Dell to Disable Intel’s Insecure IME » Linux Magazine

Intel’s IME (Intel vPro Management Engine) came under fire recently when security researchers found serious bugs that allowed a remote attacker to take control of the affected systems.“The exploitation allows an attacker to get full control over business computers, even if they are turned off (but still plugged into an outlet). We really hope by bringing this to light, it will raise awareness about security issues in firmware and avoid possible issues in the […] Continue Reading…

KubeCon Concluded in Austin, Texas » Linux Magazine

Kubernetes has become the Linux of the cloud. It has seen massive adoption in the last three years. The first release of Kubernetes was announced in 2014. All three major cloud providers, including Google (the creator of Kubernetes), Microsoft, and AWS now support Kubernetes. Even Docker started offering Kubernetes as an orchestrator along with its own orchestrator Swarm. Cloud Foundry has adopted Kubernetes as Cloud Foundry Container Runtime, and OpenStack vendors have already adopted […] Continue Reading…

7 Enterprise Storage Trends for 2018

Enterprises today are generating and storing more data than ever, and the trend shows no sign of slowing down. The rise of big data, the internet of things, and analytics are all contributing to the exponential data growth. The surge is driving organizations to expand their infrastructure, particularly data storage.

In fact, the rapid growth of data and data storage technology is the biggest factor driving change in IT infrastructure, according to the Interop ITX and InformationWeek 2018 State […] Continue Reading…

GeckoLinux Brings Flexibility and Choice to openSUSE | Linux.com


I’ve been a fan of SUSE and openSUSE for a long time. I’ve always wanted to call myself an openSUSE user, but things seemed to get in the way—mostly Elementary OS. But every time an openSUSE spin is released, I take notice. Most recently, I was made aware of GeckoLinux—a unique take (offering both Static and Rolling releases) that offers a few options that openSUSE does not. Consider this list of features:

Live DVD / USB image

Editions for the […] Continue Reading…

Software-Defined Data Centers: VMware Designs


These are best practices and proven practices for how a design for all components in the SDDC might look. It will highlight a possible cluster layout, including a detailed description of what needs to be put where, and why a certain configuration needs to be made.

Typically, every design should have an overview to quickly understand what the solution is going to look like and how the major components are related. In the SDDC one could start drawing the […] Continue Reading…