Inside Extreme Scale Tech|Tuesday, January 27, 2015
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CoreOS Cites Progress on Docker Alternative

CoreOS Cites Progress on Docker Alternative

CoreOS Inc., the hyperscale Linux operating system upstart, announced a pair of incremental steps in the development ...

Open Cloud Development Gaining Momentum

Open Cloud Development Gaining Momentum

The open source movement coalescing around cloud computing has shifted in two years from developers trying to ...

Alibaba Joins MySQL Scaling Effort

Alibaba Joins MySQL Scaling Effort

The Chinese e-commerce giant Alibaba Group has joined the WebScaleSQL initiative designed to create a set of ...

Vendors Focus on Docker Security

Vendors Focus on Docker Security

While its unclear so far whether Docker containers will make much of a dent this year in ...

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January 26, 2015(0)
CoreOS Inc., the hyperscale Linux operating system upstart, announced a pair of incremental steps in the development of its software container alternative dubbed Rocket. It also highlighted progress on running CoreOS components on the vSphere 5.5 hypervisor. Since launching its alternative to Docker containers in December, San Francisco-based CoreOS said it has added new features to Rocket version 0.2.0 ... Full article
January 21, 2015(0)
The open source movement coalescing around cloud computing has shifted in two years from developers trying to figure out core features and functionality to today’s cloud projects generating “enterprise-ready” software. That’s the key conclusion of the Linux Foundation’s latest assessment of open cloud projects such as OpenStack, CloudFoundry and Docker along with a handful of emerging efforts like Apache ...
January 20, 2015(0)
The Chinese e-commerce giant Alibaba Group has joined the WebScaleSQL initiative designed to create a set of common extensions aimed at scaling the open source MySQL relational database. Alibaba joins hyperscale Web application giants Google, Facebook, LinkedIn and Twitter in the effort to leverage the MySQL 5.6 database overseen by Oracle Corp. Facebook, which has one of the largest ...
January 15, 2015(0)
While its unclear so far whether Docker containers will make much of a dent this year in the datacenter, vendors continue to announce support for the open platform designed to automate the deployment of cloud applications in secure software containers. The latest to jump on the Docker bandwagon is San Francisco-based CloudPassage, which this week unveiled a platform for ...
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 ...
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 ...
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