Future of Linux - Fedora 21 version for Cloud, Server and Workstation

Fedora is a Linux-kernel-based community-supported operating system owned by Red Hat. It comes with a free and open-source license and the aim of the Fedora project is to be the leader in cutting-edge technologies. If you want to see where the latest trend in enterprise operating system Linux is going, then you should look at Fedora.

The focus of Fedora is the innovation and integration of the latest technologies developed by the Linux community into a single operating system. Fedora project also ensures that latest the changes and features are available to all Linux distributions.

Fedora operating system comes in different variants: Fedora 21 Cloud, Fedora 21 Server, and Fedora 21 Workstation. Each of these Fedora variants has a specific scenario where it fits. But they all share a common set of packages including the latest Linux kernel, RPM packages, yum, and Anaconda installer.

Fedora 21 Workstation

Fedora Workstation is a typical desktop environment for software developers as well as end-users. New features in Fedora 21 Workstation include streamlined software installation, Wayland support which is next-generation display server technology, DevAssistant for developer's help that also integrates Fedora software collections to offer access to multiple versions of different languages.

Fedora 21 Cloud

Fedora 21 Cloud provides a pure private cloud environment just like OpenStack, and Amazon Machine Images (AMIs) for use on Amazon Web Services (AWS). The salient features of this variant are the Modular kernel for cloud computing, cloud image is 25 percent smaller than that of previous Fedora releases, also enables increasing and faster deployment for critical applications.

Fedora 21 Server

Fedora 21 server variant provides a common base platform for running featured application stacks, providing a flexible foundation for web servers, file servers, and database servers. It includes the three latest technologies to handle the management and installation of infrastructure services for the server. These technologies include Rolekit, OpenLMI, and Taskforce for various operations for configuring, monitoring, and managing servers. Fedora 21 Server also offers centralized authentication, authorization, and user information by storing user, group, host, and other necessary data to manage network security.