Christopher Tozzi

Amazon Announces General Availability for WorkMail GA Platform

On Monday, Amazon (AMZN) announced the general availability of WorkMail, the company's cloud-based email and calendar platform, with the addition of several new features.

Amazon AWS IoT Cloud Service Now Generally Available

Amazon (AMZN) announced the general availability of its AWS Internet of Things (IoT) offering this month, which allows small devices to connect to the company's cloud platform.

Red Hat Unveils Makes Its Containerization Intentions Known
Red Hat has made its containerization intentions known by its launch of Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7 Atomic Host, an open source operating system tailored for running Docker and other container-based app platforms. The new product is based, in part, on Project Atomic, an open source, community-based project for building hosting platforms for containerized apps that launched in 2014.
Docker Acquires SocketPlane To Enhance Open API Platform For SDN
Docker Inc. has acquired SocketPlane to help build SDN APIs for the open source, containered app platform that it oversees. SocketPlane, which launched fewer than six months ago, focused on building networking solutions for Docker.
Study: 50% Say Moving To Cloud Is Top Digital Priority In 2015
A new survey says 36 percent of respondents said the cloud was their most important consideration in planning digital business initiatives this year, and, for half, moving to the cloud is their top digital priority for 2015
Linux Foundation Announces New ContainerCon Event
The Linux Foundation has announced plans to launch a new event to assist with promoting open source containerization solutions. Dubbed ContainerCon, the event will take place in August with representatives from Docker, Red Hat, Twitter, Parallels and Canonical, among others.
Red Hat Exec Says Security Makes Paying for Open Source Software Worth It
In the wake of Heartbleed, Shellshock and other security and data privacy fiascos, Red Hat is emphasizing the value of its subscription software support for open source platforms, including Red Hat Enterprise Linux.
Dell and Big Switch Partner On Open SDN Reseller Solution

Dell and Big Switch have joined forces to bring software-defined networking (SDN) to the masses. That's what the companies are saying in the wake of a partnership announcement that will make Dell a reseller of the Big Switch Big Tap and Switch Light Operating System platforms on top of Dell's Open Networking switches.

OpenDaylight Project: Enterprises Demand Open Source SDN

Network admins want software-defined networking (SDN), they want it now, and they want it to be open source. That's the message from a survey commissioned recently by the OpenDaylight Project on current goals and adoption trends for SDN.

CloudPhysics Unveils Predictive Analytics Service for VMware Virtualization

Does predictive analytics have a role to play in virtualization? CloudPhysics, which delivers business intelligence for virtualized operations, seems to think so. On Tuesday, the company announced a service called Knowledge Base Advisor to help identify potential problems in VMware deployments by matching data about operational challenges to users' individual configurations.

RightScale Compute Conference: Cloud Computing's Present and Future
The RightScale Compute 2013 conference in San Francisco from April 23 through 26 will cover the latest cloud computing technologies, as well as the bigger picture for the cloud within the channel.
VMware Joins Open Source Software Institute

Within the virtualization world, VMware (NYSE: VMW) can hardly claim to be more friendly to open source than competing platforms such as KVM and Xen.

Canonical Enhancing JuJu Cloud Services Orchestration Tools
Ubuntu founder Mark Shuttleworth is focused on JuJu, a solution for deploying cloud services. JuJu is already mature and useful, but Ubuntu developers envision expanding on it in major ways in 2013, as evidence from mailing archives and Canonical announcements.
What the Cloud Means for the Open-Source Desktop 1
We've all been told that the "cloud"--whatever exactly we believe that means--is the future, and the desktop is headed for the dustbin. What we hear less about is the potential of the cloud for reinvigorating and redefining desktop computing. Here's how that could happen, and why it should.
Zarafa CEO Brian Joseph On Open-Source, the Cloud, and the World
If the story of the last two decades was about large American software companies constructing near-monopolies through the clever combination of proprietary licenses and vendor lock-in, the trend going forward is the unraveling of those monopolies as open-source developers learn to leverage the cloud. I recently spoke with Brian Joseph, CEO of open-source groupware provider Zarafa, about this shift, among other things.  Here's what he had to say.
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