The OpenAFS Guardians are happy to announce the availability of thefirst release in a new stable series of releases, OpenAFS 1.8.0. Source files can be accessed via the web at: https://www.openafs.org/release/openafs-1.8.0.html.
This section contains presentations made by the Hillgang Group, a Mainframe Linux and VM user group which meets in the Washington D.C. area. There are also selected presentations by representatives from other companies, posted here with permission of the authors.
Consultant James Porell has written a four-part blog series on the opportunities and challenges he encountered migrating a Java application from x86 Docker containers to System z Docker. Sine Nomine Associates’ own Neale Ferguson, creator of the CentOS Linux distribution for System z, is cited in Part Two.
The 2018 VM Workshop committee is looking for presentation submissions for the upcoming June event at North Carolina Agricultural and Technical State University in Greensboro, NC. Presentations must be on topics related to z/VM, z/VSE, and Linux on IBM Z.
VMWorkshop 2018 has been scheduled for June 28-30 in Greensboro, NC. According to the website, "The VM Workshop is a grassroots non-profit organization made up of customers, ISVs, and business partners with an interest in the use and growth of the z/VM platform and Linux on IBM Z."
The OpenAFS Guardians are happy to announce the availability of the second prerelease candidate of OpenAFS 1.8.0.
In "You really should know what the Andrew File System is," a recent article for Network World, News Editor Bob Brown concludes that "AFS is indeed worth knowing about as a foundational technology that paved the way for widely used cloud computing techniques and applications."