Tags: Open Source

Can Severalnines improve MongoDB security?

Severalnines has announced the latest version of ClusterControl, it claims that it “completes the ambition to de-risk MongoDB deployments for businesses”. This is a very bold statement to make, although it backs it up with several features that aim to achieve it. Why Securing MongoDB is important Over the last year there have been a…

Parallel data processing at Jet speed

Hazelcast has just upped the ante for in-memory databases as it announces the release of Jet. It describes Jet as a parallel, streaming engine and a distributed processing engine for big data streams. Jet will sit on Hazelcast’s in-memory data grid (IMDG) which will provide the underlying storage functionality. What will be of interest to…

Talking OpenStack with SUSE

Recently Mark Smith, Global Product and Solutions Manager, SUSE sat down with Enterprise Times to talk about the future of SUSE and OpenStack. A wide ranging discussion touched on the challenges of making OpenStack the fourth cloud platform behind Amazon, Google and Microsoft. Smith believes that it is on target to be a $5 billion marketplace by…

Angel Diaz talks about OpenStack Interop

At the OpenStack Summit in Barcelona, 16 vendors stood on stage and demonstrated interoperability. This was a major breakthrough for OpenStack. It marked a significant departure from just 18 months earlier when the OpenStack Foundation had chided vendors for creating lots of proprietary solutions. Enterprise Times sat down with Angel Diaz, IBM Vice President, Cloud…

Crowdsourcing a POWER8 motherboard

Using crowdsourcing to fund projects has become popular. Everyone from music bands to board games developers, watch designers to drone projects are using the approach. The idea is to get people to contribute different sums of money to fund a project from conception to production. On the whole the process works well with the majority…

OpenStack Mitaka for UK public sector

UKCloud has announced that it is the first UK public sector cloud provider to support OpenStack Mitaka. The company calls this a major upgrade to its existing Cloud Native Infrastructure platform. The key issue here, from a cloud perspective, is UK government policy around open standards. All government ICT projects are required to prioritise open…

OpenStack deployments surge

At the OpenStack Summit Barcelona delegates were told that OpenStack deployments were at an all time high. To be fair, anything else would have been a major setback for the open source cloud project. 71% of companies who had deployed OpenStack have reached full production. This is a big jump over September 2015 when just…

The Rackspace State of Open Source 

As the OpenStack Summit in Barcelona kicks off, Rackspace has released a report entitled ‘The State of Open Source’. With every conference seemingly extolling the virtues of open source software, this report is timely. It manages to differentiate between enterprise open source and the wider open source software market. What is Enterprise Open Source? Enterprise open…

Veracode slams the state of software security

Veracode has released its annual State of Software Security Report (SoSS) and it doesn’t pull its punches. Enterprises modernisation is built on greater use of software, more modernisation and a move towards APIs. Additionally there was a substantial increase in the use of open source software, driven by a new generation of developers. The Veracode report…

The impact of being open in Government

The Cloud Foundry Summit Europe is looking at the potential for open source inside organisations. One of the keynote speakers is Liam Maxwell, National Technology Adviser, UK Government. He focused on the impact of open source on the UK Government. According to Maxwell: “we [the UK Government] were spending 1% of UK GDP on technology.…