"...maybe VMware will even cut its prices."
Sure, and I'll find Carmen Sandiego someday.
Maxta has found a neat way to differentiate itself from the hyperconverged system pack; it can run vSphere and Red Hat Virtualization VMs simultaneously and convert between them. Hyperconverged software supplier Maxta has functionality that can migrate virtual machines from VMware ESXi to Red Hat Virtualization and run both …
It will if theres an easy out for people to an equally competent platform. This is interesting. Not everyone has the scale of someone like Unilever to be able to manage such migrations.
Last time I was at Unilever (must be 6/7 years ago now) they were migrating all their VMWare onto Hyper-V and migrating all of their Oracle DB onto DB2. They have a big estate - if the encumbent provider won't negotiate on prioce there are savings for an organisation that big in setting up, templating the migrations and getting on with it.
Be good if someone came along and made it easy for everyone else.
Opinion Broadcom has yet to close the deal on taking over VMware, but the industry is already awash with speculation and analysis as to how the event could impact the cloud giant's product availability and pricing.
If Broadcom's track record and stated strategy tell us anything, we could soon see VMware refocus its efforts on its top 600 customers and raise prices, and leave thousands more searching for an alternative.
The jury is still out as to whether Broadcom will repeat the past or take a different approach. But, when it comes to VMware's ESXi hypervisor, customer concern is valid. There aren't many vendor options that can take on VMware in this arena, Forrester analyst Naveen Chhabra, tells The Register.
The Linux Foundation wants to make data processing units (DPUs) easier to deploy, with the launch of the Open Programmable Infrastructure (OPI) project this week.
The program has already garnered support from several leading chipmakers, systems builders, and software vendors – Nvidia, Intel, Marvell, F5, Keysight, Dell Tech, and Red Hat to name a few – and promises to build an open ecosystem of common software frameworks that can run on any DPU or smartNIC.
SmartNICs, DPUs, IPUs – whatever you prefer to call them – have been used in cloud and hyperscale datacenters for years now. The devices typically feature onboard networking in a PCIe card form factor and are designed to offload and accelerate I/O-intensive processes and virtualization functions that would otherwise consume valuable host CPU resources.
Review The Reg FOSS desk took the latest update to openSUSE's stable distro for a spin around the block and returned pleasantly impressed.
As we reported earlier this week, SUSE said it was preparing version 15 SP4 of its SUSE Linux Enterprise distribution at the company's annual conference, and a day later, openSUSE Leap version 15.4 followed.
Comment Recently, The Register's Liam Proven wrote tongue in cheek about the most annoying desktop Linux distros. He inspired me to do another take.
Proven pointed out that Distrowatch currently lists 270 – count 'em – Linux distros. Of course, no one can look at all of those. But, having covered the Linux desktop since the big interface debate was between Bash and zsh rather than GNOME vs KDE, and being the editor-in-chief of a now-departed publication called Linux Desktop, I think I've used more of them than anyone else who also has a life beyond the PC. In short, I love the Linux desktop.
Cloud-native architectures have changed the way applications are deployed, but remain relatively uncharted territory for high-performance computing (HPC). This week, however, Red Hat and the US Department of Energy will be making some moves in the area.
The IBM subsidiary – working closely with the Lawrence Berkeley, Lawrence Livermore, and Sandia National Laboratories – aims to develop a new generation of HPC applications designed to run in containers, orchestrated using Kubernetes, and optimized for distributed filesystems.
The work might also make AI/ML workloads easier for enterprises to deploy in the process.
Samsung and Red Hat have pledged to work together on developing software to get the best from emerging memory technologies.
The Korean giant points out that a bunch of storage and memory tech – NVMe SSDs, Compute Express Link, the combination of high-bandwidth memory and processing-in-memory, and data fabrics – all need enabling software if they are to work well with the kind of demanding applications they're promised to, well, enable.
The tech is likely to be used in different tiers, while sharing memory across devices is well and truly on the agenda as part of a renewed push for composable infrastructure.
Red Hat Summit Red Hat has expanded its Red Hat Cloud Services that support the OpenShift application platform, adding new components to help with the development of hybrid applications such as a Service Registry, plus middleware to make it easier to link to cloud database services.
Announced to coincide with the Red Hat Summit in Boston, the new additions to the Cloud Services portfolio come along with updates to some existing components. The idea is to appeal to organizations struggling with the complexities of building applications for a hybrid cloud environment, the company said.
"Customers need solutions that eliminate complexity in their hybrid environments, enabling their application infrastructure to be more resilient, manageable, and observable," Red Hat senior vice president Ashesh Badani said in a statement.
Red Hat Summit Red Hat is targeting edge deployments with fresh features across a portfolio based around containerized software deployments that build on its Enterprise Linux and OpenShift application platform.
The push is aimed at helping customers adapt to the complexity of edge computing and speed deployments, the company said. Red Hat is now extending this with capabilities to help manage systems across the network, from the datacenter to the edge.
With OpenShift a key part of its edge initiative, Red Hat announced at its Summit this week that it has made available zero-touch provisioning for Red Hat OpenShift 4.10, the recently released version of its application platform based around containers and Kubernetes.
Red Hat Summit Red Hat has officially lifted the lid on version 9 of Red Hat Enterprise Linux (RHEL), code-named Plow, the latest major version of the dominant paid-for, commercial server Linux.
This release aims to roll out features and functionality without being too different from its older siblings. The IBM subsidiary said it expected the platform would become generally available in the "coming weeks."
Version 9 represents a number of firsts. It's the first major release since IBM's acquisition of Red Hat concluded in July 2019 – RHEL 8.0 came out two months before. It's also the first major version of the enterprise distribution since Red Hat redefined its free enterprise distro CentOS as being upstream of RHEL rather than a rebuild of it.
Version 36 of Fedora, the free community Linux distro sponsored by Red Hat, is here.
There are multiple parallel products under the Fedora banner, and they've all got new versions out, too.
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