• Docker

    Docker is an open-source program that enables a Linux application and its dependencies to be packaged as a container.

  • kernel-based Virtual Machine (KVM)

    Kernel-based Virtual Machine (KVM) is a free, open source virtualization architecture for Linux distributions.

  • British ISP deploys open source virtualization

    JT Global is marching to the beat of its own drummer with open source software, including Ubuntu virtual machines, ConVirt virtualization management software, and a unique approach to VM clustering.

  • How to improve KVM performance by adjusting KSM

    KVM Virtualization on Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6 is optimized for hosting environments with many virtual machines by using kernel samepage merging. But, disabling KSM can provide better performance...

Linux virtualization

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  • Microsoft submits Hyper-V drivers to Linux kernel

    Microsoft's submission of device drivers for Hyper-V to the Linux kernel under GPLv2 is viewed as both a coup for Linux and open source, and as a self-serving initiative to boost the company's position against VMWare. 

  • Red Hat explains open source virtualization shift from Xen to KVM

    Red Hat's Enterprise Virtualization Suite features KVM, not Xen. In this podcast, Navin Thadani, senior director of Red Hat's virtualization business, talks about the move from Xen to KVM and what it means for Red Hat's position in the virtualization... 

  • XenServer 5.5 supports SUSE 11 and Red Hat 5.3 and role based Active Directory

    The new Citrix XenServer 5.5 includes role-based access control via new Active Directory (AD) integration, and supports SUSE Linux Enterprise Server (SLES) 11, Debian 5.0 and RedHat/CentOS/Oracle 5.3 running as guests. 

  • Virtualization options for enterprise Linux

    KVM is taking over as the top ranked virtualization option for Linux, despite some of its stability shortcomings compared to Xen. Learn about virtualization options for Linux including container-based and desktop virtualization and where they are app... 

  • Red Hat and Microsoft finally partner on virtualization interoperability

    Red Hat and Microsoft announced a partnership for virtualization interoperbaility using x86 servers running RHEL 5.2 and 5.3 and on Windows Server 2000 SP 4, Windows 2003 SP 2 and Windows Server 2008. Red Hat becomes a Windows server virtualization v... 

  • Novell SUSE 11 to boost virtualization and improve interoperability, new VP says

    SUSE 11 will improve virtualization and interoperability says Markus Rex, Novell's new open source chief. Microsoft Server Virtualization Validation program certification for SUSE on Hyper-V ensures a larger virtualization market share for Novell, an... 

  • Enterprise Linux 2008: The year in review

    Linux made huge strides in maturity and ubiquity in 2008, as it delved further into virtualization, cloud computing and use in mission-critical environments. Our Enterprise Linux 2008 year in review notes some of the highlights of Linux growth this y... 

  • Linux update on IBM System p

    Most machines running Linux are x86 PCs. IBM's System p and Linux go well together, and Ken Milberg explains why and what's new. He gives five reasons to run Linux on System p, and shares some of the options for PowerVM, IBM's virtualization platform... 

  • With Ubuntu and CentOS support, rPath spreads its wings

    Virtual appliance maker rPath now runs on Ubuntu and CentOS platforms, though Red Hat remains a holdout. And now rPath has taken its appliance imaging technology into the cloud. 

  • Canonical's Ubuntu 8.10 server enhances virtualization

    Canonical's Ubuntu 8.10 server edition packs lots of new features, enhancing virtualization and security and offering Apache and JDK out of the box.