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  • VMware prepares OpenStack for enterprise use

    By Joab Jackson | 25 August, 2014 22:03

    VMware wants to bring enterprise-class reliability to OpenStack by releasing a distribution of cloud hosting software that runs on top of the virtualization stack.

  • MongoDB adds support option for community edition of its NoSQL database

    By Chris Kanaracus | 19 August, 2014 06:33

    IT shops that want professional support for MongoDB without paying for the enterprise edition of the company's increasingly popular NoSQL database now have an option from MongoDB itself.

  • Apple CEO Tim Cook, Bill Gates challenged to dump ice water on heads for ALS

    By Network World staff | 15 August, 2014 00:45

    It was only a matter of time before high tech execs got in on the ice bucket challenge for ALS awareness that has been sweeping across Facebook, Twitter and other social networks in recent weeks. Phil Schiller, Apple's SVP of marketing, has showered himself in freezing water and via Twitter, has challenged CEO Tim Cook to do likewise, and Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg has challenged Bill Gates and others.

  • Docker gets a GitHub-like repository from CoreOS

    By Joab Jackson | 14 August, 2014 03:00

    Chasing the successful hosting model of GitHub, Linux distributor CoreOS has set up an online repository where organizations can store and share their Docker containers.

  • How to Overcome Hidden Barriers to Open Source Adoption

    By Paul Rubens | 12 August, 2014 23:15

    Ten years ago, open source advocates faced an uphill battle when they tried to implement free software in an organization, while proprietary vendors such as Microsoft spoke out publicly and fiercely against it. Barriers to implementation included worries about security, support, warranties and indemnities, and concerns that the quality of software that was freely available would be inferior to that produced on a commercial basis and licensed for a fee.

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