open source Tag Index

Nginx Gearing Up for HTTP2

The next generation of HTTP is almost here, but it won't work without the support of web server technologies like Nginx.

Tags: web servers, web server, HTTP/2, open source, HTTP 2.0, Nginx

Docker 1.5 Brings IPv6 Support to Containers

The first major milestone release from the open-source Docker project in 2015 debuts with new features that will pave the way for the year ahead.

Tags: IBM, IPv4, IPv6, VMware, Red Hat, Microsoft, Amazon, open source, Docker virtualization container

Docker Project Restructures to Improve Scalability, Openness

The popular open-source application container virtualization effort gets an overhaul in a bid to improve project organization.

Tags: OpenStack, CoreOS, container virtualization, open source, Docker container virtualization, Rocket, Rackspace

Docker Not the Only Container Option in 2015

The containerization scene is reminiscent of the server virtualization world five or six years ago. And when a good thing comes along, everyone -- including Microsoft sooner or later -- wants to get involved.

Tags: docker, Docker 1.0, containerization, open source, container virtualization, virtualization, Docker virtualization

Mirantis OpenStack 6.0 Accelerates Fuel Plugin Deployment

New OpenStack cloud server release enables a more automated way to load to new services.

Tags: Mirantis, OpenStack Cloud, Mirantis OpenStack 6.0, cloud computing, Cloud, open source, OpenStack

Docker Updates for Three Security Vulnerabilities

Docker 1.3.3 provides security updates although Red Hat doesn't consider the issues serious.

Tags: docker, privilege escalation bug, container virtualization, open source, security vulnerabilities, virtualization, Red Hat, Red Hat Enterprise Linux

OpenStack ROI and the Myths of Open Source

If someone doesn't believe that open source delivers better cloud software, what should vendors do? HP's Marten Mickos has a simple answer.

Tags: Piston, HP Cloud, Piston Cloud, OpenStack, cloud computing, ROI, Cloud, open source, HP

Mirantis Raises $100M for OpenStack Cloud Efforts

Armed with its latest funding round, OpenStack specialist Mirantis is positioning itself for an IPO in 2016.

Tags: Linux, open source, Red Hat, Intel, Cloud, SUSE, Canonical, Cisco, Dell, OpenStack, IBM, Hewlett-Packard Co., IPO, Piston Cloud Computing, Mirantis, AT&T

OpenStack Juno Cloud Features Trove Database-as-a-Service Updates

The upcoming open-source OpenStack Juno cloud platform will now support more databases and database features.

Tags: databases, OpenStack Icehouse, MongoDB, NoSQL, open source, database as a service, Hewlett-Packard Co., MySQL database, PostgreSQL, Couchbase, Redis, OpenStack Juno, Rackspace, Oracle Database, SQL Server, Tesora, Trove, Apache Cassandra

Mirantis OpenStack 5.1 Re-Fuels Cloud Server

Incremental update includes new access control security and VMware NSX support for networking virtualization.

Tags: open source, Cloud server, cloud computing, OpenStack Juno, OpenStack Icehouse, Mirantis, OpenStack

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

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

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

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

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: Cloud, OpenStack, Red Hat, open source, Linux, Red Hat Enterprise Linux, 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: open source, security patch, web server, server software, web servers, Apache, 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, SoC, enterprise networking, IBM, servers, x86, Samsung, HPC, Intel, processors, 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: IBM, OpenStack, Dell, HP, cloud computing, Google, Microsoft, Red Hat, open source, IT infrastructure

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

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

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, Red Hat, Cloud

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

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, Nginx, web servers, web server, Enterprise

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: OpenStack, virtualization, Cloud, VMware, 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: server virtualization, virtualization, Xen, hypervisor, 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, XenServer, server virtualization, Citrix, 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, Red Hat, open source, Cloud

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

Dell Partners with SUSE Linux for OpenStack

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

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

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, cloud computing, Red Hat, open source, OpenStack, OpenStack RDO

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, OpenStack, Red Hat, cloud computing, OpenStack Grizzly

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

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, servers, SUSE Linux Enterprise Server, openSUSE, Linux, MariaDB

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

Linux 3.8 'Unicycling Gorilla' Accelerates Server Filesystems

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

Tags: Linux server, Linux, operating system, open source, 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: OpenShift, Red Hat, open source, cloud computing, OpenStack, PaaS

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

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

Dreamhost Looking to Contribute Back to Linux

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

Tags: open source, Ubuntu, server, Linux, servers, 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: open source, ARM, Calxeda, Apache, Dell, Apache Software Foundation, 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: Folsom, OpenStack Summit, open source, OpenStack Grizzly, OpenStack, Grizzly

Ubuntu 12.10 Linux Delivers OpenStack Folsom Cloud

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

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

VMware vSphere Embraces OpenStack

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

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

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

Ubuntu Helps Accelerate OpenStack Deployments

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

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

Cisco Debuts Its Own OpenStack Distribution

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

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

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, open source, cloud platform, IaaS, RHEL, PaaS, Red Hat

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

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

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: Facebook, open source, servers, Open Compute

Apache Deltacloud Hits Open Source Cloud Server Milestone

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

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

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

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

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

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

Puppet Partners with EMC on Open Source Razor

New provisioning tool takes aim at bare metal server deployments.


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

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: Nginx, open source, web server, server

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

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, Cloud.com, 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, DNS, open source software, open source

OpenStack Debuts TryStack

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

Tags: Rackspace, OpenStack, open source

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

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: Cloud.com, Citrix XenServer, hypervisor, Buying Guide, XenServer, Citrix, virtualization, Xen, open source

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

Red Hat Revamps JBoss Portal and Operations Network

New releases advance content delivery and middleware server management.

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

OpenLogic CloudSwing PaaS Tracks Costs

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

Tags: open source, cloud computing, PaaS

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

Zend Debuts PHPcloud

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

Tags: Zend, PHP, cloud computing, open source

Engine Yard Brings JRuby to Cloud

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

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

Piston Computing Secures OpenStack

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

Tags: cloud computing, OpenStack, KVM, open source

Puppet Enterprise 2.0 Expands Configuration Management

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

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

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

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