Topic: vms

Preemptible VMs for Google’s cloud, Rust 1.0, and Meteor raises $20 million—SD Times news digest: May 19, 2015

Google has announced Preemptible Virtual Machines, a new beta cloud technology for Google Compute Engine. Preemptible VMs are cloud instances that can be shut down at any time for short-term storage capacity at a low fixed cost. Google recommended them for distributed, fault-tolerant workloads that don’t require continuous availability of any single instance. The temporary … continue reading

SD Times GitHub Project of the Week: OSv

Cloud-based virtual machines are proliferating like mad, so it’s about time there was an operating system for them. Created by Cloudius Systems, OSv is a new open-source operating system for virtual machines, designed to execute a single application atop a hypervisor. Written in C/C++, the cloud OS runs Linux applications on hypervisors such as VMware … continue reading

From the Editors: Docker is the future

Docker makes maintaining VMs easier, reducing hardship for developers … continue reading

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