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  • Cisco bets big on open source

    Cisco is investing heavily in the open source software movement as it makes the transition from being primarily a networking company to an IT and services company.

    12 May 16 08:36 Written by Stuart Corner
  • Telcos turn to OpenStack for network virtualization

    OpenStack — a collection of open source software projects that allow users to develop and manage a cloud infrastructure in a data centre — has emerged as a key technology underpinning the push by telcos to virtualize their networks.

    26 April 16 15:16 Written by Stuart Corner
  • OpenStack’s director: Why open source cloud should be the core of your data center

    OpenStack has cemented itself as the dominant open source IaaS platform. But at the same time, more proprietary offerings from vendors like Amazon Web Services, Microsoft Azure and VMware reign in the market. OpenStack Foundation Director Jonathan Bryce makes the case of why open source cloud should be the foundation of your data center.

    25 April 16 20:00 Written by Brandon Butler
  • OpenStack by the numbers: Who’s using open source clouds and for what?

    The latest bi-annual survey data of OpenStack users shows the continued march of the open source cloud software into mainstream of enterprises, but also reveals the project’s continued challenges related to ease of deployment and management.

    25 April 16 20:00 Written by Brandon Butler
  • Telstra invests in Nginx

    Telstra’s VC arm, Telstra Ventures, has made a strategic investment in San Francisco-based Nginx, best known for its eponymous open source web server software.

    21 April 16 13:55 Written by Rohan Pearce
  • FAQ: What the heck happened to Linux Mint?

    Linux Mint is one of the most popular desktop distributions of Linux in the world, so when the organization suffered a serious security breach late last month, it made waves in the open-source community.

    03 March 16 06:51 Written by Jon Gold
  • Microsoft continues hybrid push with stretchable SQL Server

    Microsoft is keeping up its push to provide businesses with hybrid cloud tools by offering a new feature that lets companies stretch their database tables from on-premises infrastructure to its Azure storage service.

    03 March 16 05:12 Written by Blair Hanley Frank
  • How Microsoft learned to stop worrying and love open source

    Former Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer once infamously described Linux as a cancer. Microsoft’s founder, Bill Gates, in the past criticised the ‘Pac-Man’ like nature of the most famous open source licence, the GPL.

    02 March 16 11:11 Written by Rohan Pearce
  • Red Hat’s Ansible brings networking to devops

    A new release issued this week from Red Hat Anisble – an open source project and commercial product for creating a devops environment – is enabling developers to control network infrastructure.

    20 Feb. 16 02:20 Written by Brandon Butler
  • Big data gets a new open-source project: Apache Arrow

    Hadoop, Spark and Kafka have already had a defining influence on the world of big data, and now there's yet another Apache project with the potential to shape the landscape even further.

    18 Feb. 16 03:50 Written by Katherine Noyes
  • SCO vs. IBM legal battle over Linux may – finally – be finished

    A breach-of-contract and copyright lawsuit filed nearly 13 years ago by a successor company to business Linux vendor Caldera International against IBM may be drawing to a close at last, after a U.S. District Court judge issued an order in favor of the latter company earlier this week.

    11 Feb. 16 09:10 Written by Jon Gold
  • Aussie company Higgns formed to take care of IoT

    Australian software developer Two Bulls is spinning out a new company, Higgns, to exploit its software of the same name, which uses the AllJoyn open software framework for Internet of Things devices.

    09 Feb. 16 08:44 Written by Stuart Corner
  • govCMS adds API-driven content sharing

    govCMS — the cloud-hosted, Drupal-based content management system for federal government departments and agencies — has added new features that make it easier for government organisations to syndicate their content to other sites.

    08 Feb. 16 14:27 Written by Rohan Pearce
  • Node.js to deliver Yahoo7’s online services

    Node.js will be at the heart of how Yahoo7 serves pages across its online properties under a project included in its current 12-month technology plan.

    03 Feb. 16 16:46 Written by Rohan Pearce

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