Ubuntu Linux has already enjoyed the distinction of being the most popular platform for hosting OpenStack clouds. But now, Canonical has taken its commitment to OpenStack a step further with the announcement of its own OpenStack distribution.
After years in the making, SUSE Linux Enterprise Server (SLES) 12, the latest version of the open source operating system, is out today, introducing enhancements for the cloud, virtualization, POWER8 compatibility and more.
Utopic Unicorn, the newest version ofCanonical's Ubuntu Linux operating system, which the company released Oct. 23, contains neither utopian philosophy nor unicorns. In fact, it doesn't introduce any major new features at all. But it does reflect a major shift on Canonical's part toward turning Ubuntu into a commodity operating system for servers and the cloud.
Mirantis, which describes itself as the leading "pure-play" OpenStack cloud computing company, today received its strongest affirmation yet with the announcement of $100 million in series B funding, which makes Mirantis the recipient of the largest investment of its kind in open source history.
Open source developers can be sure the software they're writing is a hit when even Microsoft (MSFT) wants a piece of the action. That's exactly what's happening with Docker, the containerized virtualization platform for running cloud apps, which will now be supported in Windows Server and the Azure cloud.
The latest and greatest version of OpenStack, the open source cloud-computing operating system, is out. Called Juno, the new release brings more stability and enterprise-readiness than ever, according to its developers.
Open source software already can power your cloud, phone, tablet, PC and TV. And it may soon run your drone as well, thanks to the Linux Foundation's new Dronecode project, which brings together a group of industry partners to work on open source embedded code for unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs).
The Open Platform for Network Functions Virtualization (OPNFV), the channel partnership for advancing open source software-defined networking and data centers that the Linux Foundation announced last month, is now officially live. Here's what it's up to so far, and what kind of software it is developing.
Hoping to build upon IBM's promise to invest $1 billion to expand Linux and open source software on Power servers in coming years, Linux vendor SUSE and open source storage company MariaDB Corp. have announced a partnership centered on the hardware platform and the upcoming release of Suse Linux Enterprise 12.
Canonical, the company behind Ubuntu Linux, has added a new offering to its training and education initiatives. This fall, the company is introducing a five-day OpenStack cloud computing training program, which it no doubt hopes will help generate expertise and familiarity with Ubuntu-friendly OpenStack distributions.
What does it take to prepare SQL database storage for the Big Data age? Altiscale believes the answer is SQL-on-Hadoop as a service delivered through the cloud, which it has introduced through a new solution that it says is the first to make Hadoop File System (HDFS) data accessible through SQL interfaces.
ownCloud Inc. and Red Hat say they can deliver open source storage with lower total cost of ownership (TCO) and better compliance standards through a partnership that combines Red Hat Storage Server 3 with ownCloud's file syncing and sharing platform.
Is there still a future for GNOME 3, the open source Linux desktop that was once massively popular, yet in recent years has seen its preponderance wane in favor of alternatives such as Xfce and Canonical's Unity? Recent indicators say yes.