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Black Duck Teams Up with Pivotal to Secure and Manage Open Source Cloud-Native Applications for the Enterprise

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Black Duck
, the global leader in automating the security and management of open source software, today announced a new technology collaboration with Pivotal and the launch of its Black Duck Hub product as an integrated service for Pivotal Cloud Foundry, one of the world's most powerful cloud-native platforms. This is the first open source-focused security management integration with Pivotal Cloud Foundry, enabling enterprise customers to embrace open source in their applications with automated visibility, intelligence, and control.  

Black Duck and Pivotal have collaborated to integrate Black Duck Hub and Pivotal Cloud Foundry to deliver a Secure DevOps process and user experience for building and deploying applications to Pivotal Cloud Foundry.

Cloud Native Computing Foundation Grows Open Source Cloud Container Community As Calls Are Made To Kill Industry Confusion

Grazed from Data-Economy. Author: Joao Marques Lima.

The Cloud Native Computing Foundation (CNCF) has unveiled a wave of new partners and members in one of its largest announcements of the year. The CNCF brings together a community of 1,500 developers and users from a large multitude of companies including Google, Fujitsu, Samsung SDS, Intel, RedHat and Huawei that work on open source technologies to orchestrate containers as part of a microservices architecture.

However, despite the advancements by the organisation and its partners, the industry recognises that there is a lot of confusion around the understanding of technologies and terminologies such as containers and new infrastructure architectures. As the CNCF explains, containers, software-based infrastructure, and microservices represent a major evolution in the way applications are deployed and managed...

Virtuozzo Launches Updated Hyper-Converged Solution Utilizing Open Source Technology and Optimized KVM

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Virtuozzo, powering more than five million virtual environments as the leading virtualization platform for service providers, announced general availability of Virtuozzo 7. With this new version, the platform ushers in a new level of portability, reliability, and performance, especially for customers in large datacenter environments where vendor flexibility, as well as low latency, is critical. 

"Virtuozzo 7 is the most agnostic, agile, and cost effective virtualization platform on the market today," said Alexey Kobets, senior vice president of Research and Development, Virtuozzo. "It combines our own optimized KVM and the ability to create system containers in a single hyper-converged platform. Leveraging the entire Virtuozzo 7 product stack--or utilizing standalone products within it, such as Virtuozzo Storage--gives our partners the flexibility and efficiency required to run their business across multiple clouds with the lowest total cost of ownership." 

Prometheus unbound: Open source cloud monitoring

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Prometheus, an open source system for monitoring and alerting a wide spectrum of enterprise IT events, including containers, released its 1.0 revision this week. It's also the second product in what amounts to a portfolio assembled by the CNCF (Cloud Native Computing Foundation) for realizing the promise of a container-powered cloud built entirely on open source and open standards.

Originally developed at music hosting site SoundCloud, Prometheus has been a work in progress over the past four years, but during that time it's enjoyed attention and uptake from major names. CoreOS, for instance, found Prometheus useful for improving the performance of Google's container scheduling system Kubernetes, and Kubernetes now integrates natively with Prometheus without needing a plugin...

Apcera To Integrate Kubernetes Into Its Trusted Cloud Platform

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Apcera, the leader in trusted cloud computing, announced today that it will extend its platform to support Kubernetes, the Google-initiated, open source project, which recently moved under the direction of the CNCF. The move to adopt Kubernetes reflects Apcera's continued support of innovative, open source efforts for commonly used components in hybrid cloud management and trusted cloud computing.

Kubernetes is an open source container orchestration technology that facilitates the management of containers as a single system.

"Apcera, the world's leading trust-first platform, allows customers to securely move to any cloud, and deploy, orchestrate and govern the widest range of workloads on any infrastructure - including on-premises," said Derek Collison, Apcera founder and CEO. "Customers and developers are rapidly aligning behind Kubernetes as their API of choice when deploying container-based workloads. With its fast-growing ecosystem and strong market momentum, this was the obvious direction for us to take."  

3 Things IBM Wants You to Know About OpenPOWER

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The evolution of the server market over the past few years has not been kind to International Business Machines (NYSE:IBM). While the company's mainframe systems remain entrenched, its Power servers have been losing share to x86-based systems for quite some time. Cloud companies have been building massive, hyperscale data centers, often designing custom systems around chips from Intel. This is where much of the growth in the server industry is occurring, and IBM has completely missed the boat.

IBM recognized this problem a few years ago, and in 2013, the company founded the OpenPOWER foundation along with a handful of other member companies. The goal of the OpenPOWER foundation is to build an ecosystem around IBM's POWER architecture, with technology being contributed from all of the foundation's members...

Cloud Computing: How Open Source Is Changing Enterprises

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There was once a time when IT vendors shunned the idea of open source. Why wouldn’t they? The idea of sharing their very own programming innovations with others was viewed as detrimental to any competitive business. But nearly 20 years on, open source is now in vogue and has been embraced by some of the biggest IT vendors and their clients. So what changed? We find out.

The popularity of open source, believe it or not, has little to do with cost. Yes, the free nature of open source means that vendors can acquire and build upon those codes at a lower cost but, first and foremost, it’s about consistency. Open source allow vendors to develop different software and platforms that are compatible with each other...

Cloud Computing: Meet Mycroft, The Open Source Alternative To Amazon Echo

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Mycroft, an open source artificial intelligence startup opened its Kickstarter campaign last week. It is getting ready to take on the heavyweights such as Amazon Echo, Apple Siri, Google Now, and Microsoft Cortana. Thanks to Apple Siri and Google Now, voice-activated personal assistants are in vogue.

Abundant bandwidth, affordable computing power, and advancements in machine learning made this technology accessible to consumers. Amazon Echo is one of the first dedicated voice-activated assistants available in the market. Though it started as a smart speaker, it will become the cornerstone of Amazon’s IoT strategy...

Cloud Computing: Chinese, Russian, tech giants join global open source efforts

Grazed from TheRegister. Author: Simon Sharwood.

Notable tech companies from China and Russia are taking strides into the heart of the global technology community. Aliyun, the cloud computing offshoot of Business-to-business tat bazaar Alibaba, has become an Advisory Board member of the Xen Project, maker of the popular (if frequently-perforated) open source Xen hypervisor.

The Xen project says Aliuyn “has been contributing vulnerability fixes to the project for some time.” Xen Project Advisory Board members have the right to “propose and vote upon changes and additions to Xen Project test and validation infrastructure” and enjoy access to project leaders and the chance “to share technical and marketing priorities, and endorse new strategies for the project.” Financial contributions aren't required...

How the cloud will devour open source

Grazed from InfoWorld. Author: Matt Asay.

In one of the most colossal understatements ever, Cloudera co-founder Mike Olson declared, "It's pretty hard to build a successful, stand-­alone open source company." Having spent 15 years trying to do exactly that, I would go one step further: It's impossible. Yes, we have Red Hat.

But that's all we have. Investor (and former open source executive) Peter Levine insists that "we will never have another Red Hat," and he's right. But this may be because the Amazons of the world are increasingly eating the Red Hats of the world -- one SaaS business at a time...