxeda ARM-powered server.

Tags: Calxeda, Apache Software Foundation, ARM, open source, Apache, Dell, Apache HTTP Server

What's on the Horizon for the OpenStack Grizzly Cloud?

As the open source cloud project continues to grow,  new projects could land in the next release.

Tags: Grizzly, OpenStack Grizzly, open source, Folsom, OpenStack Summit, OpenStack

Ubuntu 12.10 Linux Delivers OpenStack Folsom Cloud

The latest Linux release adds a variety of new cloud-focused server tools.

Tags: Ubuntu, open source, OpenStack, Ubuntu Server, Ubuntu LTS, Linux, Cloud

VMware vSphere Embraces OpenStack

VMware CTO Steve Herrod tells OpenStack that he want to join the party.

Tags: Cloud, cloud computing, VMware vSphere, OpenStack Summit, VMware, OpenStack, open source

OpenStack Open Source Cloud Distributions Take Shape

Ubuntu, SUSE and Red Hat explain how the nascent market for packaged cloud server distributions is beginning to shape up.

Tags: SUSE, distribution, Red Hat, Ubuntu, OpenStack, open source, cloud computing, Cloud

Ubuntu Helps Accelerate OpenStack Deployments

Mark Shuttleworth details what it takes to deliver OpenStack in production, in 3 minutes or less.

Tags: Mark Shuttleworth, open source, Cloud, Ubuntu Server, Ubuntu, cloud computing, OpenStack

Cisco Debuts Its Own OpenStack Distribution

The networking hardware giant releases a key open source cloud distribution.

Tags: Cisco, open source, Cloud, cloud computing, OpenStack

Red Hat Integrates OpenStack with Linux Platform and Management Tools

With OpenStack Folsom now officially available, Red Hat reveals how it's putting the open source cloud technology together for an Enterprise release.

Tags: OpenStack, cloud platform, RHEL, open source, IaaS, Red Hat, PaaS

Can OpenStack Overcome Its Cloudy Climate?

Will political in-fighting and dissent over open and closed cloud platform alternatives prevent cloud providers from helping make the cloud enterprise a reality?

Tags: OpenStack, VMware, open source, Cloud, Cloud Providers

OpenStack Foundation Aiming to Advance the Open Cloud

The incoming Executive Director of the group responsible for overseeing OpenStack's development provides insight into the foundation's official launch and the challenges that lie ahead.

Tags: OpenStack, OpenStack Foundation, open source, Cloud, hybrid cloud

Facebook's Open Compute Plans to Remake Servers

The social networking site’s lead systems engineer details his company's approach and plans for changing server infrastructure.

Tags: Open Compute, Facebook, open source, servers

Apache Deltacloud Hits Open Source Cloud Server Milestone

Different cloud server technologies all come together and get abstracted in Deltacloud 1.0.

Tags: Apache Deltacloud, deltacloud, Cloud server, Red Hat, Cloud, Apache, open source

Rackspace Finally Goes Public with OpenStack Cloud Servers

After more than two years of promoting the open source OpenStack project, Rackspace is finally ready to deliver it for its own cloud customers.

Tags: open source, Cloud, cloud computing, OpenStack, Rackspace

Open Source OpenStack Moving Forward as Folsom Nears

Is it officially the summer of OpenStack?  Work on governance as well as technology continues to accelerate.

Tags: Cloud, OpenStack, cloud computing, open source, OpenStack Foundation, Folsom

Red Hat Puts a Price on Open Source OpenShift PaaS

After months of free for all access, Red Hat starts the process of making money from its PaaS platform.

Tags: Red Hat, OpenShift, PaaS, Cloud, open source

SUSE Linux Building Commercial Open Source OpenStack Offering

The new OpenStack private cloud will take full advantage of SUSE Studio and cloud management capabilities.

Tags: open source, OpenStack, cloud management, private cloud, SUSE Linux, SUSE Linux Enterprise Server

NASA Ditching Open Source OpenStack? Not So Fast

While Amazon boasts that NASA is saving $1M by moving to AWS, the truth is a bit more complex.

Tags: OpenStack, open source, Cloud, Amazon, Amazon Web Services, AWS, servers, NASA, Piston

Puppet Partners with EMC on Open Source Razor

New provisioning tool takes aim at bare metal server deployments.


Tags: Razor, open source, EMC, server, Puppet, Bare Metal Provisioning, Bare Metal, Servers & Services, Puppet Labs

New Version of NGINX Open Source Web Server Available

Highlights of NGINX version 1.2.0 include flexible configuration options for proxy redirects, improved load balancing and extended DNS resolver configuration.

Tags: open source, server, web server, Nginx

Editor's Note: A Time for Change at ServerWatch

ServerWatch Senior Managing Editor Amy Newman looks back on her 13 years of steering the site through industry and publishing changes, and welcomes a new editor on board.

Tags: web server, server software, virtualization, ftp server, open source, server hardware, Apache

Citrix Walks Away from OpenStack, Moves to Apache CloudStack

Citrix kills its commercial OpenStack efforts, claiming it wasn't Amazon compatible; OpenStack execs disagree.

Tags: open source, Citrix,, OpenStack, Apache

13 Free Network and DNS Tools

These 13  free network and DNS tools will go a long way toward helping you administer, troubleshoot, manage and secure your network.

Tags: networking, open source software, DNS, open source

OpenStack Debuts TryStack

Open source cloud computing platform gets a new on-ramp with TryStack effort.

Tags: open source, Rackspace, OpenStack

Nginx Passes Microsoft for Active Web Server Share

Latest Netcraft stats show Microsoft losing its No. 2 spot for the first time. And at No. 1? Yup, still Apache.

Tags: IIS, web server, Netcraft, Apache HTTP Server, Apache, Nginx, open source

Server Virtualization Buying Guide -- Xen Server

Citrix XenServer may not be the most advanced or robust server virtualization platform, but organizations with simple virtualization requirements or those looking for a supplementary virtualization solution will be more than satisfied with it.

Tags: open source, Citrix XenServer,, Buying Guide, XenServer, Xen, hypervisor, virtualization, Citrix

Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5.8 Enters Testing

No, that's not a typo. Sure, Red Hat's flagship Linux is at the 6.2 version, but that doesn't mean development is over on the 5.x series.

Tags: OS, RHEL, Red Hat Enterprise Linux, red hat linux, Linux, open source, Red Hat

Red Hat Revamps JBoss Portal and Operations Network

New releases advance content delivery and middleware server management.

Tags: open source, JBoss, Red Hat Enterprise Linux, middleware, Red Hat

OpenLogic CloudSwing PaaS Tracks Costs

Multi-language and enterprise features debut in latest entrant in the Platform-as-a-Service space.

Tags: cloud computing, PaaS, open source

Opscode Brings Chef to Windows

The open source server configuration management tool makes the leap to Windows, enabling automation for both Linux and Windows.

Tags: Windows, configuration management, open source tool, open source, Opscode

Zend Debuts PHPcloud

New cloud service for PHP developers takes flight with tools to help build and test cloud applications.

Tags: open source, cloud computing, Zend, PHP

Engine Yard Brings JRuby to Cloud

Java on Ruby implementation takes a big leap forward enabling deployment of production supported cloud.

Tags: Java, cloud computing, Ruby on Rails, open source

Piston Computing Secures OpenStack

A new take on OpenStack debuts with automated deployment and security baked in.

Tags: OpenStack, cloud computing, open source, KVM

Puppet Enterprise 2.0 Expands Configuration Management

Configuration management tool gets new reporting user interface and  faster synchronization.

Tags: virtualization, EC2, open source, vCenter, Puppet Labs

OpenStack Diablo Open Source Cloud Platform Accelerates High-Availability

Identity, networking, management and high-availability get a boost in new release of open source cloud platform.

Tags: open source, cloud computing, Rackspace, high availability, OpenStack

10 Secure Linux Distributions You Need To Know About

If security is a primary concern for you (it should be), introduce yourself to 10 secure Linux distributions ready to work in any environment from small to enterprise to cloud.

Tags: open source, Linux, Linux distribution, security, distribution

HP Joins OpenStack

HP joins Dell, Citrix, Cisco, Ubuntu and more than 86 other vendors in the land-grab rush for open source stack superemacy.
Tags: open source, Ubuntu, OpenStack, HP, Dell

WS02 Updates Middleware Servers

Moving messages from .NET to Java platforms get easier with new middleware messaging engine.
Tags: CEP, WSO2, open source, middleware, open source software

Citrix Adopts OpenStack for Project Olympus

Citrix formally announces the name and direction of their OpenStack open source cloud virtualization stack initiative
Tags: Citrix, virtualization, open source, OpenStack

5 Reasons to Engage the Open Virtualization Alliance

Connect to this list of heavy hitters in your push toward KVM-based virtualization on any scale.
Tags: open source software, open source, HP, open virtualization alliance, Red Hat

Red Hat Debuts CloudForms and OpenShift for Cloud Deployment

New solutions for creating and managing clouds announced, but they're not all open source -- yet.
Tags: Red Hat, open source, cloud computing

Pretty Python Plotting With CairoPlot

Data aficionados constantly on the lookout for better ways to display charts and graphs will appreciate CairoPlot, Python-based plotting software pretty enough to impress even the most jaded Mac user.
Tags: open source software, Python, open source

Is UNIX Cheaper Than Linux?

A recent HP-commissioned Forrester Consulting survey finds this to indeed be the case for some enterprises holding fast to their OS of choice despite Linux's steady move upstream. Are they the last holdouts or an indicator that UNIX still has much to offer?
Tags: Linux, server os, Unix server, OS, open source

Use Logger to Write Messages to Log Files

Want a quick and easy way to write to system logs? Check out logger, an shell utility that works with syslog. Don't let its ease of use cause you to overlook its value.
Tags: Red Hat Enterprise Linux, open source software, log management, Linux, open source

5 Key Things to Know About Debian 6.0 'Squeeze'

Wrap your arms around the five biggest changes in the latest release of Debian -- everything you need to know about version 6 of the open source server OS.
Tags: server os, open source, Linux, Debian, open source server