Christopher Tozzi

Contributing Blogger,
The VAR Guy
Canonical Eyes Telecom, NFV Innovation with Ericsson Cloud Partnership

Canonical, the company behind Ubuntu Linux, has scored a major partnership with Ericsson that promises to help propel the open source company in the open source network-functions virtualization (NFV) and telecom space.

SingleHop Adds Hosted Disaster Recovery to Cloud Products

Private cloud hosting provider SingleHop has added disaster recovery as a service (DRaaS) to its platform with the introduction of a new data backup and recovery option designed for VMware (VMW) and Hyper-V environments.

Will Windows 10 Play Nicely with Open Source, Other OSes?

Microsoft Windows 10—which, incidentally, is apparently at least 3.22 times better than Windows 3.1, the OS we knew and loved circa 1992—sooner or later will be upon us. And that could be bad news for open source fans, since the jury is out on whether the new Windows platform's UEFI Secure Boot feature will play nicely with third-party operating systems, such as Linux, that users want to install on their computers.

Red Hat Promises Security and Reliability through Docker Partner Network

Red Hat (RHT) took yet another big step toward commercializing Docker containers with the launch of a new partner program, Red Hat Connect for Technology Partners, that the open source giant said will help coordinate containerized app development and delivery across the ecosystem.

SingleHop Eyes Hyper-V Hosting Market with Server Intellect Acquisition

SingleHop is hedging its bets—or, at least, balancing its portfolio—on Microsoft Hyper-V as the up-and-coming virtualization platform of the future. This week, the company announced its acquisition of Server Intellect, which it said will help its expand beyond its current strengths in VMware-based cloud hosting.

Red Hat Diversifies Product Portfolio with RHEL 7.1 Release

Enhanced Active Directory integration and updated support for Docker containers are the headline features in Red Hat Enterprise Linux (RHEL) 7.1, the first sub-point release to the company's flagship open source operating system—which forms the basis for several additional enterprise computing platforms that the company has now introduced for containerization, real-time computing and POWER8 systems.

Red Hat Unveils Atomic Host Platform for Docker Containers

Red Hat has taken a major step toward carving out its slice of the containerization pie with the release of Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7 Atomic Host, an open source operating system tailored for running Docker and other container-based app platforms.

Open Source Foundation Sues VMware over Linux Code

The Linux source code is at the center of a court case once again, but this time, there's no shadowy patent troll involved. The debate centers on VMware, which has been accused in Germany of improperly using open source code.

PredictionIO Unveils Open Source Predictive Analysis Suite for E-Commerce

Machine learning startup PredictionIO> hopes to use open source to undercut the competition in the data analysis and predictive technology market. The company has unveiled its first suite of product recommendations and other similar tools, all available at no cost and with full source code.

Docker Acquires SocketPlane for Containerization SDN Smarts

Designing secure, reliable and user-friendly networking APIs for containerized apps is one of the newest challenges in the software-defined networking (SDN) world—which is the reason Docker Inc., the company behind the open source containerized virtualization platform, acquired SocketPlane this week.

Catbird and Mirantis Partner on OpenStack Security Suite

"Software-defined security" is the newest buzzphrase for the Mirantis OpenStack ecosystem, following the announcement this week of a partnership between Mirantis and security vendor Catbird centered on new, certified security and data privacy solutions for cloud users.

Marvell Eyes IoT Developers by Open Sourcing KinomaJS Code 1

Electronics hardware vendor Marvell (MRVL) made a bid to speed up Internet of Things (IoT) app development this week with its decision to open source its KinomaJS platform for building JavaScript apps on Linux, Windows, Android, iOS and OS X.

Red Hat Adds Cloud Consultation Service to Portfolio

Red Hat (RHT) entered the cloud consultation and support services market in a major way this week with the launch of its Cloud Innovation Practice, which introduces cloud setup and architecting solutions that go far beyond those provided with the open source giant's software products.

'Cloud First' Strategy: Who Has One, Who Doesn't and Why?

How important is the cloud to digital sales and marketing? Extremely, according to a recent survey from 2nd Watch—which is not a surprising finding. What is notable is the number of challenges businesses currently face in taking greater advantage of the cloud for operations, and the slow pace of cloud adoption.

Progress Extends Rollbase Cloud App Tools to HP Helion OpenStack

Hewlett-Packard's Helion OpenStack platform gained hundreds of thousands of potential new business users with the recent certification of Progress Software's Rollbase platform, designed for the development and deployment of cloud-based apps, for HP's distribution of the open source cloud computing platform.

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