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MariaDB sees success by offering an alternative to SaaS versions of their product rather than fighting them head on.
Nvidia announced that their physics simulation engine, PhysX, is going open-source. It’s a result of the growing importance of physics simulation outside of games.
Are VARs trying to fleece you for every cent? Are software releases really slow and full of bugs? Should you just scrap your entire infrastructure and go open source with an army of newly-minted network software developers? Tom Hollingsworth gives us some points to think about while we’re preparing for the revolution.
Open source is not entirely new to NetApp, they’ve had an OpenStack team in the company since 2011, mainly contributing to the Cinder project. This provided on-demand block storage in OpenStack. In the past 18 months, this has been consciously expanded into an open ecosystem team, organized around thePub.
Confused over the redirection on Github from Docker to Moby? Not sure what this means, or how the two are related? Ajeet Singh Raina compares it to the relationship with Red Hat and Fedora. It’s a pretty perfect analogy to properly frame how the two are linked.
As a former Linux/OSS hippie, I’ve known about FreeNAS for a while. I first gave it a try a few years ago. Lifehacker had an article about using it to turn an old PC into a home server. A combination of an aging Celeron CPU, a terrible ISP-provided router, and my inability to properly setup a […]
After Bob Plankers got a lot of response on his first blogpost, he’ll discuss some of the points made with these comments and discussions. “*You* control your destiny with open source solutions and this is why open source is so broadly adopted in the enterprise.” — @randybias “You can just get someone else to support […]
IBM were always going to go acquisitive this year and it’s no surprise to me that the first target appears to be Sun. As other commentators have already pointed out, this is not a reaction to Cisco’s announcement on Monday but more a strike against HP. This is about being Number 1 again!