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Managing the reality of mixed hypervisor clouds

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October 21, 2013 9:42 pm

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For the past several years, tech’s titans have battled for control of an enterprise’s virtual environment in the so-called “hypervisor wars.” For one vendor to win the battle, an IT department would have to standardise upon that vendor’s hypervisor. Along the way on the virtual shift to cloud, new research has shown that this didn’t …

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The Linux Foundation Releases New Open Cloud Report

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October 21, 2013 7:57 am

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The Linux Foundation, the nonprofit organization dedicated to accelerating the growth of Linux and collaborative development, today announced the immediate release of a new report “Understanding the Open Cloud: Open Cloud Projects Profiled.” The paper is being released today at the first-ever CloudOpen Europe where it will be discussed and from which input will be …

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Citrix’s Mark Hinkle: Linux Can Change the World Beyond Technology

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October 21, 2013 7:56 am

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Collaboration can change the world and Linux and open source developers must use what they’ve learned to lead the way. This was the message delivered by Mark Hinkle, director of open source solutions at Citrix, in his inspirational keynote at LinuxCon and CloudOpen Europe in Edinburgh this morning. “We can’t just be satisfied with the way we …

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openSUSE Summit Schedule Ready!

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October 21, 2013 7:54 am

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As you may well know, Disney’s Coronado Springs Resort in beautiful Florida will welcome all Geekos to this year’s openSUSE Summit from November 15 to 17. This will be a great event, if the brand new schedule is any indication! It has just been made public, together with information about our keynote speakers… Read Full Story (openSUSE …

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Why SUSE Likes The Btrfs File-System

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October 18, 2013 8:18 am

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While many assumed Fedora would be the first tier-one Linux distribution shipping with Btrfs by default, it looks like openSUSE may end up being the one. OpenSUSE has been looking at switching to Btrfs for their next release (post-13.1) and already in its current state feel Btrfs is safe for users – nearly one year after SUSE Enterprise felt Btrfs is production-ready… Read …

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OpenStack Havana and openSUSE

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October 17, 2013 8:20 am

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Congratulations to the OpenStack community for today’s release of OpenStack Havana! This is the eighth OpenStack release and the community delivered on-time, yet again. Packages have already made it to openSUSE Factory for those interested in testing. This OpenStack release further expands the capabilities of the industry-leading cloud software by providing improved scalability and performance, monitoring support, …

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Coming Soon: openSUSE 13.1 with YaST in Ruby

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October 10, 2013 8:41 am

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On July 31st the YaST team announced that the final Ruby conversion of YaST YCP code is over and YaST is now at version 3.0. It took about a week for the new YaST to enter Factory, which makes it a part of the upcoming openSUSE 13.1 release. In the following article we’ll answer the questions of …

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What’s Next for SUSE Cloud and OpenStack

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October 7, 2013 6:00 am

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“Support for mixed hypervisor cloud environments allows enterprises to plan for the future, while maintaining previous investments.” said Doug Jarvis, Cloud Solutions Marketing Manager at SUSE. “Mixed hypervisor support also benefits developers by providing the flexibility to perform testing and development on KVM and final testing and deployment on VMware―all within the same cloud.” In this …

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New User Barrier To Linux—I Think I Found The Problem…

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October 5, 2013 5:53 am

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This is nothing new.  I talked about this during my Keynote at Texas Linux Fest in 2010. It’s one of those things we all know but we really can’t do anything about it.  It’s time we did. In the realm of Open Source software development the adage “good enough” is  often interpreted as this software …

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Reality Check: Supercomputers Still Rule… and Linux Still Rules Them

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October 4, 2013 2:25 pm

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Earlier this summer, The Linux Foundation released the report 20 years of Top500.org, which marked the 20th anniversary of the Top 500 supercomputer ranking, and (quite naturally) highlighted Linux’s dominance on systems within the Top 500 over time. From the very beginning of my time with Linux, the notion of Linux’ scalability up to high performance …

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