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A comeback for private clouds

Enterprises facing high cloud costs are taking a more balanced look at where workloads should reside and considering repatriation to a cloud in their own data center.

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Follow the cloud money

Led by CIQ, Oracle, and SUSE, the new Open Enterprise Linux Association is likely to fail without at least one major cloud vendor on board.

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The looming battle over where generative AI systems will run

Putting AI on cloud versus on-premises systems may seem like a simple decision, but it's much more complex (and potentially expensive).


Suse, Oracle, CIQ join forces to fuel RHEL-compatible Linux distros

The Open Enterprise Linux Association will provide the source code needed to create downstream distributions compatible with Red Hat Enterprise Linux, the companies announced.

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Cloud may be overpriced compared to on-premises systems

Cloud was the go-to choice for the past five years, but we could see traditional systems become more viable. Savvy architects consider all the options.

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How WebAssembly will transform edge computing

By enabling cloud-native back ends to run on operational edges, Wasm allows us to deploy business logic closer to users or data, even to places Kubernetes and containers can’t go.

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Megatrend alert: The rise of ubiquitous computing

Powered by edge computing, IoT, and 5G, today's systems are decentralized, context-aware, and real-time interactive.

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Red Hat kicked off a tempest in a teapot

The biggest threats to Red Hat’s Linux market share will come from the companies that make it easiest for developers to do their jobs.

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Red Hat ends the RHEL clones’ free lunch

Red Hat is forcing companies to choose a successor to CentOS Linux. Think carefully about the foundation of your infrastructure and who will support it long-term.

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Cloud computing is no longer a slam dunk

Data center hardware is cheap and cloud costs are high, complicating the business case for public cloud usage. Here’s how to evaluate your options.

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Getting started with MQTT in Azure Event Grid

The addition of MQTT protocol support paves the way to bringing SCADA control systems and other industrial IoT deployments to Azure. Here’s how to get started.

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Cloud-based IT operations are on the rise

You chose on-premises systems behind a firewall for security. Don’t look now; cloud-based systems may carry out those operations on the firewall's other side.

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Smart packaging with IoT goes beyond better tracking

Smarter boxes and a data-driven approach to product delivery create new opportunities for improving both products and customer engagement. Here’s how to seize them.

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How finops affects cloud usage and repatriation

Seeing spending in real time might increase or decrease cloud utilization for enterprises. In what cases will finops recommend a return to traditional systems?

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Repatriating cloud apps and data? Think it through

Repatriation is a good move for ill-fitting workloads in the cloud, but these mistakes can make things worse. Know your workload and what you gain or lose.

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How to use the ncdu command

In this Linux tip, we’re going to look at the ncdu command. It's a command that you can use to see how much disk space your directories and files are using. It will list them in size (largest first) order.

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5 priorities that cut cloud costs and improve IT ops

With infrastructure as code, virtual desktop infrastructure, and a proactive approach to incident management, you can help keep cloud costs reasonable.

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How eBPF unlocks cloud native innovation

By allowing Linux kernel capabilities to be extended without changing kernel source code, eBPF is bringing faster innovation, more efficient networking, and greater performance and scalability to the cloud native stack.

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