Since unveiling its Open Compute Project and data center designs in 2011, Facebook's Open Compute project has been rallying OEMs to support and build open, interchangeable components. At Oscon 2012 today, the project's chief urged developers to accelerate the trend of open source hardware by refusing to buy "gratuitously differentiated" systems
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Windows 8 Server will offer three Virtual Desktop Infrastructure (VDI) options: Pooled Desktops, Personal Desktops, and Remote Desktop Sessions (formerly Terminal Services). Meanwhile, Citrix-Dell will ship this spring a turnkey VDI-In-A-Box. Gartner Group says next gen Personal Cloud will replace PC desktop by 2014
As the iPad and Windows 8 are readied for market, Google is doing what it can to jumpstart Android development for tablets (and smartphones). Today, Google launched Android Design 2 UI frameworks for developers.
VMware has announced its latest cloud product, the VMware Cloud Integration Manager, which automates the delivery and operation of the company's vCloud Director clouds. It will be delivered in the first quarter and is aimed at service providers and resellers.
Red Hat announced today availability of its enterprise Linux 6.2 distribution with significant performance improvements for SAP, VMWare, Samba, storage/file servers and Active Directory,
Google will make its Android 4.0 dubbed "Ice Cream Sandwich" available to the open source community in the coming weeks and is designed to fuel Google's big push in both the smartphone and tablet war against Apple. Google's planned purchase of Motorola's Mobility unit -- the most successful Android smartphone and tablet supplier -- will also likely help if it ultimately musters government approval
Citrix announced this week its OpenStack-based cloud platform including a Citrix-certified version of OpenStack and a cloud optimized version of XenServer, enhancements to its HDX technology for cloud environments as well as two new Netscaler-branded products dubbed Cloud Gateway and Cloud Bridge
Novell announced today the release of and support for an open source project called Baracus that provides a boot and build management system for cloud needs.The multiplatform cloud management tool is described as a network based boot manager, power controller and provisioning engine for thousands of hosts and virtual machines.
Ubuntu creator Mark Shuttleworth shot back against detractors today, pointing out that his project has made Linux more marketable and successful on the desktop.