Tags: Open Source

IBM announces open source DBaaS on Power Systems

IBM has announced a new Database as a Service (DBaaS) toolkit for open source databases. It’s official name is Open Platform for DBaaS on IBM Power Systems. It will support several open source databases including MongoDB, EDB, PostgreSQL, MySQL, MariaDB, Redis, Neo4j and Apache Cassandra. Terri Virnig, VP, Power Ecosystem and Strategy at IBM said:…

Hitachi dumps mainframe business for IBM z Systems

A year ago a lot of sites were running hot on rumours of IBM selling its mainframe z Systems business to Hitachi. The problem was a lack of substance and the fact that IBM was pushing z Systems very hard. The rumours have now been not only put to bed but embarrassingly for some, completed…

Making OpenStack simpler with Jonathan Bryce

At the OpenStack Summit in Boston, Jonathan Bryce, Executive Director of the OpenStack Foundation talked about the need to simplify OpenStack. This became the main theme of the conference for many people. Enterprise Times was fortunate enough to get some time with Bryce to talk about what this really means and OpenStack’s relationship with the…

A simpler and more manageable OpenStack

The latest OpenStack Summit is underway in Boston, MA. It comes a few weeks after the OpenStack Foundation released its latest User Survey. Interestingly, the keynote set out to address both the high-five moments from the survey as well as the criticism. The result is that the OpenStack Foundation is promising a simpler, easier to…

City Cloud gets Ubuntu Certified

European Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS) provider City Network, has joined the Ubuntu Certified Public Cloud (CPC) programme. This is the second very big European win for Ubuntu after it signed up OVH earlier this month. As an Ubuntu CPC partner, City Cloud will no longer need to create, curate, patch and maintain Ubuntu images. This…

Steven Dickens talks about Mainframe as a Service

At IBM InterConnect last month, Steve Dickens, Global Offering Manager for IBM Mainframes dropped in for a chat. The last three years have seen IBM reinvent the mainframe especially with the z Systems z12 and z13. IBM has also introduced the LinuxONE group of mainframes for customers who only want to run Linux. It is…

Anaconda snakes onto IBM

IBM and Continuum Analytics are to make open source data science platform Anaconda available on IBM Cognitive Systems. The deal will see Anaconda integrated with PowerAI allowing it to take advantage of machine learning. It will also see the Open Data Science platform take advantage of the latest POWER8 processors and NVIDIA GPUs. According to Bob…

Tony Tam talks API’s with a Swagger

Tony Tam, Vice President of Products, Swagger met up with Enterprise Times recently to talk about APIs and Swagger. Tam describes Swagger as an Integrated Developer Language (IDL) for APIs. There is a lot talked about how the future of IT and particularly software development is all about APIs. One thing that many vendors are…

Abby Kearns talks about Cloud Foundry

Enterprise TImes caught up with Abby Kearns, Executive Director, Cloud Foundry Foundation at IBM InterConnect in Las Vegas. In our conversation Kearns explained what the Cloud Foundry Foundation was saying: “We protect all of the IP of Cloud Foundry and ensure it has a sustainable ecosystem.” The fact that there are so many users of…

Jeff Reser talks SUSE and IBM

On a recent visit to London Jeff Reser, Global Product and Solutions Marketing Manager, SUSE sat down with Enterprise Times. We talked about SUSE’s relationship with IBM and how that will influence products in the future. Reser talked about the upcoming release of SUSE OpenStack for z Systems. With IBM Interconnect next week in Las…