Article: Equinix boosts Packet’s Tinkerbell open source bare metal provisioning system

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Equinix boosts Packet’s Tinkerbell open source bare metal provisioning system

Equinix has announced improvements to the Tinkerbell provisioning system it uses for its Equinix Metal bare-metal infrastructure as a service (IaaS) offering.

Equinix Metal, launched in October 2020, uses technology from Packet, which Equinix bought in January 2020. The enterprise colocation giant says that Tinkerbell already provisions thousands of servers per day for Equinix. It now has additional features, some of them with Peter-Pan-inspired names, and has joined the Sandbox program at the Cloud Neutral Computing Foundation (CNCF), the home of Kubernetes and other open source projects for containers and cloud infrastructure.

“Today we announced that Tinkerbell has added a bunch of new features and gained momentum since joining the CNCF sandbox program,” said Zac Smith. managing director of Equinix Metal.

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Article: AlmaLinux Foundation Delivers on CentOS Promise

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AlmaLinux Foundation Delivers on CentOS Promise

A nonprofit organization launched this week to oversee future development of AlmaLinux, a distribution of Linux based on code originally contributed to the open source CentOS project.

At the same time, CloudLinux, which created AlmaLinux in response to a decision by Red Hat to pull financial support for CentOS, announced that a stable version of the operating system is now available. CentOS itself was based on the Red Hat Enterprise Linux (RHEL) distribution that is made available via a subscription.

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Article: AlmaLinux, the $1M Drop-In CentOs Replacement, Is Out and Bound for Data Centers

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AlmaLinux, the $1M Drop-In CentOs Replacement, Is Out and Bound for Data Centers

Its creator, CloudLinux, built the distribution at warp speed, racing to fill the void left by Red Hat’s EOL announcement for CentOS. AlmaLinux, designed as a drop-in replacement for CentOS 8, is headed for data centers.

The company behind the new Linux distro, CloudLinux, announced general availability of the first stable release of AlmaLinux OS in a virtual event Tuesday. It was conceived just this past December, immediately after Red Hat’s announcement that it was killing CentOS.

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Article: CloudLinux Establishes AlmaLinux Open Source Foundation, Launches First Stable Release

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CloudLinux Establishes AlmaLinux Open Source Foundation, Launches First Stable Release

CloudLinux, founded in 2009 to make Linux secure and stable, today announced the general availability of AlmaLinux OS, the open source enterprise-grade Linux distribution created as a replacement for CentOS. The new operating system is released in a stable version and is ready for production workloads.

The company also announced the formation of a non-profit organization that will take over responsibility for managing the AlmaLinux project going forward. CloudLinux has committed a $1 million dollars annual endowment to support the project.

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