Tuesday, March 10, 2015

Red Hat strips down for Docker

  8 rising stars in cloud management | Box snaps up Subspace for heightened BYOD security

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Red Hat strips down for Docker
Reacting to the surging popularity of the Docker virtualization technology, Red Hat has customized a version of its Linux distribution to run Docker containers.The Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7 Atomic Host strips away all the utilities residing in the stock distribution of Red Hat Enterprise Linux (RHEL) that aren't needed to run Docker containers.Removing unneeded components saves on storage space, and reduces the time needed for updating and booting up. It also provides fewer potential entry points for attackers.Containers are valuable for organizations in that they cleanly separate the application from the underlying infrastructure, explained Lars Herrmann, Red Hat senior director of product strategy.To read this article in full or to leave a comment, please click here Read More

Five Levers to Lower Mainframe MLC Costs
This paper discusses five levers you can use to lower your mainframe MLC costs by up to 20 percent or more. Explore best practices and real-world examples of dramatic savings through a mainframe MLC optimization strategy based on higher visibility, predictability, and automation. Learn More

10 Steps to Reduce Mainframe MLC Costs
Monthly license charges (MLC) are rising by 7% or more each year, and account for 30% of total mainframe costs. Yet managing MLC costs is an inexact science. Learn More

8 rising stars in cloud management
Finding the Perfect Cloud Storage ServiceImage by ShutterstockHave you ever been frustrated trying to find the perfect cloud storage service for either work or your personal use? You might pick one, only to have a new feature on a rival service change your mind months later.To read this article in full or to leave a comment, please click here Read More

Cloud: Delivering Performance in Shared Environments
This whitepaper explores how service providers use VMTurbo to provide consistent performance across all workloads, as well as the three roles a responsible managed service provider (MSP) takes in order to accomplish that directive. Learn More

Box snaps up Subspace for heightened BYOD security
Hard on the heels of debuting a cloud storage service for financial services firms, Box announced Tuesday that it has acquired Subspace, a startup focused on cross-device collaboration security."The Subspace team will let us go even deeper with our security and data policies, enabling reliable corporate security policies, even when content leaves the Box platform to be accessed on a customer or partner's device," Box cofounder and CEO Aaron Levie said in a blog post.To read this article in full or to leave a comment, please click here Read More

How Should Network Flow Inform VM Placement?
This whitepaper examines the latency-inducing pitfalls of common VM placement tactics, as well as a network flow approach that minimizes network, compute, and storage latency all at once. Learn More

SanDisk's InfiniFlash is a new storage format that will sell for under $1/GB
SanDisk is hoping the $1/GB price of its new InfiniFlash storage platform will be enough to convince customers that all-flash systems can be viable for big-data applications, including content streaming and giant databases.The first InfiniFlash product, the rack-mountable IF100, will sell for less than $1 per gigabyte, with the exact cost depending on who's buying, and how many, said Ravi Swaminathan, SanDisk's general manager of systems and software solutions.Pretty much everything about the IF100 is hot-swappable, whether it's the dual power supplies, the four fans, or the row of up to 64 flash storage cards each holding 8 terabytes. That gives the 3U (133 millimeter-high) box a capacity of up to 512TB.To read this article in full or to leave a comment, please click here Read More

Demand for Linux jobs shooting up fast
If you're an open-source expert, the job market is your oyster – the Linux Foundation released a report this week that says that employees with Linux skills are in high demand, with hiring managers working hard to bring them in. According to the survey, the prevalence of open-source in the cloud and other important areas of business technology is helping to push the demand for Linux- and open-source-savvy workers higher. Forty-two percent of respondents said that CloudStack or OpenStack experience would be a valuable addition to a resume, and 19% said the same about open-source SDN skills. +ALSO ON NETWORK WORLD: 5G, net neutrality may be headed for a showdown | Why the enterprise cloud needs shadow IT to succeed +To read this article in full or to leave a comment, please click here Read More

What network technology is going to shake up your WAN?
Few areas of the enterprise are as ripe for change as the wide area network. And there are plenty of technologies – from hybrid WAN services and software defined networking to better management tools -- lining up to push such a makeover closer to reality. "There is about as much turmoil in the WAN arena as possible," said Steve Taylor, senior research fellow with Webtorials.com. You can get the sense of the tumult by taking a look at the vendor activity in all aspects of the WAN. A ton of startups including vendors such as CloudGenix, Glue Networks, Viptela and Velocloud are offering new WAN services and products. Established vendors such as Cisco, Avaya, Alcatel-Lucent and Riverbed are also scrambling to address WAN issues with new software and hardware.To read this article in full or to leave a comment, please click here Read More



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