Why is Microsoft showing so much interest in Linux? 

Why is Microsoft showing so much interest in Linux? 

An operating system only matters because it is a platform for applications. Apps make money for businesses and productivity for individuals — i.e. they deliver the real value of computing.

Answer by Mathew Lodge, Board member of CNCF, a Linux Foundation project, on Quora:

Microsoft has decided that the operating system is no longer an important battleground, and that it’s more important to gain market share in cloud (Azure and Office 365) than it is to put energy into battling Linux for application market share. <more>

 

Linux Foundation and Microsoft: A Great Start to a Great Partnership

Linux Foundation and Microsoft: A Great Start to a Great Partnership

The lines between open source and proprietary software are blurring. Increasingly organizations are building even in-house technologies with open source methods. This includes Microsoft.

From participating in Node.js, the Core Infrastructure Initiative and other Collaborative Projects at Linux Foundation to its recent partnerships with Red Hat and SUSE, Microsoft is demonstrating a sincere, smart and practical approach to how it builds new technologies and supports its vast customer base

Source: Linux.com | The source for Linux information

Why Red Hat Chose Kubernetes for OpenShift – OpenShift Blog

Why Red Hat chose Kubernetes:

  • Kubernetes pods that allowed developers to deploy one or multiple containers as a single atomic unit.
  • Services to access a group of pods at a fixed address and integrated IP and DNS-based service discovery to link those services together.
  • Replication controllers to ensure that the desired number of pods is always running and labels to identify pods and other Kubernetes objects.
  • A powerful networking model to manage containers across multiple hosts
  • The ability to orchestrate storage, allowing you to run both stateless and stateful services in containers.
  • Simplified orchestration models that quickly allowed applications to get running without the need for complex two-tier schedulers.
  • An architecture that understood that the needs of developers and operators were different and took both of those requirements into considerations, eliminating the need to compromise both important functions.

 

Source: Why Red Hat Chose Kubernetes for OpenShift – OpenShift Blog

How Red Hat is making money on the public cloud with a hybrid approach

How Red Hat is making money on the public cloud with a hybrid approach

If a company wants to run Linux in the public cloud, and they’re not yet ready to go “fully native” in the cloud, they tend to run RHEL in both environments, Whitehurst detailed. Red Hat CFO Frank Calderoni then underlined this point: “The large customers that are…using the public cloud with us are also growing substantially their business on the private side, too.”

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Why Red Hat’s OpenShift, not OpenStack, is making waves with developers

Why Red Hat’s OpenShift, not OpenStack, is making waves with developers

According to Red Hat CEO Jim Whitehurst), it’s really OpenShift, the company’s Platform-as-a-Service (PaaS) offering, that promises a bright, developer-friendly future for Red Hat.

only Google surpasses Red Hat in Kubernetes code contributions, and Docker Inc. is the only company to contribute more code to the Docker container project.

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Introducing OpenShift on OpenStack Special Interest Group – OpenShift Blog

We kicked off the OpenShift Commons OpenShift on OpenStack SIG with a presentation by SIG Chair, Judd Matlin of Dell on Dell’s Reference Architecture.

Next Up: 1000 nodes of OpenShift on OpenStack

The next OpenShift on OpenStack SIG meeting will be held on October 19th at 9:00 am Pacific and will feature a presentation by Red Hat’s Jeremy Eder from Red Hat’s Performance and Tuning team who will be discussing the findings from his work deploying both OpenStack and OpenShift on CNCF.io’s Cluster. He’ll also be discussing the test harness that used to do the scaling tests and the lessons learned.

Jeremy is the author of the CNCF.io blog, “Deploying 1000 nodes of OpenShift on the CNCF Cluster“. Be sure to read it in advance, bring your questions and feedback for the discussion session after his presentation. There will be plenty of time allocated for Q/A.

Source: Introducing OpenShift on OpenStack Special Interest Group – OpenShift Blog

AWS gets richer with VMware partnership | TechCrunch

VMware signed deals with Microsoft, Google and IBM earlier this year as it has shifted firmly to a hybrid cloud strategy, but it was the deal it signed with AWS this week that has had everybody…

in spite of those strategic deals with other larger IT vendors, VMware has struggled with the cloud market. It boasts almost 100 percent penetration inside the data center.

Source: AWS gets richer with VMware partnership | TechCrunch

Red Hat Adds QuickStart Cloud Installer to Red Hat Cloud Suite to Help Speed Private Cloud Deployments

Red Hat Adds QuickStart Cloud Installer to Red Hat Cloud Suite to Help Speed Private Cloud Deployments

Red Hat introduces the Quickstart Cloud Installer, the newest feature of Red Hat Cloud Suite designed to orchestrate and install all Red Hat Cloud Suite components from a single interface.

A single, web-based intuitive interface enables users to provision a fully functional cloud solution using any combination of the Red Hat Cloud Suite components, including:

  • Red Hat CloudForms 4.1;
  • Red Hat OpenShift Container Platform 3.2 (OpenShift Enterprise 3.2);
  • Red Hat OpenStack Platform 8;
  • Red Hat Satellite 6.2; and
  • Red Hat Virtualization 4.

Source: Red Hat Adds QuickStart Cloud Installer to Red Hat Cloud Suite to Help Speed Private Cloud Deployments