Struggling to see what IBM is going to do after acquiring Red Hat? Ben Thompson wrote up a great piece putting it into context of IBM’s strategy in the 90s with the emergence of the internet. It’s a really interesting perspective, positioning the acquisition as a return to the mentality of CEO Lou Gerstner.
Big news broke over the weekend: IBM is buying Red Hat for $34 billion. What will this mean for the open-source stalwart and the larger hybrid cloud market? Stephen Foskett, Tom Hollingsworth, Ken Nalbone, and Richard Stroffolino discuss.
Red Hat and Nvidia are officially partnering to bring better GPU training for AI applications on OpenShift.
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 […]
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.
Enrico Signoretti of Juku comments: You probably already know the news: Redhat is acquiring InkTank. InkTank is a small startup that is developing around the opensource file/block/object storage system Ceph, and even if it won’t be a WhatsApp-like deal in terms of money, it will certainly be a game changer in the Openstack landscape. Ceph, […]