The latest and greatest version of OpenStack, the open source cloud-computing operating system, is out. Called Juno, the new release brings more stability and enterprise-readiness than ever, according to its developers.
Open source software already can power your cloud, phone, tablet, PC and TV. And it may soon run your drone as well, thanks to the Linux Foundation's new Dronecode project, which brings together a group of industry partners to work on open source embedded code for unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs).
The Open Platform for Network Functions Virtualization (OPNFV), the channel partnership for advancing open source software-defined networking and data centers that the Linux Foundation announced last month, is now officially live. Here's what it's up to so far, and what kind of software it is developing.
Hoping to build upon IBM's promise to invest $1 billion to expand Linux and open source software on Power servers in coming years, Linux vendor SUSE and open source storage company MariaDB Corp. have announced a partnership centered on the hardware platform and the upcoming release of Suse Linux Enterprise 12.
Canonical, the company behind Ubuntu Linux, has added a new offering to its training and education initiatives. This fall, the company is introducing a five-day OpenStack cloud computing training program, which it no doubt hopes will help generate expertise and familiarity with Ubuntu-friendly OpenStack distributions.
What does it take to prepare SQL database storage for the Big Data age? Altiscale believes the answer is SQL-on-Hadoop as a service delivered through the cloud, which it has introduced through a new solution that it says is the first to make Hadoop File System (HDFS) data accessible through SQL interfaces.
ownCloud Inc. and Red Hat say they can deliver open source storage with lower total cost of ownership (TCO) and better compliance standards through a partnership that combines Red Hat Storage Server 3 with ownCloud's file syncing and sharing platform.
Is there still a future for GNOME 3, the open source Linux desktop that was once massively popular, yet in recent years has seen its preponderance wane in favor of alternatives such as Xfce and Canonical's Unity? Recent indicators say yes.
Red Hat (RHT) says its Big Data solutions are better than ever with the release this week of Red Hat Storage Server 3, which brings much greater storage capacity, better Hadoop interoperability and more to the open source storage platform.
What does the container virtualization market need to take off? Deployment, management and orchestration tools, according to StackEngine, a new company that today announced seed funding for its Docker automation solution.
Open source network functions virtualization (NFV) took a major step forward with the announcement of a new Linux Foundation initiative, the Open Platform for NFV Project (OPNFV), that aims to advance software-based networking, storage and communications.
Cloud host and storage vendor Linode has stepped up its bid for managed hosting business with the announcement today of new software and features that it is integrating into its standard managed cloud hosting plan.
NoSQL, object storage and Hadoop have ushered in a brave new world of storage technologies and applications for the cloud and Big Data. But Oracle (ORCL) thinks the future remains bright for MySQL databases, too, and has unveiled new technologies to make the traditional storage platform easier to administer and deploy.