Topic: linux

Canonical releases consolidated security, compliance, and support offering

In order to help customers keep costs down, Canonical has released a consolidated security, compliance and support offering for open-source infrastructure, Ubuntu Advantage (UA) for Infrastructure. “Aggregating Linux, Kubernetes, Docker, OpenStack, KVM, Ceph and SWIFT security update and support offerings into a single package enables businesses to evolve from traditional infrastructure to private cloud and … continue reading

Linux Foundation and ETSI find common ground

The Linux Foundation signed a Memorandum of Understanding with ETSI, a creator of IT global standards and the EU-registered European Standards Organization (ESO). The organizations agree that joint communication between code collaborators and the standards community is necessary to foster the collation of open source and standards. Faster information-sharing with the standards community will expedite … continue reading

Why Kubernetes will turn your data center into a smartphone

Installing and managing server software is hard, especially in corporate environments. There’s the inherent complexity of managing disparate platforms and systems, all while dealing with compliance and security policies. What is worse is that a lot of the work is repetitive, undifferentiated heavy lifting. Configuration management tools like Chef and Puppet were supposed to be … continue reading

Facebook open-sources new approach for handling OOM situations

Facebook believes it has developed a faster and more reliable solution for resolving common out-of-memory (OOM) situations. The company announced it is open sourcing oomd, a userspace OOM killer. The solution was designed with two key features: pre-OOM hooks and a custom plugin system. According to the company, pre-OOM hooks provide visibility into an OOM … continue reading

SUSE gets new ownership, sold for $2.5 billion

Micro Focus has sold the open-source infrastructure software provider SUSE for $2.5 billion to the investment firm EQT VIII. Micro Focus first acquired SUSE in 2014 for $1.2 billion as part of its Attachmate acquisition. SUSE was founded in 1992, and is known for its enterprise-grade open-source Linux operating system. Today, the company provides enterprise-grade, … continue reading

Google open sources sandboxed container runtime

Google has announced a new approach to sandboxed containers designed to secure container isolation. gVisor is an open source, user-space kernel written in Go. It is built to be more lightweight than a virtual machine, and integrates with Docker and Kubernetes. “Containers are not a sandbox. While containers have revolutionized how we develop, package, and … continue reading

Microsoft Azure Containers Instances now available

Microsoft has announced a new way to run containers without having to manage servers. Azure Container Instances (ACI) is a serverless solution for Linux and Windows containers. “ACI offers you an on-demand compute service delivering rapid deployment of containers with no VM management and automatic, elastic scale,” Corey Sanders, corporate vice president of Azure for … continue reading

Docker announces major update to its enterprise-ready container platform

Docker wants to advance container management and security with the release of Docker Enterprise Edition (EE) 2.0. Docker EE is an enterprise-ready container platform designed to manage and secure apps on Kubernetes. It provides multi-Linux, multi-OS and multi-cloud support. “As a complete platform that integrates and scales with your organization, Docker EE 2.0 gives you … continue reading

DxEnterprise 17.5 adds support for SQL Server 2017

DH2i is announcing DxEnterprise 17.5 tomorrow. DxEnterprise is a Windows and Linux Smart Availability solution for databases, Docker containers, Availability Groups, and application services. It will add support for SQL Server 2017, making it the first solution in the industry to do so. According to the company, there is not currently any other solution on … continue reading

Linux Foundation announces new project for high-availability cloud services on edge computing systems

The Linux Foundation has announced a new open source project called Akraino. The goal of Akraino is to build a software stack that supports high-availability cloud services that are optimized for edge computing systems. The Akraino community plans to release the project source code in the second quarter of 2018. As part of the announcement, … continue reading

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