It's time for another Readers' Choice issue of Linux
Journal! The format
last year was well received, so we've followed suit making your voices
heard loud again. I couldn't help but add some commentary in a few places,
but for the most part, we just reported results. Please enjoy this year's
Readers' Choice Awards!
We're all familiar with the idea of virtualized computers. Not only
are they a great way to better utilize resources in a server room,
but they also allow you to create and destroy servers in the blink of an
eye. That's perfect for a lab or training environment. Unfortunately,
it's always taken a rack of actual hardware to create a training lab
for Cisco hardware. more>>
Linux-based container infrastructure is an emerging cloud technology
based on fast and lightweight process virtualization. It provides
its users an environment as close as possible to a standard Linux
Take on "dependency hell" with Docker containers, the lightweight and nimble cousin
of VMs. Learn how Docker makes applications portable and isolated by packaging them
in containers based on LXC technology.
With Red Hat Enterprise Virtualization, data centers may take advantage of updated hardware without the expense of porting older applications to a new OS. See more in the following video from Red Hat, and then read the free white paper to go in-depth. more>>
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Linux enthusiasts might think the idea of running a Linux virtual machine
on Microsoft's Azure service is like finding a penguin sun tanning in
the Sahara. Linux in the heart of the Microsoft cloud? Isn't that just
wrong on so many levels?
Virtualization is now a staple of the modern enterprise. As more and more
shops switch to the virtual paradigm, managing those new virtual
resources is a critical part of any deployment. For admins using
Microsoft- or VMware-based hypervisors, powerful management tools
are available to keep their virtual houses in order. more>>
Why is it that the U.S. Government always releases a slew of RFPs just before Thanksgiving? I’ve been swamped working on proposals since the third week of November, but we got the last one submitted just before Christmas so it’s back to normal (or what passes for normal around here) for a while.
VirtualBox often is called a “desktop” virtualization solution, but it's just as capable of being a server solution. And contrary to what you may believe, no GUI is required; you can manage it all from the command line. more>>
Rather than installing a server, such as a web server, directly onto your main computer, why not install it in a VM? This sort of setup has a few advantages of security and convenience. These days, spreading resources out into the cloud is the in-thing, but consolidation is often underexploited. Hosting a server in a virtualizer such as VirtualBox is often a good approach for casual or occasional server needs on a home network.
As Linux continues to play an ever increasing role in corporate data centers and institutions, ensuring the integrity and protection of these systems must be a priority. With 60% of the world's websites and an increasing share of organization's mission-critical workloads running on Linux, failing to stop malware and other advanced threats on Linux can increasingly impact an organization's reputation and bottom line.
Most companies incorporate backup procedures for critical data, which can be restored quickly if a loss occurs. However, fewer companies are prepared for catastrophic system failures, in which they lose all data, the entire operating system, applications, settings, patches and more, reducing their system(s) to “bare metal.” After all, before data can be restored to a system, there must be a system to restore it to.
In this one hour webinar, learn how to enhance your existing backup strategies for better disaster recovery preparedness using Storix System Backup Administrator (SBAdmin), a highly flexible bare-metal recovery solution for UNIX and Linux systems.