Linux on Servers
Rackspace's expanded OnMetal bare-metal server service for OpenStack cloud debuts.
Rackspace is expanding its OnMetal bare-metal service for OpenStack, providing users with more powerful options to deploy applications in the cloud.
Typically with a cloud deployment, server assets are virtual and customers don't get to choose the physical underlying hardware, the actual bare-metal that an application will run on. The Rackspace OnMetal service first launched in June 2014, enabling users to directly deploy an OpenStack cloud onto physical hardware.
Swiss software start-up LzLabs has unveiled the world’s “first” software defined mainframe, designed to move legacy mainframe applications and data to open Linux server and cloud platforms.
Announced at CeBIT 2016, LzLabs says it is still undergoing clinical trials with ten companies, but it will be offered to customers both for use within their own datacentres running on Red Hat Linux-based computers and for deployment via the Microsoft Azure cloud platform.
The software defined mainframe has been five years in the making and if the testing goes well, LzLabs plans to launch it later this year.
So what’s left for Microsoft to do?
Well, if they announce AD Services running on Linux, you’ll know that their heart is no longer in the Windows data centre.