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Red Hat and Fedora: Container-Native Storage, Omnetric, systemd 235 and More

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Dynamic Users with systemd

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Today we released systemd 235. Among other improvements this greatly extends the dynamic user logic of systemd. Dynamic users are a powerful but little known concept, supported in its basic form since systemd 232. With this blog story I hope to make it a bit better known.

The UNIX user concept is the most basic and well-understood security concept in POSIX operating systems. It is UNIX/POSIX' primary security concept, the one everybody can agree on, and most security concepts that came after it (such as process capabilities, SELinux and other MACs, user name-spaces, …) in some form or another build on it, extend it or at least interface with it. If you build a Linux kernel with all security features turned off, the user concept is pretty much the one you'll still retain.

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Servers and Red Hat: Cloud Management Suite, Paravirtualization, Gluster

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  • Cloud Management Suite Announces Support for Linux

    "Although Windows is predominantly used at the desktop, many organizations run Linux on their servers," said Diane Roger, Chief Product Officer for Cloud Management Suite.

  • Which OSes include paravirtualization support?

    Certain versions of the Linux kernel offer more complete and uniform support for paravirtualization than others due to the open source nature of Linux.

  • Red Hat Stretches Gluster Clustered Storage Under Containers

    Red Hat has been aggressive in building out its capabilities around containers. The company last month unveiled its OpenShift Container Platform 3.6, its enterprise-grade Kubernetes container platform for cloud native applications that added enhanced security features and greater consistency across hybrid and multi-cloud deployments.

    A couple of weeks later, Red Hat and Microsoft expanded their alliance to make it easier for organizations to adopt containers. Red Hat last year debuted OpenShift 3.0, which was based on the open source Kubernetes orchestration system and Docker containers, and the company has since continued to roll out enhancements to the platform.

  • Why Investors remained confident on Bank of America Corporation (BAC), Red Hat, Inc. (RHT)?

Red Hat: Container-Native Storage 3.6, Brinker Selects Red Hat, Financial News

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Red Hat and Fedora: "Enterprise Software", Fedora 27 Beta, Ansible RPMs

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  • Is Red Hat’s Open Source Software Threatening Enterprise Software? [Ed: No, FOSS is "Enterprise Software", but it's clear the author tries to imply otherwise (proprietary software FUD)]

    Earlier in the series, we discussed Red Hat’s (RHT) better-than-expected fiscal 2Q18 earnings as well as its role in the popularization and adoption of open source software. Leading enterprise software companies who were earlier wary of open source software have jumped on the bandwagon. For example, Microsoft (MSFT) is increasingly turning towards Linux and the open source software movement.

  • Red Hat, Inc. (RHT) Stake Lowered by Fiera Capital Corp
  • Alliancebernstein L.P. Has $36.11 Million Position in Red Hat, Inc. (RHT)
  • Fedora 27 Beta Released

    After being delayed by two weeks due to bugs, the beta of Fedora 27 is shipping this morning.

    Fedora 27 Beta ships with a variety of updates as outlined in this morning's Fedora 27 feature overview ranging from the latest GNOME components to plenty of "under the hood" work.

  • Announcing the release of Fedora 27 Beta

    From the desk of Fedora Project Leader Matthew Miller: The Fedora Project is pleased to announce the immediate availability of Fedora 27 Beta, the next big step towards our exciting Fedora 27 release in November.

  • Where is the beta for Fedora Server 27?

    The Fedora Project just released the beta version of Fedora 27, including Fedora Workstation and Fedora Atomic Host. Since Fedora ships with three editions, you may be wondering: where’s Fedora 27 Server beta?

  • Stepping down from the Fedora Project

    Joining the Fedora Project is one of the best choices I have ever made. I am glad I discovered the amazing world of free and open-source software. I am grateful for many opportunities provided. I am proud for my contributions to the project and the community.

    The Fedora Project has an amazing community - its contributors, who connect from all parts of the globe, contribute their time, talent and skills for the benefit of millions of users worldwide.

  • ansible retired from epel7
  • Ansible RPMS are no longer in EPEL-7

    Ansible packages are no longer shipped in EPEL-7 as they have been included in Red Hat Enterprise Linux Extras (and similarly in CentOS-7 and hopefully Scientific Linux 7.4).

Fedora: Fedora Women Day in Lima and More

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Red Hat: FOSS, Microsoft, and Financial News

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Red Hat and Fedora: DHFL Pramerica, Ansible 2.4, CRIU, Fedora 27 Beta Imminent

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  • DHFL Pramerica Tastes Success With Red Hat Mobile App

    Life insurance companies are using open source to address IT challenges, transform and modernizeIT to help accelerate innovation, and achieve greater agility and efficiency.  In one such moves, DHFL Pramerica Life Insurance Company Ltd. (DPLI), a Gurgaon-based life insurance company, implemented Red Hat Mobile Application Platform to strengthen its mobile app presence in capabilities for their sales advisors, and enabling them to innovate faster.

    DPLI was looking for a technology partner to help them realize this by balancing their IT investments. The all-new state-of-the-art AceApp, designed to provide a 24/7 mobile office on-the-go for sales advisors, is equipped with features that can support the entire customer lifecycle journey with DPLI.

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    He added that Red Hat Mobile Application Platform and JBoss BRMS have enabled DPLI to be more agile and reach a wider variety of customers with specific demands.”

  • Are Analysts Pounding the Table on Red Hat, Inc. (NYSE:RHT)?
  • Ansible 2.4 available now in Fedora

    Recently, the Ansible Community recently released version 2.4 of their open source automation engine. Ansible 2.4 is available for installation in both Fedora 25, and Fedora 26 — and is also available for pre-release versions of Fedora 27. Ansible is a configuration management and application deployment tool that allows system administrators and software engineers to automate the setting up and deployment of systems and applications.

  • Taking off Red Hat, but not Fedora

    Red Hat, the name means a lot of things to me. Red Hat Linux was the first Linux distribution I ever saw and worked with. Later I moved into Fedora, and it became my defacto distribution from Core 1 days. Started contributing to the project formally from 2006, and joined in Red Hat for the first time back in 2008. People kept asking me why do I wear my Red Fedora everywhere, why do I feel so enthusiastic all the time? For me, it is always the people, the company itself started to provide a healthy relationship with the businesses and Free Software vendors (including itself). It is still standing tall and growing because of the people in the company, who still cares about Freedom. I left Red Hat for 11 months in between, and then came back to work on Fedora itself as Fedora Cloud Engineer in the Fedora Engineering team. Later Sayan also joined the team.

  • Lazy Migration in CRIU’s master branch

    Another interesting change about CRIU is that it started as x86_64 only and now it is also available on aarch64, ppc64le and s390x. The support to run on s390x has just been added with the previous 3.4 release and starting with Fedora 27 the necessary kernel configuration options are also active on s390x in addition to the other supported architectures.

  • Fedora 27 Beta Will Be Released Next Week

Red Hat: Wayland, oVirt and Finance

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Maxta, DHFL, Red Hat, and SAP

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