F5 Networks to Acquire NGINX

F5 Networks will continue to develop the NGINX open source project and support the community around it
12 March 2019   1017

NGINX has announced an acquisition de F5 Networks, a company specializing in providing cloud applications and application delivery networks (ADN). The amount of the transaction will be 670 million dollars. F5 Networks will continue to develop the NGINX open source project and support the community around it. Igor Sysoev and Maxim Konovalov will remain among the technical managers of the NGINX project. The development of NGINX products will continue under the same brands.

Upon completion of the transaction, F5 Networks intends to invest additional funds in the development of NGINX products and integrate support for their own technologies for managing microservices and ensuring the security of applications based on the Cloud-Native architecture into them. The concept of microservices implies the division of complex monolithic applications into a set of separate services, each of which assumes a certain functionality of the application, and the application is implemented as a network of interconnected microservices.

Oracle to Release Unbreakable Kernel R5U3

The update for the kernel, that can be used as alternative for Red Hat Enterprise Linux used in the Oracle Linux is based on the Linux 4.14 
25 March 2020   194

Oracle has released the third functional update for the Unbreakable Enterprise Kernel R5 kernel, positioned for use in the Oracle Linux distribution as an alternative to the regular kernel package from Red Hat Enterprise Linux. The kernel is available for x86_64 and ARM64 architectures (aarch64). Kernel sources, including breakdowns into individual patches, are published in the public Oracle Git repository.

The Unbreakable Enterprise Kernel 5 package is based on the Linux 4.14 kernel (UEK R4 was based on the 4.1 kernel), which is supplemented with new features, optimizations and fixes, as well as tested for compatibility with most applications running in RHEL and specially optimized for working with industrial software and Oracle hardware. Installation and src packages with the UEK R5U1 kernel are prepared for Oracle Linux 7 (there are no obstacles to using this kernel in similar versions of RHEL, CentOS and Scientific Linux).

Key improvements:

  • Improved support for 64-bit systems based on the ARM architecture. Updated drivers for ARM.
  • InfiniBand includes on-demand paging support, which allows you to reflect memory through a processor for accessing unallocated pages of memory (page faults), i.e. consume memory when it is actually being used.
  • In XFS, a deadlock was eliminated, which caused the locks to freeze and not free.
  • CIFS resolved an issue that could lead to POSIX lock leaks and crashes.
  • Bug fixes resolving issues with incompatibility of certain equipment with QEMU / KVM.
  • Device drivers are synchronized with the Linux kernel 4.14.35. The driver for Broadcom Emulex LightPulse Fiber Channel SCSI has been updated to version 12.2.0.13.

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