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GlobalSign Now Offers Free Wildcard SSL Certificates for Open-Source Projects

Enterprise SaaS Certificate Authority GlobalSign  today announced that it will now be  providing free SSL Certificates for qualified open-source projects. The new service aims to encourage the use of SSL in application development and the growth of security best practices. We believe this effort will not only help the developers and users of open-source projects but also encourage the adoption of industry best-practices in the use of SSL. – Ryan Hurst, CTO, GlobalSign. Open-source projects will be eligible to receive one free Wildcard SSL Certificate valid for as long as the project meets minimum requirements, which are as follows: The software  project must  be licensed with a license approved by the Open Source Initiative. The software  project must actively maintain secure SSL configura...

Tier 3 Launches Global Cloud Object Storage Powered by Riak CS Enterprise

Public cloud infrastructure and cloud management tools provider Tier 3 today announced the general availability of  its new, distributed object storage service with automated data center redundancy. Tier 3 has added a layer of enterprise-grade capabilities on object storage, with automatic redundancy to a second geographic location. – Jared Wray, founder and CTO, Tier 3. Tier 3 has chosen Riak CS Enterprise from Basho Technologies to deliver this new service. The cloud storage software runs on top of Riak, a sophisticated open-source distributed database that provides  high availability, fault tolerance, and operational simplicity. Some salient features of the new object storage service from Tier 3 are: Storage for Large Objects: Users may store any type of file in the Tier 3 cloud – image...

OpenKM Teams with Standing Cloud; Brings Open Source Web-based Document Management to Cloud

OpenKM, a leading developer of open source, web-based enterprise document management solutions, has announced the launch of OpenKM Cloud, a new cloud-based offering that makes deploying and managing OpenKM fast, simple and affordable in the cloud. The ability to offer instant cloud hosting and automated back-ups of OpenKM to our reseller partners, small business users and enterprise customers enables us to reach markets faster and more efficiently than we could with just downloads. For OpenKM Cloud offers all the benefits of SaaS, without having to rewrite code or invest in hardware or infrastructure, and Standing Cloud made it easy for us. – Gaspar Palmer, General Manager, OpenKM. OpenKM Cloud, built on technology from Standing Cloud, a leading provider of cloud marketplace and management...

Rackspace Extends Cloud Operations Expertise to Enterprise Private Clouds; Launches OpenCenter

Rackspace Hosting , the open cloud company, yesterday announced major new features in its free and open source Rackspace Private Cloud Software, powered by OpenStack and supported by its own Fanatical Support services. Key among the new functionality in this release is OpenCenter, a single interface for deploying, configuring and operating clouds at scale in an enterprise data center. The news comes a few days after Rackspace  lowered the price for cloud bandwidth and content delivery network (CDN) services by 33 percent. New features of Rackspace Private Cloud Software include: OpenCenter – Drawing from experience of operating The Rackspace Open Cloud, OpenCenter provides a centralized graphical user interface and API that simplifies and automates the operational activities associated wit...

Enonic Teams with Standing Cloud; Brings Open Source Enonic CMS Community Edition to Cloud

March 5, 2013 – Boulder, CO – Enonic, developers of Enonic CMS, a leading Java-based software platform for business-critical, innovative web solutions, today announced the launch of Enonic Cloud Hosting, a new cloud-based offering that makes hosting and evaluating Enonic CMS Community Edition fast, simple and affordable in the cloud. Being able to offer instant cloud hosting for Enonic CMS through Standing Cloud enables us to reach markets faster and more efficiently than we could with just downloads. – Thomas Lund Sigdestad, CTO, Enonic. Built on technology from Standing Cloud, a leading provider of cloud marketplace and management solutions for cloud providers and ISVs, Enonic Cloud Hosting brings choice, flexibility and easy point-and-click deployment and management to Enonic CMS, deliv...

Rackspace Lowers Pricing on its Open Cloud Bandwidth and CDN by 33 Percent

The Rackspace Open Cloud is built upon a simple pricing model with no hidden costs or extra charges. This simple and straightforward pricing approach is a key part of how we help customers take advantage of the real value of the Rackspace Open Cloud, particularly for the next generation of bandwidth and content-centric web applications, which must deliver quality user experiences on a mobile and global basis. – John Engates, Chief Technology Officer,Rackspace. Rackspace Hosting , the open cloud company, has announced that it is lowering the price for cloud bandwidth and content delivery network (CDN) services by 33 percent. The company also announced that it is implementing tiered pricing for its open cloud product portfolio, starting with Cloud Files, its object storage service. The new p...

Red Hat Unveils Big Data and Open Hybrid Cloud Direction, Embraces Hadoop

Red Hat, Inc. , the world’s leading provider of open source solutions, today announced its big data direction and solutions to satisfy enterprise requirements for highly reliable, scalable, and manageable solutions to effectively run their big data analytics workloads. The news comes a few days after Red Hat  released version 1.1 of its platform as a service offering, OpenShift Enterprise, expanded Open Hybrid Cloud Solutions and completed acquisition of cloud management tool ManageIQ. In addition, Red Hat announced that the company will contribute its Red Hat Storage Hadoop plug-in to the ApacheTM Hadoop® open community to transform Red Hat Storage into a fully-supported, Hadoop-compatible file system for big data environments, and that Red Hat is building a robust network of ecosystem an...

Rackspace Names Open Source Expert as New Vice President of Intellectual Property

Rackspace has named Van Lindberg as the new vice president of intellectual property . Lindberg brings a huge amount of experience to the table and the appointment helps to protect the company as it continues to expand its operations. This is an important time for the development of open cloud technology, as a variety of open cloud ecosystems are beginning to take shape. As the computing model continues to evolve, we look to help shape how the legal community responds to the new ways technology is offered and ensure Rackspace continues to set the pace of innovation within the open cloud revolution. – Van Lindberg. Before joining the cloud-hosting provider, Lindberg served as an expert in patent and property prosecution for Haynes and Boone, LLP in Richardson. During his six years at the com...

Red Hat releases version 1.1 of Platform as a service offering OpenShift Enterprise

Open source software provider Red Hat has announced  that it has released version 1.1 of its platform as a service offering, OpenShift Enterprise. The news comes a few days after Red Hat expanded Open Hybrid Cloud Solutions and completed acquisition of cloud management tool ManageIQ. OpenShift Enterprise is an enterprise-ready PaaS product from Red Hat that is designed to be installed on-premise within customer data centers or private, public or hybrid clouds. The product enables customers to streamline and standardize developer workflows, facilitating increased IT service delivery velocity that can better support business demands. OpenShift Enterprise is built on a trusted stack of open source-based Red Hat technologies, including Red Hat Enterprise Linux, JBoss Enterprise Application Pla...

Red Hat Expands Open Hybrid Cloud Solutions,Completes Acquisition of Cloud Management Tool ManageIQ

Red Hat, Inc ,a  leading provider of open source solutions, today announced updates to its open hybrid cloud solutions portfolio and strategy following the closing of its acquisition of ManageIQ, a leading provider of enterprise cloud management and automation solutions that enable organizations to easily deploy, manage and optimize across private clouds, public clouds and virtualized infrastructures. Red Hat earlier announced that it had signed a definitive agreement to acquire ManageIQ and completed the acquisition in late Dec. 2012. We’ll now begin work to integrate ManageIQ’s enterprise cloud management and automation technologies with our complementary Red Hat CloudForms hybrid Infrastructure-as-a-Service (IaaS) solution – Bryan Che, GM, Cloud Business Unit, Red Hat. “We’ve work...

DreamHost Joins OpenStack Foundation

DreamHost CEO Simon Anderson elected to OpenStack Board of Directors DreamHost, a global web and cloud hosting company, today joined in announcing the formation and launch of the OpenStack Foundation. DreamHost is a founding Gold member of the Foundation, and DreamHost CEO Simon Anderson was recently elected to the Board of the Foundation representing Gold members. The newly launched OpenStack Foundation is dedicated to promoting the OpenStack cloud operating system. As a long-time supporter of open source and the OpenStack project, DreamHost is joining the Foundation today in order to further establish its commitment to the community and its role in the OpenStack ecosystem. “DreamHost has a vision to enable the world’s entrepreneurs and developers to create, share and prosper on the Inter...

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