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Container Runtime Brings Greater Flexibility to Kubernetes and BOSH

The Cloud Foundry Foundation has launched Container Runtime as the default deployment and management platform for containers using Kubernetes and BOSH. The foundation announced Container Runtime at its annual European user conference. Cloud Foundry is an open source Platform as a Service offering used for building and managing applications in the cloud or in data centers.

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IBM Touts Top-Notch Security in Next-Gen Linux Mainframe

IBM has launched LinuxOne Emperor II, the second generation of its open source mainframe computer system. The new model has a layer of security and privacy not seen in a Linux-based platform before, the company said. “We saw in our success stories for Emperor that security was a recurring theme attracting new customers to the platform,” noted Mark Figley, director of LinuxOne Offerings at IBM.

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Linux Gains Ascendance in Cloud Infrastructures: Report

Linux is now the dominant operating system on Amazon’s AWS cloud service and is growing rapidly on Microsoft’s Azure platform this year, according to a report on public cloud adoption trends Sumo Logic released on Tuesday. The company’s second annual State of Modern Apps report reveals usage trends on AWS, Azure and Google clouds, and how they impact the use of modern apps in the enterprise.

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Too Few Candidates to Fill Growing Number of Open Source Jobs

Open source hiring has been hampered by a lack of trained job-takers, according to The Linux Foundation, which released its sixth annual summary of career opportunities in open source last week. The report provides an overview of open source career trends, along with factors that motivate industry professionals, and methods employers use to attract and retain qualified talent.

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Microsoft, Red Hat Offer Enterprise Support for Containers in Hybrid Cloud

Microsoft and Red Hat this week expanded their nearly 2-year-old alliance to bridge the gap between Windows and open source computing with the launch of several new initiatives to help enterprise customers more easily adopt container solutions. The announcement bolsters an alliance that began in 2015, when Microsoft began offering Red Hat Enterprise Linux as the preferred choice for enterprise Linux workloads on Microsoft Azure.

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CoreOS, OCI Unveil Controversial Open Container Industry Standard

CoreOS and the Open Container Initiative on Wednesday introduced image and runtime specifications largely based on Docker’s image format technology. However, OCI’s decision to model the standard on Docker’s de facto platform has raised questions. Some critics have argued for other options. Version 1.0 provides a stable standard for application containers, according to CoreOS CTO Brandon Philips.

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Microsoft Rolls Out Linux Support in SQL Server 2017 Release Candidate

Microsoft has announced the availability of its first public release candidate for SQL Server 2017, which includes full support for Linux. SQL Server on Linux improves on earlier previews with several key enhancements, including active directory authentication; transport layer security to encrypt data; and SQL Server Integration Services that add support for Unicode ODBC drivers.

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MariaDB Offers a Bigger Box of Transactional Tools

MariaDB last week announced the availability of MariaDB TX 2.0, a fully functional open source transactional database solution for modern application development and enterprise use cases. MariaDB TX offers a comprehensive package of technology and services, including feature-rich new releases of MariaDB Server and MariaDB MaxScale, which close the functional gap between open source and proprietary offerings.

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Red Hat Gives JBoss AMQ a Makeover

Red Hat on Thursday announced JBoss AMQ 7, a messaging platform upgrade that enhances its overall performance and improves client availability for developers. JBoss AMQ is a lightweight, standards-based open source platform designed to enable real-time communication between applications, services, devices and the Internet of Things, based on the Apache ActiveMQ and Apache Qpid community projects.

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IBM Launches Enterprise-Strength Blockchain as a Service

IBM has unveiled the first enterprise-ready Blockchain as a Service offering based on The Linux Foundation’s open source Hyperledger Fabric. IBM Blockchain, which lets developers quickly establish highly secure blockchain networks on the IBM cloud, is a transformative step in being able to deploy high-speed, secure business transactions through the network on a large scale, the company said.

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Open Source IoT on Steady Enterprise March

Enterprise IT decision makers have been exploring the potential of Internet of Things technologies, but they are not rushing IoT projects into development and are showing caution in their adoption commitments, according to survey results Red Hat released Wednesday. Of the 215 participants in the company’s survey, “Enterprise IoT in 2017: Steady as she goes,” 55 percent indicated that IoT was important to their organization.

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Capsule8 Launches Linux-Based Container Security Platform

Cybersecurity startup Capsule8 this week announced that it has raised $2.5 million to launch the industry’s first container-aware, real-time threat protection platform designed to protect legacy and next-generation Linux infrastructures from existing and potential attacks. CEO John Viega, CTO Dino Dai Zovi and Chief Scientist Brandon Edwards, all veteran hackers, cofounded the firm.

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Red Hat’s OpenShift Container Platform Expands Cloud Options

Red Hat has announced the general availability of Red Hat OpenShift Container Platform 3.4. This latest version helps organizations better embrace new Linux container technologies that can deliver innovative business applications and services without sacrificing existing IT investments. It offers dynamic storage provisioning and multitenancy for both traditional and cloud-native applications.

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Docker, Canonical Team on Enterprise Support

Docker and Canonical on Wednesday announced a commercial agreement to integrate support for Docker Engine. The partnership gives Canonical customers a single path for support of the Ubuntu operating system and CS Docker Engine in enterprise Docker operations. It provides a streamlined operations and support experience for joint customers by splitting the service obligations in four ways.

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Loook studio will make mixed reality apps for Microsoft HoloLens

EXCLUSIVE: Inspired by Microsoft’s HoloLens holographic glasses, the founders of Loook are announcing today that they are creating “mixed reality” apps that blend holographic animations and the real world. Seattle-based Loook is the brainchild of Sébastien Motte, former head of Xbox first-party business development, and John Howard, former creative Director on Microsoft HoloLens for partnerships with NASA, Autodesk, and […]

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VCs raised billions in Q1 even as they made fewest investments in 3 years

ANALYSIS: At first blush, a review of venture capital dealmaking during the first quarter of 2016 suggests an industry gone mad. VC firms raised the highest amount of capital raised in more than decade, even as they made the lowest number of investments in three years. What gives? The Q1 2016 Venture Pulse Report issued today by CB Insights […]

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Everything Facebook announced at F8 2016 so far

This week Facebook is unveiling the future of its developer platforms during its annual “F8” conference in San Francisco. For more on the future of Messenger, Facebook live video, chatbots, artificial intelligence, and Internet-beaming satellites, read on — and check back for more as we update this list today and tomorrow with breaking stories from our reporters on the ground at […]

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Facebook opens up its livestream API to developers

SAN FRANCISCO — Facebook has announced a set of partners for its livestreaming product. The company has opened up its live API, something that it plans on building out in the next five years. Introduced in August, Facebook Live is the social networking company’s response to Meerkat and Periscope. The company has said that it […]

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Gartner: Global PC shipments fell 9.6% in Q1 2016, the first quarter below 65 million units since 2007

No surprise here: The PC market started 2016 off poorly. Both Gartner and IDC have noted PC shipments were down globally, again. Gartner estimates worldwide PC shipments fell 9.6 percent to 64.8 million units in Q1 2016. In fact, the firm notes that this is the first quarter to see below 65 million units since […]

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What downturn? 11 companies became unicorns in Q1

With no IPOs taking place in the first quarter of 2016, much attention is now focused on unicorns. Will they be able to maintain their billion dollar valuations, or will they would be picked off one at a time, succumbing to valuation markdowns and volatile public markets? Even with a healthy resetting of many tech company valuations underway, eleven firms attained unicorn status […]

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Volkswagen Picks Mirantis to Build Massive OpenStack Cloud

Mirantis on Wednesday announced that Volkswagen Group has selected Mirantis OpenStack to power its cloud applications. The selection process involved a series of cloud-to-cloud performance trials between Red Hat and Mirantis, one of the last pure-play OpenStack companies. It’s ideally positioned to pursue and win large-scale deals like the Volkswagen project, analyst Charles King said.

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LinkedIn, Fitbit, and ADP share why video is changing the way they do business

SPONSORED: This sponsored post is produced by BlueJeans. Video is increasingly referenced as one of the most powerful tools within an organization. Join this live executive panel on April 12th and hear from six leading global execs on how they’re using video to empower their businesses. Reserve your seat here. Large and small companies around the […]

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Email personalization: Don’t even think about improving conversion without it (webinar)

VB WEBINAR: With a 3800% ROI, email is your strongest channel — but you’ve got plenty of competition. Join top marketers as they discuss the personalization strategies that can dramatically increases open rates, CTR, and, mosts importantly, conversion. Register here for free. With a broad range of clients from Ford and Google to Heifer International and NYU Tisch […]

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Twiggle raises $12.5 million to challenge Amazon’s A9 ecommerce search engine

Twiggle isn’t a name you’ll be familiar with, but the Israeli stealth startup has today announced a $12.5 million funding round that should go some way toward putting it on the map. The company was founded in 2013 by a team including Dr. Amir Konigsberg, who previously worked at Google and was formerly managing director at MySupermarket.com, […]

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Pinterest launches Promoted Pins internationally, starting with the U.K.

Visual bookmarking tool Pinterest is ramping up its ad business this week with the news that it’s finally expanding its Promoted Pins product internationally. First announced back in early 2014, Promoted Pins does exactly what its name suggests — lets businesses pay to have their Pins (products) placed front and center in people’s feed. It […]

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Intercom lands $50 million to own the customer communication journey

Intercom announced today that it has raised an additional $50 million, bringing its total funding to $116 million. The raise comes at a time when all eyes are focused on the messaging industry, which is enjoying fast growth across the board, from mobile-first chat solutions through to in-app engagement. And Intercom has enjoyed a significant slice of that pie. […]

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Persado lands $30M to help solve the ‘bad versus terrible’ content marketing conundrum

Content marketing is hard. In addition to understanding your audience, you need to create a tone of voice that suits your business, change that tone depending on how long you’ve known the prospective customer, and create original output with enough emotional impact to make them click, tap, or say “yes.” You see, content marketing (a […]

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