Category Archives: Linux

Interactive Cloud OS 14.7

There are some last steps and goals to achive to have a good ISO image, but we are happy to give you a short forecast on Interactive Cloud OS version 14.7:

  • it contains a new Linux Kernel
  • has a fully functional OS
  • will deliver OpenStack Icehouse

This are the first new Sceenhosts:

Project overview:

Project-Compute-Overview

Network Topology:

Project-Network-Network_Top

We are woking hard to have a release- there are some last steps to take, though.

Thanks to all fans beeing patient!

 

 

Some thoughts on the wording of “OS” or “Operating system”

As you may have seen on several websites, there are various vendors playing around with the term “OS”.

In fact, “OS” in IT language stands for the acronym “Operating System”. An OS facilitates all peripheral and internal devices of a computer by handling, delivering and managing their functions and data.

Currently, HP is advertizing their new HP Cloud OS. But after we take a closer look at the Software, we find that it is based on Ubuntu, which is actually an Linux operating system. So, HP has really only designed a new graphical user interface (GUI) with some add-on tools to the OpenStack toolset. But this is not an OS, because it still needs an OS below to communicate with the computer.

It is very difficult for users to find out, what a system really does and what “cloud” is all about. And it seems to me that in the cloud area people tend to mix up with the definitions of devices and software. But this will just lead us to a total confusion!

In my humble opinion, this is not very helpful. If we do so, it would lead us to my favorite claim “Cloud is virtually anything”.

But if we make everything so “cloudy”, nobody will know what a software or project stands for.

To make it very clear, and since we have been asked to do so: Interactive Cloud OS is an Operating System. Yes, we do bundle it with the OpenStack Foundation GUI to give users a simple way to work with their servers and to manage the virtual servers and any services they wish to use.

But of course, if you don’t like the GUI, you are free to use another one with Interactive Cloud OS. There are alternatives to OpenStack… just ask us.

With our OS, you always get the freedom of choice.

Interactive Cloud OS 0.97-18 (public beta) released!

The Interactive Cloud OS, the Open Source Linux distribution optimized for Cloud computing and virtualization is released as public beta in a second edition with fixes.

Interactive Cloud OS currently runs on Linux Kernel 3.11.1.

You can download the Interactive Cloud OS in the download today! We will list the updated download link.

More versions and broader platform support is coming soon. To receive further information about Interactive Cloud OS and updates please enlist HERE

Interactive Cloud OS 0.97-16 (public beta) released!

The Interactive Cloud OS, the Open Source Linux distribution optimized for Cloud computing and virtualization is released as public beta.

Interactive Cloud OS currently runs on Linux Kernel 3.11.1.

You can download the Interactive Cloud OS in the download area.

More versions and broader platform support is coming soon. To receive further information about Interactive Cloud OS and updates please enlist HERE

Interactive Cloud OS – What is it?

Interactive Cloud OS is a multi-functional operating system optimized and designed for virtualization and cloud computing. It is not based on other operating systems or distributions, but designed and built completely from scratch – based on the latest Linux Kernels available.

With Interactive Cloud OS, you can run more than one operating system on your computer simultaneously (Windows, Linux, BSD, Solaris…). The amount of Guest OSes is limited by your hardware resources (CPU, RAM and HDD Space) only.

In a deployment with more than one server, resources can be shared and balanced among your Cloud and Virtual Machines can be shifted from one computer to another and even from one site to another.

By using strong VPNs, you are able to locate your servers all over the world and shift your resources as needed.

Interactive Cloud OS is Open Source and free: No license fees and no hidden costs!

 

The Benefits are endless:

  • Reduce costs by using less hardware
  • Enhance flexibility of your installation by moving your VMs locally or worldwide
  • Reduce the CO2 footprint
  • Balance the Load of your servers
  • Allocate more space dynamically when you need it
  • Use VMs for testing or updating procedures
  • Destroy a VM when a test fails and start a new one in seconds from your saved snapshot
  • Use snapshots to clone your installation
  • Use snapshots to backup and cold-standby your services
  • Secure your servers with central security management
  • Connect your cloud worldwide via strong VPN tunnels and act worldwide
  • […]

Curious? Get more information about Interactive Cloud OS HERE