Flexiant readies OpenStack support with plug-in-friendly Orchestrator release

  photo: JULIADEBOER PHOTOGRAPHY SUMMARY:The British company, whose software aims to help service providers enter the cloud game, has “opened up” its platform to allow more flexibility. It’s also preparing to support OpenStack, claiming it will make service provider deployments less painful. Flexiant, a company that sells service providers software to help them start offering cloud ...

Understanding a little more about /etc/profile and /etc/bashrc

  Recently I was working on an issue where an application was not retaining the umask setting set in the root users profile or /etc/profile. After looking into the issue a bit it seemed that the application in question only applied the umask setting that was set in /etc/bashrc and would not even accept the ...

New Cloud Hosting Server Templates Available – CentOS 6 + Ubuntu 12.04 / 12.10

QuantmWeb server templates for VPS Hosting save you time by pre-installing the exact operating system image you want. We’re constantly adding and updating server templates and we’re happy to announce the following templates are now available for all Cloud Hosting products: CentOS 6.3 (6.4 coming shortly) CentOS 5.9 Ubuntu 12.04 Ubuntu 12.10 After installing a CentOS ...

Canonical wants to make OpenStack less of a pain to deploy with Ubuntu Server 13.10

  SUMMARY:OpenStack may be on the rise, but its competitors often point to the complexity of setting it up. Ubuntu Server 13.10, due out next week, aims to eliminate that concern through the introduction of so-called charm bundles. Canonical will release version 13.10 of Ubuntu Server in a week’s time, not coincidentally in sync with ...

Ubuntu 13.04 boosts graphics performance to prepare for phones, tablets

Raring Ringtail for Ubuntu desktops and servers now ready to download. Ubuntu 13.04. The stable release of Ubuntu 13.04 became available for download today, with Canonical promising performance and graphical improvements to help prepare the operating system for convergence across PCs, phones, and tablets. “Performance on lightweight systems was a core focus for this cycle, as a ...