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TheSSS 22.0 Linux Server Out with Kernel 4.9.13, Apache 2.4.25 & MariaDB 10.2.6

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4MLinux developer Zbigniew Konojacki is informing us today about the release and immediate availability for download of TheSSS (The Smallest Server Suite) 22.0 operating system.

TheSSS (The Smallest Server Suite) is one of the smallest and lightweight Linux-based operating systems designed to be used as an all-around server system for home users, but it's also suitable for deployment in small- and medium-sized businesses looking for a quick and painless way of distributing files across networks.

Based on the upcoming 4MLinux Server 22.0 operating system, the TheSSS 22.0 release is here with an up-to-date LAMP (Linux, Apache, MariaDB and PHP) server suite that consists of the Linux kernel 4.9.13 LTS, Apache 2.4.25, MariaDB 10.2.6, and PHP 7.0.19 (PHP 5.6.30 is available as well as an alternative for those who need it) components.

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CoreOS and OpenStack News

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    With the rise of cloud-computing came many tools that have redefined the way we run applications on the Internet. Docker brought Linux containers (LXC) to new heights allowing applications to be tested and deployed quickly and in a reproducible manner. Containers went hand-in-hand with microservices architecture causing tools such as [Kubernetes][k8], created by Google, to be developed to help orchestrate scalable, Docker-based infrastructure. In an increasingly container-based world, new technologies at every level of the stack were created to adapt. At the operating system level, CoreOS was created and now Linode finally supports it.

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    It seems that system administrators will never shake the need for backups, even when they shove everything into the cloud. At the OpenStack Summit in Boston last week, a session by Ghanshyam Mann and Abhinav Agrawal of NEC laid out the requirements for backing up data and metadata in OpenStack—with principles that apply to any virtualization or cloud deployment.

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Linux on Servers and Networks: GlusterFS, Ceph, OPNFV, Containers, Bitnami, and Puppet

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Docker Getting Certified and Set to Grow in China

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Docker Inc has been busy the first two weeks of June with a series of initiatives that aim to help grow the company's business opportunities.

On June 5, Docker announced that its' Docker Enterprise Edition (EE) was validated as an approved to Dockertechnology for use in the United Kingdom (UK) G-Cloud 9 framework. The UK Government's Crown Commercial Service operates G-Cloud 9 as a way to enable public sector organizations to consume cloud services.

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Servers and Red Hat/Fedora

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  • Calçado's Microservices Prerequisites

    In May 2017, I gave a talk at Craft Conf in Budapest focusing on the economics of Microservices. You can watch the video recording here or read through the slides here. In this talk, I have briefly discussed a set of proposed prerequisites for microservices, which are the things I believe you should have in place before considering a widespread adoption of the architecture style. Since the presentation, the list has been referenced by other works in the distributed systems space, so I want to use this post to expand on these prerequisites.

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    Much has been written on the pros and cons of microservices, but unfortunately I’m still seeing them as something being pursued in a cargo cult fashion in the growth-stage startup world. At the risk of rewriting Martin Fowler’s Microservice Premium article, I thought it would be good to write up some thoughts so that I can send them to clients when the topic arises, and hopefully help people avoid some of the mistakes I’ve seen. The mistake of choosing a path towards a given architecture or technology on the basis of so-called best practices articles found online is a costly one, and if I can help a single company avoid it then writing this will have been worth it.

  • Container Technologies Overview

    Containers are lightweight OS-level virtualizations that allow us to run an application and its dependencies in a resource-isolated process. All the necessary components that are required to run an application are packaged as a single image and can be re-used. While an image is executed, it runs in an isolated environment and does not share memory, CPU, or the disk of the host OS. This guarantees that processes inside the container cannot watch any processes outside the container.

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Servers: OpenStack, OpenDaylight, Rackspace, and 'Serverless'

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  • OpenStack Cloud Evolves Beyond Its Python 2.6 Roots

    When NASA first started to evaluate building its Nebula cloud compute project, it evaluated dozens of languages, eventually settling on Python 2.6. In 2010, NASA joined with Rackspace to create the OpenStack project, with Nebula becoming the Nova compute project.

  • OpenDaylight Carbon SDN Platform Expands Performance and Scalability

    Carbon is the sixth major release from OpenDaylight and follows the Boron release that debuted in September 2016. OpenDaylight first started in April 2013 as Linux Foundation Collaborative Project, with the goal of building an open SDN platform.

    Phil Robb, Interim Executive Director for OpenDaylight told EnterpriseNetworkingPlanet that from the beginning, OpenDaylight was designed to be a general-purpose development platform for building programmable networks He noted that early releases of OpenDaylight put the core platform in place.

  • Rackspace Moves Forward as Private Company to Advance Cloud Services

    For cloud services vendor Rackspace, going private has been a very positive experience, according to CTO John Engates. In a video interview with eWEEK, Engates details how becoming privately owned has helped the company advance its cloud initiatives.

    In August 2016, Rackspace announced that it was going private in a $4.3 billion deal led by Apollo Global Management. Rackspace delivers both public and private OpenStack cloud services and also provides managed support offerings for other cloud providers, including Amazon Web Services (AWS).

  • Five Tips on Building Serverless Teams in an Enterprise

    Streaming video provider Toons.TV — owned by Finnish enterprise Rovio Entertainment and most famous for its Angry Birds cartoon series — has amassed some 8.5 billion streaming views in the past four years. Marcia Villalba, Full Stack Developer at Rovio Entertainment spoke at the recent Serverlessconf conference in Austin to discuss how her team reoriented towards a serverless approach to meet these challenges and to speed up their backend systems.

Containers and Kubernetes News

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  • Container Technology Drives IT Efficiency

    Container technology is pretty much hogging the limelight in recent times. During the paradigm shift from virtualization to container technology, many enterprises have been swayed to deploy container-based cloud software. Though containerization isn’t new as a concept, the rise of Docker has brought containerization into focus in the IT industry. Docker is a big name in this landscape as it simplifies application deployment process in a cost-effective manner. This makes Docker one of the interesting products in the container technology realm.

  • Containers Running Containers with LinuxKit

    Some genuinely exciting news piqued my interest at this year’s DockerCon, that being the new operating system (OS) LinuxKit, which was announced and is immediately on offer from the undisputed heavyweight container company, Docker. The container giant has announced a flexible, extensible operating system where system services run inside containers for portability. You might be surprised to hear that even includes the Docker runtime daemon itself.

    In this article, I’ll take a quick look at what’s promised in LinuxKit, how to try it out for yourself, and look also at ever-shrinking, optimized containers.

  • ​Oracle to use Kubernetes to manage its cloud containers

    Seven years ago, Oracle wanted to be a Linux power. So, Oracle chairman Larry Ellison and the company cloned Red Hat Enterprise Linux (RHEL) into Oracle Linux. Then, Oracle, after Ellison first dismissed the cloud, decided it would be a cloud power.

    Neither move has worked out that well. Now that managing containers has become a de rigeur for serious cloud companies, Oracle is partnering with CoreOS to do the heavy open-source lifting.

  • Webinar: How to get started with your Kubernetes strategy

Linux on Servers: CoreOS, ClearOS, and Aruba

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  • The Linux cloud swap that spells trouble for Microsoft and VMware

    Summary? Now both Docker and CoreOS rkt containers can be started in actual VMs, for additional isolation and security – whereas a Linux distro vendor is offering a container system that aims to look and work like a hypervisor. These are strange times. Perhaps the only common element is that it's bad news for both VMware and Microsoft.

  • CoreOS Advances Tectonic Container Platform to Open Cloud Services

    CoreOS is extending its Tectonic Kubernetes container management and orchestration system with new deployment options and security capabilities. The new capabilities were announced at the CoreOS Fest conference in San Francisco held on May 31 and June 1.

    A core theme for CoreOS with the new updates and the overall platform is to enable flexibility and choice for users.

    "Cloud services have a big secret—after using the services for a year or two, the bill will be through the roof and you'll be completely locked in," Alex Polvi, CEO of CoreOS, told eWEEK.

  • HPE Targets SMBs with New Servers and ClearOS Linux

    Hewlett Packard Enterprise (HPE) on Monday turned its focus to small and medium size businesses (SMBs) with news of a partnership with ClearCenter to bring ClearOS, a Linux-based operating system, to HPE Proliant servers. The vendor also announced that it’s refreshing and broadening its Proliant server portfolio.

  • HPE Targets SOHOs, SMBs With New Servers, Linux OS Bundles

    HPE is making a SOHO and SMB server play as it bundles ClearOS Linux on ProLiant servers and unveils several new servers targeting small and midsized business customers.

  • HPE's Aruba Networks Debuts New Core Switch and Asset Tracking Platforms

    HPE's networking division is going right to the core, with new Aruba 8400 switching platform and Linux powered network operating system.

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