Tag Archives: Open

3 open source projects that make Kubernetes easier

Clearly, Kubernetes is an elegant solution to an important problem. Kubernetes allows us to run containerized applications at scale without drowning in the details of balancing loads, networking containers, ensuring high availability for apps, or managing updates or rollbacks. So … Continue reading

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IDG Contributor Network: Open clouds – Let freedom ring!

Open clouds build upon all three of the open software models – open standards, open source, and open core – described in our last blog, “What does ‘open’ mean to IT in the cloud era?” Beyond the benefits of open … Continue reading

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IDG Contributor Network: What does ‘open’ mean to IT in the cloud era?

The term “open” when used in the IT context is an old and heavily used word. In an industry where new terms are introduced with incredible frequency, then age, and are discarded like napkins at a BBQ restaurant, the term … Continue reading

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Why Edward Snowden loves open source

Infamous government hacker Edward Snowden believes open source is a fundamentally better way to use technology compared to proprietary technology that he believes disempowers users. Snowden was interviewed at the open source cloud computing project OpenStack Summit in Boston via … Continue reading

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Open Source in the Enterprise: Challenges and Myths

Open source is all the rage, but isn’t exactly easy to adopt. An Interop ITX speaker offers some tips. InformationWeek: Cloud

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Microsoft embraces open source in the cloud and on-premises

With the announcement of a broad swathe of new data products and services at Microsoft Connect in New York City last week — including that the next release of SQL Server will support Linux (and Docker) —  the software giant … Continue reading

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Open source tool manages AWS Lambda apps

A new open source project from Express and Node.js-canvas creator TJ Holowaychuk lets developers create, deploy, and manage AWS Lambda functions from a command-line tool. Apex, written in Google’s Go language, also makes it possible to run applications in languages not directly … Continue reading

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Dell’s OS10 aims to open up networks, then whole data centers

Dell is opening up its network operating system, one step toward a data-center OS that could help enterprises emulate cloud companies like Google and Facebook. Operating System 10, rolling out in stages this year, changes the company’s networking foundation from … Continue reading

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Amazon will open London data center by early 2017

Amazon Web Services will open its third European datacenter cluster by early 2017, CTO Werner Vogels said Friday. The move will “provide … strong data sovereignty to local users,” Vogels wrote in a blog post. [ Find out how software-defined … Continue reading

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Samsung Open Source IoT Platform Aims to Bridge Connected Devices Gap

Samsung challenge Intel and Qualcomm with the announcement of three new chips aim at the Internet of Things market. Samsung also announced the launch of SmartThings Open Cloud, which will help developers create the applications using their connected devices. The … Continue reading

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IBM Strengthens Effort to Support Open Source Spark for Machine Learning

IBM is providing substantial resources to the Apache Software Foundation’s Spark project to prepare the platform for machine learning tasks, like pattern recognition and classification of objects. The company plans to offer Bluemix Spark as a service and has dedicated … Continue reading

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Amazon Alexa Voice Service Open To More Developers

Amazon is looking to open its Alexa voice service to more developers and offering $ 100 million to get the service off the ground. InformationWeek: Cloud

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Open Container Initiative Nears Container-Spec Goal

Multi-vendor collaborative adds new members as it works to finalize its draft container spec and run-time. InformationWeek: Cloud

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Airbnb open sources SQL tool built on Facebook’s Presto database

Apartment-sharing startup Airbnb has open sourced a tool called Airpal that the company built to give more of its employees access to the data they need for their jobs. Airpal is built atop the Presto SQL engine that Facebook created in … Continue reading

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Facebook Infer Bug Detection Tool Is Now Open Source

For Facebook, open sourcing Infer represents a gesture of goodwill toward the developer community, and advances the eventual goal of automated software verification. Doing so should also lead to improvements in Infer through external contributions. InformationWeek: Cloud

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X2Engine Inc. Ships Highly-Anticipated Version 5.0 of Its Open Source CRM Sales Software Company Reaches New Milestone

Santa Cruz, CA (PRWEB) December 08, 2014 The open source CRM software X2Engine has reached another major milestone in its history with the company’s latest announcement of the availability of version 5.0 of its open source CRM software, which includes … Continue reading

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Stacking up Open Clouds

Stacking up Open Clouds Finally, files stored on cloud servers or archived to cloud storage services containing sensitive corporate or personal data must be encrypted when not in use. Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7 supports full disk encryption using LUKS … Continue reading

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Quanta Cloud Technology (QCT) Introduces Integrated Rack Product Based on Microsoft Open Compute Specification

OCP EUROPEAN SUMMIT // PARIS (PRWEB) October 30, 2014 QCT, global provider of hardware to cloud datacenters, today takes the wraps off of its latest integrated rack solution. The new product is based upon the specification Microsoft released today to … Continue reading

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Canonical Adds Ubuntu OpenStack Distribution for Open Source Cloud Computing

Canonical Adds Ubuntu OpenStack Distribution for Open Source Cloud Computing Canonical has announced its own distribution of OpenStack, the open source cloud computing operating system, built on top of Ubuntu Linux. Ubuntu Linux has already enjoyed the distinction of being … Continue reading

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