Christopher Tozzi

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Eltechs Debuts x86 Crossover Platform for ARM Tablets, Mini-PCs

Desktop PCs using ARM hardware have yet to hit the market en masse, but the software ecosystem to accommdate them is already growing, as Eltechs demonstrated this week with the announcement of virtual machine software tailored for ARMv7 tablets, mini PCs and other devices.

Tesora Launches Certification Program for OpenStack Cloud Database

As the OpenStack cloud storage ecosystem grows more and more diverse, how can enterprises ensure compatibility between their OpenStack distribution and their database of choice? Tesora hopes that providing a solution to that quandry can help win it customers through a new certification program.

HyTrust, Intel Partner to Add Physical Data Security to Cloud

By allowing data to be stored and accessed from anywhere, cloud computing makes geography relatively meaningless, and that's usually a good thing. But what if data security policies require the enforcement of physical boundaries? That's the challenge HyTrust and Intel are now hoping to solve through an initiative focused on securing applications and data in the cloud.

Rackspace Adds Redis Open Source Data Store Support to ObjectRocket

In a move that should help further expand Rackspace's (RAX) appeal to next-generation app developers for the cloud, the company has integrated Redis, the open source in-memory key-value data server, into ObjectRocket, the DBaaS platform that Rackspace acquired in 2013.

ClusterHQ Flocker Aims to Simplify Data Migration for Docker Cloud

The Docker open source containerized virtualization ecosystem has taken another important step forward with the introduction of Flocker from ClusterHQ, a platform that promises to make data as portable as applications by including databases and key-value stores inside Docker containers.

Cisco CVD Documents Hadoop as a Service for Ubuntu OpenStack

Canonical has won Cisco Systems' (CSCO) stamp of approval for deploying Hadoop as a service on Ubuntu OpenStack, the open source, Linux-based cloud server platform. Now, enterprises can access detailed documentation provided by Cisco for configuring Hadoop and other Big Data software on Ubuntu.

IBM, Linux Foundation, Universities Partner on Open Source Mainframe Computing

IBM says the channel is in dire need of more professionals with mainframe server administration expertise, and just in time for the new school year, it is promoting a partnership with the Linux Foundation, Marist College and Syracuse University to deliver those skills through a new series of MOOCs on open source operating systems.

NoSQL MongoDB Storage Vendor Compose Integrates ElasticSearch

Compose, which specializes in offering MongoDB NoSQl stroage in database-as-a-service form, has integrated open source ElasticSearch data analytics into its platform and changed its name from MongoHQ.

Basho Adds Scalability, S3 API Compatibility to Riak NoSQL Storage

Riak CS 1.5, the latest release of the open source distributed NoSQL database for cloud storage from Basho, is out this week, with new features aimed at enhancing performance, scalability, Amazon S3 compatibility and more.

Linux Foundation Opens 2014 Scholarship Program for Open Source Training 1

The Linux Foundation is once again this year sponsoring scholarships for students and young professionals interested in open source software development through the Linux Training Scholarship Program, which is now accepting applications.

MongoHQ, GoGrid Partner on MongoDB Big Data Storage

MongoHQ and GoGrid have partnered to deliver a turnkey NoSQL MongoDB storage solution, which they say will make it easier to perform Big Data analytics with no major investment in time or resources.

AWS Names MapR a Big Data Competency Partner for Hadoop Distribution

MapR's Big Data platform, based on open source Apache Hadoop, gained the endorsement of Amazon Web Services (AWS), which has included the company's software as the first Hadoop distribution in the new AWS Partner Network (APN) Competency Program.

Fedora Linux Developers Eye Docker and More for Fedora Cloud, the major revamping of Fedora Linux, is shaping up to feature tight integration with container-based virtualization for the cloud, according to a recent discussion among developers of the open source operating system, which forms the basis for Red Hat Enterprise Linux (RHEL).

Open Source Storage Adds Oracle, Sun Veterans to Executive Team 1

Open Source Storage (OSS), the recently relaunched company that bills itself as "the only true end-to-end open source storage solution," added two new executives this week who bring experience from Oracle (ORCL), Sun and elsewhere.

Linux Foundation Adds Embedded, Cloud Computing Members

The Linux Foundation has extended its partner network further this week with the addition of BearingPoint GmbH, Daynix, Linaro Limited and Systena, which will add to the open source consortium's strengths in cloud computing, Internet of Things technology, Linux-based embedded automotive computers and more.

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