Microsoft Extends SQL Server to Linux

Microsoft announced that it will bring SQL Server to Linux, enabling a consistent data platform across Windows Server and Linux. For now, the core relational database capabilities are in preview (starting immediately) with availability coming mid-2017. “SQL Server on Linux…

Microsoft Now Lets You Deploy Red Hat Enterprise Linux Instances From Azure Marketplace

Microsoft announced some new options for Azure, including that starting now, you can deploy Red Hat Enterprise Linux instances from the Azure Marketplace. Microsoft announced a partnership with Red Hat back in November, and this is Microsoft delivering on that…

Linux Foundation Launches FD.io Open Source IO Services Framework

The Linux Foundation announced Fido (FD.io), which is an open source product aimed at providing an IO services framework for network and storage software. It’s initial software is now available as is a validation testing lab. 6WIND, Brocade, Cavium, Cisco,…

Linux Foundation Partners With Linux Academy on Training

The Linux Foundation recently announced a new partnership with Linux Academy on discounted Linux training for SysAdmins. The Foundation says it negotiated a special rate for Sysadmins around the world ($75 for 3 months). “Subscription-based training opportunities offer SysAdmins another…

Microsoft Partners With Linux Foundation On Azure Certification

Microsoft and The Linux Foundation announced on Wednesday that they have partnered to offer a new certification for Linux on Azure. “In order to become certified, individuals must pass both the Linux Foundation Certified System Administrator exam, and the Microsoft…

Microsoft Partners with Red Hat On Enterprise Linux for Azure

Microsoft announced on Wednesday that it has entered a partnership with Red Hat to include Red Hat solutions on Microsoft Azure. Red Hat Enterprise Linux is to be offered as the preferred choice for enterprise Linux workloads. The two companies…

Linux Foundation Announces Real-Time Linux Collaborative Project

The Linux Foundation announced the new Real-Time Linux (RTL) Collaborative Project, which sees Altera, ARM, Google, Intel, IBM, National Instruments, OSADL, Texas Instruments, and others working together to work on technologies for industries including robotics, telecom, manufacturing, aviation, and medical,…

Linux Certifications Growing In Importance To Employers

The 2015 Linux Jobs Report from The Linux Foundation and Dice was recently released. This forecasts the Linux job market based on a survey of Linux professionals and hiring managers. It found that managers are looking for more evidence of…

Run Linux In A Window On Your Chromebook

Google “Happiness Evangelist” François Beaufort announced on Google+ that a Google intern added support to run Crouton (Chromium OS Universal Chroot Environment) in a Chrome OS Window. This means people can run the Linux distributions of their choice on Chrome…

Red Hat Enterprise Linux for SAP HANA Extended To Open Hybrid Cloud

Red Hat announced that Red Hat Enterprise Linux for the SAP HANA platform is now available to be deployed across the open hybrid cloud. This of course includes via those public cloud providers certified by Red Hat. Red Hat says…