Inside Extreme Scale Tech|Saturday, October 25, 2014
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Latest Ubuntu Server Packaged With Hyperscale Goodies

Latest Ubuntu Server Packaged With Hyperscale Goodies

It is October, and that is how you know it is time for various Linuxes and the ...

OpenStack Investors Place Big Bet On Mirantis

OpenStack Investors Place Big Bet On Mirantis

Investors continue to pour cash into the burgeoning open source ecosystem. Mirantis, which bills itself as one ...

Why Hadoop Is The New Backbone Of American Express

Why Hadoop Is The New Backbone Of American Express

American Express has to do a lot more than just offer credit cards and a network so ...

Windows Server To Get Docker App Containers

Windows Server To Get Docker App Containers

Microsoft is jumping on the Docker container bandwagon. The company is expanding its partnership with Docker, the ...

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October 23, 2014(1)
It is October, and that is how you know it is time for various Linuxes and the OpenStack cloud controller to get their semi-annual updates of shiny new code. In the case of Canonical’s Ubuntu Server 14.10, the core Linux operating system, its integrated OpenStack implementation, and a bunch of other features aimed at hyperscale deployments are being refreshed. ... Full article
October 20, 2014(1)
Investors continue to pour cash into the burgeoning open source ecosystem. Mirantis, which bills itself as one of the few pure-play OpenStack software vendors, announced a whopping $100 million Series B funding round led by Insight Venture Partners. The Mountain View, California software firm claims the investment is the largest ever second round investment in an open source software ...
October 17, 2014(1)
American Express has to do a lot more than just offer credit cards and a network so merchants can accept them for payment for goods and services. While several decades ago the credit card usurped traveler’s checks and other travel-related services as the main product that defined the company over a large portion of its 160-year history, more and ...
October 15, 2014(0)
Microsoft is jumping on the Docker container bandwagon. The company is expanding its partnership with Docker, the company, to give it access to emerging application container technologies that will be delivered in a future release of Windows Server. The partners said that developers and enterprises creating Docker container applications could now use both Windows Server or Linux. Solomon Hykes, ...
October 14, 2014(0)
EMC has confirmed reports earlier this week that it is acquiring OpenStack distributor Cloudscaling as the storage leader tilts further toward the open source cloud controller as a way to expand support for it public cloud services. “To further extend our breadth of cloud platform support, including VMware and others, EMC has signed a definitive agreement to acquire Cloudscaling,” ...
October 14, 2014(0)
As part of a rebranding campaign that started back at VMworld a month and a half ago, server virtualization juggernaut VMware changed the brands on its various cloud management tools, a mix and match of software it had created internally or acquired in the past several years. Now, VMware has broken the pieces of those tools apart and put ...
October 7, 2014(0)
Docker, the company behind the eponymous software container technology for Linux, is fleshing out its application management platform with the acquisition of integration software developer Koality. San Francisco-based Docker did not disclose the price it paid for the company. Docker said Koality engineers and its “continuous integration” technology used to automate secure workloads would hit the ground running as ...
October 1, 2014(0)
Financial services companies care about three things: Money, security, and programming on the fastest systems they can afford. You can’t be a competitive bank, brokerage, trader, or hedge fund if you don’t have all three, and ultimately, these all come down to money, one way or another. At the recent HPC on Wall Street conference in New York, some ...
October 1, 2014(0)
The rush to commercial Docker software container technology for Linux systems is well underway and very likely getting close to a hype cycle, but the fact remains that Docker is a transformational tool that is hitting the IT market in precisely the right way at exactly the right time. A startup called StackEngine has just uncloaked from stealth mode ...
September 23, 2014(0)
Azul Systems, the long-time maker of Java acceleration appliances that has transformed itself into a provider of Java runtime environments for X86 systems, is leaping on the Docker software container bandwagon and claiming first-mover advantage as the only implementation of the OpenJDK open source Java runtime that is certified to run on top of Docker and that has enterprise-grade ...
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