It's been a while coming, but Xen 3.0, the open-source code that lets Intel servers be subdivided into multiple Linux or Windows virtual servers, made its debut last week. The 2.0 version didn't do Windows, just Linux and BSD Unix. Xen 3.0 goes into the hands of developers, who will kick the tires and clear up bugs before a "hardened" version gets released to business users in the first quarter of 2006. XenSource Inc. will add a management layer for handling sets of virtualized servers at that time. Virtualization is booming, and an improved open-source option should help that growth.
[Interop ITX 2017] State Of DevOps ReportThe DevOps movement brings application development and infrastructure operations together to increase efficiency and deploy applications more quickly. But embracing DevOps means making significant cultural, organizational, and technological changes. This research report will examine how and why IT organizations are adopting DevOps methodologies, the effects on their staff and processes, and the tools they are utilizing for the best results.
IT Strategies to Conquer the CloudChances are your organization is adopting cloud computing in one way or another -- or in multiple ways. Understanding the skills you need and how cloud affects IT operations and networking will help you adapt.