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Cisco acquires OpenStack pioneer Piston Cloud

Cisco this week announced intentions to acquire Piston Cloud Computing, its second OpenStack cloud computing buyout in less than a year.

Terms were not disclosed.

New IBM OpenStack services support hybrid cloud apps

Building on its support for the OpenStack open source cloud computing platform, IBM this week unveiled a new slate of IBM Cloud OpenStack Services intended to help clients and developers integrate applications and data across hybrid clouds — including public, private and local cloud environments.

Who’s behind Linux now, and should you be afraid?

 

 

If you think that Linux is still the "rebel code"-- the anti-establishment, software-just-wants-to-be-free operating system developed by independent programmers working on their own time -- then it's time to think again.

Cyanogen raises $80 million with help from Twitter

Cyanogen, the software maker building an Android-based operating system to take on Google, has raised a boatload of cash from some well-known sources.

Apache Tajo brings data warehousing to Hadoop

Organizations that want to extract more intelligence from their Hadoop deployments might find help from the relatively little known Tajo open source data warehouse software, which the Apache Software Foundation has pronounced as ready for commercial use.

HP embraces open hardware designs with Cloudline servers

Hewlett-Packard is following in the footsteps of Facebook and Microsoft in embracing open hardware designs with its new low-cost Cloudline servers.

Cloudline servers are no-frills cloud servers that break away from proprietary technology HP uses in its popular Proliant servers. The servers are HP's first based on industry standard specifications defined by the Open Compute Project, which was founded by Facebook in 2012, and Open Networking Foundation, which was formed in 2011.

Firefox OS comes to Africa with Orange's $40 package deal

The Orange Klif is Firefox OS phone that the French carrier will sell in 13 African and Middle Eastern countries starting in the second quarter of 2015. The price of up to $40 includes six months of voice, text, and data service.

Apache Spark jumps on the R bandwag

Apache Spark, the big data processing technology for iterative workloads that is growing in popularity, is about to add capabilities for DataFrames and the R language as part of two upcoming upgrades.

Pivotal goes all-in with open source in Big Data Suite

Bowing to customer pressure, enterprise software and services vendor Pivotal will release as open source the remainder of its software suite for analyzing data.

"Our customers want to be involved in our road map, because they know that is the only way they can differentiate themselves from their competitors," said Sundeep Madra, Pivotal vice president of products. He was referring to how enterprises are taking an increasingly active hand in developing the software they use.

Microsoft to Invest in Android Startup Cyanogen

According to The Wall Street Journal, Microsoft is investing $70 million in Cyanogen, the startup behind Cyanogen Mod, an increasingly popular—and very open—incarnation of Google’s mobile operating system. The investment would make Microsoft a minority investor in a round of funding that puts Cyanogen’s value in the high hundreds of millions, the WSJ says.

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