Christopher Tozzi

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Linux Foundation Event to Highlight Docker, 3D Printing, MOOCs

Docker container virtualization, massive open online courses, 3D printing and running open source software in your car are among the featured topics at the upcoming LinuxCon and CloudOpen North America event. Each of those subjects appears on the list of keynotes for the conference, which the Linux Foundation just announced.

Telerik Open Sources Mobile App UI Software Code

Open source mobile app developers have gained new resources with the open sourcing of Telerik's Kendo UI Core. The package of user interface (UI) tools is now available under an Apache 2.0 license.

Dell, Red Hat Partner on OpenStack Open Source Cloud Deployment 1

Just in time for the release of Icehouse, the latest and greatest version of the OpenStack open source cloud computing platform, Dell and Red Hat (RHT) have partnered to deliver new private cloud OpenStack deployment solutions for the enterprise. They have also expanded their collaboration on all types of cloud solutions, public, private and hybrid through development of a new OpenShift PaaS product.

Linode Enters High-Performance Cloud Hosting Market with SSD, RAM Updates

Are SSD storage, gobs of memory and more CPU power enough for a smaller player in the cloud computing industry to unseat the likes of Rackspace (RAX) and Amazon Web Services? Linode, the hosting provider previously known for its Linux-based virtual personal server (VPS) offerings, thinks so, and has announced a $45 million investment to overhaul its cloud services toward this end.

ownCloud Promotes Scalability, Efficiency of Open Source Private Cloud

ownCloud, the open source platform for deploying cloud services using internal enterprise infrastructure, said it can scale just as well as traditional public cloud environments, while keeping data much more private. That's the company's conclusion based on testing results of ownCloud running on Red Hat Storage, which are on display at this week's Red Hat Summit.

StarWind Secures Funding for Hyper-V Software-Defined Storage Development

StarWind Software's software-defined storage solutions for Microsoft (MSFT) Hyper-V virtualization platforms have earned a significant endorsement with the company's announcement this week of a $3.25 million Series B round of financing.

Canonical's Ubuntu Linux 14.04 Open Source OS Almost Here

Trusty Tahr—better known as Ubuntu 14.04 LTS, the latest version of Canonical's open source OS based on Linux—will see its official release in another day. Here's what to expect when it goes live April 17.

Coverity Scan: Open Source Code Is Better Quality 1

Critics of open source programming may use the OpenSSL "Heartbleed" disaster to claim otherwise, but a new report from Coverity says open source code now beats proprietary software in quality. This week, the company released results of the 2013 Coverity Scan Open Source Source report, which found that, by Coverity's metrics, open source code has surpassed proprietary code in quality for the first time.

Ubuntu 14.04 Server Brings Virtualization, Automation, Storage Updates 5

Ubuntu 14.04, the newest edition of Canonical's open source Linux-based OS, will not make huge waves among PC and mobile users, for whom it brings only minor software updates. For server users, however, the latest and greatest Ubuntu release delivers more, particularly in the realms of automation, cloud-computing and virtualization.

Open Source Big Data Vendor Talend Adds SaaS Analytics Partner

Talend, the open source Big Data vendor, has expanded its partner ecosystem through new collaboration with Blue Yonder. Together, the companies will apply software-as-a-service (SaaS)-based predictive analytics to Big Data that exists in a variety of forms.

IBM Debuts New Big Data Software-Defined Storage Platform for the Cloud

Big Data is placing new storage demands on enterprises, and IBM is aiming to address their needs with a new software-defined storage platform for the cloud called SmartCloud Virtual Storage Center (VSC).

MapR Adds Open Source Apache Spark for High Performance Big Data

MapR, in partnership with Databricks, has added a key new feature to its Apache Hadoop distribution for Big Data. Now, the MapR platform integrates the open source Apache Spark software stack, which dramatically increases the efficiency of large-scale data processing, especially in conjunction with in-memory computing.

OpenDaylight Internship Targets Student Open Source SDN Developers

OpenDaylight, the open source software-defined networking (SDN) project sponsored by the Linux Foundation, turned one year old this week. And in the hope of celebrating many more birthdays to come, the project has announced a summer internship program designed to help grow the next generation of open source SDN developers.

Fedora Linux Plans Changes for Open Source OS 5

Fedora Linux, the open source operating system associated with Red Hat (RHT), has major changes on the horizon. That's the plan, at least, as open source developers discuss revamping the platform through the initiative they're calling

Attunity Releases Maestro BIg Data Management Platform

Information management vendor Attunity (ATTU) has added a new product to its software suite for Big Data. Called Attunity Maestro, the recently unveiled platform will help medium and large enterprises monitor Big Data information flows across different types of systems.

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