Christopher Tozzi

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Open Source Storage Adds Oracle, Sun Veterans to Executive Team

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.

Red Hat Launches Partner Network for 64-bit ARM Servers

Red Hat (RHT) dove a little deeper into the ARM world this week with the announcement of a new Partner Early Access Program (PEAP), which it says will help promote Red Hat's open source software on 64-bit ARMv8-A servers and other ARM devices.

Linode Releases Open Source Cloud Hosting Documentation

Infrastructure-as-a-service (IaaS) server and cloud hosting provider Linode declared its library of guides and tutorials "open source" this week, inviting the community to peruse and contribute to the documentation for deploying cloud applications on the company's open source-friendly platform.

Vormetric, Rackspace Partner on Cloud Data Encryption, Security

Rackspace (RAX) is continuing to expand its partner connections, as well as its portfolio of cloud-hosting tools and options, with the announcement this week that it has joined data security vendor Vormetric's Cloud Partner program to bring new encryption and key-management features to the Rackspace public cloud.

Continuity Software Launches Disaster Recovery Partner Program

A new partner program from Continuity Software hit the channel this week. Called AvailabilityGuard Channel Partner Program, the initiative will focus on high-availability and disaster-recovery software vendors.

Collibra Unveils Version 4.3 of Data Compliance and Governance Platform

Close on the heels of its recent recognition by Forrester as an industry leader, data governance vendor Collibra announced version 4.3 of its data regulatory compliance platform this week, which brings features designed to appeal especially to the healthcare industry.

Linux Foundation Announces LinuxCon, CloudOpen Chicago

Keynotes from executives at Cisco Systems, IBM, edX and others, along with a Linux Quiz Show, Comic Book Hero Contest and workshops to promote women within open source development, are on the agenda for the LinuxCon and CloudOpen event next month, whose details the Linux Foundation has now revealed.

Rackspace Adds Support for MariaDB, Percona Open Source Databases

In a move that will please devotees of open source cloud storage, hosting giant Rackspace (RAX) has announced it will officially support two additional types of open source MySQL databases, from MariaDB and Percona.

Linux Foundation, edX Offering 'Intro to Linux' MOOC

In just a few days, anyone will be able to take the Linux Foundation's "Introduction to Linux" course—which previously cost $2,400—for free over the Internet.

Open Source Developers Promise New API for Dovecot Email Data

As a technology that predates even the Web by nearly two decades, email may not seem like something with a lot of room left for improvement. But the recently announced Dovecot Rest API (DAPI), which presents new ways for apps to interact with email data on the Dovecot open source IMAP email platform, could have a significant impact on enterprise computing and the way we use email.

Canonical Rolls Out Ubuntu Linux 14.04.1 Updates

Just days after marking the end of life of Ubuntu 13.10, Canonical has released Ubuntu 14.04.1 LTS, the newest version of its open source Linux operating system for desktops, servers, the cloud and (coming soon, maybe) mobile devices.

ownCloud 7 Release Enhances Open Source Private Clouds

ownCloud 7, the latest version of the open source file-sharing and storage service for building private clouds, debuted this week, bringing with it major end user experience updates and an innovative way to share files between clouds.

Zettaset Offers Hadoop Big Data Security Apps as Standalones

Zettaset, a major vendor of security solutions for Apache Hadoop and other Big Data platforms, has tweaked its distribution strategy this week with the announcement of a new product model that will allow enterprises to purchase individual components of its flagship Orchestrator security and management software.

Alpine Chorus 4.0 Aims to Increase Hadoop Big Data Interoperability

Have Hadoop distributions and other Big Data platforms grown too diverse and disparate to be useful in the enterprise? Alpine Data Labs thinks so, and has released a new product, Alpine Chorus 4.0, that it says enables universal data discovery and analytics across heterogeneous Big Data environments.

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