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The companies claim that their partnership is aimed at helping enterprises get a better handle on challenges related to the elastic provisioning of compute clouds on existing data center infrastructure. The joint solution specifically targets the problem that companies face due to the inability of the data layer to scale at the same rate as the compute layer. The combo stack is intended for large-scale businesses to provision private clouds on the Eucalyptus cloud platform. Terracotta which provides software for Java applications,  facilitates private cloud deployment and helps applications scale from a single server using industry-standard interfaces such as Ehcache to many nodes through data virtualization. The company recently acquired open source job-scheduling software Quartz that can be found in many Industry products from companies such as Atlassian, Spring... (more)

Parisian Open source company takes up with EC over IBM’s alleged Mainframe Monopoly

Normal 0 false false false EN-US X-NONE X-NONE MicrosoftInternetExplorer4   TurboHercules, a privately held company headquartered in Paris filed a formal complaint today against IBM with the European Commission(EC)’s Directorate General for Competition (DG COMP) in Brussels. The company was formed in 2009 to offer a commercial solution based on the Hercules open-source project. . TurboHercules claims that Big Blue is tying IBM’s mainframe OS with its own hardware depriving clients of the right to use Hercules , an open-source mainframe emulator developed in Europe and maintaine... (more)

Red Hat Strengthens Cloud Platform Portfolio Through Acquisition

Open source technology solutions provider Red Hat has acquired Makara, a Redwood City, CA-based startup that provides software for managing cloud-based applications. The acquired technology is expected to be combined with Red Hat JBoss Enterprise Middleware for providing better cloud management through increased monitoring, rollback, scaling and rightsizing so that organizations can accelerate the transition of their applications to both public and private clouds. Makara's tools will be integrated with Red Hat's Platform-as-a-Service (PaaS) offering that delivers a complete stac... (more)

GroundWork Open Source Announces New $59 Linux Virtual Appliance

Open source network management software, GroundWork Open Source, Inc. launched the latest version of its Enterprise Quickstart as a SUSE-powered virtual appliance. Targeted at small environments, with a price of $59, the new appliance combines GroundWork Monitor Enterprise Quickstart with a fully supported version of SUSE Linux Enterprise 11 from Novell. Enterprise Quickstart is built as part of the SUSE Appliance Program and offers: • A fully-supported and licensed version of SUSE Linux Enterprise 11 • The benefits and assurances of enterprise class Linux in a convenient virtua... (more)

New Linux-Based PCs Encourage Seniors To Learn The Internet

A new computer called SimplicITy has been aimed at people over the age of 60 who have never before used PCs or the Internet, BBC News reported. The simplified desktop has just six buttons directing users to basic tasks such as e-mail and chat and each machine is pre-loaded with 17 video tutorials from television presenter Valerie Singleton. The SimplicITy computer has no login screen when started up, and contains no drop-down menus. The made-to-order computer can be ordered by mail and takes two weeks from request to delivery.Singleton set up the project in partnership with Wessex ... (more)