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How can your organization use public clouds so they're a useful complement to in-house IT rather than a renegade operation increasing risks and costs? Organizations around the world are benefiting from public clouds. But, when production applications or critical data is involved, it's ...
Red Hat said Wednesday that its three-month-old OpenShift Platform-as-a-Service (PaaS), currently a free developer preview that runs on Amazon EC2, now supports Java Enterprise Edition 6, because it’s been integrated with Red Hat’s open source JBoss Application Server 7. That makes O...
Red Hat Thursday delivered Red Hat Enterprise MRG 2.0, an upgrade of its Messaging, Realtime and Grid widgetry, which is supposed to include advances in performance, scalability and management, and support Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6.1. Red Hat says it delivers high-speed/low latency, ...
There is now such a thing as the Open Virtualization Alliance, formed by Red Hat, IBM, Intel, HP, SUSE, Eucalyptus and BMC, to push the adoption of KVM, the Kernel-based Virtual Machine embedded in the Linux kernel that Red Hat’s basing its virtualization on. The consortium is suppos...
Red Hat took a flying leap Wednesday and landed with both feet on the cloud where it hopes to knock VMware, which it perceives as its biggest enemy, for a loop. It announced that it’s going into both the Infrastructure-as-a-Service and the Platform-as-a-Service business, pushing past...
Acacia Research, possibly one of the Top 10 trolls, or at least a Top 10 wannabe, said Friday that Red Hat had settled up with its Site Update Solutions LLC subsidiary and resolved the patent infringement litigation Site Update started in the federal court down in the Eastern District ...
Red Hat is opening early access to JBoss Enterprise Application Platform 6, which won’t be generally available until the beginning of next year. The application server is the runtime engine for the company’s Platform-as-a-Service widgetry. It’s also supposed to tickle the adoption of...
Red Hat on Thursday introduced Red Hat CloudForms, a product for creating and managing Infrastructure-as-a-Service (IaaS) private and hybrid clouds. CloudForms redefines the IaaS cloud market by incorporating both comprehensive application lifecycle management and the ability to create...
Red Hat, Inc. and IBM have announced that they have joined hands to expand the open source KVM (Kernel-based Virtual Machine) ecosystem through joint solutions targeting the enterprise. They plan on pooling their resources together to develop cloud management interfaces and virtualizat...
The CPTN quartet – Microsoft, Oracle, Apple and EMC – may have made some progress persuading American trustbusters to let them buy that flock of Novell patents – that Red Hat and the open source contingent don’t want them to get – because CPTN refiled Wednesday with the Bundeskartellam...
Who knew? Turns out that Red Hat, which loathes patents – since they’re inconvenient to its business model – and would love to stop Microsoft from getting its hands on Novell’s patents, has the 50th strongest patent portfolio in the IT industry. At least the Patent Board, which tra...
Red Hat, Inc., a provider of open source solutions, and Acronis, a provider of backup, recovery and security solutions for physical, virtual and cloud environments, on Monday announced that Acronis' flagship virtualization product has been certified on Red Hat Enterprise Virtualization...
The New York Post claimed Wednesday to have a disinterested source “close to the situation” telling it that the Justice Department could scotch the $450 million sale of Novell’s patents to the Microsoft-led consortium that includes Apple, Oracle and EMC, a sale that’s integral to Novel...
VMware has launched the Zimbra 7 rev of its bought-off-Yahoo e-mail and collaboration platform, whose off-line Desktop and Appliance pieces are still in beta. Zimbra’s former Collaboration Suite is now the Zimbra Collaboration Server 7. There are supposed to be new data-sharing capabil...
Red Hat, a provider of open source solutions, on Wednesday announced an expanded partnership with Fujitsu that extends the technology leaders' collaboration to the cloud. Building on the companies' long-term partnership, Red Hat Enterprise Linux is now available as a guest operating sy...
Evidently the appeal by the Open Source Initiative (OSI) and the Free Software Foundation (FSF) to the Justice Department to look closer at Novell’s deal to sell its patents to the CPTN brotherhood of Microsoft-Apple-Oracle-EMC as part of its $2.2 billion acquisition by Attachmate has ...
This IDC report discusses the clear benefits of cloud computing – and how to best obtain next-generation performance, flexibility, and savings with key technology and process considerations.
Red Hat said Tuesday that it’s bought Makara, a Redwood City, California start-up barely out of beta whose widgetry leverages the virtual layer and lets users deploy, manage, monitor and scale their Java and PHP applications on both private and public clouds like Amazon and VMware fluf...
This short datasheet details what to expect with a Red Hat Cloud Quickstart consulting engagement – a services offering for those ready to develop proof points on cloud viability, or stand up a first private cloud for testing.
Red Hat on Tuesday announced that it has acquired Makara, a developer of deployment and management solutions for applications in the cloud. Makara's technologies will accelerate the development of Red Hat's comprehensive Platform-as-a-Service (PaaS) solution as part of its Cloud Founda...
There is an exhaustive new study out that should give enormous pause to organizations considering or already using public cloud services, especially for storing data and documents. The research was conducted by The Centre for Commercial Law Studies at Queen Mary, University of London...
Considering a switch from WebLogic to JBoss Enterprise Application Platform? The Red Hat Migration Planning Guide details key considerations for planning a move from WebLogic to JBoss Enterprise Application Platform as well as common implementation and training standards and best pract...
Red Hat Wednesday formally launched RHEL6, the next major revision of its operating system, three years and some after RHEL5. And, yes, before you anticipate what comes next, it wants the thing to be the “bellwether foundation” of private and public clouds – and of course their handm...
Cloud.com, a provider of open source private and public cloud computing software, on Wednesday announced that Cloud.com CloudStack will provide support for the new Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6 operating platform, which provides a strong foundation for today's cloud deployments. This new ...
Cloud computing is fundamentally about adding abstraction and then using that abstraction to simplify IT management and speed, and bringing new applications and business services online. If you think of virtualization as abstracting computer hardware, you can think of cloud computing a...
Three months after publicly starting down the road to imprint its NDA on the cloud by establishing a large-scale open source cloud platform called OpenStack free for anybody to use, Rackspace Hosting, its BFF NASA and a reportedly growing OpenStack community made their first official c...
After dealing with years of spaghetti integration and the complexity of managing service-oriented architectures, the promise of cloud computing starts to become very appealing. In her session at the 7th International Cloud Expo, Noelle Jakusz, middleware product manager at Red Hat, w...
Did you know that the United States Government has strongly adopted open source? For example, the Department of Defense relies on Linux to deliver a solid operating system to their armies; the Federal Aviation Administration has migrated over a thousand workstations to Linux; and the N...
Organizations large and small are already using cloud computing to dramatically increase the flexibility of their IT infrastructure and reduce their costs. In his general session at the 7th International Cloud Expo, Ranga Rangachari, Senior Director, Cloud Strategy, at Red Hat, will...
Amazon Web Services (AWS) has added Read Replicas to its Relational Database Service (RDS) to make it easier to scale MySQL deployments to meet the performance demands of high-traffic web applications. Read Replicas lets users create one or more copies of a MySQL Database Instance a...
Cloud companies cast a nasty pall over Wall Street Wednesday when they all seemed to drop simultaneously. Reuters said the retreat started when Equinix, the big hosting company, said it had to cut prices to keep long-term customers after it acquired Switch & Data earlier this year...
HP's board had five other finalists that "could have done" the CEO's job besides Léo Apotheker, according to what HP's lead outside director Robert Ryan said in answer to a question during a conference call with Wall Street Friday morning, but it unanimously picked SAP's castoff CEO as...
RESERVOIR, flagship of European projects in cloud computing technology coordinated by IBM, has just announced the release of its cloud stack featuring Claudia Service Manager (Telefonica’s tool for automatic management of service scalability), OpenNebula Cloud Toolkit and security serv...
While the nearest other never-as-successful commercial Linux operation contemplates getting sold or some other fate, Red Hat Wednesday turned in revenues of $219.8 million, up 20% year-over-year, for the summer quarter ended August 31 although currency took a toll. Not quite the $212...
Red Hat has tapped Mark Bohannon, a lawyer, to be its VP, corporate affairs and global public policy starting October 1. The job means representing the company with government policy makers, industry consortia and standards bodies. He’s coming over from the Software & Information Indus...
UBS has a little list of 39 companies it thinks are potential takeover targets, fodder for bigger cash-rich companies looking for growth while the economic malaise lingers. The list includes such American icons as Pepsi. General Mills, Jack in the Box, Lear and Lorillard. It also inc...
Anybody starting a war with Red Hat better watch out. Its board has named General H. Hugh Shelton (US Army Retired), a two-term former chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, as its chairman replacing former CEO Matthew Szulik. Shelton’s been on the Red Hat board since 2003 and was prev...
SYS-CON Events announced today that Red Hat, the world's leading provider of open source solutions, has been named “Platinum Sponsor” of SYS-CON’s 7th International Cloud Expo, which will take place on November 1–4, 2010, at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Santa Clara, CA. Red Ha...
Red Hat, Inc., a provider of open source solutions, on Wednesday announced that it has submitted the API specification for Apache Deltacloud to the Distributed Management Task Force (DMTF) as part of its participation in the DMTF Cloud Management Work Group. Red Hat’s submission to DMT...
Red Hat, Inc., a provider of open source solutions, on Wednesday announced its vision for a comprehensive Platform-as-a-Service (PaaS) solution as part of its Cloud Foundations, a portfolio that will promote consistency between enterprise applications and the cloud. Red Hat is the only...