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LinuxCon: How Facebook Monitors Hundreds of Thousands of Servers with Netconsole

By looking at the lowest level of data traffic, Facebook is able to identify potential server problems before they become outages.


Tags: netconsole, servers, server hardware, bugs, open source, Linux, Facebook, LinuxCon

IBM Opens Up OpenWhisk for More Serverless Computing

Jason McGee, VP and CTO for IBM cloud platform, discusses the promise of IBM's open-source serverless computing platform.


Tags: OpenWhisk, serverless, open source, cloud platform, IBM, serverless computing

TripleO Evolves for OpenStack Deployments

Red Hat is now relying on OpenStack-on-OpenStack to enable the cloud.


Tags: cloud computing, open source, Red Hat, OpenStack, OpenStack-on-OpenStack, TripleO OpenStack

OpenPOWER Foundation Details New Server Designs

Once solely the domain of IBM, multiple vendors are now building servers based on the POWER architecture.


Tags: server hardware, Google, open source, IBM, Rackspace, servers, OpenPOWER Foundation, OpenPOWER, IBM POWER8, IBM Power

Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6.8 Enters Beta

Although it's no longer the leading edge of Red Hat's product portfolio, RHEL 6 is still getting new features.


Tags: Openswan, Libreswan, Red Hat Enterprise Linux, VPN, open source, Linux, Red Hat, RHEL

Rackspace Partners with Red Hat for Private OpenStack Cloud Deployment

Darrin Hanson of Rackspace talks about his company's new offering with Red Hat and the current state of the Private (OpenStack) cloud.


Tags: OpenStack Cloud, private cloud, Rackspace, Rackspace Cloud, Red Hat, open source, cloud computing, cloud deployment, OpenStack

Nginx Plus R8 Improves HTTP2, Adds OAuth2

The commercially-supported Nginx web server release gets its first update for 2016.


Tags: NGINX Plus Release 8, Nginx Plus 2.0, Nginx Web server, open source, web server, Nginx, NGINX Plus Release 7

Citrix Exits Cloud Server Business

Citrix starts the new year off by selling its CloudPlatform business to Accelerite.


Tags: CloudStack, cloud servers, Accelerite, OpenStack, Citrix, cloud computing, Cloud, Cloud server, open source

What's Missing from the Open Container Initiative? [VIDEO]

Alex Polvi, CEO of CoreOS, discusses what's wrong and what's right with the Open Container Initiative.


Tags: containers, CoreOS, Docker Containers, open source, Open Container Project, Open Container Initiative, Open Containers, containerization

Vapor IO Brings OpenDCRE to General Availability

Open Data Center Runtime Environment (OpenDCRE) is now production-grade ready as an evolutionary step forward from IPMI.


Tags: Vapor Chamber, Vapor, Vapor IO, servers, open source, datacenter, data center, data center management

Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7.2 Adds Security, DR Features

This year's second major milestone release of the leading Linux operating system platform provides new security features as well as improved disaster recovery.


Tags: Fedora Linux, Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7.2, enterprise linux, Red Hat, DNS security, security, open source, disaster recovery

Oracle Puts OpenStack into Docker Containers

New approach is aimed to make it easier to install a cloud.


Tags: Oracle, containerization, OpenStack Cloud, Oracle Linux, containers, open source, Oracle OpenStack, OpenStack, docker

OpenStack Murano Evolving as an On Ramp for Cloud Apps

Getting applications to run as a service in the cloud isn't as hard as it once was.


Tags: cloud applications, open source, OpenStack, Murano, Mirantis OpenStack 7, OpenStack Murano, Mirantis, cloud apps, Cloud

Red Hat CEO Optimistic on OpenStack Revenue Opportunity

Red Hat is now on track for $2 billion in fiscal 2016 revenue.


Tags: open source, OpenStack, RHEL, Red Hat Enterprise Linux, Linux server, earnings report, Red Hat, RHEL 7

NGINX Plus R7 Brings HTTP2 Support to Servers

Latest release of commercially supported web server improves security and performance.


Tags: open source, servers, Nginx, HTTP2, web server, NGINX Plus Release 6, Nginx Web server, Nginx Plus 2.0

Mirantis Raises Another $100 Million, This Time from Intel

The OpenStack technology services provider has now surpassed more than $200 million in total venture funding.


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

OpenStack vs. Linux: How Do the Communities Differ? [VIDEO]

Intel is a leading contributor to both OpenStack and Linux, and it has a particular viewpoint on the two prominent open-source projects.


Tags: OpenStack, Linux, server video, open source, Linux servers, Intel, Open Source Projects

IBM Acquires Managed OpenStack Vendor BlueBox

Big Blue adds BlueBox technology and services to its cloud portfolio.


Tags: blue box, Cloud, cloud computing, open source, Big Blue, OpenStack, IBM, Blue Box Cloud

Docker Gets Serious About Security

Two months after Docker brings in new faces to lead security efforts, a new benchmark for securing Docker container deployments debuts.


Tags: open source, VMware, Docker Engine, container virtualization, Linux, Docker Inc.

OpenStack Kilo Cloud Platform Debuts With Ironic Bare-Metal Service

The new open-source cloud computing platform adds bare-metal server deployment capabilities.


Tags: Kilo, open source, Bare Metal, OpenStack, Ironic, Keystone, cloud computing platform, cloud federation

Nginx Plus 6 Improves Web Server High-Availability

Building on the open-source NGINX 1.7.11 update, the new Nginx Plus enterprise release provides organizations with improved tools.


Tags: open source, Nginx, high availability, Enterprise, Nginx Web server, web server

Docker, Boasting 'Amazing Traction,' Tops $150M in Funding

Docker's CEO explains why the open-source Docker container technology is taking off, and why he's raising more money.


Tags: VMware, Docker Containers, virtual machines, containers, Goldman Sachs, Microsoft, Amazon, open source, application virtualization, IBM

Red Hat Fiscal 2015 Revenue $1.79 Billion: OpenStack and OpenShift Leading the Way

Cross-selling, OpenShift and OpenStack, as well as the acquisitions of Inktank and eNovance, spur Red Hat forward.


Tags: Red Hat, Cloud, OpenStack, open source, Red Hat OpenStack Platform 4.0, OpenShift, earnings report

Utilizing htaccess for Redirecting Website Traffic

Discover how you can harness the power of Apache web server's htaccess files to perform a variety of essential directory and file redirects and access management functions.






Tags: Apache, open source, Server Administrator, htaccess, apache web server, web server, troubleshooting, server tutorial

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

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

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

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: open source, containerization, Docker virtualization, docker, container virtualization, Docker 1.0, 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: open source, Mirantis, OpenStack, Mirantis OpenStack 6.0, Cloud, cloud computing, OpenStack Cloud

Docker Updates for Three Security Vulnerabilities

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


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

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

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

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: Hewlett-Packard Co., Rackspace, Couchbase, MySQL database, database as a service, Tesora, Trove, OpenStack Icehouse, OpenStack Juno, open source, NoSQL, MongoDB, databases, Redis, PostgreSQL, SQL Server, Oracle Database, 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: Cloud server, cloud computing, open source, OpenStack Icehouse, Mirantis, OpenStack, OpenStack Juno

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

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, virtualization, open source

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

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, open source, Linux, IT infrastructure, processors, Red Hat, x86 servers, Fedora, AMD, CPU

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: Radius, FreeRADIUS, troubleshooting, server tutorial, servers, 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: Linux, Cloud, OpenStack, Red Hat, RHEL, Red Hat Enterprise Linux, open source

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, Nginx, Apache, security patch, server software, web server, web servers

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

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

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

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: open source, Linux, Microsoft, Attachmate, Novell, SUSE, SUSE Linux Enterprise Server, 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: Fedora, servers, SoC, microservers, ARM processors, Dell, cloud computing, open source, 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: Red Hat, OpenStack, Cloud, open source

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

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: web servers, web server, Nginx, open source, 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, Xen, hypervisor, virtualization, Xen Hypervisor, Xen 4.3, open source

Citrix Takes XenServer Open Source

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


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

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: open source, cloud computing, OpenStack Grizzly, Red Hat, OpenStack, 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 Summit, open source, OpenStack Foundation, OpenStack, cloud computing, Cloud

Dell Partners with SUSE Linux for OpenStack

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


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

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

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: open source, OpenStack, Red Hat Enterprise Virtualization, RHEV, server virtualization, Red Hat, cloud computing, Cloud, Microsoft, 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: MariaDB, SUSE Linux Enterprise Server, openSUSE, servers, Linux, MySQL, open source, Linux server

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

Linux 3.8 'Unicycling Gorilla' Accelerates Server Filesystems

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


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

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, OpenShift, OpenStack, PaaS, cloud computing, open source

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

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

Dreamhost Looking to Contribute Back to Linux

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


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

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

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

Ubuntu 12.10 Linux Delivers OpenStack Folsom Cloud

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


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

VMware vSphere Embraces OpenStack

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


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

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

Ubuntu Helps Accelerate OpenStack Deployments

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


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

Cisco Debuts Its Own OpenStack Distribution

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


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

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: open source, Red Hat, RHEL, cloud platform, IaaS, OpenStack, 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: open source, Cloud, OpenStack, VMware, 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: open source, Cloud, OpenStack Foundation, OpenStack, hybrid cloud

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