In a world in such a rapid evolution like the IT world, even operating systems are becoming obsolete. Some years ago the release of a new version of Windows Server was an epochal event, these days the width of change is way reduced and it’s perceived more as an integration to the previous versions rather than a turning point.
There are still a lot of new features for this new Windows Server 2016 that we cover in this issue, and perhaps the only real change is about the new licensing model that changes to keep pace with new processors that offer tens of cores. The second big news is the introduction of container, one of the hottest and most talked technologies in the IT sphere.
Containers represents a possible evolution, and by all means a different way of leveraging them, of the virtualization technologies we all know, and also an innovation that can make life easier in particular to developers. It’s not a phenomenon with the same range of virtualization or the Cloud. VMs, as a matter of fact, are part of the daily routine of every sysadmin, while Containers are a solution best suited to DevOps environments.
The actual bricks of the IT world of the future won’t be neither servers, VMs nor Containers: datacenters will be. In order to reach an higher level of reliability we will have to group different datacenters in a sort of “set” of Cloud that allows the reachability of such reliability, just as RAID, some years ago, dramatically changed the concept of data reliability itself.
Among the news of this issue, I’d like to note that we have two new sections devoted, respectively, to events related to the IT world and to the main news from the Datacenter and Cloud, Security and Content Management Systems (CMS, like Joomla and WordPress) sector. As you know we don’t have the utopistic goal of telling you in real time everything that happens in a such quick world as the IT one, so we’ll select the main news for you.