Tags: Linux

Microsoft and Red Hat simplify containers

Microsoft and Red Hat are expanding their alliance around containers. The two companies are to make it easier for companies to adopt containers. This new capability was first demonstrated at the Red Hat Summit in May 2017. The two companies have a joint development roadmap that sees them support each others container products. According to…

Cumulus Host Pack to speed container deployment

Cumulus Networks has announced the release of the Cumulus Host Pack. The product is a collection of technologies to improve the deployment of containers. The company claims the technologies will enable: “organizations to deploy and operate production-ready, web-scale networks for containers and microservices.” The announcement was released as both a press release and a blog…

Why we should always buy popular smartphones

  It is a sad fact one cannot rely on most vendors to update our existing smartphones, though there is one exception. But, beyond this exception the onus lies with the buyer. All too often, usually within two years, your smartphone is obsolete. The formal launch of ‘Android O’ on August 21st serves to re-emphasise…

JR Rivers talks about the evolution of the network

Enterprise Times sat down with JR Rivers, Co-Founder and CTO of Cumulus Networks to talk about networking. It’s a challenging part of the IT stack that has probably evolved far more than any other area. It is also an area that is constantly being redefined as companies move more and more data around and look to…

GENBAND delivers NFV on Red Hat OpenStack

GENBAND has announced that Red Hat has certified its NFV software on the Red Hat OpenStack platform. The news came as GENBAND’s annual user conference Perspectives17 got under way in Los Angeles. Red Hat has also certified GENBAND’s Virtual Network Functions (VNF) Manager and several VNFs. According to Sanjay Bhatia, Vice President of Solutions Marketing…

Hitachi dumps mainframe business for IBM z Systems

A year ago a lot of sites were running hot on rumours of IBM selling its mainframe z Systems business to Hitachi. The problem was a lack of substance and the fact that IBM was pushing z Systems very hard. The rumours have now been not only put to bed but embarrassingly for some, completed…

Michael Tabron talks SUSE, IBM Power and SAP HANA

Enterprise Times recently had the opportunity to sit down with Michael Tabron, Senior Marketing Manager, SUSE. He is responsible for the SUSE Linux Enterprise Server and talked to us about the range of platforms and architectures on which it now runs. He surprised us at the beginning by saying that there is a version for…

City Cloud gets Ubuntu Certified

European Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS) provider City Network, has joined the Ubuntu Certified Public Cloud (CPC) programme. This is the second very big European win for Ubuntu after it signed up OVH earlier this month. As an Ubuntu CPC partner, City Cloud will no longer need to create, curate, patch and maintain Ubuntu images. This…

Steven Dickens talks about Mainframe as a Service

At IBM InterConnect last month, Steve Dickens, Global Offering Manager for IBM Mainframes dropped in for a chat. The last three years have seen IBM reinvent the mainframe especially with the z Systems z12 and z13. IBM has also introduced the LinuxONE group of mainframes for customers who only want to run Linux. It is…