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Docker Goes Commercial with Containers, DevOps; Teams with Amazon, IBM and More

Docker Inc., the group behind the revolution in software containers, is moving beyond open source with its first wave of commercial products and services. To show it’s serious about a ‘paid’ model, Docker has secured reseller agreements with Amazon Web Services (AWS), IBM, and Microsoft.

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Azul Systems Brings OpenJDK to Docker To Boost Java Performance Across On-Premises, Cloud and VMs

Azul Systems is shipping a version of its Zulu 100% open source, binary distribution of the OpenJDK 8 platform that works with Docker container technology. Azul’s Zulu 8 on Docker can improve performance and throughput of Java 6, 7 or 8 applications because it enables them to be configured for easy deployment across the most common Linux server platforms. IDN speaks with Azul CEO Scott Sellers.

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Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7 Goes GA: Launches Next Chapter in ‘Open Hybrid Cloud’

This week, Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7 is officially launched. Red Hat’s latest enterprise-class OS is designed to meet the needs of today’s cloud, big data and next-gen data center projects and will lay a foundation for what the company calls an “open hybrid cloud” that can run apps, data and workloads across a new heterogeneous IT infrastructure of bare metal, VMs and cloud.

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SUSE Rolls Out OpenStack-Based Private Cloud To Provision, Manage Workloads

SUSE is shipping a private cloud solution powered by OpenStack to help companies more quickly deploy and manage infrastructure-as-a-service (IaaS) private clouds. The SUSE Cloud private cloud will help IT more easily manage and provision workloads across a secure, compliant and fully supported cloud infrastructure.

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Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6 Secure-Ready for Government Clouds with Common Criteria Certification

Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6, including the KVM hypervisor, has been awarded a major security certification used by IT in government, financial and other mission-critical verticals. By receiving the Common Criteria Certification at Evaluation Assurance Level (EAL) 4+, which is the highest level of assurance for an unmodified commercial operating system, Red Hat can assure public sector customers looking at cloud and virtualization will meet a range of important security assurance requirements.

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Clerity, HP Team Up On Mainframe Modernization

Clerity Solutions is teaming up with HP to touring the world demonstrating how to migrate mainframe workloads to open systems platforms without impacting SLAs with Clerity’s UniKix mainframe rehosting technology.  The latest demo was at the Ciab 2010 Conference in São Paulo, Brazil, in June.

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ERP Modernization at Spanish Bank Cuts IT OpEx

Banco Pastor, one of Spain’s largest banking groups, expects to cut IT costs by 30% and expand scalability with an ERP modernization project that migrated HR and email apps from SAP and IBM onto Red Hat Enterprise Linux for IBM System z. 

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Discount Tire Manages End-to-End with Red Hat

Discount Tire, an independent tire and wheel retailer, is using Red Hat Network Satellite to bring more visibility and performance to Linux systems running mission-critical internal and e-commerce systems. Discount Tire says even their IT staff productivity has also improved.

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ParaScale Upgrades Cloud Storage Software

ParaScale Inc. is shipping an upgrade to its ParaScale Cloud Storage (PCS) software, which can cluster hundreds of low-cost Linux servers into a enterprise-class file repository. PCS v1.2 upgrades the company's distributed object file system technologies, and is opening new options for well-integrated, well-managed cloud storage.

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HP Expands Virtualization, OpenLDAP for Data Centers

HP is expanding open source options for mission-critical data center operations based on Linux, OpenLDAP and popular open virtualization technologies. Features include high-availability clustering, disaster tolerance and data management.

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Microsoft Eyes Upgrades to Window-to-Unix Tools

Microsoft is beginning to scope out a beta program for its Services for Unix (SFU) product, aimed at providing interoperability -- and even integration -- features between Windows and Unix/Linux platforms. See what may be in store for the future SFU, and how it's already making an impact in mixed Windows/Unix, Linux sites.

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IDC: "People Costs" Make Linux Costlier Than Windows

In a study released this month, the International Data Corp found that the nominally "free" Linux can be more expensive to own, run and maintain than Windows 2000 servers for many popular applications. The reason? Total hardware/software costs for both Linux and Windows 2000 were less than 10% of the total 5-year cost of ownership. The big-ticket items are people costs for maintaining, integrating and securing those servers.

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