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  • IT supply-chain security standard aims to prevent counterfeits, tampering

    The danger of counterfeit and tampered IT products is well known, and to fight it, the Open Group has published a technical security standard aimed at supply-chain safety. It's anticipated that by year-end there will also be an official process under way for accreditation so technology suppliers can prove adherence to the standard, according to some involved, which include IBM and Cisco.

    17 April 13 20:15 Written by Ellen Messmer
  • Linux Foundation adds members, brings Xen project aboard

    The Linux Foundation announced Monday that three companies have joined the organization -- mobile hardware maker Hisense, application and network acceleration provider Solarflare, and server manufacturer Thomas-Krenn.

    16 April 13 17:02 Written by Jon Gold
  • Microsoft Azure enters price war with Amazon Web Services

    Microsoft is dropping prices for Azure Cloud Services and for Azure virtual machines to match those of Amazon Web Services and implies that it will cut the prices of other Azure offerings as well to match those of AWS.

    16 April 13 17:02 Written by Tim Greene
  • Red Hat, Hortonworks prep OpenStack for Hadoop

    Merging the worlds of big data and cloud computing, Red Hat, Hortonworks and Hadoop integrator Mirantis are jointly building a software program, called Savanna, that will make it easier to deploy Apache Hadoop on an OpenStack cloud service.

    16 April 13 15:25 Written by Joab Jackson
  • Red Hat releases community OpenStack distribution

    Red Hat has launched a community version of its still-in-development OpenStack distribution, and it also released a preview of the enterprise edition of this distribution for those who sign up for an early adopter program.

    15 April 13 21:05 Written by Joab Jackson
  • Citrix bequeaths Xen to the Linux Foundation

    In an effort to attract a more diverse set of contributors, enterprise software vendor Citrix has donated its open source Xen hypervisor to the Linux Foundation.

    15 April 13 18:02 Written by Joab Jackson
  • What's next for Virtual Instruments

    Virtual Instruments, whose software and hardware is used to manage data center performance, plans to release the next edition of its VirtualWisdom software in the fourth quarter.

    15 April 13 13:55 Written by Bob Brown
  • Cisco extends Microsoft support in datacentre portfolio

    Cisco last week extended its datacentre product line to support Microsoft's Windows Server 2012 hypervisor and VM management features to more tightly align their respective datacentre and Cloud architectures for joint customers.

    15 April 13 13:55 Written by Jim Duffy
  • Startup aims SDN technology at Cisco WANs

    SDNs aren't just for data center networks, despite the best-use-case-scenario arguments for network virtualization and flow management pervading the industry.

    12 April 13 12:23 Written by Jim Duffy
  • Why servers should be seen like cows, not puppies

    Infrastructure as a service (IaaS) cloud computing is fundamentally about managing hardware resources, and the CTO of OpenStack company Piston Cloud Computing has an interesting way to think about the issue.

    11 April 13 19:21 Written by Brandon Butler