Inside Extreme Scale Tech|Monday, December 22, 2014
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Facebook Opens Up OS Query Tool

Facebook Opens Up OS Query Tool

The hyperscale datacenter operators take a lot from the open source software community to run their businesses, ...

Ubuntu Core Targets Container Deployment

Ubuntu Core Targets Container Deployment

Canonical, the company formed to promote commercialization of the Ubuntu OS, is targeting container deployments with a ...

Docker Momentum Builds with IBM, VMware Deals

Docker Momentum Builds with IBM, VMware Deals

The application container ecosystem continues to expand as heavy hitters like IBM and VMware embrace Docker and ...

Docker Goes Enterprise As Rocket Containers Launch

Docker Goes Enterprise As Rocket Containers Launch

The momentum for Docker software containers is not just building, but is exploding as the eponymous company ...

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December 12, 2014(0)
The hyperscale datacenter operators take a lot from the open source software community to run their businesses, but they also give back. Facebook has opened up its server, storage, and datacenter designs through the Open Compute Project and has also put out source code to help database, caching, and other programs in its application stack work better. The latest ... Full article
December 9, 2014(0)
Canonical, the company formed to promote commercialization of the Ubuntu OS, is targeting container deployments with a “Snappy” version of its Ubuntu Core, the latest rendition of open source OS for the cloud that comes with transactional, or image-based, updates. Under development “in plain sight” for two years and widely used on mobile devices, Canonical said this week it ...
December 8, 2014(0)
A few years back, search engine giant Google invented a term called warehouse-scale computing to talk about the hyperscale that it operates its applications within. That term never really caught on, but the idea of operating applications across large clusters of machines as if they were one single machine has persisted. To do so requires another level of abstraction ...
December 5, 2014(0)
The application container ecosystem continues to expand as heavy hitters like IBM and VMware embrace Docker and other container deployment approaches to delivering distributed apps to the cloud. VMware has announced technology integrations with Docker and the Kubernetes container orchestration project spearheaded by Google and others to manage deployment of clusters of Linux containers. The partnership that includes Kubernetes ...
December 4, 2014(0)
The momentum for Docker software containers is not just building, but is exploding as the eponymous company behind the technology builds its partner ecosystem and offers a compelling alternative to full-on server virtualization to enterprises. It is ironic that at precisely that moment an upstart vendor of a hyperscale-tuned Linux operating system called CoreOS is breaking away from the ...
November 20, 2014(0)
Despite the fact that it runs on plain vanilla X86 servers and 64-bit operating systems, Hadoop is a complex beast that’s prone to bottlenecks and performance issues. Getting Hadoop to run well isn’t easy and typically requires a lot of tuning on the part of the customer or its system integrator. There’s a good reason why the majority of ...
November 19, 2014(0)
Enterprise Linux vendor SUSE announced a batch of initiatives this week at a company event, including a “bring your own subscription” option and a preview of new storage offering. SUSE also said it will back an initiative to help big data startups develop new applications based on the SAP HANA platform. The portable subscription option allows customers to transfer ...
November 7, 2014(0)
Like many enterprises, AutoTrader.com is on a journey from physical machines running distinct parts of its application stack toward a virtualized and automated cloud that allows for more efficiency and flexibility. It is a long journey, and one that no company completes in a year. AutoTrader.com is one of the first wave of Internet companies that used the Web ...
November 4, 2014(0)
In inexorable march of software technology is disrupting entire industries as the flexibility of software-defined systems ranging from storage to networking redirects the very economy that helped create the disruption. Hence, argues the executive director of the OpenStack Foundation, “We are living in a software-defined economy.” “Everyone competes with a startup,” Jonathan Bryce told the OpenStack Summit in Paris ...
October 30, 2014(0)
The third installment of a batch of open source software from Red Hat includes development tools, dynamic languages, and databases along with new container technology. Red Hat stressed in releasing Software Collections 1.2 that the toolset is on a “separate lifecycle” from its better-known Red Hat Enterprise Linux server and workstation distribution. That means the software toolkit is updated ...
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