For those that want a lean Linux subsystem to provide container functionality to be part of a greater container platform, LinuxKit is for you. If you’re not sure where to get started with it, check out this piece by Docker Captain Ajeet Singh Raina.
Veeam as a company has largely eschewed agents for their VM backup solutions. But when it comes to physical servers, the company is offer not one, but two agents to help with your backup and recovery needs.
Confused over the redirection on Github from Docker to Moby? Not sure what this means, or how the two are related? Ajeet Singh Raina compares it to the relationship with Red Hat and Fedora. It’s a pretty perfect analogy to properly frame how the two are linked.
Cumulus Networks is switching up their software only model with Cumulus Express. This is the first time the company is selling hardware pre-loaded with their software. It’s an interesting approach. The company has taken pains to show that they are not trying to compete with their own customers. Drew Conry-Murray spoke with their CEO, Josh Leslie, said that they are not trying to get into the hardware business, and that their existing relationships with equipment makers are strong.
Welcome to the first Gestalt IT Server News for 2017. Here are some of the stories on tap.
– The Gestalt IT 2017 Predictions!
– We take a visit to a digital server graveyard
– Plus, why Red Hat makes more money on Docker than Docker
Hungry Microsoft is the best Microsoft. This is my first experience getting to know this leaner behemoth. By the time I became technologically aware, I remember Microsoft having such a tired sense of inevitability. That was the Microsoft that left us to use Internet Explorer 6 for years on end. I never got to experience the company during its triumphant march across IT as it steamrolled competition during it’s earlier days.
I won’t go so far to say that the company has been truly humbled, but we see a very different company from Redmond today. The essential turn away from Windows and into a cloud services company has led to some truly bizarre moves. As a former Linux hippie, I’m used to worrying that Microsoft would sue Linux out of existence. Now, we live in a world where they’re bringing SQL server to the platform.
The data center is a post-apocalyptic wasteland. Ravaged by an invasive new species called “The Cloud”, previous enterprise technology has been decimated, destroyed or completely mitigated. As fickle CTOs furtively abandon their previously hallowed IT principles, only a select few of the true believers keep the hope alive against an all out victory by The Cloud.
Even these courageous few are forever changed by the experience, for one cannot experience The Cloud an remain inert. No, to survive this powerful force, one must emulate it to survive. From the ashes of the old data center, comes a new, lean, agile force. This is one of their stories. This is Permabit.
I was talking about what I wanted to do for this Raspberry Pi project with a friend, rattling off all the possibilities kind of aimlessly. My friend, rather sheepishly, asked what exactly a Raspberry Pi was. He follows the tech press pretty regularly, and has built a PC or two in his day, but didn’t have a clear understanding. The knowledge gap actually makes sense, given that most times you hear about a Raspberry Pi, it’s about the crazy project someone has done with it. There’s a lot of assumed knowledge there. So let me define the term.
The Raspberry Pi is a computer. Done, easy!
What’s happening in Storage
StorPool’s storage distribution solutions
Dell EMC Isilon’s presentation at Tech Field Day
Matt That IT Guy tells us about ioFabric
J Metz answers the question: When should a administrator use a storage area network technology and when should he use a network area storage technology?
A lot of vendors claim to have distributed storage. Certainly many of them will sell a solution marketed as distributed. The issue is that a lot of what is marketed as distributed relies on legacy implementation. These were made with the standard storage needs in mind. Capacity, reliability, and speed aren’t hard to find these days. You know what is really hard to do? True distributed storage. That’s where StorPool comes in.