Tags: Open Source

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.…

Cloud Foundry Summit hits Europe

The Cloud Foundry Summit Europe opens today and is a sell-out. Taking place in Frankfurt the summit is focusing on the issues around multi-cloud deployment and the challenge of IoT. Originally created by VMware, it was spun out and taken over by Pivotal Software. Since then Cloud Foundry has managed to become a key Platform…