Open Source Storage: 6 Benefits

Storage software creation, delivery, and support are all evolving at a high rate today. We’ve added open source coding, support-services bundling, platform pre-integration, code as a service, microservice architectures, and scalable  software-defined storage services to the traditional bundled proprietary code approach. Open source packages in the storage word are now mainstream solutions.

The acceptance of open source storage is no accident. The leaders in the space, such as Ceph and Gluster, are all characterized by large communities, well-organized communications […] Continue Reading…

Get Started with Snap Packages in Linux | Linux.com


Chances are you’ve heard about Snap packages. These universal packages were brought into the spotlight with the release of Ubuntu 16.04 and have continued to draw attention as a viable solution for installing applications on Linux. What makes Snap packages so attractive to the end user? The answer is really quite easy: Simplicity. In this article, I’ll answer some common questions that arise when learning about Snaps and show how to start using them.
Exactly what are Snap packages? […] Continue Reading…

The NVMe Transition


The buzzword of the moment in the storage industry is NVMe, otherwise known as Non-Volatile Memory Express. NVMe is a new storage protocol that vastly improves the performance of NAND flash and storage class memory devices. How is it being implemented and are all NVMe-enabled devices equal? And what should IT infrastructure pros consider before making the NVMe transition?

Background

NVMe was developed as a successor to existing SAS and SATA protocols. Both SAS and SATA were designed for the […] Continue Reading…

openSUSE Leap 15 Announced » Linux Magazine

In an interview, Richard Brown, the openSUSE Chairman, said that the focus of openSUSE openSUSE Leap is a super-stable release of openSUSE targeted for server workloads and professionals who use desktop Linux as a development platform. Leap is based on the latest release of SUSE Linux Enterprise. According to him, openSUSE Leap is an enterprise grade distribution that offers a great mix of packages from openSUSE Tumbleweed and SUSE Linux Enterprise.“Having a community distribution that […] Continue Reading…

SUSE Forks Red Hat’s Spacewalk Project » Linux Magazine

SUSE and openSUSE developers have forked Red Hat’s Spacewalk project to create Uyuni. The fork was announced during the openSUSE Conference in Prague, Czech Republic. Spacewalk is an open-source systems management solution which was upstream for Red Hat Satellite and SUSE Manager.Klaus Kämpf, SUSE’s Project Owner of SUSE Manager, told us in an interview with Red Hat,put Spacewalk in maintenance mode and the project didn’t have the developer bandwidth to accept new changes suggested […] Continue Reading…