What's unclear is how far beyond SoftLayer IBM's OpenPOWER bare metal servers can go. Enterprises and other cloud providers will need to adopt OpenPOWER at scale to tip the data center balance.
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There is a lot to like about using the cloud for infrastructure, but there are risks as well. Remember: your vendors may not always share your priorities.
The cloud move means that hardware vendors will have to sell servers, routers and storage systems to fewer players.
Parallels was working on containers before they were cool, and now the company is adding Docker support to Parallels Cloud Server.
To make more efficient use of datacenters and cloud hardware, Ubuntu is creating a new, ultra-lightweight Ubuntu server.
The rapid growth of cloud services like AWS will have a big impact on hardware, in particular on servers and other gear in data centers, but also on how we use PCs and mobile devices. Here are my takeaways from re:Invent.
OpenStack cloud technology is getting very popular, but how should your business use it: By deploying an OpenStack distribution in your servers or data center, or by using it as a service from a service provider?
Its approach isolates applications and their associated data so they can 'float' across multiple locations.
Sponsored by Redhat and Intel
Infrastructure-as-a-Service (IaaS) is a model where servers and other resources are provisioned as required over the cloud. This model provides self-service, on-demand access to IT resources, which means users can create and access tools they need within minutes, instead of days, weeks or months.
Adjustments to XL Axiata's DNS servers and redirecting traffic to nearby servers has increased mobile speeds in Indonesia using existing resources.
Plus: how we stay cool with all that tech around.
In other words, Red Hat is moving from Linux to OpenStack as its primary breadwinner.
New Zealand Treasury's Debt Management Office is a risk-management agency, but for years it relied on a risky IT environment.
The new Red Hat Satellite isn't just for Red Hat Enterprise Linux system administrators. Anyone managing a Red Hat-based cloud will be glad that Red Hat Satellite 6 has arrived.
The partnership also marks a first for all parties involved being that SoftLayer will be the first cloud vendor to sell bare metal cloud servers deployed with Intel monitoring and security tools.
Collaboration between Canonical and Microsoft has certified plugins that let Windows Server run as a guest operating system on Ubuntu and OpenStack.
Old habits die hard. But it no longer made sense for me to maintain my own systems anymore.
Microsoft is planning to try again to deliver preconfigured racks of servers to enterprise users and partners in the hope of convincing them to start moving toward the cloud.
The hybrid cloud is reality for the foreseeable future, but the real catch is trying to figure out whether the balance will ultimately tip toward public or private resources.
Canonical's Ubuntu Linux-powered Orange Box, with its 10 servers in a single container, is the perfect cloud sampler.