Kong goes open source: Mashape dubs it the first microservices management layer
Kong, which is available in distributions for CentOS, Debian, Docker and Ubuntu among others, is designed to work with a wide range of microservices and APIs in public and private clouds and on premise.
Based on the open-source nginx HTTP server and reverse proxy, Kong can manage and orchestrate multiple microservices and APIs, offering features such as authorisation, encryption, logging and rate-limiting, Mashape said.
Canonical Is Focusing on Ubuntu Desktop Once More
A new Ubuntu Online Summit is now in the planning stages, and it will start in less than week, giving users and developers an insight regarding the upcoming Ubuntu 15.10 version.
Also: Ubuntu 15.10 Plans Being Discussed Next Week
A Brief Update On Fwupd For Linux Firmware Updating Of Devices
One of the latest focuses of prolific free software developer Richard Hughes has been on fwupd, an open-source and easy way to update device firmware.
Fwupd is part of the initiative to make updating of UEFI/BIOS easily from the Linux desktop and fwupd can be used for updating the firmware of peripheral devices like Richard Hughes' ColorHug device.
VMware Draws on Open Source to Manage Cloud Micro Services
VMware last week released details about two new open source projects that aim to bridge the divide between the company's virtualization software and other vendors' containers. Both projects integrate into VMware's unified platform for the hybrid cloud, allowing the company to create a consistent environment for cloud-native and traditional applications.
Project Lightwave and Project Photon could tip sides in the ongoing debate within cloud computing and virtualization markets over running containers on standalone hardware or in virtual machines with virtualization software.