Linux/Open Source


VMware Increases Enterprise Container Efforts

VMware Inc. is building out its container technologies and datacenter cloud footprint with two new open source projects.

Mirantis OpenStack Adds Juniper Contrail SDN

Mirantis integrated its OpenStack distribution with Juniper Network's Contrail software-defined networking offering.

ONF Launches Resources To Prod Enterprise Adoption of SDN

Expressing some impatience with the enterprise adoption of open source software-defined networking (SDN) technologies, the Open Networking Foundation (ONF) industry consortium announced a new related open source software community and accompanying code repository.

Brocade Announces SDN Enhancements and New Switch

Brocade Communications Systems Inc. announced a new switch and software-defined networking (SDN) enhancements to its Brocade VCS fabric portfolio.

Study Shows Apache Spark Prominence in Big Data Analytics

The growing traction of the Apache Spark project in Big Data analytics was reaffirmed in a recent survey conducted by reactive programming specialist Typesafe.

Brocade Ships SDN Controller with Free One-Year License

Brocade Communications Systems Inc. shipped its OpenDaylight-based software-defined networking (SDN) controller that it says can help enterprises avoid vendor lock-in while testing the new technology. To encourage that, the company is offering a free one-year license for the new Vyatta Controller.

Plexxi Starter Kits Aimed at Software-Defined Networking

Plexxi Inc. is the latest software-defined networking (SDN) vendor seeking to provide enterprises with simplified access to the complicated network virtualzation technology.



Red Hat Aims High with Enterprise Cloud

Red Hat announced it's now seeking to become the king of the enterprise cloud services vendors.

Cisco Partners with Red Hat on Cloud Computing and Software-Defined Networking

Traditional vendor facing upstart challenges is under pressure from analysts and customers to adapt.

Enterprise Hadoop Vendors Sign Up Big Data Partners

Technical and financing agreements are latest in competition among Hortonworks, Cloudera and MapR.

In Surprise Move, SAP Backs OpenStack and Cloud Foundry

Traditional ERP and CRM enterprise software vendor joins archrival Oracle as sponsor of OpenStack Infrastructure-as-a-Service initiative.

Enterprise Private Cloud Leader VMware Chased by OpenStack

Research shows VMware, Amazon AWS lead in private, public arenas.

VMware Updates vSphere Big Data Capabilities

Tool helps configure, deploy, run and manage virtualized Hadoop clusters.

Salesforce.com Claims First Industry Initiative for Enterprise Wearable Computing

Salesforce Wear Developer Pack provides sample apps for glasses, wristbands, smartwatches and more.

Google Offers Up Tool for Enterprises To Manage Software Containers

Containers are a lightweight means to develop, ship and run distributed applications on different platforms.

New Red Hat Enterprise Linux OS Released

It's a next-generation "catalyst for enterprise innovation."

IBM to Power Up SoftLayer Cloud Service

Details emerge on the Power architecture IBM plan to use to beef up the cloud service it acquired last year.

Latest OpenStack Cloud Service Release Aimed at Enterprise Workloads

Primary new featues include tighter platform integration, single sign-on support, discoverability and the capability for rolling upgrades.

Continuuity Tool to Manage Big Data Clusters Goes Open Source

Continuuity Inc. recently announced it was open sourcing its Loom software used to manage Big Data clusters in the cloud.

An Open Horizon in 2013

Three trends from the open source community to watch in 2013.