Posts Tagged ‘open source’
Facebook lift the veil off its first open-source switch, Wedge, build for software defined networks (SDN). The appliance is not only less expensive, but customizable. It could reignite the whitebox market and, in the process, disrupt networking vendors, such as Cisco.
Open source vendor Red Hat upped the proportion of its global business transacted through the channel to more than two thirds in Q1
The OpenDaylight Project, founded by the non-profit Linux Foundation, aims to overcome the disjointed and increasingly stagnant development of SDN with the tried and true method of developing a community-led meritocracy around an open-source framework backed by the resources on the deepest pockets in the industry.
For the three months to Feb. 28, Red Hat’s profits rose 19 percent to $43 million annually on sales which jumped 17 percent to $348 million over the same period – just shy of Wall Street expectations of $349.4 million, causing a share price slump of up to 11 percent in after-hours trading.
McAfee is taking steps to fulfill old promises with the launch of an embedded application control solution targeting the Android platform. This gives solution providers a new way to crack into increasingly competitive enterprise mobility markets.
The hosting company updated its free, OpenStack-powered private cloud platform, adding new features and a unified interface to ease the configuration and ongoing operation of private clouds in enterprise data centers.
Red Hat CEO Jim Whitehurst says the company’s competitive advantage is still its open-source nature, which allows continued collaboration and innovation through flexibility. Amid IT convergence, Whitehurst alluded to Red Hat becoming the glue that builds out a new world of IT, which is valuable for both Red Hat its partners.
Microsoft launches the VM Depot under the Microsoft Open Technologies division, offering a one-stop shop for Azure images that includes popular open-source Linux distributions — a smart move that can increase the adoption of the Azure cloud platform amid the popularity of open-source options for servers and virtualization.