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Survey finds Red Hat Enterprise Linux as the preferred commercial Linux in the public cloud

It’s no secret that Linux has grown over the past decade to become a de facto standard for running reliable, highly-available, and mission-critical workloads...and not just in a corporate datacenter. Nine out of top 10 public clouds run on Linux and every major public cloud provider, from Amazon Web Services to Microsoft Azure, offers multiple Linux distributions in their respective marketplaces. Even with all of the flavors for Linux in the cloud, one common theme stands out: Red Hat Enterprise Linux leads when it comes to production workloads. Based on a July 2017 study sponsored by Red Hat, Red Hat Enterprise Linux is the first choice for a commercial Linux on the public cloud and, more than that, the perceived market leader for current and new application deployments regardless of whether the workload is running in a...

25 things that are better because of Linux (and open source)

The original date of this post marked 25 years since Linus Torvalds shared the first iteration of a free, hobby operating system that he had developed via a short Usenet post. Of course, what became known as Linux is now far, far more than a hobbyist’s OS and spawned a wave of innovation that significantly changed the IT landscape. Bigger than just Linux (which is pretty big by itself), however, this movement birthed the open source movement, where like-minded communities of individuals could freely develop and share what would become the IT foundation of the future. As we celebrate the 20th anniversary of the term open source, the underpinnings of open source, from transparency and collaboration to freedom and broad dissemination, have spilled out well beyond the confines of enterprise technology to greatly impact both the...