The VAR Guy - VAR, MSP and Solutions Provider News http://thevarguy.com/rss.xml en Rediscover the New Carbonite Channel Partner Program http://thevarguy.com/blog/rediscover-new-carbonite-channel-partner-program <div class="node-body blog-body"><p>For the most part, change is good. But if you’re a partner in the cloud backup industry, the changes in Carbonite’s new Partner Program will be very good—for you!</p></div> <div class="field-content-focus"> <span>Content Classification:&nbsp;</span> Marketing </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"><ul class="links"><li class="og_links first last"><a href="/blog/var-guy-blog">The VAR Guy Blog</a></li> </ul></div><p><a href="http://thevarguy.com/blog/rediscover-new-carbonite-channel-partner-program" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://thevarguy.com/blog/rediscover-new-carbonite-channel-partner-program#comments Guest Posts The VAR Guy Blog Wed, 30 Jul 2014 23:00:00 +0000 53381 at http://thevarguy.com Tintri Taps New North American Channel Chief http://thevarguy.com/cloud-computing-channel-partner-program/073014/tintri-appoints-john-schwan-new-north-american-channel-chief <div class="node-body article-body"><p>Smart storage for virtualization and cloud environments provider Tintri has appointed former VMware (VMW) executive John Schwan as its new vice president of North American Channel Sales.</p></div> <div class="field-content-focus"> <span>Content Classification:&nbsp;</span> Curated </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://thevarguy.com/cloud-computing-channel-partner-program/073014/tintri-appoints-john-schwan-new-north-american-channel-chief" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://thevarguy.com/cloud-computing-channel-partner-program/073014/tintri-appoints-john-schwan-new-north-american-channel-chief#comments Cloud Computing Channel Partner Program Wed, 30 Jul 2014 20:30:00 +0000 53451 at http://thevarguy.com <p>John Schwan, vice president of North American Channel Sales at Tintri</p> The New Security Sale: Network Virtualization for Micro-Segmentation http://thevarguy.com/blog/new-security-sale-network-virtualization-micro-segmentation <div class="node-body blog-body"><p>These days, there is a good chance security is top of mind for your customers. From the Target breach to the Snowden/NSA revelations to, most recently, the Heartbleed bug, vulnerability issues and other threats have elevated IT security to the highest levels of public and private sector organizations.</p></div> <div class="field-content-focus"> <span>Content Classification:&nbsp;</span> Marketing </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"><ul class="links"><li class="og_links first last"><a href="/blog/var-guy-blog">The VAR Guy Blog</a></li> </ul></div><p><a href="http://thevarguy.com/blog/new-security-sale-network-virtualization-micro-segmentation" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://thevarguy.com/blog/new-security-sale-network-virtualization-micro-segmentation#comments Guest Posts The VAR Guy Blog Wed, 30 Jul 2014 20:30:00 +0000 53411 at http://thevarguy.com InterCloud Systems Receives VMware Partner Enterprise-Level Status http://thevarguy.com/private-and-public-cloud-infocenter/073014/intercloud-systems-receives-vmware-partner-enterprise-level-stat <div class="node-body article-body"><p>Cloud solutions and service provider InterCloud Systems (ICLD) has been elevated to VMware Partner-Enterprise status, as the company continues to gain stock with the virtualization giant. The title of Partner-Enterprise is currently one of the highest partnership levels within VMware&rsquo;s (VMW) Partner Network.</p></div> <div class="field-content-focus"> <span>Content Classification:&nbsp;</span> Curated </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://thevarguy.com/private-and-public-cloud-infocenter/073014/intercloud-systems-receives-vmware-partner-enterprise-level-stat" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://thevarguy.com/private-and-public-cloud-infocenter/073014/intercloud-systems-receives-vmware-partner-enterprise-level-stat#comments Private and Public Cloud InfoCenter Wed, 30 Jul 2014 20:00:00 +0000 53421 at http://thevarguy.com www.thinkstock.com 3 Strategies for Successful Change Management http://thevarguy.com/business-acceleration-infocenter/073014/3-strategies-successful-change-management <div class="node-body article-body"><p>It has been said the only constant in business is change. Technology is moving at such a rapid pace that constant change has become the norm in most organizations, regardless of industry.</p></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://thevarguy.com/business-acceleration-infocenter/073014/3-strategies-successful-change-management" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://thevarguy.com/business-acceleration-infocenter/073014/3-strategies-successful-change-management#comments Business Acceleration Infocenter Wed, 30 Jul 2014 19:33:00 +0000 53481 at http://thevarguy.com Cisco Updates Training to Reflect IoT Skills http://thevarguy.com/information-technology-certifications-training-and-education/073014/cisco-launches-new-certification-and-tr <div class="node-body article-body"><p>Cisco Systems (CSCO) is beefing up its existing training and education programs with the introduction of several new networking certifications in a renewed focus on advancing the skillsets of IT professionals and specialists.</p></div> <div class="field-content-focus"> <span>Content Classification:&nbsp;</span> Curated </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://thevarguy.com/information-technology-certifications-training-and-education/073014/cisco-launches-new-certification-and-tr" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://thevarguy.com/information-technology-certifications-training-and-education/073014/cisco-launches-new-certification-and-tr#comments Information Technology Certifications, Training and Education Wed, 30 Jul 2014 19:18:00 +0000 53471 at http://thevarguy.com <p>Jeanne Beliveau-Dunn, vice president and general manager, Learning@Cisco</p> Responsible for Cloud Services? This May Keep You Awake Tonight! http://thevarguy.com/blog/responsible-cloud-services-may-keep-you-awake-tonight <div class="node-body blog-body"><p>If you a responsible for a cloud services infrastructure that you sell to customers, it’s quite right that you should feel a certain level of anxiety with regard to keeping it running and maintaining security. After all, your customers depend on you to keep their businesses operational.</p></div> <div class="field-content-focus"> <span>Content Classification:&nbsp;</span> Marketing </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"><ul class="links"><li class="og_links first last"><a href="/blog/var-guy-blog">The VAR Guy Blog</a></li> </ul></div><p><a href="http://thevarguy.com/blog/responsible-cloud-services-may-keep-you-awake-tonight" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://thevarguy.com/blog/responsible-cloud-services-may-keep-you-awake-tonight#comments Guest Posts The VAR Guy Blog Wed, 30 Jul 2014 19:00:00 +0000 52921 at http://thevarguy.com Microsoft Lures Away Top Qualcomm Marketing Executive http://thevarguy.com/business-technology-solution-sales/073014/microsoft-lures-away-top-qualcomm-marketing-executive <div class="node-body article-body"><p>A second top Qualcomm (QCOM) executive reportedly has departed the chip maker, as Peggy Johnson, a 24-year company veteran and former executive vice president and head of Global Market Development, is leaving to take an undisclosed role at Microsoft (MSFT).</p></div> <div class="field-content-focus"> <span>Content Classification:&nbsp;</span> Curated </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://thevarguy.com/business-technology-solution-sales/073014/microsoft-lures-away-top-qualcomm-marketing-executive" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://thevarguy.com/business-technology-solution-sales/073014/microsoft-lures-away-top-qualcomm-marketing-executive#comments Business Technology Solution Sales Wed, 30 Jul 2014 11:30:00 +0000 53401 at http://thevarguy.com Linode Releases Open Source Cloud Hosting Documentation http://thevarguy.com/open-source-application-software-companies/073014/linode-releases-open-source-cloud-hosting-documentation <div class="node-body article-body"><p>Infrastructure-as-a-service (IaaS) server and cloud hosting provider Linode declared its library of guides and tutorials &quot;open source&quot; this week, inviting the community to peruse and contribute to the documentation for deploying cloud applications on the company&#39;s open source-friendly platform.</p></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://thevarguy.com/open-source-application-software-companies/073014/linode-releases-open-source-cloud-hosting-documentation" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://thevarguy.com/open-source-application-software-companies/073014/linode-releases-open-source-cloud-hosting-documentation#comments Cloud Computing Services and Business Solutions Open Source Application Software Companies Wed, 30 Jul 2014 11:30:00 +0000 53391 at http://thevarguy.com Apple-Beats $3B Deal Clears European Regulators http://thevarguy.com/information-technology-merger-and-acquistion-news/073014/apple-beats-3b-deal-clears-european-regulators <div class="node-body article-body"><p>Apple's (AAPL) Beats Electronics $3 billion buyout deal, by far the largest acquisition in the iPhone makers&rsquo; iconic history, has cleared European Commission regulators, who downplayed the merger&rsquo;s potential to produce unfair competition in the audio products industry.</p></div> <div class="field-content-focus"> <span>Content Classification:&nbsp;</span> Curated </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://thevarguy.com/information-technology-merger-and-acquistion-news/073014/apple-beats-3b-deal-clears-european-regulators" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://thevarguy.com/information-technology-merger-and-acquistion-news/073014/apple-beats-3b-deal-clears-european-regulators#comments Information Technology Merger and Acquistion News Wed, 30 Jul 2014 11:00:00 +0000 53361 at http://thevarguy.com How and When to Choose a Backup Appliance http://thevarguy.com/blog/how-and-when-choose-backup-appliance <div class="node-body blog-body"><p>From a small office environment to the most expansive of enterprises, backing up data is important simply because data is important. As data backup technology has evolved, migrating from tape to hard disk drives, an alternative backup category&mdash;purpose-built backup appliances (PBBAs)&mdash;has emerged to join existing backup methods.</p></div> <div class="field-content-focus"> <span>Content Classification:&nbsp;</span> Marketing </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"><ul class="links"><li class="og_links first last"><a href="/blog/var-guy-blog">The VAR Guy Blog</a></li> </ul></div><p><a href="http://thevarguy.com/blog/how-and-when-choose-backup-appliance" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://thevarguy.com/blog/how-and-when-choose-backup-appliance#comments Guest Posts The VAR Guy Blog Tue, 29 Jul 2014 20:00:00 +0000 53371 at http://thevarguy.com Making the Most of Conference Networking http://thevarguy.com/blog/making-most-conference-networking <div class="node-body blog-body"><p>With technology conference and event season in full-swing, it can be hard to focus on getting the most out of each event. But these events are the perfect opportunity to practice your business brand, network to find new partners, learn fresh ideas and reinvigorate your enthusiasm for your business and our industry.</p></div> <div class="field-content-focus"> <span>Content Classification:&nbsp;</span> Marketing </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"><ul class="links"><li class="og_links first last"><a href="/blog/var-guy-blog">The VAR Guy Blog</a></li> </ul></div><p><a href="http://thevarguy.com/blog/making-most-conference-networking" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://thevarguy.com/blog/making-most-conference-networking#comments Business Acceleration Infocenter Guest Posts The VAR Guy Blog Tue, 29 Jul 2014 19:30:00 +0000 53131 at http://thevarguy.com Ingram Micro Honors Leaders at Women in Technology Event http://thevarguy.com/information-technology-events-and-conferences/073014/ingram-micro-honors-leaders-inaugural-women-technology <div class="node-body article-body"><p>Distribution giant Ingram Micro (IM) will host its inaugural Women of Technology event this week, the company announced on Monday. The event will mark the first time that Ingram Micro has specifically acknowledged its female IT leaders for their contributions to the industry.</p></div> <div class="field-content-focus"> <span>Content Classification:&nbsp;</span> Curated </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://thevarguy.com/information-technology-events-and-conferences/073014/ingram-micro-honors-leaders-inaugural-women-technology" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://thevarguy.com/information-technology-events-and-conferences/073014/ingram-micro-honors-leaders-inaugural-women-technology#comments Information Technology Events and Conferences Tue, 29 Jul 2014 19:23:00 +0000 53351 at http://thevarguy.com <p>Susan O&#39;Sullivan, executive director of Sales for Ingram Micro</p> Study: Software Developers Starting to Write for Internet of Things http://thevarguy.com/open-source-application-software-companies/072914/study-software-developers-starting-write-internet-things <div class="node-body article-body"><p>Some 40 percent of software developers worldwide either are building applications for Internet of Things (IoT) connected devices or planning to do so in the next six months, according to a new study.</p></div> <div class="field-content-focus"> <span>Content Classification:&nbsp;</span> Curated </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://thevarguy.com/open-source-application-software-companies/072914/study-software-developers-starting-write-internet-things" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://thevarguy.com/open-source-application-software-companies/072914/study-software-developers-starting-write-internet-things#comments Business Technology Solution Sales Open Source Application Software Companies Tue, 29 Jul 2014 19:00:00 +0000 53321 at http://thevarguy.com Vormetric, Rackspace Partner on Cloud Data Encryption, Security http://thevarguy.com/secure-cloud-data-storage-news-and-information/072914/vormetric-and-rackspace-partner-data-encryption-and-s <div class="node-body article-body"><p>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&#39;s Cloud Partner program to bring new encryption and key-management features to the Rackspace public cloud.</p></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://thevarguy.com/secure-cloud-data-storage-news-and-information/072914/vormetric-and-rackspace-partner-data-encryption-and-s" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://thevarguy.com/secure-cloud-data-storage-news-and-information/072914/vormetric-and-rackspace-partner-data-encryption-and-s#comments Cloud Computing Channel Partner Program Cloud Computing Services and Business Solutions Secure Cloud Data Storage News and Information Tue, 29 Jul 2014 19:00:00 +0000 53291 at http://thevarguy.com <p>John Engates, Rackspace CTO</p> Report: Apple Buying Custom Audio Streamer Swell for $30 Million http://thevarguy.com/information-technology-merger-and-acquistion-news/072914/report-apple-set-buy-custom-audio-streamer-swell-3 <div class="node-body article-body"><p>In a deal that may look like small potatoes compared to Apple>&rsquo;s (AAPL) recent $3 billion Beats acquisition, the iPhone maker is set to gobble up Swell, which makes an iOS app to personalize podcasts, news and talk radio into custom audio streams, for some $30 million.</p></div> <div class="field-content-focus"> <span>Content Classification:&nbsp;</span> Curated </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://thevarguy.com/information-technology-merger-and-acquistion-news/072914/report-apple-set-buy-custom-audio-streamer-swell-3" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://thevarguy.com/information-technology-merger-and-acquistion-news/072914/report-apple-set-buy-custom-audio-streamer-swell-3#comments Information Technology Merger and Acquistion News Tue, 29 Jul 2014 18:30:00 +0000 53331 at http://thevarguy.com <p>Ram Ramkumar, Swell CEO</p> Lenovo Showcases Smart Glass Wearable, New IoT Platform http://thevarguy.com/business-technology-solution-sales/lenovo-showcases-smart-glass-wearable-new-iot-platform <div class="node-body article-body"><p>Lenovo showcased new smart glass wearable technology as part of a strategy to broaden its market reach by backing third-party development of Internet of Things (IoT)-related devices.</p></div> <div class="field-content-focus"> <span>Content Classification:&nbsp;</span> Curated </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://thevarguy.com/business-technology-solution-sales/lenovo-showcases-smart-glass-wearable-new-iot-platform" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://thevarguy.com/business-technology-solution-sales/lenovo-showcases-smart-glass-wearable-new-iot-platform#comments Business Technology Solution Sales Tue, 29 Jul 2014 11:00:00 +0000 53311 at http://thevarguy.com Samsung Postpones Tizen OS Smartphone Debut in Russia http://thevarguy.com/business-smartphone-and-tablet-technology-solutions/072914/samsung-postpones-tizen-os-smartphone-debut-russ <div class="node-body article-body"><p>Postponing, delay, rescheduling and so forth has become second nature to Samsung&rsquo;s Tizen smartphone strategy. In the latest episode, the Korean manufacturer has called off a rollout of its new Tizen OS-based Samsung Z slated to debut in Russia this quarter.</p> </div> <div class="field-content-focus"> <span>Content Classification:&nbsp;</span> Curated </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://thevarguy.com/business-smartphone-and-tablet-technology-solutions/072914/samsung-postpones-tizen-os-smartphone-debut-russ" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://thevarguy.com/business-smartphone-and-tablet-technology-solutions/072914/samsung-postpones-tizen-os-smartphone-debut-russ#comments Business Smartphone and Tablet Technology Solutions Tue, 29 Jul 2014 11:00:00 +0000 53301 at http://thevarguy.com Kaspersky Survey: IT Pros Confused about Virtual Security http://thevarguy.com/network-security-and-data-protection-software-solutions/072914/kaspersky-lab-survey-it-pros-confused-about- <div class="node-body article-body"><p>Just because many security pros are considered experts, it doesn&rsquo;t mean they know everything about protection methods, according to Kaspersky Lab. The endpoint security solutions provider recently conducted a worldwide survey of IT professionals, which found that about one in four IT security experts have little to no understanding of the available virtual security options.</p></div> <div class="field-content-focus"> <span>Content Classification:&nbsp;</span> Curated </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://thevarguy.com/network-security-and-data-protection-software-solutions/072914/kaspersky-lab-survey-it-pros-confused-about-" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://thevarguy.com/network-security-and-data-protection-software-solutions/072914/kaspersky-lab-survey-it-pros-confused-about-#comments Network Security and Data Protection Software Solutions Tue, 29 Jul 2014 10:00:00 +0000 53281 at http://thevarguy.com www.thinkstock.com Collibra Unveils Version 4.3 of Data Compliance and Governance Platform http://thevarguy.com/big-data-technology-solutions-and-information/072914/collibra-unveils-version-43-data-compliance-and-govern <div class="node-body article-body"><p>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.</p></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://thevarguy.com/big-data-technology-solutions-and-information/072914/collibra-unveils-version-43-data-compliance-and-govern" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://thevarguy.com/big-data-technology-solutions-and-information/072914/collibra-unveils-version-43-data-compliance-and-govern#comments Big Data Technology Solutions and Information Tue, 29 Jul 2014 10:00:00 +0000 53271 at http://thevarguy.com Continuity Software Launches Disaster Recovery Partner Program http://thevarguy.com/big-data-technology-solutions-and-information/072914/continuity-software-launches-disaster-recovery-partner <div class="node-body article-body"><p>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.</p></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://thevarguy.com/big-data-technology-solutions-and-information/072914/continuity-software-launches-disaster-recovery-partner" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://thevarguy.com/big-data-technology-solutions-and-information/072914/continuity-software-launches-disaster-recovery-partner#comments Big Data Technology Solutions and Information Tue, 29 Jul 2014 10:00:00 +0000 53261 at http://thevarguy.com Linux Foundation Announces LinuxCon, CloudOpen Chicago http://thevarguy.com/open-source-application-software-companies/072914/linux-foundation-announces-linuxcon-and-cloudopen-chicago <div class="node-body article-body"><p>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.</p></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://thevarguy.com/open-source-application-software-companies/072914/linux-foundation-announces-linuxcon-and-cloudopen-chicago" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://thevarguy.com/open-source-application-software-companies/072914/linux-foundation-announces-linuxcon-and-cloudopen-chicago#comments Open Source Application Software Companies Tue, 29 Jul 2014 10:00:00 +0000 53251 at http://thevarguy.com Webroot Report: Disconnect in BYOD Security Policies http://thevarguy.com/business-acceleration-infocenter/072814/webroot-report-shows-disconnect-byod-security-policies <div class="node-body article-body"><p>Cloud-based Internet threat detection solution provider Webroot released the details of a new BYOD security survey this month, which found that while many enterprises have a BYOD security policy in place, employees continue to circumvent protective measures and risk the loss of sensitive corporate data.</p></div> <div class="field-content-focus"> <span>Content Classification:&nbsp;</span> Curated </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://thevarguy.com/business-acceleration-infocenter/072814/webroot-report-shows-disconnect-byod-security-policies" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://thevarguy.com/business-acceleration-infocenter/072814/webroot-report-shows-disconnect-byod-security-policies#comments Business Acceleration Infocenter Mon, 28 Jul 2014 23:00:00 +0000 53241 at http://thevarguy.com Fortinet Offers Network Security Expert Certification http://thevarguy.com/network-security-and-data-protection-software-solutions/072814/fortinet-offers-new-network-security-expert- <div class="node-body article-body"><p>Network security provider Fortinet (FTNT) introduced its latest technical certification program this week as a way to give partners, customers and security professionals the opportunity to gain expertise in its product and services portfolio.</p></div> <div class="field-content-focus"> <span>Content Classification:&nbsp;</span> Curated </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://thevarguy.com/network-security-and-data-protection-software-solutions/072814/fortinet-offers-new-network-security-expert-" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://thevarguy.com/network-security-and-data-protection-software-solutions/072814/fortinet-offers-new-network-security-expert-#comments Network Security and Data Protection Software Solutions Mon, 28 Jul 2014 22:00:00 +0000 53231 at http://thevarguy.com <p>Joe Sykora, vice president of Americas Sales Operations and Channels at Fortinet</p> Aventis Systems Earns VMware Professional Solution Provider Status http://thevarguy.com/private-and-public-cloud-infocenter/072814/vmware-awards-aventis-systems-professional-solution-provider-sta <div class="node-body article-body"><p>Technology equipment provider Aventis Systems has received Professional Solution Provider Partner status from VMware (VMW), which is expected to help boost the company&rsquo;s status in the virtual infrastructure space.</p></div> <div class="field-content-focus"> <span>Content Classification:&nbsp;</span> Curated </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://thevarguy.com/private-and-public-cloud-infocenter/072814/vmware-awards-aventis-systems-professional-solution-provider-sta" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://thevarguy.com/private-and-public-cloud-infocenter/072814/vmware-awards-aventis-systems-professional-solution-provider-sta#comments Private and Public Cloud InfoCenter Mon, 28 Jul 2014 16:00:00 +0000 53221 at http://thevarguy.com <p>Hesam Lamei, president and founder of Aventis Systems</p> Rackspace Adds Support for MariaDB, Percona Open Source Databases http://thevarguy.com/cloud-computing-services-and-business-solutions/072814/rackspace-adds-support-mariadb-and-percona-open-sour <div class="node-body article-body"><p>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.</p></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://thevarguy.com/cloud-computing-services-and-business-solutions/072814/rackspace-adds-support-mariadb-and-percona-open-sour" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://thevarguy.com/cloud-computing-services-and-business-solutions/072814/rackspace-adds-support-mariadb-and-percona-open-sour#comments Cloud Computing Services and Business Solutions Open Source Application Software Companies Mon, 28 Jul 2014 16:00:00 +0000 53211 at http://thevarguy.com <p>Graham Weston, Rackspace co-founder and CEO</p> Canonical Rolls Out Ubuntu Linux 14.04.1 Updates http://thevarguy.com/ubuntu/072814/canonical-rolls-out-ubuntu-linux-14041-updates <div class="node-body article-body"><p>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.</p></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://thevarguy.com/ubuntu/072814/canonical-rolls-out-ubuntu-linux-14041-updates" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://thevarguy.com/ubuntu/072814/canonical-rolls-out-ubuntu-linux-14041-updates#comments Open Source Application Software Companies Ubuntu Mon, 28 Jul 2014 11:00:00 +0000 53201 at http://thevarguy.com Linux Foundation, edX Offering 'Intro to Linux' MOOC http://thevarguy.com/open-source-application-software-companies/072814/linux-foundation-and-edxs-intro-linux-mooc-starts-aug-1 <div class="node-body article-body"><p>In just a few days, anyone will be able to take the Linux Foundation&#39;s &quot;Introduction to Linux&quot; course—which previously cost $2,400—for free over the Internet.</p></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://thevarguy.com/open-source-application-software-companies/072814/linux-foundation-and-edxs-intro-linux-mooc-starts-aug-1" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://thevarguy.com/open-source-application-software-companies/072814/linux-foundation-and-edxs-intro-linux-mooc-starts-aug-1#comments Open Source Application Software Companies Mon, 28 Jul 2014 11:00:00 +0000 53191 at http://thevarguy.com Open Source Developers Promise New API for Dovecot Email Data http://thevarguy.com/open-source-application-software-companies/072814/open-source-developers-promise-new-api-dovecot-email-data <div class="node-body article-body"><p>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. 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