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Thursday, August 3 • 14:30 - 14:55
Fedora Server – Where we are going

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After a brief analysis of where do we currently stand, we will elaborate on the conclusions to be drawn from this and what to expect in the years ahead.

Of course, the main objective is to continue to maintain a generic server that is technology-agnostic and unfettered. The outstanding feature is easy adaptability to a wide range of disparate use cases, requirements and business models. So it continues to be a "multiple purpose" server.

But at the same time, technical conditions and options are changing. Given the performance increases in server hardware, many use cases and business models cannot fully utilize the hardware potential. A broad market of virtualized runtime environments has developed for this scenario (VPS/VDS). We aim to better support this target environment with additional installation media and extend the usability of Fedora.

In addition, specific usage profiles have emerged. These include, above all, use as a VM host that also provides general services natively, e.g., a database service or identity management service. Another usage profile is the Home Lab and provision of an "economical and energy-efficient home server appliance". All these are kind of “limited multiple purpose servers”. In this case, we consider to alternatively use image based installation media.

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Peter Boy

Fedora Project Contributor
By profession, I am a scientist at the University of Bremen. With Fedora, I am involved in the Fedora Server Edition Working Group as well as the Fedora Docs team.

Thursday August 3, 2023 14:30 - 14:55 IST