Category: open source

OpenStack Ussuri Release – Delivering Automation for Intelligent Open Infrastructure

21st release of open source cloud software platform includes improvements in core functionality, automation, cross-cell cold migration, containerized applications and support for new use cases at multiple levels in the stack.

***The OpenStack Ussuri  release will be available for download at 10am CDT (17 pm CET). Follow the link to learn more about features and enhancements.***

AUSTIN, Texas — May 13, 2020 — The OpenStack community today released Ussuri, the 21st version of the most widely deployed open source cloud infrastructure software. The release delivers advancements in three core areas:

  1. Ongoing improvements to the reliability of the core infrastructure layer
  2. Enhancements to security and encryption capabilities
  3. Extended versatility to deliver support for new and emerging use cases

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Microsoft confirms a Teams client for Linux is on its way

Key rival to Slack encroaches on one of the platform’s major current USPs

Microsoft is developing an iteration of its collaboration tool, Teams, for Linux systems after high demand from users, but hasn’t provided a release date.

The company confirmed on a user feedback forum last week that it’s actively working on a Teams client, and that more information would be divulged soon. Users have previously been forced to use an in-browser version of Teams on Linux systems, which suffers from limitations in functionality and user experience (UX).

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Open Sourcing the Kubernetes Security Audit

Last year, the Cloud Native Computing Foundation (CNCF) began the process of performing and open sourcing third-party security audits for its projects in order to improve the overall security of our ecosystem. The idea was to start with a handful of projects and gather feedback from the CNCF community as to whether or not this pilot program was useful. The first projects to undergo this process were CoreDNS, Envoy and Prometheus. These first public audits identified security issues from general weaknesses to critical vulnerabilities. With these results, project maintainers for CoreDNS, Envoy and Prometheus have been able to address the identified vulnerabilities and add documentation to help users.

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Announcing New Course: DevOps and SRE Fundamentals-Implementing Continuous Delivery

SAN FRANCISCO, August 14, 2019 – The Linux Foundation, the nonprofit organization enabling mass innovation through open source, announced today that enrollment is now open for the new DevOps and SRE Fundamentals – Implementing Continuous Delivery eLearning course. The course will help an organization be more agile, deliver features rapidly, while at the same time being able to achieve non-functional requirements such as availability, reliability, scalability, security, etc.

According to Chris Aniszczyk, CTO of the Cloud Native Computing Foundation, “The rise of cloud native computing and site reliability engineering are changing the way applications are built, tested, and deployed. The past few years have seen a shift towards having Site Reliability Engineers (SREs) on staff instead of just plain old sysadmins; building familiarity with SRE principles and continuous delivery open source projects are an excellent career investment.”

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Huawei announces its new Harmony operating system

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Huawei has announced it is developing a new operating system called HarmonyOS.

There had been speculation that Huawei was planning to replace the Android operating system which powers its smartphones and tablets.

In May, Google suspended the company’s Android licence after the US government put Huawei on a trade blacklist.

However, Huawei said HarmonyOS would first be used in devices such as smart speakers and watches, rather than replacing Android in its phones.

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Amazon Web Services, RodeoFX, and MovieLabs Join Academy Software Foundation

Academy Software Foundation Announces Amazon Web Services as a New Premier Member

Rodeo FX and MovieLabs join as General and Associate members

LOS ANGELES, CA, July 29, 2019 – The Academy Software Foundation (ASWF), a neutral forum for open source software development in the motion picture and media industries, today announced that Amazon Web Services has joined the Foundation as a Premier member, Rodeo FX as a General member, and MovieLabs as an Associate member.

“We are pleased to welcome Amazon Web Services as a new Premier member. Many open source projects and developers rely on cloud services from AWS for content creation and production. We look forward to their contributions as our projects continue to evolve and grow,” said David Morin, Executive Director of Academy Software Foundation. “We are also excited to have Rodeo FX and MovieLabs join our community. Rodeo FX has a deep expertise in visual effects and developing artist-driven tools that will be beneficial as our Foundation continues to grow. MovieLabs has a history of bringing together studios and tech companies to develop common technology goals, which aligns with our goal of driving collaboration and shared development of open source technologies across the motion picture and media industries.”

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SUSE Provides Platform for Cloud-Native, Containerized Applications as Enterprises Move to Hybrid and Multi-Cloud

SHANGHAI, China (Open Source Summit 2019)

As businesses are transforming their IT landscapes to support present and future demands, SUSE® is providing the foundation for both their traditional and growing containerized workloads with the release of SUSE Linux Enterprise 15 Service Pack 1.

Enterprises need the capability to design, deploy and run cloud-native, microservices-based applications as part of a DevOps approach. They must be able to deliver modern containerized applications with orchestration tools such as Kubernetes that enable secure and agile development and deployment from the edge to on-premise to hybrid to multi-cloud environments. At the same time, traditional systems are widely used to host mission-critical workloads like databases and ERP systems. Today’s enterprises have multimodal IT infrastructures that run multimodal workloads, and SUSE Linux Enterprise is a bridge between traditional and cloud – the world’s first multimodal operating system that enables enterprises to continually innovate, compete and grow.

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Salesforce moves Lightning Web Components to open source

Salesforce contributed its low-code web development framework to the open source community to bring more developers with new ideas into its fold.

Cloud platform players have taken heat for not giving back to the open source community equitably. Salesforce now says it views open source as a wellspring for innovation.

 

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Forbes: “5 Exciting Facts About Kubernetes On The Eve Of Its 5th Anniversary”

On June 10, 2014, the official Google Cloud Platform blog had a post from Eric Brewer, VP Infrastructure and Google Fellow. This unassuming post talked about Google’s investment in containers such as support for Docker in Compute Engine VMs and the release of a container resource monitoring tool called cVisor.

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