Docker Enterprise now runs Windows and Linux in one cluster

With the newest Docker Enterprise Edition, you can now have Docker clusters composed of nodes running different operating systems. Three of the key OSes supported by Docker—Windows, Linux, and IBM System Z—can run applications side by side in the same cluster, all orchestrated by a common mechanism. [ What is Docker? Linux containers explained. | […] Read more »

What is Docker? Linux containers explained

Like FreeBSD Jails and Solaris Zones, Linux containers are self-contained execution environments—with their own, isolated CPU, memory, block I/O, and network resources—that share the kernel of the host operating system. The result is something that feels like a virtual machine, but sheds all the weight and startup overhead of a guest operating system. In a […] Read more »

3 little things in Linux 4.10 that will make a big difference

Linux never sleeps. Linus Torvalds is already hard at work pulling together changes for the next version of the kernel (4.11). But with Linux 4.10 now out, three groups of changes are worth paying close attention to because they improve performance and enable feature sets that weren’t possible before on Linux. Here’s a rundown of those […] Read more »

RethinkDB finds a new home at the Linux Foundation

RethinkDB may have failed as a business, but it’s getting new life as part of the Linux Foundation. As announced today, the Cloud Native Computing Foundation (CNCF) has purchased the RethinkDB intellectual property assets for $ 25,000, which it has relicensed under the developer-friendly Apache License (ASLv2) and gifted the code to the Linux Foundation. […] Read more »

IDG Contributor Network: Why Microsoft open sourced PowerShell and ported it to Linux

Microsoft has open sourced PowerShell, it’s automation tool and command line shell. That’s not all, PowerShell is also coming to Linux. The alpha release of PowerShell for Linux is available on the GitHub page; you can test it on Ubuntu, Debian and CentOS. The source of PowerShell is also available on GitHub. Surviving in the […] Read more »

Gain access to an ARM server running Linux OS, through the cloud

If you want to play with an ARM-based server, you can now apply to gain access to one online through the Linaro Developer Cloud. The cloud service was announced in March but has finally gone live. It’s mainly targeted at developers who want to evaluate ARM servers. The free service is one way to access ARM […] Read more »

IDG Contributor Network: HP’s OpenSwitch becomes a Linux Foundation Project

HP’s open source networking operating system, OpenSwitch, is now a Linux Foundation project. Many industry players are joining the project, including Broadcom, Cavium, Extreme Networks, LinkedIn, Mellanox, Nephos Inc., P4.org, Quattro Networks, SnapRoute and, of course, Hewlett Packard Enterprise. OpenSwitch is full-featured, Linux-based modular and modern network operating system that provides support for traditional and […] Read more »

Containers 101: Linux containers and Docker explained

Like FreeBSD Jails and Solaris Zones, Linux containers are self-contained execution environments — with their own, isolated CPU, memory, block I/O, and network resources — that share the kernel of the host operating system. The result is something that feels like a virtual machine, but sheds all the weight and startup overhead of a guest […] Read more »

Ballmer: Linux No Longer A Cancer

Former Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer, who infamously once declared Linux a “cancer,” has now had a change of heart and applauded the company’s latest moves to embrace the open source platform. InformationWeek: Cloud Related Posts:How the Cloud Can Help Cure CancerDocker Enterprise now runs Windows and Linux in one clusterWhat is Docker? Linux containers explained3 […] Read more »

Is it opposite day? Microsoft has a new Linux distro

It’s happened at last: Microsoft has its own version of Linux. But don’t expect to download an .ISO just yet. It isn’t publicly available — it’s an internal project developed to help run Microsoft networks such as Azure. Microsoft’s Azure Cloud Switch (ACS) is not a Linux distribution on the order of Red Hat’s or Ubuntu’s; […] Read more »

Red Hat Satellite 6.1 Plays Well With Linux Containers

Red Hat’s Satellite systems management product adds Linux containers, virtual machines, and RHEL servers to its target systems. InformationWeek: Cloud Related Posts:What is Docker? Linux containers explainedContainers 101: Linux containers and Docker explainedDocker Enterprise now runs Windows and Linux in one clusterWhat You Need to Know About Containers3 little things in Linux 4.10 that will […] Read more »

LaaS (Linux as a Service): What to expect when you build a Linux server in the cloud

If you haven’t already launched a Linux server in the cloud, this might be the perfect time. Why? To read this article in full or to leave a comment, please click here (Insider Story) Computerworld Cloud Computing Related Posts:Gain access to an ARM server running Linux OS, through the cloudGoogle launches Cloud IoT Core service […] Read more »