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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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

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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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CIA hacking tools for Mac OS and Linux exposed by WikiLeaks

Computer Weekly

WikiLeaks has exposed hacking tools targeting the Mac and Linux operating systems in the latest of its series of leaks allegedly from the US Central Intelligence Agency

Migrating Ubuntu Linux Virtual Machines to Microsoft Azure from Amazon AWS

IT Pros Rock!

A short time ago, I assisted an organization with defining a process for migrating web applications and data running on Ubuntu Linux virtual machines to the Microsoft Azure cloud platform from Amazon AWS. Cloud CloudLab Azure Microsoft Azure 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 1 )

IT Pros Rock!

Since previously publishing the Quick Start Guide for Building Highly Available Linux Servers in the Cloud on Microsoft Azure , several people have asked me about ways in which Linux workload provisioning can be automated with Azure. Setup a Linux admin workstation.

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Red Hat Enterprise Linux for SAP HANA Now Available on AWS


Just announced Red Hat Enterprise Linux for SAP HANA has expanded their availability to Amazon Web Services (AWS). Red Hat Enterprise Linux for SAP HANA offers an open, integrated and highly available platform. Enterprises can now leverage the stability, security and reliability of Red Hat Enterprise Linux and SAP HANA to run public cloud-based big data workloads. The post Red Hat Enterprise Linux for SAP HANA Now Available on AWS appeared first on

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Introducing Windows Subsystem for Linux WSL Overview #blogtober

Storage IO Blog

Introducing Windows Subsystem for Linux WSL and Overview. Microsoft has been increasing their support of Linux across Azure public cloud, Hyper-V and Linux Integration Services (LIS) and Windows platforms including Windows Subsystem for Linux (WSL) as well as Server along with Docker support. The post Introducing Windows Subsystem for Linux WSL Overview #blogtober appeared first on StorageIOblog.

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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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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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

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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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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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

Hillarys Blinds unveils SUSE Linux Enterprise Server as SAP Hana OS

Computer Weekly

Blinds manufacturer Hillarys, a long-time SAP customer and Hana advocate, has revealed the SUSE Linux Enterprise Server for SAP Applications to be the operating system underlying its stack

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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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

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.

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

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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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

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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

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

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

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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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

Docker, CoreOS, Others Form Vendor-Agnostic Linux Container Project

Data Center Knowledge

Seeking to avert industry fragmentation, vendors create Open Container Project under Linux Foundation Read More. Virtualization

Oracle Linux Image Added to Docker Hub

Data Center Knowledge

MySQL image joined by giant’s Linux distro as company seeks to capitalize on Docker’s popularity Read More. Cloud Computing Oracle

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.

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

Linux botnets on the rise, says Kaspersky DDoS report

Computer Weekly

DDoS attack data collected by Kaspersky Lab shows a greater proportion of attacks are coming from hijacked Linux servers and attacks are tending to last longer

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Desktop Linux - Then and Now

IT Toolbox

It was nearly a decade ago that I first tried using Linux on the desktop. I remember finding through a Google search and spending about an hour reading about the different releaes they had featured there