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 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.
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
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.
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 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.