To make more efficient use of datacenters and cloud hardware, Ubuntu is creating a new, ultra-lightweight Ubuntu server.
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Canonical's latest Linux, Ubuntu 14.10, saves the biggest improvements for its cloud and server versions.
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The technology industry is currently in the midst of a shift from client-server to cloud-mobile - a significant change that occurs very rarely, but one that Red Hat is embracing.
Collaboration between Canonical and Microsoft has certified plugins that let Windows Server run as a guest operating system on Ubuntu and OpenStack.
Are 64-bit ARM processors ready for the datacenter? Applied Micro and Canonical claim they are with an upcoming demo of the OpenStack cloud using Ubuntu Linux on an X-Gene server.
The latest release of Ubuntu Server is heavily focused on supporting cloud and scale-out computing platforms.
Timesharing used to be the way to share the resources of a single system. It was replaced by client/server computing but suppliers of VDI technology are looking to dig up the past.
The AMD Opteron A1100 series server chip, which features 28-nanometer process technology, will be sampling in the next few weeks.
AppZero is collaborating with Microsoft to persuade users of Windows Server 2003 to update before Microsoft stops supporting the operating system using AppZero's application virtualization technology.
With the Mir display server failing to make the cut, Ubuntu 13.10, rather than being a stepping-stone on the way to form-factor convergence with 14.04, seems more like an obligatory release.
Server vendors are about to be squeezed by technology buyers, who are navigating new technologies and increasingly considering options away from the traditional data center fare.
Although sample consists solely of Ubuntu users and can't be viewed as describing the industry as a whole, the results of Canonical's Ubuntu Server and Cloud Survey are interesting and should be considered.
The most significant aspect of Ubuntu 13.10 (codenamed Saucy Salamander) is the first release of Mir, Canonical's next-generation display server, which replaces X Windows. Saucy Salamander also features Unity 7 and Linux kernel 3.11.
Venture capitalist says IT's role is fast evolving, from server-room managers to technology facilitators. But it's not all going to be in the cloud.
As more technologies become available, they become more accessible and cheaper for small and medium-sized businesses to obtain, as evidenced by a TechRepublic survey.
Mir display server will be the default choice in Ubuntu 13.10, while Kubunut will remain on X, citing community development.
Here's my latest attempt to read the tea leaves about some recent Microsoft organizational moves.
The first day of Nvidia's annual GPU Technology Conference delivered with updated roadmaps for its graphics processors and Tegra mobile chips, the company's first server appliance, and a “tiny, little computer” called Kayla among lots of other news.
The amount of time it takes to recover a datacentre has increased and CIOs are concerned that their backup and recovery tools won't be able to cope with increasing volumes of data.
The technology giant has released a software update for iPhone and iPad users, following reports of an Exchange Server calendar related bug that would overload servers.
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