CoreOS: A Distro for Virtualization!

The Virtual World
CoreOS is a thin virtualization specific Linux Distro that you should look into! CoreOS: A lean, mean virtualization machine NetworkWorld - By Tom Henderson - CoreOS is a slimmed-down Linux distribution designed for easy creation of lots of OS instances. We like the concept. CoreOS uses Docker to deploy applications in virtual containers; it also features a management communications bus, and group instance management. Rackspace, Amazon Web Services (AWS), GoogleComputeEngine (GCE), and Brightbox are early cloud compute providers compatible with CoreOS and with specific deployment capacity for CoreOS. We tried Rackspace and AWS, and also some local 'fleet' deployments. CoreOS is skinny. We questioned its claims of less overall memory used, and wondered if it was stripped to the point of uselessness. We found that, yes, it saves a critical…
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Proxmox VE 3.3

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Cross-posted from Dr. Bill.TV Proxmox VE 3.3 "Proxmox VE is a complete open source virtualization management solution for servers. It is based on KVM virtualization and container-based virtualization and manages virtual machines, storage, virtualized networks, and HA Clustering. The enterprise-class features and the intuitive web interface are designed to help you increase the use of your existing resources and reduce hardware cost and administrating time - in business as well as home use. You can easily virtualize even the most demanding Linux and Windows application workloads. Powerful and Lightweight Proxmox VE is open source software, optimized for performance and usability. For maximum flexibility, we implemented two virtualization technologies - Kernel-based Virtual Machine (KVM) and container-virtualization. Open Source VE uses a Linux kernel and is based on the Debian GNU/Linux Distribution.…
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VirtZine #47 – Video – “Open Source Wins Out!”

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VMware announces its own OpenStack distribution, VMware embraces Docker container virtualization, Red Hat's CEO announces a shift from client-server to cloud computing! (Click on the buttons below to Stream the Netcast in your "format of choice")  Download M4V  Download WebM  Download MP3 ("Right-Click" on the "Download" link under the format buttonand choose "Save link as..." to save the file locally on your PC) Subscribe to Our Video Feed http://www.virtzine.com/category/netcast/feed Subscribe to Our Audio Feed http://www.virtzine.com/category/audio/feed Also available on YouTube: http://youtu.be/WcRJdNnv9VE
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VirtZine #47 – Audio – “Open Source Wins Out!”

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VMware announces its own OpenStack distribution, VMware embraces Docker container virtualization, Red Hat's CEO announces a shift from client-server to cloud computing! (Click on the buttons below to Stream the Netcast in your "format of choice")  Download M4V  Download WebM  Download MP3 ("Right-Click" on the "Download" link under the format buttonand choose "Save link as..." to save the file locally on your PC) Subscribe to Our Video Feed http://www.virtzine.com/category/netcast/feed Subscribe to Our Audio Feed http://www.virtzine.com/category/audio/feed Also available on YouTube: http://youtu.be/WcRJdNnv9VE
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Red Hat is Moving From a Client-Server Company to a Cloud Computing Company

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Re-posted from Dr. Bill.TV: This is VERY interesting, they are betting the farm on Cloud Computing! Red Hat CEO announces a shift from client-server to cloud computing ZDNet - By: Steven J. Vaughan-Nichols - "Red Hat is in the midst of changing its image from a top Linux company to the future king of cloud computing. CEO Jim Whitehurst told me in 2011 that the Platform-as-a-Service (PaaS) cloud would be Red Hat's future. Today in a blog posting, Whitehurst underlined this shift from Linux to OpenStack. Whitehurst wrote: Right now, we're in the midst of a major shift from client-server to cloud-mobile. It's a once-every-twenty-years kind of change. As history has shown us, in the early days of those changes, winners emerge that set the standards for that era –…
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VMware Now Embraces Docker!

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Well, we were wondering what Docker meant for VMware, now, it seems, VMware is OK with Docker! VMware Embraces Docker Container Virtualization eWeek - By: Sean Michael Kerner - "The open-source Docker container virtualization technology has a new ally today. VMware announced a new partnership with Docker, Google and Pivotal to enable container technology in VMware environments. The news was formally announced at the VMworld conference in a keynote by VMware CEO Pat Gelsinger and discussed in a follow-up press conference. Among the key value propositions of Docker is that unlike a virtual machine (VM) hypervisor like VMware's ESX, each application does not require its own underlying operating system. VMware and Docker, however, need not necessarily be competitive technologies, and each can be used to complement the other. 'The best…
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VMware Releases Their Own Version of OpenStack

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VMware has announced their own branded version of OpenStack, called VMware Integrated OpenStack (VIO). VMware Announces Its Own OpenStack Distribution eWeek - By: Sean Michael Kerner - "VMware has been one of the top contributors to the open-source OpenStack cloud platform over the last several years, and now the company is taking the next logical step by announcing its own OpenStack distribution. The new VMware Integrated OpenStack (VIO) offering, formally announced at the VMworld conference Aug. 25, provides a new option in the increasingly competitive space for OpenStack products and services. Dan Wendlandt, director of product management for OpenStack at VMware, is helping to lead the new VIO effort. Wendlandt is a well-known name in OpenStack circles, having helped get the OpenStack Neutron networking project started (originally under the name…
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VirtZine #46 – Video – “The Mega Edition!”

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Cloud Computing World Magazine debuts, who's using Docker? Flocker storage for Docker, small business and Cloud Computing, VMware acquires CloudVolumes, vMotion even more powerful in vSphere 6, Microsoft Azure major outage, Jailhouse: a new hypervisor. (Click on the buttons below to Stream the Netcast in your "format of choice")  Download M4V  Download WebM  Download MP3 ("Right-Click" on the "Download" link under the format buttonand choose "Save link as..." to save the file locally on your PC) Subscribe to Our Video Feed http://www.virtzine.com/category/netcast/feed Subscribe to Our Audio Feed http://www.virtzine.com/category/audio/feed Also available on YouTube: http://youtu.be/q4CWMULad70
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VirtZine #46 – Audio – “The Mega Edition!”

VirtZine - Audio Netcasts
Cloud Computing World Magazine debuts, who's using Docker? Flocker storage for Docker, small business and Cloud Computing, VMware acquires CloudVolumes, vMotion even more powerful in vSphere 6, Microsoft Azure major outage, Jailhouse: a new hypervisor. (Click on the buttons below to Stream the Netcast in your "format of choice")  Download M4V  Download WebM  Download MP3 ("Right-Click" on the "Download" link under the format buttonand choose "Save link as..." to save the file locally on your PC) Subscribe to Our Video Feed http://www.virtzine.com/category/netcast/feed Subscribe to Our Audio Feed http://www.virtzine.com/category/audio/feed Also available on YouTube: http://youtu.be/q4CWMULad70
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A New Linux Hypervisor: Jailhouse

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Yet another hypervisor? Well, at least this one is complimentary! After Xen and KVM, meet a new Linux hypervisor: Jailhouse InfoWorld - By: Serdar Yegulalp - "In the world of hypervisors for Linux, a couple of names have come to the fore over time: Xen and KVM. But a new hypervisor called Jailhouse, designed for safety-critical and real-time use cases, made its public debut this week. Originally announced late last year by Jan Kiszka, a consultant and software engineer at Siemens Corporate Technology, Jailhouse is a partitioning hypervisor that can run other OSes or applications designed for bare metal. To run it, one boots a conventional Linux system, starts Jailhouse, then partitions the system's resources to different 'cells' that are each isolated from the others. Unlike other hypervisors, though, Jailhouse…
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