Could the Chinese government supply what Linux needs to overtake Windows once and for all? Within China, at least, that may happen, if the new Linux-based China Operating System (COS) lives up to developers' promises.
SolidFire has moved to capitalize on demand for all-flash storage systems in virtual data centers, with the announcement at VMworld this week of support for Cisco Systems (CSCO) and VMware (VMW) in its converged storage platform.
VMware (VMW) is no longer content just to provide the virtualization hypervisors that power open source clouds based on OpenStack. The company is now offering an OpenStack distribution of its own, which it's pitching as a quick and low-cost cloud-computing solution for the enterprise.
The Linux Foundation has announced a new way for IT professionals to validate their open source software skills—and for enterprises to measure the talent of prospective employees—through a Web-based certification program.
What's the future of Linux for desktop computers and embedded devices? That's a question up for debate, but Linux founder and open source superstar Linus Torvalds provided some intriguing viewpoints in a discussion at the Linux Foundation's recent LinuxCon event.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.