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>

 

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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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

Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6.8 is now available in Azure Marketplace

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

Docker: 70,000% increase in job postings

Docker: 70,000% increase in job postings

Amazing stats posted by 

 

More than a 70,000% increase in job postings around the world. It’s safe to say that companies all over are investing heavily in Docker to transform their application lifecycles. That means it’s a great opportunity for developers and ops pros who already have hands on experience building, shipping and running Dockerized distributed applications. Docker is also an essential tool for any DevOps team and their CI/CD pipeline and will be an incredible asset as you look for jobs in the fast moving DevOps job market as well.

Full Story from Docker.com blog.