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Oracle Goes After Cisco UCS, with the 'Whole Megillah'

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Oracle CTO Larry Ellison wants a bigger piece of the server market and is taking direct aim at Cisco's UCS to grow share. Oracle's new X5 Engineered Systems portfolio is a bid by the company to provide lower-cost two-socket converged infrastructure systems running Linux at very competitive price points.

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Federal Agencies Using Open Source Solutions More Satisfied with Cloud Security: MeriTalk

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OSS

Seventy-five percent of federal IT workers want to move more services to the cloud, but are held back by data control concerns, according to a survey released this week by MeriTalk. According to “Cloud Without the Commitment,” only 53 percent of federal IT workers rate their cloud experience as very successful, the same number as are being held back by fear of long-term contracts.

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The Companies That Support Linux: Planisys

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Linux
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Interviews

Carlos Horowicz: Planisys is a Cloud Services Provider headquartered in Argentina with its hardware and connectivity infrastructure mainly in U.S. data centers.

Planisys provides businesses with CDN, DNS, and transactional e-mail services focusing on clients with high-traffic requirements like latin american online newspapers.

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Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7.1 beta available on IBM Power Platform

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Two open source titans put their rings together and joined forces to announce that Red Hat Enterprise Linux v7.1 beta is now available on the IBM Power Development platform. Last month Red Hat announced that v7.i beta supported IBM Power Systems based on little endian mode. Today, it is available and ready to use on the platform directly via download as well as at IBM Innovation & Client Centers worldwide.

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How OpenPOWER Went From Zero to 80 in Its First Year

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In its first year, the OpenPOWER Foundation, an open development community created to leverage IBM's POWER processor, went from zero to 80—figuratively and literally. After its formation in December 2013, the foundation now has more than 80 members across the full hardware and software stack from 20 different countries.

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Also: IBM scores a $500M deal to build a hybrid cloud for Anthem

OpenStack Leftovers

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OSS

Proxmox Releases Mail Security Platform Based on Debian Linux

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Debian

Debian Linux doesn't usually make many headlines about commercial software products. But the open source operating system is part of the latest anti-spam and anti-virus platform from Proxmox Server Solutions, which was released this week.

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Red Hat’s OpenStack Ambitions Move it Beyond its Linux OS Core

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Red Hat‘s OpenStack focus continues to move the company beyond its popular distribution of the Linux operating system, and investors are starting to notice. The company’s stock was up around 25 percent last year on the heels of several moves expanding its position and its place in the cloud ecosystem.

Its bigger vision and strategy is the open hybrid cloud. Red Hat provides common management, common storage and middleware that enables building workloads across footprints in heterogeneous environments. It helps an enterprise with its hybrid strategy by helping put the right workloads in the right place. Open source is the way to make everything work together and enable true hybrid cloud.

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First ownCloud lustrum

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This weekend ownCloud turns 5 (5 years old, not 5.0 Tongue), congratulations to Frank Karlitschek and the entire ownCloud community!

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DigitalOcean Launches FreeBSD Cloud Servers, Answering Developers

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BSD

As countless user surveys have shown, Linux is a predominant platform for many cloud deployments, with Ubuntu reigning king. In fact, many surveys show that more than half of OpenStack deployments are built on Ubuntu.

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