Tom Hollingsworth and Rich Stroffolino discuss the IT news of the week. This week they discuss Qualcomm making an acquisition to avoid being acquired, Salon trying crypto mining to monetize content, the limits of ARM-based Windows 10, and why Puppy Linux is a winner.
Microsoft 2006: We could theoretically sue every Linux user for patent infringement
Microsoft 2017: Ubuntu is in the Windows App Store.
Microsoft 2028: Windows adopts Linux kernel, dogs and cats living together, mass hysteria
The Windows Subsystem for Linux proves we are living in strange times.
Maxta has offered a software-centric approach to hyperconverged infrastructure for a while. The company now support easy migrations in Red Hat to KVM, giving organizations more choice on how best to implement HCI for their needs.
Orchestrated containerized database workloads for OS and infrastructure independence. That’s what DH2i is able to offer enterprises with the release of DxEnterprise 17. Previously limited to Windows-only, this new version of DxEnterprise may cause you to give DH2i another look.
Btrfs might not be dead, but Red Hat officially broke up with the Oracle-created file system. It now joins others on the Deprecated Functionality List. In the 7.4 RHEL release, this also include FedFS. Both of these file systems are still available to other Linux projects, but losing Red Hat support I’m sure isn’t welcome […]
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