How Linux Conquered the Data Center

Data Center Knowledge

Linux’s ubiquity in the data center wasn’t by design. Blades Featured Microsoft Oracle composable infrastructure Dirk Hohndel Erin Chapple Git history Linus Torvalds linux linux foundation Mark Hinkle open sourceIt was the effect of a powerful and unpredictable undercurrent.

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Linux vs Unix Hot Patching – Have We Reached The Tipping Point?

Forrester IT

The Background - Linux as a Fast Follower and the Need for Hot Patching. No doubt about it, Linux has made impressive strides in the last 15 years, gaining many features previously associated with high-end proprietary Unix as it made the transition from small system plaything to core enterprise processing resource and the engine of the extended web as we know it. Linux.

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Step-by-Step: Automated Provisioning for Linux in the Cloud with Microsoft Azure, XPlat CLI, JSON and Node.js ( Part 2 )

IT Pros Rock!

There's lots of tools that can be leveraged for automating Linux workloads on Microsoft Azure , including Azure Automation , PowerShell DSC for Linux , VM Agent Custom Scripts , Cloud-Init , XPlat CLI for Azure , Vagrant , Docker and third-party tools such as Chef and Puppet.

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Quick Start Guide: Building Highly Available Linux Servers in the Cloud on Microsoft Azure in 12 Steps

IT Pros Rock!

Linux is certainly a first-class workload on the Microsoft Azure cloud platform, and it's super-easy to get started with Linux + Azure to build a highly available and scalable solution in just a few minutes.

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Linux hardening: a 15-step checklist for a secure Linux server

Network World

Most people assume Linux is secure, and that’s a false assumption. The negative career implications of choosing not to harden your Kali Linux host are severe, so I’ll share the necessary steps to make your Linux host secure, including how I use penetration testing and Kali Linux to get the job done. It’s important to note that, while they are many distributions (AKA distros) of Linux and each one differs from the command line perspective, the logic is the same.

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Bright Computing: Advanced Linux Cluster Management


Linux clusters of any size are now really easy to install, manage and use, even with only minimal Linux knowledge. With this post we are initiating coverage of Bright Computing.

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Step-by-Step: Getting Started with PowerShell on Linux


Hello Folks, On August 18, 2016, the PowerShell Team announced that we were now providing PowerShell as an open source project on GitHub , available on Windows, Linux and macOS! Getting started with PowerShell on Linux.

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WannaCrypt makes an easy case for Linux

Tech Republic Security

It's Linux Ransomware got you down? There's a solution that could save you from dealing with this issue ever again. That's right.

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How Linux has influenced modern IT

Computer Weekly

On 25 August 1991, Linus Torvalds released the Linux kernel. We look at how the open source operating system has evolved in the last quarter of a century

TechNet Augusta 2016: Defensive Cyber


Linux: RHEL 7 Family. CTO Cyber Security DOD News CentOS Linux Linux distribution Linux kernel Red Hat Red Hat Enterprise Linux Software repository SUSE Linux distributionsChrisScott.

A Brief Introduction to Linux Containers with LXC

Scott Lowe

In this post, I’m going to provide a brief introduction to working with Linux containers via LXC. If you aren’t familiar with veth pairs, see my post on Linux network namespaces.). A Brief Introduction to Linux Containers with LXC. Linux Virtualization CLI LXC Ubunt

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Step-by-Step: RDP to a Linux Server in Azure.


Step-By-Step Azure Pierre Roman LINUXHello Folks, Last weekend was the 2015 Global Azure Bootcamp. I had the privilege of being in Quebec City for the event and spent the day with enthusiastic IT pros who were looking at how Azure can be of benefit to their enterprise.

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Linux versus Unix hot patching

Computer Weekly

We examine the current state of play in the ongoing competition between the Linux and Unix server operating systems

OpenSwitch finds critical home at Linux Foundation

Network World

The OpenSwitch Project took a significant development step this week when it became the first full feature network operating system project of the Linux Foundation. Not like this I bet + The move gives OpenSwitch a neutral home where it can receive all the necessary support for long-term growth and sustainability – including back-office, technical infrastructure and ecosystem development services, said Michael Dolan, VP of Strategic Programs at The Linux Foundation.

Red Hat’s OpenStack Ambitions Move it Beyond its Linux OS Core

Data Center Knowledge

Widely known for its Linux-based operating system, the company spent 2014 positioning itself as a major player in the OpenStack space Read More. Cloud Computing Featured

Linux OS for Network Switches Officially Part of Open Compute

Data Center Knowledge

Big Switch’s Open Network Linux becomes OCP’s reference network OS Read More. Networking Open Compute

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Have I finally found my perfect Linux?

IT Toolbox

It is the ultimate in customisable Linux distributions and you can have it configured exactly how you wish. Getting close to the present situation in my trip down the nostalgia of memory lane ( am I getting old that I feel the need to ruminate on past good old days?). I last mentioned that I used Gentoo for many years. There are many reasons I liked Gentoo. In other words

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Linus Torvalds: Perfect Security in Linux is Impossible

Data Center Knowledge

Linux maker says perfect security for OS is not possible, so developers should not distract themselves believing they can implement it Read More. Shared

How to check your Linux servers for rootkits and malware

Tech Republic Data Center

Linux is a reliable, secure choice for your data center. Even so, doing regular checks for rootkits and malware is always an advised best practice. Jack Wallen shows you how

Malware and Antivirus Systems for Linux


Each computer system may have a malware or viruses, including Linux. Fortunately, there are only a few viruses which can affect Linux, but users are usually not installing antivirus software but later on they pray that their OS is not endangered. Linux Viruses. Linux Tips

Oracle Releases OpenStack for Oracle Linux Into General Availability

Data Center Knowledge

Software enables control of Oracle Linux and Oracle Virtual Machines through OpenStack in production Read More. Cloud Computing Oracle

IBM and Top Linux Distros Team Up to Drag x86 Workloads Onto Power

Data Center Knowledge

Red Hat’s little endian-supporting Linux distro now available to developers for testing on Power Read More. Blades IBM

CoreOS Gives Up Control of Non-Docker Linux Container Standard

Data Center Knowledge

Creates foundation, secures support from Google, VMware, and Red Hat Read More. Blades Cloud Computing

Step-by-Step: Running FREE Linux Virtual Machines in the Cloud.

IT Pros Rock!

Step-by-Step: Running FREE Linux Virtual Machines in the Cloud with Windows Azure. Step-by-Step: Running FREE Linux Virtual Machines in the Cloud with Windows Azure. Step-by-Step: Running FREE Linux Virtual Machines in the Cloud with Windows Azure. The Windows Azure Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS) offering supports running Windows virtual machines and Linux virtual machines in the Cloud. Linux? That’s right, Linux! What about custom Linux images?

IBM Launches Linux Mainframes, Open Sources Mainframe Software

Data Center Knowledge

Unveils Open Mainframe Project as part of Linux Foundation at LinuxCon Read More. Enterprise IBM

CoreOS, Mirantis Join Forces to Marry OpenStack and Linux Containers

Data Center Knowledge

Companies partner to integrate container-optimized Linux with open source cloud software Read More. Cloud Computing

Cloud Hadoop Distro Microsoft’s First Azure Service Running on Linux

Data Center Knowledge

Ubuntu version of HDInsight aims to make Hadoop on Azure easier for developers used to running Hadoop on Linux Read More. Big Data Cloud Computing Microsoft

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A Follow Up on Linux Network Namespaces

Scott Lowe

Some time ago, I introduced you to the idea of Linux network namespaces, and provided an overview of some of the commands needed to interact with network namespaces. I say “incorrectly” because you are able to assign more than just virtual Ethernet interfaces to a Linux network namespace. I hope this additional information on working with Linux network namespaces is useful. A Follow Up on Linux Network Namespaces. Linux Networking CLI

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5 data center-ready Linux distributions

Tech Republic Data Center

If you're searching for a Linux distribution to add to your data center, here are five distributions you shouldn't overlook

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HP to Ship Commodity Switches With Cumulus Linux OS

Data Center Knowledge

Follows Dell, Juniper into the web-scale commodity network hardware market Read More. Hewlett-Packard Networking

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Linux Foundation: Open Source is Eating the Software World

Data Center Knowledge

OpenStack Summit: Competent management of open source software is a new must for modern enterprises Read More. Cloud Computing Enterprise

Self-protection is key to Linux kernel security

Network World

Linux has quietly taken over the world. Even the systems that handle the day-to-day operations on the International Space Station run Linux. The fact that Linux is everywhere makes kernel security the highest priority. Finding and fixing vulnerabilities in the kernel is only one aspect of Linux security; enabling the kernel to withstand attacks is even more vital.

Linux Foundation Backs HPE’s Open Source Switch OS

Data Center Knowledge

Non-profit to take over hosting and management of OpenSwitch project Read More. Hewlett-Packard Infrastructure LinkedIn Networking Technology