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Red Hat, Inc. on Monday announced Red Hat CloudForms 3.1, the next version of its open hybrid cloud management solution, available in September 2014. Red Hat CloudForms 3.1 extends enterprise-grade cloud management across private, public and hybrid clouds with additional management fe...
Every healthy ecosystem is diverse. This is especially true in cloud ecosystems, where portability and interoperability are more important than old enterprise models of proprietary ownership. In his session at 15th Cloud Expo, Mark Baker, Server Product Manager at Canonical/Ubuntu, wil...
In his session at 5th Big Data Expo, James Kobielus, IBM's Big Data evangelist, as program director for Big Data analytics product marketing, and editor-in-chief of IBM Data Magazine, will discuss how IT professionals should approach addressing the security challenges of IoT. He will d...
OpenNebula has just announced the beta release of its version 4.8, code named Lemon Slice, which brings significant improvements in different aspects. Sticking with its vision of bringing simplicity to cloud management, this release comes with improvements in the recently added Cloud V...
Twenty-two years ago today, a Finnish student by the name of Linus Torvalds sent an email that is now one of the iconic communications of the Internet era. In it, he told the comp.os.inix newsgroup – a newsgroup for all those using minix (from mini-Unix), a Unix-like computer operating...
"[F]or me, the Internet is over," wrote a disillusioned, disenchanted, and disappointed Pamela Jones today, in what she maintains will be her last-ever post to Groklaw, the site she founded in 2003. Just over ten years later, in the wake of the NSA scandal and the welter of assorted re...
Unless you live under a rock, you will be aware that Cloudscaling co-founder (and now Acting CEO) Randy Bias on July 24, 2013, wrote an Open Letter to the OpenStack community which ignited a Web-wide debate on OpenStack's direction and strategy. Since OpenStack is now three years old, ...
"There are a lot of reasons people love CouchDB," said Adam Kocoloski, co-founder and CTO at Cloudant, as he announced last week that Cloudant had delivered on its promise to integrate core capabilities of its distributed database service to the open source Apache CouchDB project, "lik...
Behind every cloud service or cloud-based solution, there are real people... A robust ecosystem of solutions providers has emerged around cloud computing. But who are the CEOs & CTOs behind those providers, who are the internal and external entrepreneurs driving companies involved i...
Mark Collier, COO of the OpenStack Foundation, has recorded a message for all of the global user groups celebrating OpenStack's third birthday during July 2013.
Red Hat put the full cavalcade of its new cloud widgetry on the market Wednesday priced at roughly a third what it would cost to use VMware, the private cloud rival Red Hat is out to unseat. Red Hat announced the widgetry last month but it wasn’t quite ready for...
"This new round of funding confirms the company's business model and growth potential," said Philippe Thériault, newly appointed Chief Commercial Officer for North America at Paris-based open source cloud computing company eNovance, as it was announced today that eNovance had finalized...
"As we continue to leverage our heritage in OpenStack and capitalize upon our strong leadership position within the hybrid cloud marketplace, it is crucial that we continue to build our brand and reputation worldwide at a faster rate than ever," said Rackspace President Lew Moorman as ...
Citrix founder Ed Iacobucci died at home in his own bed Friday after a 16-month fight with pancreatic cancer, the same thing that killed Steve Jobs. He was 59. Friends said his last few weeks were difficult. He didn’t deserve that. He was much too nice. He had led the design team...
The eagle seen flying over San Jose Wednesday was not a good omen for Cisco Systems. That quickly became evident from the way the creature befouled Cisco headquarters and beat its wings so that it sounded like it was humming the tune “Ding, dong, the witch is dead.”
Many organizations want to expand upon the IaaS foundation to deliver cloud services in all forms – software, mobility, infrastructure and IT. Understanding the strategy, planning process and tools for this transformation will help catalyze changes in the way the business operates and ...
At pennies per virtual machine-hour, the economics of cloud computing are both compelling and daunting to replicate. Whether you are building your own cloud infrastructure, building a public cloud or choosing a cloud service, there are key strategy and technology decisions that make th...
"Cloud computing in the enterprise is all about workloads," said Ric Telford is Vice President of IBM Cloud Services, as IBM today announced its intent to acquire SoftLayer Technologies, Inc. - the well-respected provider of a wide array of options for hosting applications in the cloud...
Splunk, the software platform for real-time operational intelligence, and Hortonworks, the Hadoop Big Data distribution start-up, have allied so organizations can get operational intelligence using open source Apache Hadoop. Their pact means that data can be moved between Splunk Ente...
It turns out cloud computing could be the most useful sales associate on the floor, and you won't have to worry about it stealing sales leads, ala “Glengarry Glen Ross.” With the help of cloud computing, some brick-and-mortar stores are combating showrooming, a trend where consumers l...
VMware covered its flank Tuesday when it went into the public cloud business hoping to prevent its installed base of 500,000 strong from skipping off to the likes of Amazon or Azure – which are reaching out to the enterprise – simply because it didn’t have an Infrastructure-as-a-Servic...
Calxeda, the ARM-making low-power microserver hopeful, has gotten some traction with Fedora, Red Hat’s open source Linux sandbox where technologies pregnant with possibility are developed and tested ostensibly by an army of community volunteers.
Cloud Computing is booming and so is Cloud Expo – now with Big Data and Software-Defined Networking as fully integrated themes. Here are the nine tracks we are serving up for you June 10–13 at the Jacob Javits Convention Center and below this brief note from me is a complete A–Z of...
MapR Technologies, the Hadoop house, Wednesday released M7, a Big Data platform that’s supposed to remove the usual trade-offs involved in deploying a NoSQL database on Hadoop. The widgetry packages Hadoop with HBase, the open source NoSQL database modeled after Google’s BigTable...
Eucalyptus Systems, Amazon’s private cloud partner, was expected to announce a new 3.3 release of its open source cloud platform Monday that promises its greatest compatibility with AWS yet. Its new capabilities are also supposed to make Eucalyptus the solution for developing and...
"In June of 2013 we are shipping Eucalyptus version 3.3 and again we present features to you that other cloud platforms are only dreaming of," blogged Eucalyptus CEO Mårten Mickos today. "We are adding three new services for scalable cloud workloads," he continued, "Auto Scaling, Elast...
The Future of Open Source Survey 2013 results were just recently released and the news is almost entirely good news for SaaS providers. In reviewing the results I see three new or improved opportunities for SaaS companies. As a backdrop to these opportunities it is important to keep in...
"HP provides the industry's most comprehensive hybrid cloud solution leveraging OpenStack across HP today extended its commitment to the OpenStack community with new and enhanced HP Converged Cloud offerings that enable enterprises to increase agility, speed innovation and lower costs,...
“The Nebula One delivers on Nebula’s mission to democratize cloud computing by bringing the simplicity, agility, and operational efficiency of the world’s largest Internet companies to all enterprises at a fraction of the cost of public cloud services,” said Chris C. Kemp, co-founder a...
Google has made an Open Patent Non-Assertion (OPN) Pledge not to sue any user, distributor or developer of open source software over specified patents unless it’s sued first. It’s starting with 10 patents all relating to MapReduce, the computing model for processing large data se...
“Our common interest in open source solutions has enabled OSSI to put together an all-star team of Government, commercial and community partners,” said John Farrell of HP/Fortify, OSSI's volunteer chairman and Chief Information Security Officer, as OSSI named several new members to its...
Blender is a beast. At least to a guy like me that is usual in code and not in user interface tools. Sure I use Xcode, Eclipse, and Visual Studio but they just give me a place to code. I have used Photoshop, GIMP, and Expression Studio which make you depend on the tools available but B...
PayPal is moving its 15,000 nodes off on VMware, the proprietary cloud platform, to the relatively unstable OpenStack, the anti-Amazon open source cloud platform backed by IBM, HP, Dell, Red Hat and Rackspace. If the migration is successful, then eBay, PayPal’s parent company, is ...
On 19 November 2010, according to www.whendidyoujointwitter.com, the account @GoogleCloud was registered with Twitter. 848 days later it has yet to tweet. But that may be about to change...
This year, Eucalyptus Professional Services is going open. All the way open," blogged Jason Eden, Senior Director of Professional Services at Eucalyptus Systems, this week as the open source cloud company ushered in changes in the realm of Education, Consulting, and Certification.
"Cloud computing’s not a panacea and it’s not the ideal solution for every business situation," wrote Oracle SVP Bob Evans recently in Forbes, "but at the same time, it’s no longer some nebulous (pardon me) theory whose risk is high and whose potential benefits are impossible to quanti...
Exposed to Facebook’s Open Compute notion, Rackspace has been enticed into building its own servers for one of its next data centers so it can “break down the engineering barriers that lock users into proprietary technologies” save money and get systems deployed on the floor faster. ...
Dell just released a technical preview of its private cloud widgetry, Dell Cloud Dedicated with OpenStack, and while it was at said OpenStack is going to be its primary cloud platform, used for both public and private clouds. The company intends to continue to offer overall solut...
“This year we’ve seen enterprises turn increasingly to Dell Services to help modernize and adapt their IT environments to manage the growing challenges and opportunities presented by these disruptive forces," said Suresh Vaswani, president, Dell Services, as Dell's CEO Michael Dell use...
Egenera has made a rare acquisition, picking a young Dublin ISV called Fort Technologies that brings the Massachusetts firm private and public cloud management sort of along the lines of what Cloupia is bringing Cisco and Gale is bringing Dell. Egenera, however, is way ahead of t...