Linux leader Red Hat last week announced the first beta release of its enterprise virtualization 3.1 platform, which will offer improved scalability, storage live migration and new P2V tools when it ships later this year
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Red Hat announced an upgrade of its Enterprise Linux that offers increased scalability, performance and management of its KVM virtualization as well as performance kicks for Xen. RHEL 5.8, along with the beta of a new Subscription Asset Manager (SAM) tool, were made available on Feb. 21.
Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6.1 is now available on general release bringing with it better system reliability, performance, and scalability, the company said on Friday.
RHEL 6 offers greatly enhanced scalability and is well equipped to handle future technological advances. The switch to KVM virtualisation and server subscription tweaks may not be universally popular, but existing Red Hat customers and new Linux converts should still consider it.
The biggest challenges for Linux going forward include addressing next gen scalability and networking requirements.Yet there are other social issues facing the Linux kernel community that outweigh any technological concerns, said several top developers at a LinuxCon panel on Tuesday.
The fourth update to the Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5 operating system (RHEL 5.4) features the usual performance and scalability enhancements.
The June 2009 (2009.06) release of OpenSolaris provides a solid Open Source GNOME desktop experience like that of a modern Linux distribution combined with the scalability and stability of UNIX.
I recently had a chance to chat with Oracle’s vice president of Linux engineering, Wim Coekaerts, and senior director of product marketing, Monica Kumar, about Oracles virtualization efforts and a bit about the philosophy behind the company's efforts. In summary, Oracle sees virtualization technology as just another tool organizations can use to increase the performance, reliability, scalability, agility and/or manageability of their IT infrastructure.
Large enterprises should not use Linux because it is not secure enough, has scalability problems and could fork into many different flavours, according to the Agility Alliance, which includes IT heavyweights EDS, Fuji Xerox, Cisco, Microsoft, Sun, Dell and EMC.
This is a significant update, with important scalability and management enhancements positioning it ahead of the competition, and as a rival to Microsoft's latest Windows Server 2003 product.
Father of Linux, Linus Torvalds releases Linux 2.4 prerelease kernel over the weekend. Although a few more rounds of tinkering from being stable, the new OS promises new scalability to meet enterprise-level needs.
Linux is gaining grounds as steps are taken to over-come the scalability stumbling block. Key issues remain, however, as Microsoft continues to be a rival platform.
Microsoft, Sun Microsystems and various Linux vendors are trying to beat each other to the punch by delivering on their scalability and reliability promises.Microsoft (msft), Sun (sunw), and other operating system vendors are expected to claim ownership of the high-end crown this week in New York, as they put their top-of-the-line offerings through their paces at the Securities Industry Association show.
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