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May 21, 2015
by sjvn01
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Mark Shuttleworth considering Canonical IPO

VANCOUVER — In an interview at OpenStack Summit, Mark Shuttleworth, founder of Canonical, the company behind Ubuntu Linux, revealed that he’s considering an IPO for his privately held business. Shuttleworth, who has funded the popular Linux company out of his … Continue reading

May 13, 2015
by sjvn01
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For Venom security flaw, the fix is in: Patch your VM today

Venom (Virtualized Environment Neglected Operations Manipulation), the recently discovered security hole in the open-source QEMU virtual machine hypervisor, has been fixed. That’s the good news. The bad news is many of you, even though you may use a QEMU-based hypervisor … Continue reading

May 6, 2015
by sjvn01
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EMC partners with Canonical, Mirantis, and Red Hat for OpenStack

Do you want to use OpenStack, but you’re afraid of the headaches of getting its architecture just right? Well, EMC is here to help with OpenStack reference architectures for three leading OpenStack vendors: Canonical, Mirantis, and Red Hat. EMC partners … Continue reading

May 4, 2015
by sjvn01
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Do you need a container-specific Linux distribution?

You’ve always been able to run containers on a variety of operating systems: Zones on Solaris; Jails on BSD; Docker on Linux and now Windows Server; OpenVZ on Linux, and so on. As Docker in particular and containers in general explode … Continue reading