Tags: Open Source

Black Duck releases free Apache Struts checker

Open Source software security and management vendor Black Duck has released a free tool to check for Apache Struts vulnerabilities. The tool is aimed at the same vulnerability that enabled the Equifax breach. It will search applications and containers for any sign of CVE-2017-5638. The tool is called Threat Check for Struts and requires registration…

Blockstream Satellite brings global BTC access

The Blockchain and financial cryptography Blockstream has announced the availability of Blockstream Satellite. This is a service which broadcasts real-time Bitcoin (BTC) blockchain data from a group of communication satellites to almost everyone on the planet. Blockstream Satellite’s importance lies in the enabling of broader participation in Bitcoin, and potentially in other areas of the…

JASK Trident speeds up security intelligence

IT security vendor JASK is the latest vendor to offer an Artificial Intelligence (AI) based solution for security teams. It has announced the general availability of JASK Trident at Black Hat in Las Vegas. The company is claiming that Trident can speed up the operational efficiency of security operations by 10x. This is a significant…

GENBAND delivers NFV on Red Hat OpenStack

GENBAND has announced that Red Hat has certified its NFV software on the Red Hat OpenStack platform. The news came as GENBAND’s annual user conference Perspectives17 got under way in Los Angeles. Red Hat has also certified GENBAND’s Virtual Network Functions (VNF) Manager and several VNFs. According to Sanjay Bhatia, Vice President of Solutions Marketing…

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…