Despite the container tidal wave (i.e,OpenShift/Docker/Kubernetes/Mesosphere/Swarm/Joyent/CoreOS/Atomic/CoreOS et al.) virtualization technology still remains very relevant.
Red Hat now has “Visionary” ranking in the 2016 Gartner Magic Quadrant for x86 Server Virtualization Infrastructure
Red Hat, announced the general availability of Red Hat Virtualization 4 (formerly known as Red Hat Enterprise Virtualization). This release follows Red Hat’s recent “Visionary” ranking in the 2016 Gartner Magic Quadrant for x86 Server Virtualization Infrastructure, whereby Gartner validated our strategy of being a strong alternative enterprise virtualization platform. Additionally, this version is monumental because it is our 10th product release and it is packed with key enterprise features that enable our customers to achieve infrastructure modernization, enhanced management, automation, and advanced networking functionality. Moreover, numerous bugs and fixes were made to support the stability and scalability of the product. This release marks a chasm shift whereby we have stopped chasing competitors and are instead focused on developing innovative features that our customers demand.
TORONTO—Five years ago, on the 20th anniversary of Linux, Red Hat CEO Jim Whitehurst delivered a keynote address at LinuxCon. Today, he returned to the LinuxCon stage here to help celebrate the 25th anniversary of Linux, bringing a message not all that different from the one he shared in 2011.
“Investment banks don’t typically care about freedom; they don’t really even care that much about cost. They care about hav[ing] the best features and functionality”
Jim Whitehurst, CEO of Red Hat, explains at LinuxCon how the open-source management style works. full story on eweek – By Sean Michael Kerner
The beta release of Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7.3, the latest version of the world’s leading enterprise Linux platform is available today. Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7.3 Beta continues Red Hat’s drive to provide enterprises with a more secure, stable platform for innovation, whether it’s Internet-of-Things (IoT) deployments or Linux container-based applications. The beta release of Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7.3 includes enhancements and new features around performance, platform security, reliability and new types of enterprise technology deployments, including Linux container-based applications and IoT.
Visit the Red Hat Enterprise Linux Team blog for details
Today’s customers live in a multi-platform, multi-cloud, multi-OS world – that’s just reality. This world brings new challenges and customers need tools to make everything work together.
Microsoft announced today that PowerShell is open sourced and available on Linux. (For those of you who need a refresher, PowerShell is a task-based command-line shell and scripting language built on the .NET Framework to help IT professionals control and automate the administration of the Windows, and now Linux, operating systems and the applications that run on them.)
Source: PowerShell is open sourced and is available on Linux | Blog | Microsoft Azure
To some, containers and virtualization are essentially the same thing – a rip and replace alternative for the other. To others, they are completely different technologies with different use cases. The truth is that containers and virtualization do have a lot in common, but not as much as some people think. To get the most out of each of these important technologies, we must understand the ins and outs of containers and virtualization and how they do and don’t work together.
A common misconception is that containers are just an evolution of virtual machines (VMs), but there are some major differences between the technologies.
Full Story on vmblog.com – Gunnar Hellekson
The Why: What’s the Fuss and Why Should You Bother Thinking About Containers?
If I were a CEO, the first question I’d ask anytime someone presented a new technology to me, would be a simple one: Why? As in Why this software or tool? What’s its purpose? How is it going to improve the business?
Answer: The most significant impact of containers is that they are going to simplify development and deployment overall. This means new software and new versions are available faster, and that there are fewer problems in making that software available.
Full Article from Forbes
Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6.8 Pay-As-You-Go (PAYG) image is now available in the Azure Marketplace gallery. Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6.8 delivers new capabilities and provides a stable and trusted platform for critical IT infrastructure.
If you’d like to utilize your existing Red Hat subscription to provision RHEL 6.8 VMs in Azure, you can do so through the Cloud Access program, and by following the Red Hat image preparation guidelines in Azure documentation.
Source: Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6.8 is now available in Azure Marketplace | Blog | Microsoft Azure