Christopher Tozzi

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Oracle Unveils Linux 7 for Enterprise Open Source Cloud and Data Center

Oracle (ORCL) has unveiled a major new version of its open source enterprise computing platform, Oracle Linux 7. Alongside updates to the latest open source virtualization and storage technology, the release also includes the Unbreakable Enterprise Kernel 3, the company's signature value-added feature for its Linux distribution.

SAP Extends Open Source Collaboration with OpenStack, CloudFoundry Support

The future of cloud computing lies in open source. That's the message this week enterprise software giant SAP, which has announced significant new endorsement of open source cloud projects OpenStack and CloudFoundry, as well as the release of related developer resources.

Docker Acquires Orchard for Enterprise Virtualization Deployment

Docker's open source container-based virtualization platform has taken another step toward commercial viability with the acquisition this week of Orchard, whose Fig technology will make Docker easier for enterprises to deploy.

CloudSigma, OpenVPN Partner on Public Cloud Security

CloudSigma and OpenVPN say they can ease SMBs' main worry about public cloud adoption—data security—through a new partnership that will integrate an open source OpenVPN server into CloudSigma's cloud hosting platform.

PredictionIO Raises $2.5M for Open Source Machine Learning Software

PredictionIO, the open source machine learning platform, has received a big boost with the announcement of $2.5 million in seed funding, which it says it will use to make its automated data interpretation and prediction platform widely available to open source developers.

FoundationDB, DataRPM Partner on NoSQL Big Data Analytics

In a deal centered on combining NoSQL data storage with cognitive, natural-language Big Data discovery and analytics, FoundationDB and DataRPM have announced a partnership that will bring their platforms together.

Xen Unveils Mirage OS 2.0 for Open Source Virtual Cloud Apps

The open source Xen Project believes it has made it easier than ever to "compile your own cloud" with the release of MirageOS v2.0, which simplifies and optimizes deployment of cloud-based apps running on the Xen virtualization hypervisor.

MapR, TCS Partner on Turnkey Hadoop Big Data Analytics

Enterprise adoption of Big Data analytics took another step forward this week with the announcement of a partnership between MapR, the Hadoop vendor, and Tata Consultancy Services (TCS). The deal aims to make it easier for businesses to leverage Big Data in new ways.

Catbird 6.0 Provides OpenStack Cloud Security Policy Automation

Enterprise adoption of OpenStack is taking off, and value-added security solutions for the open source cloud computing operating system are close behind. This week, Catbird announced version 6.0 of its cloud security platform, which it describes as the channel's first "security policy automation for private and hybrid cloud environments."

Colosa Updates ProcessMaker Cloud BPM/Workflow Suite

Colosa has rolled out a new version of its open source business-process management (BPM) and workflow platform, ProcessMaker, which is available in the form of both a cloud-based SaaS offering and a software download that users can install directly on their bare-metal or virtual servers.

Mirantis OpenStack Integrates with Oracle Linux, VM

Mirantis and Oracle (ORCL) have become closer bedfellows with the announcement of Oracle Linux and Oracle VM integration into the Mirantis OpenStack distribution, a move that also widens the rift separating these two partners from Red Hat (RHT).

Red Hat Updates Open Source Ceph Cloud Storage

Building on its acquisition back in March of the Inktank open source distributed storage platform, Red Hat (RHT) has unveiled Inktank Ceph Enterprise 1.2, which adds several major new features for cloud and Big Data storage.

Rackspace Adds Managed Cloud Server Hosting Plans 1

Rackspace (RAX) has a new strategy for keeping competitive in the cloud hosting market, and it's all about offering cloud management expertise and support alongside hosting infrastructure. Starting this week, Rackspace will be offering two new managed cloud service plans. The base package, called Managed Infrastructure, provides guidance in cloud architecture, security, development and deployment, in addition to general support and around-the-clock access to Rackspace engineering staff.

Cloudera, Capgemini Partner on Hadoop Big Data Services

Consulting and outsourcing vendor Capgemini has partnered with Cloudera, which specializes in Hadoop Big Data management, to deliver new data analytics tools for the enterprise. Through the partnership, the companies will be offering two major new products.

Red Hat Extends Support, VMware Integration for OpenStack Platform

An updated support lifecycle, enhanced virtual machine support, improved workload distribution and more are part of Red Hat Enterprise Linux OpenStack Platform 5, the latest release of Red Hat's enterprise cloud computing solution.

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