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Fine print: Dell bod tells us the details of Fluid Cache for SAN

Wed, 16/04/2014 - 09:32
It's not just for Dell's own servers, says marketer

Fluid Cache for SAN is Dell’s technology to integrate server PCIe flash cards and networked SAN storage. We talked to Bob Fine, director of product marketing at Compellent to find out more about how it works.

Categories: Linux News

Red Hat to ship RHEL 7 release candidate with a taste of container tech

Wed, 16/04/2014 - 02:14
Grab 'near-final' version of next Enterprise Linux next week

Red Hat has announced that a release candidate (RC) of the next version of its flagship enterprise Linux OS has already been distributed to its strategic partners and will be made available to the general public next week.

Categories: Linux News

Oracle working on at least 13 Heartbleed fixes

Wed, 16/04/2014 - 02:02
Big Red's cloud is safe and Oracle Linux 6 has been patched, but Java has some issues

Oracle has emitted its formal advice about Heartbleed, revealing it has 13 products that need a patch and 14 more “which may be vulnerable”.

Categories: Linux News

Batten down the hatches, Ubuntu 14.04 LTS due in TWO DAYS

Wed, 16/04/2014 - 01:31
Admins dab straining server brows in advance of Trusty Tahr's long-term support landing

Canonical has announced that the latest long-term support release of its Ubuntu Linux distribution will be available in two days.

Categories: Linux News

Red Hat bets on 'Project Atomic' for its container-loaded server future

Wed, 16/04/2014 - 00:31
FrankenContainer scheme blends tiny OS with Docker containers

Red Hat has put its Linux operating system on a diet to create a scrappy technology that will take on traditional virtualization approaches such as those backed by VMware, Microsoft, and Citrix.

Categories: Linux News

VMware 5.5: Plenty that's new and exciting... but what about the obvious stuff?

Tue, 15/04/2014 - 10:02
A view from the ground

For a number of years I sat on the periphery of server virtualisation. After all, I ran my company's network and telecoms team, and if I had a server issue I'd wander five yards to the servers and storage team and ask them nicely to fix their world.

Categories: Linux News

Dell tanks up with hot Fluid Cache, drives databases twice as fast

Tue, 15/04/2014 - 08:00
Flushed with flash success

Dell has extended its Compellent array's automated data tiering to place hot data in connected server's PCIe flash caches, nearly doubling database access speed, increasing user counts 6 X and lowering per user costs by 70 per cent.

Categories: Linux News

Red Hat unveils cloudy software bazaar

Mon, 14/04/2014 - 18:39
Linux fiddler keeps on huffing on its OpenShift cloud

Red Hat has created a "software marketplace" to help it cut the steps it takes for admins to layer third-party applications on top of its OpenShift platform-as-a-service.

Categories: Linux News

Violin array comes with new SQL sauce

Fri, 11/04/2014 - 18:52
Windows Flash Array

Violin Memory's Steve Willson gave part of the game away on March 24, with a TechNet UK blog post: Violin's new array runs SQL 2014 in memory.

Categories: Linux News

OpenSSL Heartbleed: Bloody nose for open-source bleeding hearts

Fri, 11/04/2014 - 17:03
Updated Bloke behind the cockup says not enough people are helping crucial crypto project

Robin Seggelmann, the man who accidentally introduced the password-leaking Heartbleed bug into OpenSSL, says not enough people are scrutinizing the crucial cryptographic library.

Categories: Linux News

Budge up VMware, array upstart Tintri's ramming in Red Hat Linux KVM

Fri, 11/04/2014 - 09:29
Virtual server sysadmins are the new storage admins

Hybrid flash-disk array startup Tintri is adding Red Hat-flavoured virtualisation to its storage gear – which already supports VMware-powered virtual machines.

Categories: Linux News

'I was like, yea!' 5-year-old found his Xbox so easy to use, he hacked it

Fri, 11/04/2014 - 09:02
Quotw Elsewhere: 'I cannot stand the attitude of these guys' ... who could that be?

We haven't heard any expletive-laden smackdowns from Linux kernel chief Linus Torvalds in a while, so this week he obliged us all with a beaut. The head penguin railed on developer Kay Sievers, one of the key figures behind systemd, which isn't in the kernel but is one of the first essential programs to launch after Linux boots.

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Cheat Win XP DEATH: Little-known tool to save you from the XPocalypse

Thu, 10/04/2014 - 12:04
Howto Your handy guide to keeping snubbed operating system ticking over

Windows XP's date with destiny has passed. As of Tuesday, Microsoft will NOT be releasing any new security updates. With one in five PCs still running Windows XP, there's a chance you are among those whose computer is now running an unsupported operating system. What now?

Categories: Linux News

Cloud storage gateway firm: Selling to end users? Meh. We'll leave it to CSPs, et CTERA

Thu, 10/04/2014 - 09:33
Reg storage man looks into upstart's prospects

A briefing from folks at cloud storage gateway upstart CTERA revealed there was more to the firm than Reg storage desk had thought.

Categories: Linux News

Microsoft builds teleporter weapon to send VMware into Azure

Thu, 10/04/2014 - 07:03
Updated Virtual Machine Converter now converts Linux VMs too

Microsoft has fired another shot in its campaign to win over VMware users, in the form of an updated Virtual Machine Converter that can move virtual machines from ESXi to Hyper-V.

Categories: Linux News