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ONF launches open source community to bolster SDN software development

The ONF has launched a site aimed at fostering open source SDN software development

The Open Networking Foundation (ONF) has announced the launch of an open source software community and code repository aimed at consolidating and accelerating development efforts around software and solutions that take advantage of software defined networking.

Pure Storage joins OpenStack, releases tools

Pure Storage has joined other storage vendors including Seagate and EMC in sponsoring OpenStack

Flash storage vendor Pure Storage has joined the OpenStack Foundation as a corporate sponsor and released two pieces of software that work on top of the open source orchestration platform.

LeaseWeb intros CloudStack-based private cloud in Germany

LeaseWeb has deployed a CloudStack-based private cloud service in Germany

Hosting, cloud and colocation service provider LeaseWeb has expanded its presence in Germany with the launch of a CloudStack-based flat fee private cloud service. The platform, originally launched in the US last year, is hosted in its Tier III datacentre in Frankfurt. The move may be a sign CloudStack is still gaining traction among service providers at a time when industry marketeers seem laser focused on its open source rival OpenStack.

SAP backs OpenStack in open source push

SAP is backing OpenStack and doubling down on Cloud Foundry

German software giant SAP announced it is backing OpenStack at the O’Reilly OSCON Open Source Convention in Portland, Oregon this week. The move is another sign of the growing momentum major open source cloud projects are gathering.

Oracle and Mirantis team up on OpenStack

Oracle and Mirantis are teaming up on OpenStack

As part of the agreement Mirantis will offer enterprise customers a commercial bundle that will include a subscription to Mirantis OpenStack with support for Oracle Linux and Oracle VM. Mirantis and Oracle will also integrate support operations.

PredictionIO raises $2.5m to bolster open source machine learning platform

PredictionIO aims to be the MySQL of the machine learning world

PredictionIO, a startup providing machine learning technologies for a range of applications has secured $2.5m in funding. The company’s co-founder and chief executive officer Simon Chan told Business Cloud News that the funding will make PredictionIO “the MySQL of prediction.”

Metaswitch unveils open source NFV project Calico to bolster cloud datacentres

Project Calico said the code will help secure and speed up connections between virtual machines on networks

Networking technology vendor Metaswitch Networks announced the formation of Project Calico, which will focus on developing an open source networking virtualisation solution it claims will help enable the implementation of large, cloud datacentre infrastructures as IP-based starts to account for the majority of network traffic.

Metacloud hires OpenStack stalwarts Scott Sanchez and Niki Acosta

Metacloud hired OpenStack stalwarts Scott Sanchez and Niki Acosta this week

OpenStack vendor Metacloud has announced the hiring of former Rackspace executives and OpenStack stalwarts Scott Sanchez and Niki Acosta, as the company looks to bolster its market position against open source rivals.

Keeping OpenStack truly open

Boris Renski, OpenStack Foundation board member and co-founder of Mirantis

OpenStack vendors must avoid falling into the bad old habits of abusing platform advantage to lock-out customers from competing solutions, argues Boris Renski, co-founder of Mirantis

Notes from the OpenStack Summit: open source cloud hits the mainstream

OpenStack Summit

I attended almost every OpenStack summit event over the past few years, including last year in Hong Kong and Portland, and even lead the OpenStack community in Israel. But somehow, this year the OpenStack Summit felt completely different than any of the previous events. OpenStack is coming into its own, and has reached a point of no return. There are now so many companies betting on its success that it simply cannot fail. But that wasn’t the only reason I got that impression, this year unlike previous years our booth was busy with real customers with budget and plans to execute on building OpenStack deployments.

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